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Lori Leibovich

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When Your Body Says 'No More Screens'

(12) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 11:53 AM

As I type this, I am in pain. It begins in my cervical spine, continues down through my neck and shoulder, then shoots straight into my right arm; my fingers tingle when I tap the keyboard, and my forearm is slightly numb. This is what I feel every time I...

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La verdad sobre la complicada relación de las mujeres con la tecnología

(4) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 3:33 PM

En una encuesta publicada por The Huffington Post y Real Simple se halló que la tecnología juega un rol esencial –y complicado– en la vida de las mujeres.

Las mujeres son tan dependientes de sus dispositivos electrónicos que 69 por ciento de las que participaron en...

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The Truth About Women's Complicated Relationship With Technology

(313) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 10:28 AM

A poll released today by the Huffington Post and Real Simple finds that technology plays an essential -- though complicated -- role in women's lives.

Women are so reliant on their devices that 69 percent of those polled sleep with their smartphones in their bedrooms, 68 percent...

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This Woman Was About To Go In For Surgery. What She Did Moments Before Was Awesome.

(1557) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 2:50 PM

Facing a double mastectomy with grace takes courage. Facing one with courage and joy is extraordinary.

But that’s exactly what Deborah Cohan did yesterday right before she went into surgery to have her breasts removed. Cohan, an Ob/Gyn and mom of two, held a dance party with...

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'Technology Shabbats' Help Families Unplug

(74) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 7:17 PM

Every weekend I say I’m going to do it, and every weekend I fail.

Last year, after learning about digital sabbaths through the National Day of Unplugging, my family and I went dark for 24 hours from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. I buried my iPad under a...

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Ocho formas en las que las pantallas están destrozando nuestra vida familiar

(4) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 5:37 AM

Para escribir su nuevo libro, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Catherine Steiner-Adair EdD -tutora clínica en el departamento de psiquiatría de Harvard, asesora en colegios y psicoterapeuta privada- entrevistó a más de mil niños de entre cuatro y 18 años para...

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Jezebel Founding Editor Anna Holmes On Her New Book -- And How She Changed Women's Media

(13) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 2:32 PM

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standouts in their fields, peeling back the "hows" of their work and their life, taking away lessons we can all apply to our own.


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Here's What A Constantly Plugged-In Life Is Doing To Kids' Bodies

(271) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 12:17 PM

Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post.

If it seems like your kids are constantly plugged in, tapping away on their iPhones, obsessively gaming and SnapChatting way more than they're actually ... chat-chatting -- well, that's because they are. It's estimated that children ages...

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How Technology Keeps You From Being The Parent You Need To Be

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 4:25 PM

In his book, The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a visiting scholar at Stanford, wrestles with the question, "How can we reclaim our lives in an age...

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Debora Spar, Barnard President, Says Women Can't Have It All -- And Shouldn't Even Try

(78) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 8:57 AM

In her new book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, Debora Spar persuasively argues that despite all the gains women have made in the past 30 years, they simply can’t “have it all.” Drawing on extensive research, knowledge she’s gleaned as president of Barnard college...

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Louis CK On Why You Should Put Down Your Smartphone And Watch Your Kids

(58) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 1:32 PM

There are so many reasons to worship Louis CK I’ve lost count. But one of the most brilliant parts of his act, and his FX show “Louie,” is his hilariously truthful take on contemporary parenting.

If you’re a parent who hasn’t yet discovered CK, here’s a peek at what I’m...

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Moments of Wonder: Finding Childhood In Everyday Life, Summer Edition

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 1:46 PM

The most transcendent moments of parenthood are often the smallest, the unplanned, the least expected. They are times when we inhabit our children’s worlds completely and get to experience childhood again, with -- and through -- them. These glimpses are fleeting, and all the more so in our overscheduled, wireless,...

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8 Ways Screens Are Ruining Your Family's Life

(76) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 9:09 AM

For her new book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Catherine Steiner-Adair EdD -- a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard, a school consultant, and a therapist in private practice -- interviewed more than one thousand children between the...

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How One Photo Changed Everything For My Family

(142) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 5:54 PM

On the final day of our summer vacation, my family went out for breakfast at a diner perched on the Gay Head Cliffs. On the western shore of Martha’s Vineyard, the cliffs are formed from spectacular red and orange clay that contrasts dramatically with the clean white sand and the...

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'Girls,' Lena Dunham's HBO Show, Season 2, Episode 10 Gchat: And They Lived Happily Ever After?

(9) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 3:20 PM

Emma: At the end of last episode, we saw all of the girls sort of hit rock bottom -- this episode, we got at least a bit of resolution.
Lori F.: So let's start with ... Marnie?

Emma: Marnie is having better sex than...

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'Girls,' Lena Dunham's HBO Show, Season 2, Episode 8 Gchat: Who's Counting?

(3) Comments | Posted March 3, 2013 | 9:30 PM

Emma: So we open with Adam this time.
Lori L.: Yes!
Emma: I'm excited that we've gotten to see more of him without Hannah this season.
Lori L.: Me too. He's so much more interesting/likable when he's separate from her.
Margaret: It feels...

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'Girls,' Lena Dunham's HBO Show, Season 2, Episode 7 Gchat: Where Jessas Come From

(5) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 10:30 PM

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Margaret Wheeler Johnson: I thought this was a brilliant concept for an episode. Jessa's backstory is by far the most interesting of all the girls', I think, and after a season and a half, we're finally getting...

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'Girls,' Lena Dunham's HBO Show, Season 2, Episode 5 Gchat: 'I Want All The Things'

(14) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 7:14 AM

Margaret: So, did we think there was any purpose to the first scene other than to introduce Joshua? And to allow Ray the opportunity to tell Grumpy's customers, "Go back to your panda videos. Or I'll turn off the wifi"?
Lori L.: To show Ray's...

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'Girls,' Lena Dunham's HBO Show, Season 2, Episode 3 Gchat: Where The Magic Happens

(6) Comments | Posted January 27, 2013 | 10:31 AM

Lori Leibovich: So I thought the opening scene of this episode was one of the most realistic depictions of online journalism that I've ever seen.
Emma Gray: It definitely got to the sort of ridiculous core of a lot of our confessional writing...

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Girls Season 2, Episode 2 Chat: Sad Little Glowworm

(3) Comments | Posted January 20, 2013 | 10:30 PM

Margaret Wheeler Johnson: I just want to say that I love Hannah exercising by herself with her laptop while Elijah and George are fighting and how we overhear the instructor saying, "Don't worry about messing up." Also that Hannah is wearing approximately the same thing as the instructor.

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