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Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says new research from USC's Marshall School of Business. And if you work with women and people over 40, they're even more perturbed by it than everyone else.

Life Would Be Infinitely Easier If These Things Were More Flexible

Posted 02.27.2015 | Technology

In a country that prides itself on giving every American the right to exercise his or her free will, there are still plenty of limitations and restric...

I Lived for 90 Days in New York City Without Internet, Computer or a Cell Phone

Marc Antoine Colaciuri | Posted 03.03.2015 | Technology
Marc Antoine Colaciuri

From October 15, 2014 to January 11, 2015, I ran a rather peculiar experiment... traveling from Paris to New York, and spending 90 days there without Internet, computer or a cell phone. Why? I needed to disconnect in order to better reconnect in a hyper-connected environment.

4 Reasons to Put Your Phone Down (NOW!)

Diana Murphy | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology
Diana Murphy

Look up from your phone, engage with the people around you and you maybe be surprised at the connections you will make! Even if your not looking for love being constantly on your phone makes you seem unavailable to people around you.

Be Quiet and Listen Once in Awhile -- Please?

Joe Seldner | Posted 02.19.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

There are so many venues for talking these days, what's the point of trying to listen? We can post our every trivial thought on a thousand websites that reach a billion people instantly. I know people with full-time jobs who post so much on Facebook and Twitter, I marvel that they do any work -- unless of course their bosses are doing the same.

Hold the Phone! You Might Miss a Whale, or Even a Whale of a Bright Idea Like the Laser

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 02.13.2015 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

What if Dr. Townes, instead of taking that timeout, had sent a text or played Angry Birds? Might we be in the dark about the laser? As research and Townes' example suggest, the unpredictable sparks of our own mental machinations should be something we don't want to miss any more than the majestic sight of a passing whale.

20 Questions I Have For People Who Were In Their 20s Before Cell Phones & Internet

Samantha Matt | Posted 02.13.2015 | Technology
Samantha Matt

Here are the many questions I have for people who spent their twenties living without all of the above things mentioned. And before you start rolling your eyes, I know there are actual answers to all of these questions... but do you even remember them? Enjoy.

7 Things I Miss About Love In The '90s

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

The world worked differently then -- how people met, how we kept in touch. Numbers on scraps of paper were easy to lose, but somehow, we still found each other.

12 Zany Uses For Your Smartphone Camera

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 01.29.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

Take a picture of the hot/cold lever in the shower so you remember how it's swiveled for just the perfect temperature. Do the same thing with the little dial on your toaster after you've crisped the perfect bagel.

Should Banks Be Allowed to Robocall Your Mobile Phone?

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Adam Levin

According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, it's illegal to robocall a mobile phone number without permission. The American Bankers Association wants to change that, arguing that robocalls will help fight identity theft and other kinds of fraud.

Looking For Love? Put Down Your Cell Phone

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Linda Wolff

Put down your phones. Strike up a conversation. Your future love interest could be standing right in front of you...ordering a soy latte.

Technology Gone Haywire: Why I Despise Cell Phones

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 01.16.2015 | Fifty
Dean Dauphinais

I don't own a cell phone. And when I say that, I don't mean that I don't own a smartphone. I don't even own a "dumb" phone. The only phones I have ar...

Hanging Up: When Your Phone Number Is One Digit Off From Walgreens

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

When your phone number is one digit off from the local Walgreens phone number, you hang up on people a lot. And then you walk around your house kind of steaming mad about it, mumbling to yourself, with an edge that's hard to shake. Take it from me: I'm an expert.

Disconnect From Your Smartphone and Rest Your Mind

Scott MacFarland | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

As the New Year ushers in a time for us to reflect on our past, it also allows us to think about ways to refresh our minds with new, creative ideas.

Writing Handwritten Letters Each Month: What Will It Bring You?

Janet Kinosian | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

I'm writing five handwritten pen and ink letters to people each month for 12 months and see what comes of it. No typing as I somehow feel that would be cheating. And definitely no cards. Flat paper stationary and ink pens held with fingers. I want to remember what it's like talking to someone directly on paper with a pen in my hand.

How Do Chefs Really Feel About Cell Phones In Restaurants?

The Daily Meal | Posted 01.07.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

We reached out to restaurant professionals from all across the country, and their opinions may surprise you.

Respect

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

In 2015 one of my primary wishes is that all of us will concentrate on treating other people with respect. I have just scratched the surface; I encourage you to give this entire matter some very deep consideration.

4 Ways Meditation Can Empower Millennials At Work and in Life

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

From my meditation teacher/practitioner perspective, I see ALL of these aspects as incredibly good, good, good and believe that meditation, dear millennials, is not only something that gels with what you already got goin' on... but it can help you navigate some of your biggest challenges.

House-Breaking Your Phone -- and Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Kevin Walsh | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin Walsh

I went for a three-mile walk during lunch yesterday and found myself checking my phone every twenty yards -- not for any reason, just in case. And in case of what I have no idea. I realized I'd become like Smudge barking at the Maytag

The Connection Between Air Pollution and Cell Phones You've Never Heard About

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

In the 21st century, "show me the bodies" seems like a cruel and outdated foundation for public policy. Yet history is littered with examples -- like tobacco and asbestos -- where only after the death toll mounts is the price of inaction finally understood to exceed that of action.

Sign of the Times

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.27.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Voiceprints: Time to Be Afraid Again

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What can be accessed can be collected. What can be collected can be stored. What can be stored can be leaked, hacked, shared and used. What can be used, well, can be used. Now, next Sunday, be a nice son or daughter and call your mom to say hello. Just be sure to speak slowly and clearly.

U.S. Using Fake Cell Phone Towers On Planes To Gather Data: WSJ

Reuters | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An agency of the U.S. Justice Department is gathering data from thousands of cell phones, including both criminal suspects and ...

Be a Mobile Superhero (Hint: All You Have to Do Is Find Your Hidden Superpower)

Tomer Cohen | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Tomer Cohen

Mobile-savvy companies embrace the complexities of mobile and transform those into competitive advantages. The best ones go beyond mobile-first.

Hold the Phone: What It's Like Not to Own a Cell Phone

Anna Fonté | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Anna Fonté

When people find out that I do not own a cellphone on purpose, they can move quickly from sympathy to scorn. I see it in their eyes: Suddenly, I've got some freaky social disease. They back slowly away before I infect them with whatever is wrong with me.