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"My goal is to strip things down, not so they become inhuman, but so that you need just the right amount of words or shape to convey what you need to convey. I like editing."

Maya Lin (via huddsarch)

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"If you’re between 8 and 18, you spend more than 11 hours a day plugged into an electronic device. The average American teen now spends nearly every waking moment on a smart phone or computer or watching TV. This seismic shift in how kids spend their time is having a profound effect on the way they make friends, the way they date, and their introduction to the world of sex."

How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy

newyorker:

Maria Konnikova explores how the social network affects our emotional state: http://nyr.kr/1eE34Jn

“Demands on our attention lead us to use Facebook more passively than actively, and passive experiences, no matter the medium, translate to feelings of disconnection and boredom.”

Photograph by Luong Thai Linh/EPA/Corbis