Addiction en This Is Your Brain On Caffeine <p>In 1994, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine <a href="">confirmed </a>what anybody who’s tried to give up coffee suspected: caffeine is chemically addictive. It’s also the world’s most popular psychoactive drug… 80% of American adults consume it in some form. Withdrawal symptoms from caffeine are so dreadful that they are cited as a <a href="">mental disorder</a> in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.</p><p>Here to <a href="">unpack the chemical effect</a> that caffeine can have on the human brain is <strong>Joseph Stromberg, </strong>journalist and science writer based in Washington, D.C. His work has been featured in <em>Smithsonian Magazine</em> and <em>Slate.</em></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:27:44 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34054 at This Is Your Brain On Caffeine A Year Of Living Internet-Free <p><a href="">“Internet Addiction Disorder”</a> is a disputed diagnosis in academic and mental health circles, but just try going a day without your daily habit of checking email, the news, weather, sports, recipes, and Facebook, and you may find yourself jonesing for access.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 14:31:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26920 at A Year Of Living Internet-Free Augusten Burroughs <p>It's <a href="">been ten years </a>since <strong><a href="">Augusten Burroughs</a>' </strong>memoir <em>Dry</em> was published. In that decade, the author of <em>Running With Scissors</em> has gotten married, stayed sober, and written a self-help book, <em>This is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't, </em><a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1367849163&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=augusten+burroughs">now out</a> in paperback.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 14:10:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26916 at Augusten Burroughs