Tag: Social Media

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Dr Anna Lembke Dopamine

Constant craving: how digital media turned us all into dopamine addicts

Source: The Guardian – Jamie Waters According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. So how do we beat our digital dependency? Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I…
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Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire inspirator and early influencer

An example of and for Life ??  by Arnold Heumakers/nrc Amsterdam, July 29th 2021– One of the most remarkable prose poems in Baudelaire’s Le Spleen de Paris (1869) is about a mother whose son committed suicide. He hanged himself in the house of the painter, where the boy lived. The mother asks the painter (who…
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Story of our Life

The Story of our Life

Part III by: A. van Veelen Amsterdam, June 28th 2021– It is as if Amsterdam Football Club and Ajax’s selection escapes relegation in the post-competition and we still praise the coach: just go for it, he did it in the very end. Nothing seems to break our self-image. No pandemic, benefits disaster or corruption scandal. The…
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Counting Pennies with a Broken Soul

Our Own Story of Life

Our Life Our Story Part II A. van Veelen Amsterdam, June 28th 2021– Anyone selling gossip is shooting him/herself in the foot.  Branding comes from burning.  You burn your fingers somewhere. Just look at the influencer without a last name. Zero experience with buying Chinese mouth caps, and yet he talked a hundred million into…
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