addiction

Kristen Johnston Mourns the Death of Her Sister Who 'Lost Her Battle With Addiction'

Actress Kristen Johnston is mourning the loss of her sister, Julie Herschede, who lost her battle with addiction at the age of 51. See Johnston’s Twitter post dedicated to her sister.
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When You Should Stop Taking Medications To Prevent An Addiction

It seems the older we get, the more medications we take. While some medications may be needed long-term to help manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. But there others designed for short-term usage and may be harmful if used for too long. How might you know whether it’s...
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America's Paper Towel Addiction

Apparently Americans have a paper towel addiction. We spend roughly $5.7 billion annually on paper towels, making up nearly half of the world’s paper towel use, with France in second place yet only using a little more than a tenth of what we do in the USA. Are we really so lazy that we can’t wring...
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Man in Rehab To Treat His Netflix Addiciton

An unemployed man is being treated for an addiction to Netflix at a 'digital rehab' clinic in India in a first of its kind case. Doctors say the 26-year old couch potato began streaming films and TV shows to shut out reality by binge-watching shows for more than seven hours a day. The severe...
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Fortnite Blamed for 5% Of Divorces This Year

Most divorces occur due to couple’s struggles with money, an affair or just not getting along. However around 5% of divorces so far this year can be blamed to the video game, Fortnite. An analysis of the 4,665 British divorces in 2018 found that 200 of them specifically blamed the multi-player...
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Signs That You May Have A Shopping Addiction

Everyone can have some fun with a little retail therapy, but just like alcohol and gambling there are warning signs that a once fun activity is turning into an addiction. Oniomania, commonly known as compulsive shopping addiction affects around 20 million Americans and most are women, who say...
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App Works To Free You From Mobile Phone Addiction

Sometimes you need to show some tough love with a phone addiction. Enter the Lock Me Out app which will lock your phone and prevent you from scrolling through Instagram, playing games and more. The free app for Android lets you set the lock out features, which ranges from 15 minutes to three hours...
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How To Break Your Lip Balm Addiction

Your dry lips, perhaps sunburnt from a recent day outdoors beg for relief! But as many people know, once you apply lip balm you begin a vicious cycle of re-applying it over and over again. It's important to know that not all lip balms are the same, says one dermatologist. Some lip balms contain...
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Signs Of A Shopaholic

Addiction comes in many forms, from drugs, to gambling, to food to shopping. 1 in 12 people are addicted to shopping and it's just a devastating as any other. Compulsive Buying Disorder not necessarily a psychological disorder on its own, but is reflective of an underlying disorder such as anxiety...
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Social Media Addiction May Be In Our Genes

Can't seem to keep away from social media? It's not your fault, it's in your DNA to enter the Timeline of Terror filled with political statements, food plate photos and cat memes. People use social media differently and when researchers tried to find out why, they found that our addiction is in our...
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