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Cell Phone Addiction

The Amazing Thing That Happened When I Locked My Cell Phone In My Car

Teresa Kindred | Posted 12.19.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

I was mad that my cell phone was locked in my car. I couldn't scroll Facebook or other social media. I couldn't check my email. I couldn't even call someone or text without asking to borrow a phone. Without my cell phone I felt like I was sitting in that restaurant stark naked and I didn't like it one bit.

The Importance of Simplifying Due to Unprecedented Amounts of Distraction

Krystal Cleaver | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Krystal Cleaver

The status quo of being busy and distracted is affecting all of our lives. By being intentional and simplifying, we will reap benefits and rewards that only come with conscious attention to habits.

12 Impractical Ways to Break a Cell Phone Addiction

Emily Hatch | Posted 12.16.2015 | Parents
Emily Hatch

Some people can't just watch one episode of OINTB - they need to see the whole series in one sitting. Others can't enjoy a slice of cake - they must eat the whole thing, and lick the icing off the plate.

Sebastian Murdock

Our Addiction To Cell Phones Is Costing Lives. Here's How We Can Stop It.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Texting while driving can lead to a catastrophic accident in just a few seconds. It's a sobering reality, with no bigger reminder than the recent i...

Cell Phones: A Potentially Deadly Addiction

Deborah Hersman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Technology
Deborah Hersman

We can't help ourselves. We naturally want more of what makes us feel happy, at ease or socially accepted. Because addiction often is born from pleasure and convenience, even the most innocuous things can become addictive.

6 Smartphone Etiquette Fails to Avoid

BrazenWoman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
BrazenWoman

There you are, out for lunch you can hardly taste, spending your free hour nodding blankly at your companion, constantly asking for a sentence repeat. Now and again, you smile with a Huh? face, and never at quite the appropriate moment.

Our Obsessive Relationship With Technology

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Dr. Larry Rosen

And I find it amusing (and somewhat disconcerting) that people make excuses to escape whoever they are supposed to be spending time with so that they can check in with other people who may not even be real-life friends.

Our Creepy Attachment To Cell Phones Could Be An Addiction

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

I’m taking a community college stats course right now through the UCLA extension program, and even though I’m only 29, I've found myself experienc...

Could We Disconnect For Just A Moment?

Kyle McMahon | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyle McMahon

Put down the phone. Be present and be in the moment for just one day. Enjoy the conversation of those that are physically with you, those who have chosen to take time out of their lives and spend it with you. Watch an entire movie without checking your phone. Disconnect for just a moment.

How To Finally Quit Candy Crush (And More Ways To Kick Unwanted Habits)

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Because putting your mind to it hasn't worked the past four times, we've rounded up five strategies that might be more effective. ...

Put Your Cellphone in the Brown Paper Bag (I'll Keep Mine)

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Karen S. Exkorn

Sure, I put away my own cellphone while leading the sessions, but did I really buy into the concept of being off the grid for more than a few hours at a time? Recently, I was put to the test.

The Reason We're So Attached To Our Smartphones

Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living

We all know we're attached to our smartphones, but sometimes the addiction doesn't really hit us until we're left without it. Research shows that ...

Your Cell Phone Is Not Part Of Your Body -- You Can Let It Go

Robert Piper | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

We need to take back control of our minds and stop compulsively checking our emails, Facebook updates, and text messages. I think we can live a happier and more compassionate world if we tune into ourselves and the people we are speaking with.

Korean Students Aren't the Only Ones 'Addicted' to Smartphones

Larry Magid | Posted 09.21.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

The Wall Street Journal reports that roughly 1 in 5 Korean students are addicted to their smartphones. But the problem isn't limited to Korea.

To Be Where I Am

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

Is it convenient to check email anywhere, any time? Yes. Is it helpful to be able to confirm arrangements, check locations, or find someone I am meeting? Of course. But I eschew these kinds of ease for the sake of something that means more to me.

Tips To Overcoming Digital Addiction, From Brad Lamm (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

These days, we rely on our devices for everything, so it isn't hard to develop a digital addiction. Addiction Specialist & Lifestyle Interventionist B...

The Addiction

Peter Farrelly | Posted 03.16.2013 | Comedy
Peter Farrelly

What happened to driving in a car and just looking out the window? Your kids are giving up the entire physical world for this narcissistic/sychophantic/addictive need to follow someone or see who's following them.

Theater Offers 'Tweet Seats' To Smart Phone Addicts

Posted 12.28.2012 | Small Business

Good news for those who can't go two hours with out checking their phone: A Minnesota theater is giving smartphone and Twitter addicts a break with th...

Why We Just Can't Put Our Phones Down

Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living

The urges that drive cell phone and instant messaging addiction may be the same as those driving shopping addiction, a small new study suggests. B...

Are You a Smartphone Junkie? A Mindful Check-In

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Every time I feel a buzz or a jingle from my smartphone, a voice comes up inside of me: "Oh, there is something for me that needs attention."

Are You Addicted To Your Cell Phone?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When we are mindfully present in the moment, energy seems to flow with a greater sense of harmony, grace and ease, which ultimately manifests as a sense of inner peace.

What I Learned From My Unplugged Son

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 07.17.2012 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

I've met other kids like my son who, unlike my generation, can disconnect quicker -- and not just because their parents or teachers have taken their cellphones and laptops away. I think they genuinely know how to hang out and have a good time without them. Could it be a trend?

Whopping Percentage Of People Are Addicted To Cell Phones

Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living

A lot of us are extremely afraid to be without our cell phones, according to the results of a British survey. A poll of 1,000 people in the UK, spo...

Teens Will Do WHAT For Their Phones

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Watch your back -- and your teens' -- if anything comes between them and what one researcher calls their "electronic security blanket."

Want To Reconnect This Father's Day? Then Disconnect

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Make no mistake: while we're more connected than ever (and maybe because we're more "connected" than ever), we're more disconnected than ever from our families.