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The Elephant in the Room: Cell Phone Use and Social Media

Michelle Green | Posted 02.05.2016 | College
Michelle Green

Our generation, with more means of communication than any before us, has forgotten how to talk to one another.

The Surprisingly Spiritual Meanings Behind Some Of The Emojis On Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion

You may not know it, but your cell phone is basically an interfaith melting pot. If you look closely at the emojis on your emoji keyboard, you'll find...

Dad Charged With Theft After Confiscating Daughter's Cell Phone

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty

It's a common parenting technique. If your child misbehaves, you take away a privilege to teach them a lesson. But one dad faced a punishment ...

Life-saving Healthcare for LGBT People -- Telehealth

Chris Wood | Posted 01.26.2016 | Technology
Chris Wood

If implemented and regulated correctly, telehealth will provide quick access to medical professionals concerning physical illnesses and allow those who are homeless or without a stable home to keep vital health appointments when finances or transportation are limited.

Bogotá Cannot Expect A Miracle

Camila Mendoza | Posted 01.13.2016 | Teen
Camila Mendoza

Bogotá, Colombia is a city brimming with life. Articles such as those from The New York Times have helped the city see an exponential growth in tour...

Watch What Happens To Your Phone When You Have Millions Of Instagram Fans

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.12.2016 | Technology

Spare a thought for the Insta-famous who deal with this every day. Post a picture to a low-key Instagram account, and you'll get some likes. But uploa...

This Phone Ad Shows You How To Turn Your Penis Into A Lightsaber (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.16.2015 | Weird News

Why didn't George Lucas and J.J. Abrams think of this? (Don't answer that. We know why.) Watch two naked guys have a "Star Wars" lightsaber duel with ...

We Should Talk More Often

Ricardo Vice Santos | Posted 12.15.2015 | Technology
Ricardo Vice Santos

It seems that in today's world communication is easy, yet there is still little human connection. Social networks go far in keeping up-to-date with others' curated lives, but do little to encourage genuine conversation.

The Ugly Truth About Cell Phones And Your Health

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Your smartphone addiction is not only affecting your relationships, it could also be ruining your health, according to a new video from Good Hous...

3 Days Without My Phone With My Guru Kamlesh Patel, And This Is What I Learned

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Chirag Kulkarni

Here are the things I noticed along the way, and some lessons that can be taken back from my experience moving forward.

30 Ways to Use Your Smartphone When You Travel

Travelzoo | Posted 11.26.2015 | Travel

One of the best gadgets for travelers may already be in your pocket. From first researching a trip to remembering where you went once you get back, here are 30 ways to put your smartphone to use when you travel.

The Flight From Conversation

The Atlantic | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

Many of my daily conversations don’t involve eye contact. My roommate texts me from a neighboring bedroom. My boss sends me an instant message f...

The Dark Side Of The Digital Age

The Seattle Times | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

Smartphones are ruining relationships. If you don’t agree, read Sherry Turkle’s “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Dig...

Talk To Each Other, Not Your Phone

The New York Times | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

My recent Sunday Review essay, adapted from my book “Reclaiming Conversation,” made a case for face-to-face talk. The piece argued that di...

How Africa Is Hacking Its Energy Crisis

Laura Ling | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Laura Ling

With greater investment in alternative energy innovation, strong political will within Africa and outside its borders, and an end to endemic corruption, Africa could become a leader in sustainability, lighting the way for all of us.

The D*ck-tionary You Need To Decode The Crappy Texts We All Get

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts

Text messages are deceptively simple -- so few letters, yet so much time spent on anxiously decoding what they mean. According to a previous&nb...

You Hate Your Cell Phone

Max Cantor | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology
Max Cantor

You hate the way it vibrates. It sits in your pocket, drumming up against you like a friend you don't know how to break up with. Bobbing up and down. An abscess. Churning against you. Everywhere you go.

When Smartphones Hurt

James A. Roberts | Posted 11.03.2015 | Technology
James A. Roberts

Not that cell phones and other technologies are the only culprits in our dismal relationship record, but research suggests that in many instances they are not helping.

When You're On Your Phone in the Elevator I Feel So Close To You

Nina Camp | Posted 11.02.2015 | Comedy
Nina Camp

Hey, I'm so sorry. I totally get that you're in a private conversation, and I know we don't know each other and it's just coincidence we're in this small confined space together. But can I confess this funny feeling I'm having? It's about your friend - did you call him Steve?

Bacon, Cell Phones, Glyphosate: Which Potential Carcinogen Sounds Scarier?

David Ropeik | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

The first wave of reporting about the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) listing of processed meats as carcinogens, and red meat as a ...


James A. Roberts | Posted 10.15.2015 | Technology
James A. Roberts

We all know the tell-tale signs.... a hand over the right ear of the driver in front of us, someone driving 50 miles per hour on the Interstate. Or, the slow "lane drift" as the driver in front or beside you slowly creeps into your lane and then corrects his lane tracking before he does it all over again.

The Reach: That Involuntary Tug Our Cell Phone Delivers

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

You know what I mean -- that involuntary extension of your arm in the direction of your cell phone when you're anxious to see what emails/ text messages/ calls/ tweets/ Facebook posts have come in since you last checked. (Note: This urge can occur in as little as three minutes of non-phone access.)

An Awesome Place to Practice Mindfulness

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 10.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eden Kozlowski

Any chain, any name... the grocery store is one of the most outstanding places to train your mindfulness brain.

A New Play Looks at How Technology Affects Relationships, and the Findings Are Disturbing

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

With the ever-increasing lack of accountability that technology elicits, it's time that someone asks us what our dashed-off message or radio silence means. Are we ready to not feel?

Cellularitis: Sleeping With Our Smartphones

James A. Roberts | Posted 10.08.2015 | Technology
James A. Roberts

Are you having a love affair with your cell-phone? Nearly two-thirds of adults sleep with their cell-phone in their bed or within arm's length every night, according to Pew Research. An astounding 90 percent of teens and young adults are sleeping with their cell-phones.