According to Dr. Vivian Diller, most people The Observer knows are seriously ill. The psychologist and author believes that anyone who pursues activities that lead to pleasure — like manis, pedis, facials or or massages — could easily become an addict.
So don’t give money to panhandlers — they’re just going to blow Read More
Neal Pollack is either just a stoner or he’s addicted to marijuana, but he can’t decide. Today, on The Fix, he consults The Pot Book, an anthology that he also contributed to. He reads everything but “the boring bits” of the book, and still can’t decide if pot is bad for him or Read More
More than two years after bidding farewell to Radar, the magazine he shepherded through…what was it?—19 or 20 separate incarnations and which lives on in name if not in spirit as an awful TMZ manque owned by American Media, Maer Roshan unveiled his latest creation on Monday, a website called The Fix, Read More
Lindsay Lohan’s drug problems have been well publicized, but now she is struggling with a darker issue: Twitter addiction.
According to the The Daily Mail, staff at the Betty Ford Clinic, where Lohan checked in last month, have restricted her to just two hours of cell phone use a day for communicating with Read More
Journalist and NYU Prof Katie Roiphe wanted to quit the Internet to help herself focus on writing her next book. But less than two days into the experiment Roiphe has to admit, “I am actually like an addict sneaking off to the roof for a cigarette, cheating.”
Part of the problem, it seems, Read More
Eric Yaverbaum has more than a few techo-sins to account for: ignoring his wife, tucking his kids into bed by text message, sleeping with his Blackberry cradled under his chin. This Yom Kippur, the Jewish holy day of atonement, Yaverbaum is asking the world to join him in repentance by disconnnecting from the digital world. Read More