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New Study Says Binge TV Watching is For Sad and Lonely

In news that should surprise approximately no one, a new study from the University of Texas at Austin has discovered that “binge-watching” has been linked to depression, loneliness, and the inability to make wise decisions, like getting off the couch and doing anything else. Researchers Wei-Na Lee, Yoon Hi Sung and Eun Yeon Kang surveyed 316 people between the ages of 18 and 29, asking them about their mental and emotional states while they marathoned TV shows on Netflix (the study defined binge-watching as at least three episodes in a row).

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Netflix Wants to Introduce 20 New Original Series Annually

Let’s be honest here: you probably spend more time browsing your options on Netflix Instant than you do actually watching anything. And now to add to your ongoing decision-making dilemma, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos has announced that the service plans to start launching 20 (twenty!) new original series a year. Now you’ll never run out of options for weekend binge-watching.

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What’s Expiring on Netflix Instant: February 2015

There are plenty of great titles added to Netflix Instant each month, but there are also several movies and television shows that leave the service, too. Now's the time to stop procrastinating! While Netflix recently announced that they're renewing their streaming deal with the BBC, there are still a few British titles that will be hitting the road. Read on for our guide to the titles expiring on Netflix Instant in February—it may be your last chance to see some of them for a while.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: January 2015

It’s the start of a new year and the start of a new month of Netflix Instant releases. January brings all 10 seasons of ‘Friends’ to the streaming service, as well as some old classics and new favorites, and several new seasons of television for you to binge-watch as needed. Ready your queues and read on for our guide to the newest releases hitting Netflix Instant in January 2015.

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New Netflix Instant Releases — December 2014

It's the holiday season, and what better way to spend your free time than with some new streaming goodies courtesy of Netflix Instant? Whether your curled up with your loved ones or best buddies, or settling in for some much-need you time, Netflix has some awesome new movies and TV shows headed to Instant this December—from new releases to titles you've been meaning to catch up with, tis the season for binge-watching.

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NBC Cancels Cosby Comeback Sitcom; Netflix Special Shelved

The ongoing firestorm against Bill Cosby has only swelled in recent weeks, as more and more allegations of rape emerge against the once-revered comedian, so it wasn’t any surprise that Netflix would opt to discard the November 28 release of a new Cosby standup special. Now, NBC has expectedly followed suit by abandoning development plans for a new Cosby sitcom for 2015.

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New Netflix Instant Releases — November 2014

The time has come once again -- the beginning of a new month brings lots of new streaming content to Netflix Instant, giving you plenty of options when you just feel like staying in. The service offers new favorites, old classics, and even a few under the radar gems for you to discover. Read on for our guide to the newest releases hitting Netflix Instant this November.

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Netflix’s Internet Service Provider Speed Reports: Who Is Fastest?

Every so often online streaming giant Netflix will release the ISP (Internet service providers) speed reports.

How do our local high speed providers (Comcast, AT&T, etc.) stack up?

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‘Friends’ Coming to Netflix in 2015

Not to be outdone by HBO's announcement of a standalone streaming service (although totally outdone by Warner Bros.' DC slate), Netflix has picked up a few 'Friends' of its own, 236 to be exact. The streaming service confirms today that all episodes of Monica, Chandler, Joe, Rachel, Phoebe and Ross will be ready to watch in time for New Years' 2015, as announced by Gunther and the Rembrandts.

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Adam Sandler Signs Deal to Star in Four Original Netflix Movies

Hot off the heels of their partnership with The Weinstein Co. to release their first original feature film ('Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2'), Netflix has announced yet another deal that will bring original movies to their subscription service. The company has just announced a deal with Adam Sandler for the exclusive rights to four upcoming movies that the comedian will star in and produce.

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New Netflix Instant Releases — September 2014

The time has come yet again to welcome some new additions to Netflix Instant, which means even more options to add to queue -- and even more hours of endless browsing and indecision, if you're anything like most of us. There's tons of great stuff coming to the service this month, so read on for our guide to the newest releases hitting Netflix Instant this September.

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New Netflix Instant Releases — August 2014

If you're looking for something to watch in the comfort of your own home, Netflix has some great new titles hitting Instant in August, including the long-awaited fourth season of 'The Killing.' Read on for our guide to the best new titles coming to Netflix Instant in August 2014.

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