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Desperately seeking…something Seeking: that’s what scientists are calling the insatiable human desire for information. It’s the behavior that makes us love Google, Twitter, text messages, and emails. According to this article in Slate Magazine, the problem with seeking is that our brains are more stimulated by the search than by the findings. That’s why when you sit down at the computer to Google one phrase, you sometimes “wake up” an hour later to find that you’ve gotten completely off track. The more we seek, the less likely we are to find the satisfaction we are looking for. It’s the behavior, not the results of the behavior, that’s turning us on. Maybe it’s better, then, to turn the “Crackberry” off once in a while.

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