Top 5+ Ways to Break Your Phone Addiction

Like most people these days, you’re probably excessively dependent on your smart phone. It’s most likely always within you’re reach. The last thing you look at before you fall asleep, the first in the morning when you wake up. As a result, you came here to crack the code on how to become less obsessed.  Spending less time on your phone can result in having a happier, healthier lifestyle. Here are the top five tips on how to break your cell phone addiction.

Tip #1: Realize

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Just how addicted are you? 90% of Americans are addicted to their phones, but most don’t even realize it! Does it make you uncomfortable or anxious if your phone isn’t near you? How many times a day do you look at it, unlock it? What are you checking your phone for? These are things you wouldn’t normally think about. Take a quick quiz to grasp the level of your addiction. Fun (ish?) Fact: Nomophobia is the fear of not having a mobile cell phone.

Tip #2: Download an app?

It’s ironic, but one of the bCover artest ways to spend less time on your device is to download an app that monitors your phone use. The best one I’ve found is Your Hour. This app helps you track and manage your phone use. With this app, you are able to set limits and goals, and see how long you’ve used an app. It even shows you how many times you unlocked your phone that day.

Tip #3: Find something you’re passionate about

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I guess you could call this keeping yourself busy. But If you have something to fill up your time that you’re passionate about, you will spend less time on the internet. Also, having something that you love will improve your attitude, which will lead to using your phone less. Also, if you’re going to weekly (or more) practices or meetings, you will make new friends and be happier, therefore reducing phone use even more. Here are some fun and easy recipes to make if you like cooking!

Tip #4: Make some friends, and then have fun!

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This step of the process includes actually socializing, which can be hard, I know. But come on! Go out there and make some friends. The next step is to schedule fun activities to do with your new friends. You can’t just wait and expect them to do it for you. And you won’t regret it, I promise.

Tip #5: Set aside time

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You’ve gotten home from a long day of torture (*cough* school). You crash on the couch, and start scrolling through Instagram or watching YouTube. Suddenly hours have flown by and you have an essay due tomorrow! Prevent situations like this one by setting aside a certain amount of time to spend on your phone. For example, take ten minutes in the morning to wake up, and twenty in the afternoon when you get home. Just make sure to set some type of timer. Or else this won’t work. Then you can accomplish whatever you need to. You can also take breaks, but don’t forget the timer. You could also try playing a fun instrument or going outside during a break instead.

Bonus Tip: You’re gonna need some help

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It can be hard to keep yourself on track. Allow a friend or family member to let you know if too much of your time is being consumed by your phone. They will help you stick to your goals and limits. Sometimes you need a little help to realize what you’re doing and how often. Time flies by when your eyes are glued to a screen.

Bonus BONUS tip: Out of sight, out of mind

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Everything becomes hard to accomplish when your phone is constantly begging for your attention. Whether it’s homework, completing your infinite to-do list, or having a real conversation, your phone is always at the back of your mind. The best approach to this is to put your phone away. If you’re struggling to focus with your phone next to you, put it in a different room. Turn it on silent, whatever helps you focus. Whatever helps you achieve your goals – short-term, long-term, small, big. Don’t let your phone (or anything else) get in the way.

Good luck!

Phones are great tools for entertainment and communication. But they’re not meant to fill your mind and thoughts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use your phone wisely. You can do this!

Joe Ingles is the Most Underrated Player

Why Joe Ingles should be better in NBA 2K

Joe Ingles

 Just a little background information, Joe Ingles is in the NBA. Joe plays for the Utah Jazz and starts for them too. Ingles got drafted in 2009, but didn’t get to play until 2014.   He is married and has two kids. He loves playing basketball and talking trash. In addition to that, he is 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 238 pounds.  He also has the looks to be a school teacher.

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Joe Ingles the School Teacher

People like to tease Joe Ingles  about his appearance.  They say he is an average looking white man who sometimes gets referred to as a school teacher because of his looks.  He has a receding hair line and not the best of hair. In one game , he got cut and had to get stitches on his eyebrow. So, he had to get his head wrapped up. They called him headband Joe. While everyone was looking at his “headband” he drained a three to help win the game. So, if you just go on looks, you’re going to get beat.  He can shoot like crazy. He is the most underrated player in the NBA today.

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The Stats

Joe Ingles is one of the best 3 point shooters in the NBA. Last year he made 44% of all his threes and is ranked #10 out of everyone. With this, he is almost a dead eye shooter from anywhere behind the arc. Whenever he is left open, he drains the three point shot. His stats have been improving almost every year. His first year he averaged 5 points in a game. In 2015, he had 4.2 points. 2016, he had 7.1 points.  2017, he had 11.5 points. Finally, this year having one of his best years, he is averaging 11.7 points a game. This might not seem like a lot but  he had a .574 effected field goal percentage. This means if he took more shots like James Harden, he could have more points. He is also good at layups.

Shot Creator

Everyone assumes that Joe can only shot threes.However, he can drive too. One of his nicknames is Slow Mo Joe. This is because he cuts though defense and looks like he is going slow but then he gets a wide open layup. He is also money from the corner three. Joe makes almost all of them.  He also  has great court vision. His vision allows him to get passes into little holes and makes great alley oops. Not only is he an shot creator, he is also a shot denier. He is a great defender. Joe can defend anyone who wants to attack him. His shooting ability and defense make him elite.

Video Game Joe

In NBA 2K 19, Joe Ingles is an A+ from three pointer.  When you are playing NBA ,you won’t think of taking Joe Ingles. I mean this is crazy, right? Yes, but this is just because he is underrated. However, he can make a three from anywhere. He is one of the best three point shooters in the game and in the NBA.  His game takes the Jazz to the next level.  Not a lot of people in NBA 2K have an A+ in threes and in today’s game it’s all about threes. But, 2K underrated him too with some of his stats.

Joe Ingles Underrated

Joe Ingles is underrate in many ways. First, he doesn’t get respect on the three point line. They don’t think he is as good as he is. He is an knock down three point shooter. Next, he is great at layups. He can drive even while he looks like he’s going slow. Then suddenly blow past the defender and get a nice shot or layup. Finally, Joe is amazing at defense. Everyone thinks that they can just blow right by him but, he will stay with you. He might even get a steal or a block.

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How To: Binding Of Isaac

what is an isaac 

Edmund McMuffin

The Binding of Isaac is a rogue-lite game made by edmund mcmuffin.  

The version I’ll write about, is Afterbirth Plus. 

Beginning 

Before we start, you will die.  Isaac has a steep learning curve. The only character you can choice is the boy himself, Isaac 

The Protagonist

He isn’t my personal favorite, but he can get you through the entire game if you wanted. Before we get into this, every run is different. You can check your seed by pausing the game. 

BASEMENT TIME BOYS 

Spooky Basement

Welcome to the basement. You will encounter monsters like floating heads, poo monsters, and spiders. The first room you want to find is the Gold Room. 

It will contain your first item. Sometimes a good item, sometimes a bad item, or sometimes an item that requires a charge. Now you can focus on clearing the floor or heading straight to the boss. 

Before the boss, let’s talk about locked doors. Locked doors are sometimes a store to buy stuff with coins, sometimes libraries for free books, or bedrooms to refill all empty heart containers. 

One of the best characters in my opinion, is Cain. Cain is unlocked after getting 55 coins, and starts with lucky toe, which increases luck, and one key. He deals more damage than Isaac by a sliver, higher fire rate, and moves faster than Isaac. 

fighting the big enemy blocking your progression 

 Now that you’re at the boss, be prepared to have your first death. 

Also, the boss will be different every time, so prepare to have your head handed to you by a blob named Monstro,   

this isn’t Monstro.

or a worm named Larry JR. After many failed attempts, the boss will drop an item depending on which boss you fought. Once you kill monstro ten time, you unlock Monstro’s Tooth. You could go back to heal up, or clear the floor, or continue. 

Cave Time  

Now that you’re in the caves, don’t get take damage. If you don’t you can perform Demon Deals at the cost of hearts (unless you’re a certain character)  

In the caves, you can find leeches that go straight for isaac, explosive flies, and wall spiders that shoot you if stay still. When I first began the Binding of Isaac, I died a lot here, don’t run into fires like I did. 

Head towards the Treasure Room and go back to get a key if you don’t have one. Now treasure rooms require a key to enter. 

A key. You need this now.

After going in the treasure room, go straight for the boss, unless you find marked rocks along the way. 

Marked Rock Guide

If marked rocks are destroyed, it’ll drop items like keys, hearts, and after you destroy enough, it’ll drop The Small Rock. It increases damage and decreases speed.  

When the boss is defeated and you didn’t take any damage, you can perform demon deals.  

You can get good (or bad) items from demon deals.  

Make enough demon deals, you unlock Eve. 

Eve starts with two hearts, and a unique item. Whore of Babylon. 

The item itself isn’t unique, but the effects it has on Eve is. 

At one heart (normally half a heart), you become a beast.  It increases Damage & Speed and ignores soul and black hearts.  

 Eve also starts with Dead Bird, whenever Eve takes damage, it summons Dead Bird to attack enemies. 

Make three demon deals in one run, and you get Azazel. 

Azazel starts with three black hearts but can still have normal hearts, flight like Lord of the Pit, and Brimstone. Azazel starts with terrible range, forcing you to go extremely close to an enemy to deal damage. He’s a high risk, high reward character like Judas. 

Ignore Demon Deals, and you can get Angle Rooms. You cannot have both rooms (unless you have a 
 specific item) 

Now that we have demon deals out of the way, we can continue to The Depths. 

This is it Luigi! 

This is the chapter you fight Mom, so prepare to dodge a lot or die trying. 

Make sure you do everything before fighting any bosses, buy stuff from stores, try to find secret rooms. 

By this point, you could have tons of hearts. If you have seven or more, you unlock Maggy.  

Maggy has four hearts, starts with the passive item, Yum Heart, which heals one heart with each use. 

Maggy might seem like the superior character, but she has one weakness. She’s the slowest character in the game. You can still play her & be good at the game, but it requires a different mindset for her. 

Enough of Maggy, we must talk about the bosses. 

The bosses range from very hard to extremely hard. The Adversary has curving Brimstone which is very hard to predict. Monstro II is Monstro but with II next to his name. He has brimstone which is only fired if you stand right next to him and summons flies when he lands. The Gate is just dodging fire, but the patterns are easy compared to others.  

Move onto the next floor and prepare to fight Mom. Take everything you can to help win. Any card, any pill, and any passive item. But if you find Bible, take Bible. 

Mom time 

Mom attacks with stomps, her eyes, and her hand. Mom’s stomps can be avoided if you keep moving, or have explosion immunities, her hand can be avoided if you stay away from the doors, and her eye which takes more damage than any other part, will shoot at you. Whenever she feels like it, she’ll send out monsters and won’t come out until they die.  

If you have the bible, use it. It instantly kills her, and unlocks The Halo, which increases each stat.  

You watch a cutscene & return to the main menu. Now you must kill mom eleven times to progress, but you can do it with different characters.  

If this helped you kill Mom for the first time, good for you. 

If this didn’t, good for you. 

Xbox Vs. PlayStation

Xbox Vs PlayStation: Battle of the gaming giants  

Xbox Vs PlayStation, two competitors in the gaming business, both with their own  

Hardware, games, controllers, advertising, and development. The video game industry is worth 91.5 BILLION dollars in 2015, with each company racing head-to-head to release the best games, most advanced consoles, and who can pump out the best-looking controllers and headsets. So, with so much money up for grabs, who takes the 91.5-billion-dollar cake? 

 

Hardware

For this comparison we are going to take the specs of Xbox’s most advanced console, the long-awaited Project Scorpio, AKA: the Xbox One and PlayStation’s most advanced console, that being the sleek looking PS4 pro. I got these specs Here:  https://www.cnet.com/news/xbox-one-x-vs-ps4-pro/

Specs XBOX ONE X  PS4 PRO 
PRICE $400-$500 $400 
STORAGE 1 TERABYTE  1 TERABYTE 
RAM 12GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 
CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz 2.1GHz 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU 
GPU AMD graphics with 6 teraflops AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops 

Specs

These are just the main specs of each of the consoles. So, what do they mean? Well, starting with price, with the Xbox one packing more power, it also means more bucks, and could cost you up to one-hundred dollars more than the PS4 Pro. Same storage, the Xbox One X has a little more ram than the PS4 Pro, meaning faster startup speed and faster times when loading into games. The CPUs get quite complicated, as the CPU itself is a confusing piece of hardware.  They are almost exactly the same, the Xbox One X CPU is a little bit faster, and the extra 4GB of ram helps with that.  The graphic card for the Xbox can run 1920×1080 at a good framerate.  

Controllers:  

Each console has its own, unique controller. They are both different from each other, the size, triggers, and even the sticks are different.  

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PlayStation Dual-shock wireless controller 

The PS4 controller is a little smaller than the Xbox controller, and could be harder for people with bigger hands to use. The Xbox controller has the left stick is more to the left than the PS4 and I find that to be more comfortable, but it all depends on what you like. Xbox controllers do have quite a lot of variety when it comes to styling, they even have a make-your-own controller and have their own elite controller if you are even wanting to upgrade your hand-held hard ware. The Elite controller is quite unique, and can be compared to high end professional controllers, such as a Scuf controller. 

White Xbox One Elite wireless controller
 Scuf Pro Wireless Controller

Exclusive Games

Each company has their own exclusive game titles. Xbox has exclusive games such as Halo, PUBG, Sea of Thieves, Gears of War, Quantum Break, Forza Horizon 4, and new games coming out like Anthem. Each of these games have something for everyone, and anyone can find games that they love. Xbox also has an Xbox game pass, including over 200 games, except they aren’t the best games around. What does PlayStation have? Titles such as The Uncharted series, Detroit: Become Human, God of War, Marvel’s Spider Man, and many more. PlayStation exclusives tend to be more single-player centered, rather than focus on multiplayer in games. 

Advertising: 

Every business man or company owner knows that you must spend money on advertising, telling or showing as many people as you can about your company or product. Advertising is where things get the most competitive, because it controls who sees what and who will buy what. PlayStation tends to spend more money on advertising than Microsoft. Whether that be exclusives, priority over other companies. An example of this is as simple as who’s games and logos are displayed first at stores such as game stop.