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Digital Détox

Thinking Of A Digital Detox This Summer? Try These Instead

Alanna Harvey | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Alanna Harvey

Instead of a digital detox or a digital diet or whatever alliteration could be made of what it means to take a break from technology, why not consider just doing something else with your excess screen time? This summer is a good time to start.

The Digital Malcontent

David Gregory | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
David Gregory

Words and Photography by David Gregory. I've recently re-awakened a love for the medium of black and white film that has for too long been neglected,...

How to Keep Your Screen Addiction From Harming Your Happiness

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

The purpose of this post is not to convince you to give up your screens. That's a ridiculous idea! Why would you do that? But I would like to offer you a quick nugget of advice for limiting the damage that screen addiction can have on your overall happiness.

Kerry Washington's Reason For Taking A Digital Detox Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living

By now, many of us are well aware of the benefits to be gained from taking a tech break -- and of course, that extends to some of the busiest and most...

A Realistic Guide to Taking a Digital Detox | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living

Mounting research shows that constant connectivity takes a serious toll on our health. Learn how your devices are affecting you, and the best ways to unplug.

Boss Detox: How to Unplug From Work on Vacation (With Video)

Renne Simpson | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Renne Simpson

When I travel, I like to engage in what I often refer to as a boss detox. This is when I go on vacation and completely unplug from work. I don't check...

How To Take Control Of Your Digital Life (And Your Real Life)

Well+GOOD | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living

By Jamie McKillop for Well+Good Jess Davis, a former digital brand strategist, was your typical super plugged-in New Yorker, when suddenly last year,...

Changing Your Scenery... and Perspective

Catriona Pollard | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

I'm a huge believer in changing your scenery as often as you can. It helps give you a new perspective on issues you're facing and forces you to see your world in a different way.

Time Off Helps You Thrive in Life and Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's no surprise that most adults are overworked and overwhelmed but the counterintuitive reality is that many are not taking all the paid time off th...

What Happens To Your Brain When You're Always On Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living

If your phone is more like an extension of your hand than a separate entity, you fit in with close to 50 percent of the U.S. population, who say they ...

5 Bad Habits Likely Caused By Your Phone Obsession

Alanna Harvey | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Alanna Harvey

Living a slightly less connected life does take some getting used to. You'll probably need to get used to living in the present. But once you do, you'll notice that these were once your bad habits and that you're much better off without them.

For the Love of Likes or For the Love of Self

Brittney Oliver | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Brittney Oliver

February is a month that we celebrate being loved and loving someone else, but don't forget the most important thing and that's to love our selves.

Familiarity Breeds Contempt? Citizenship and Boundaries in the Digital Wild West

Michael P. Murphy | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Michael P. Murphy

The ancient Roman festival of Terminalia honors Jupiter Terminus, the god of borders and boundaries. Good Romans celebrated this festival each February 23rd by jointly decorating the very sites that demarcated their properties, offering requisite sacrifices, and then feasting the night away in a communal gathering.

6 Things I Learned Traveling Without My Cellphone

Woody Roseland | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Woody Roseland

At it's core, this trip was about being intentional about adventure (One of Micah's life mantras). So I wondered how to increase the adventure aspect of it. And it hit me! For as vocal as I've been about not using technology, this would be the perfect time to put my money where my mouth is: leave my phone at home and do this trip sans cellular.

The Power of Digital Detox

Catriona Pollard | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Every year I have a digital free holiday. Let me explain what I mean. A few years ago I turned off my phone and travelled around Myanmar (Burma) for t...

3 Reasons We Skip the Vacay When We Shouldn't, and What Smart Businesses Are Doing About It

Erica Keswin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Erica Keswin

My sister and I are very close. We each have three kids, work hard, and manage the endless to-do lists. We recently took a short vacation to Aruba with our husbands, thinking the three days away would give us time to reconnect, recharge, and relax.

The Case For Doing 1-On-1 Meetings With Yourself

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business

Ellyn Shook has an array of meetings booked for next week with just one person: Ellyn Shook. The human resources director at the consulting giant Acc...

Managing Technology to Keep You in the Game

Erica Keswin | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Erica Keswin

My daughter, Caroline, plays on a girls' travel hockey team that takes her all over the country. We often use technology to stay connected when I can't attend the games--facetime, calls, texts and emails.

Feeling the Love: How a Surprisingly Simple Lesson From 2015 Might Change the Way We Do Business

Erica Keswin | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Erica Keswin

The CEOs and companies that stand out in 2015 are the ones who paid attention to this shift, and took concrete steps to right their ships, bringing back real-time, face-to-face conversation and connection.

Tech Etiquette: Top Ten Faux-Pas Your Boss Wants You to Avoid

Erica Keswin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Erica Keswin

More and more, the top brass is losing their patience with bad manners and poor work habits due to the misuse of technology in the workplace. Here are the top-ten bad calls managers would like to see employees avoid.

Take the Thanksgiving Challenge: Disconnect to Connect

Erica Keswin | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Erica Keswin

As part of my research on the impact of technology on conversation and relationships in the workplace, I recently came across an important term: telepressure.

The Business Case for Conversation

Erica Keswin | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Erica Keswin

This blog is about the Business Case for Conversation. In it, I will share not only my journey as an organization and leadership development expert seeing the challenges the business community is facing, but also an analysis of what companies can do to address them.

How Britney Spears Inspired Me to Do a Smartphone Detox

Sarah Pike | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Pike

But when it came time for the show, I realized that by the end of it I actually spent less time watching everything happening on stage and more time watching one square-sized portion of it through my smartphone.

Cold Turkey for a Tech Addict: Curing My Cravings for Connectivity in the Depths of the Australian Outback

Barry Whyte | Posted 11.09.2015 | Technology
Barry Whyte

Connected devices have undoubtedly been a net positive for individuals and society, but we make device use consistent with how humans cognitively process the world around them. Hopefully in the Outback, I made my relationship with technology a little bit more healthy.

7 Unexpected Benefits of a Digital Detox

Lori Osterberg | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lori Osterberg

If your phone or tablet isn't buzzing, beeping or vibrating in your hand or pocket every few seconds, you begin breathing deeper and being less on edge. You relax. You slow down.