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Feeling Phone-Verwhelmed? 5 Tips to Create a Healthier, Happier Relationship With Your Smartphone

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

You don't necessarily need to flush your brand new iPhone down the toilet or vow to never, ever tweet again. Things don't have to be that black or white. But you can take specific steps to create a healthier, more balanced relationship with your phone -- and all forms of technology, for that matter.

Don't Leave Your Flight Without These In-Flight Essentials

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

When airline experts, who make a living being in flight for half of their year were asked, what the essentials that they can't live without, this ...

Tech In Search of More Style

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Scott De Buitléir

The desire to personalize your cell phone has been part of our lives for many years now; from being able to select ring tones that were like Pac-Man sound effects, to turning your smartphone into minions.

Should AT&T Refund Mom's Phone?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

This is one of those situations where the company is both right and wrong. It correctly charged your parents for their service, but it also failed to adequately disclose all the terms of the contract to two octogenarians.

When Smartphones Become Stylephones

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.18.2015 | Style
Scott De Buitléir

The cell phone (or mobile phone, depending on which side of the Atlantic you live) has become a the ultimate fashion accessory in many ways, despite its clunky history.

Actor Ben Kingsley Does A Spot-On Patrick Stewart Impression And Smashes An Audience Member's Phone

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.13.2015 | Comedy

(function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519008810%2C519008682%2C519006069%2C519003292%2C518996297%2...

Let Theatre Take You to a New World -- Without Ringing, Glowing Phones

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
The University of Central Florida Forum

There's been a lot of talk about patron use of technology in theaters, the most recent story of course being Patti LuPone's snatching a phone out of a texting audience member's hands in the middle of a scene during Shows for Days at the Lincoln Center Theater.

Keep Your Innermost Secrets on Post-it Notes

Greg Schwem | Posted 08.05.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

We never bother to Google "Can you really delete a text message forever?" If we did, we'd discover a treasure trove of procedures for retrieving stuff we wish could vanish; some of those methods even include helpful YouTube videos to aid the technologically challenged.

When Connecting Means Everything

Davina Klatsky | Posted 08.05.2015 | New York
Davina Klatsky

Birthdays are a happy time and should be celebrated and never taken for granted no matter what age we are turning. Thinking about past mistakes made over the year or years, is both futile and has no place on one's birthday or any other day

8 Weird Things That Happen When You Send a Text

Prevention | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Prevention

The little chime or buzz of an incoming text is almost impossible to ignore. Is it your friend with the killer one-liners? A kiss emoji from your partner? A colleague commending you on your performance? The possibilities are endlessly enticing. But texting also has a dark side.

See What Life Is Like In A Town With No Cell Phones

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology

We often talk about ways to escape the bombardment of push notifications, text messages and other digital distractions in our lives. But ver...

Berkeley's Silly, and Harmful, Pandering to Fear of Cell Phone Radiation

David Ropeik | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

A recent decision by the Berkeley California city council offers some informative, and scary, lessons about how society struggles to intelligently reg...

Leave It to the New York Times

Paul Brodeur | Posted 07.27.2015 | Media
Paul Brodeur

On July 24, The New York Times ran a piece by Carol Pogash entitled "Berkeley Offers Safety Guidance On Carrying Phones." It left little to the imagination regarding where The Times stands (and has always stood) regarding the potential threat to health caused by the microwave radiation emitted by cell phones.

How To Keep Your Kids Safe During The Most Dangerous Part Of The Day

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

You guys, make your own agreement. Making sensible family rules around cell phones and driving is a way to love yourself, your marriage, your children and the world well. Do it tonight, guys.

Why Your Tech Addiction Makes You Extra Lonely

YourTango | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
YourTango

It's not the phone (or the content) that we're addicted to -- it's the distraction. Since we accepted this non-stop pace in our society, we feel awkward when we slow down. We have no clue how to relax anymore.

Text Alert: The Connection Between Quality Sleep and Quitting Cigarettes

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

The findings suggest that text message-based programs could help improve sleep habits among smokers, which may in turn help them become smoke-free.

8 Fascinating Facts About How Teens Use The Internet And Social Media

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 07.20.2015 | Teen

Surprise -- teens love the Internet! OK, so it's not exactly a surprise. What is a little shocking are the statistics revealed in a recent study ...

Is Your Child Ready For A Smartphone? How To Tell

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Wondering if it's time give your son or daughter a smartphone? We don't blame you. It only makes sense that you'd want that kind of 24/7 connectivity...

Why I'm Not Giving My Daughter a Smartphone

Michelle Cove | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Believe me, I know how lousy it feels to be the parent who says no when so many of my daughter's friends have heard "yes." It stinks to stand there while your child explains in tears that she is going to be the social outcast without a smartphone. But being the "bad guy" is what we sometimes sign on for when we became a parent

A New Wave of Mom-Shaming: Posting Photos Online

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

Moms are used to opinions, often unsolicited, from relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and sometimes more annoying and intrusive from strangers. But taking a photo of a mom and her children and using it to crucify her for her decisions is horrifying and a total invasion of privacy.

Simplified Cellphones for Seniors With Hearing Problems

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are several simplified cellphones on the market today that are specifically designed for seniors -- including those with hearing loss. Here are some top options.

National Security and Privacy Secretly Wed in Las Vegas

Spencer Green | Posted 06.02.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Following months of rumors, it's been revealed that Privacy and National Security were secretly married weeks ago in Las Vegas, Nevada. "We're tired of all the naysayers constantly describing us as incompatible. We'll show you. We'll show you all! Ha!" the couple wrote.

Folly Is Joy

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.21.2015 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Click here for the previous part of this series and here for part one. The near future A man and a woman stand in a kitchen prepping food and wat...

How Can I Get My Kids to Put Down Their Phones?

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media parenting expert Caroline Knorr answers questions about parenting, media, and everything in between. Q: How can I get my kids to...

Banning Books in the 21st Century

Steven Petite | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Literature is a wonderful and integral part of the human experience. Books have the power to teach us about ourselves and the world around us. They can open up doors to new ideas, new outlooks, and fresh experiences.