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We May Own Mobile Phones, But We Still Sit At Home

You’d think cell phones would have freed us up to do whatever we wanted, wherever we wanted since we no longer have to wait at home for the land-line to ring. Well, a study by researchers at Northeastern University found that most cell phone users stay within a 37-mile radius of their home, and almost half of them remained within a six-mile circle. Now, this study was conducted outside the U.S. because the FCC would never allow access to cell phone tower info, so perhaps we move around more than other people, but probably not. Even on a good day, the most I travel is 12 miles. It might be time for a road trip. [AHN] Keep reading »

Postpartum Depression Is As Common As Not Having A Landline

As many as one in five women in the U.S. suffers from postpartum depressive symptoms, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. To tell whether you might have symptoms, answer these questions: 1) Since your baby was born, how often have you felt down, depressed, or hopeless? 2) Since your new baby was born, how often have you had little interest or little pleasure in doing things? If you answered “always” or “often” to either question, you might want to get yourself checked out.

The same ratio of people do not have a landline in their home. [Reuters and Digital Trends] Keep reading »

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