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December 19, 2015

Smartphone Insomnia
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What is it that millions of Americans are doing in their bedrooms at night thatís wrecking their daytime productivity? Youíll be surprised by the answer. Then - weíll hear from a top professor of psychiatry on the secrets of the teenage brain.
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InfoTrak: Sleep and Smartphones

Russell E. Johnson, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Management in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Dr. Johnsonís research has found that that people who check their work emails on smartphones at night could end up hurting their ability to work the following day. He found that smartphones appeared to have a greater effect on people's energy levels and sleeping abilities in comparison to other electronic screens. He offered several suggestions on how to control smartphone use at night.
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InfoTrak: The Teenage Brain

Daniel J. Siegel, MD, , author of Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain said that between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in dramatic and important ways. He believes this brain development is the explanation for sometimes erratic, unusual and creative behavior in teens. He said that if parents understand the science behind these changes, they can better help their teenagers navigate this challenging phase of life.
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InfoTrak: Views on the 1st Amendment

Kenneth Dautrich, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Connecticut recently conducted a survey of students to learn their attitudes toward the First Amendment. He found that schools are spending more class time on the First Amendment, but a sizeable number of students either do not view the First Amendment favorably or take its protections for granted.
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