Web Exclusive: "Time" reveals why you may be addicted to TV shows

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(CNN) - There is a reason for the phrase "can't miss TV."  There are certain tools that your favorite TV shows use to hook you in and keep you watching.  Time Magazine pulled together the research.

"Time" finds quick scene changes, how scenes are edited, can control our attention.  This keeps the viewer from zoning out.  "Time" looked at research from Princeton University.  It shows that if directors work hard to control your focus on a scene, making you focus on exactly what they want you to look at, this draws you in much more.

Also, the cliffhanger isn't just at the end of an episode.  Shows design their script for mini-cliffhangers before each commercial break.  So, the next time you feel glued to your TV, look out for some of these tactics, I bet you'll see them.

Online retailer overstock.com is now accepting the digital currency known as bit-coin.  Overstock boasts it's the first major retailer to do so, allowing customers to avoid entering their credit card information.  Bitcoins are created entirely online and are not regulated by any government.

There's now one less thing to worry about as your wedding day approaches.  Insurance policies are now available in cases of extreme weather, unexpected military deployments, problems with venues, illness- even your partner getting cold feet!  The average wedding price has ballooned to about $26,000 dollars in the U.S.  Just keep in mind, only a small number of insurance companies offer the policies.


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