Here is an excerpt from the recently posted Staff editorial on 'cultural carelessness':

"We walk with our heads down, engrossed in the information available at our fingertips. We bump into each other, we are distracted when we cross the street, we hit pedestrians while we text behind the wheel. We can't tell time without our devices, more often than not, we rely on it to get us up in the morning. We sleep with our phones and can't imagine losing them.

Yet, with all of the importance we place in our mobile devices, we hold them close to our faces, with only a thin, permeable membrane separating them from our brains. The link between cell phones and cancer has been researched since cell phones were available for public use.'s 'Digital Domain,' a piece written on Nov. 13 asked, "Should you be snuggling with your cell phone?" Radiation specialists are up-in-arms about Americans' lack of caution when interacting with their mobile devices.

"Legal departments of cell phone manufacturers slip a warning about holding the phone against your head or body into the fine print of the little slip that you toss aside when unpacking your phone. Apple, for example, doesn't want iPhones to come closer than five-eighths of an inch. Research In Motion, the manufacturer of Blackberry, is still more cautious: Keep a distance of about an inch," the article says.

Do we really know what we're doing?"

Do we? The radiation poisoning of our brains has much to do with our health. But do you find yourself throwing caution to the wind when there's an important conversation to be had?

Check out this handy article about cell phone safety (by Dr. Oz).