Feb 13, 2018 at 18:09 o\clock

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Internet You Must Be Aware Of

During our evolutionary journey from "Homo erectus" to "Neanderthal" and then to "Homo sapiens", we have come a long way. Because of our continuous quest for more amenities and better standard of living, we have been able to invent and discover many new things. The nineties witnessed a major revolution with the invention of the first electronic digital computers. Till then, the term Internet was practically unknown to most people. However, today, the Internet has become the most powerful tool for people around the world. With the advent of Internet, our earth has virtually reduced in size and has attained the form of a global village.

The Internet can be explained as a network of computers, designed to receive and send data in the form of e-mails, blogs, webcasts, etc. To put it simply, it can be likened to a super-massive server, armed with a plethora of information which is used by billions of people simultaneously. The Internet is basically "a network that connects other, smaller networks". All modern technologies are connected by the Internet, thereby leaving no stone unturned. This digital world can be a playground for some and a battlefield for others.

The Internet has become an indispensable business tool, which has helped bring the world closer. Receiving news from across the world, accessing knowledge resources, and shopping online are simply a click away. The Internet has tremendous potential and a lot to offer in terms of services. However, like every other innovation in science and technology, the Internet comes with its own advantages and disadvantages, which have been discussed in this Buzzle article.

Feb 3, 2018 at 04:57 o\clock

Adult, content: Edie Falco is happy to put the past behind her.

Edie Falco is a survivor. Now wrapping up her starring turn as the

pill-addicted title character in Showtime's Nurse Jackie, she has

battled her own real-life demons as a recovering alcoholic who adheres

to the 12-step program.

"You learn how to put [your addiction] aside," says

Falco, who first achieved TV immortality as Tony's wife in The

Sopranos. "Live without it, and everything else falls into

place.... You wake up one morning, and you know you are done. Some

people get it, some people don't. People get it at all different

times in their addiction and it depends on what their bottom is."


Falco says addiction is hardest for loved ones who are forced to

watch their friend or family member struggle.

"It's a nasty, nasty journey for the addict and for the

people around them," the four-time Emmy winner says. "For

those people, go to Al-Anon. It's a fantastic organization that

really works."

Falco has now been sober for more than 20 years, and says her life

has never been better.

"I'm crazy boring," she says with a broad smile.

"I didn't used to be, but I'm so thrilled with my boring

life. I have two beautiful kids, and we watch Nickelodeon and order a

pizza. My friends say, 'We never see you in the [gossip

columns],' and I say, 'They gotta sell papers! Why would they

be saying anything about me? I got nothing!'"

More like everything.

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