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Digital Detox

Why I Think I Need to Break Up With the Internet

Amy Alabaster | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Alabaster

Unfortunately, walking away from technology completely is not an option. So I decided to write the Internet a "Dear John" letter instead. It's pretty short and sweet.

Is Your Child Addicted to Electronics?

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

It's no surprise that kids of all ages can get addicted to their electronic toys. That's because every text that a kid sends or receives, every Facebook "like," and every point scored during a video game creates a little hit of the feel-good chemical dopamine.

Meet The People Behind The Programs That Are Helping The World Unplug And Recharge

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel

Feeling a little stressed out lately? You're not alone. Seventy-three percent of Americans report feeling stressed out at work, according to a 2013 s...

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 3

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

We would all profit from learning how little technology we could get along with. We never know when the digital world will work against us, forcing us into doing everything "the old-fashioned way."

Katy Hall

How To Make A Digital Detox Actually Stick

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Imagine a weekend, a week or even a month without your iPhone, computer or any other devices. Chances are you’re not going to work, at least not in ...

Are You Oversharing On Social Media?

Sue Scheff | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

When teens consider the concept of addiction, they likely think about cigarettes and substance abuse, but oversharing on social media doesn't always register as a cause for concern.

What You Gain By Ditching Your Smartphone

High50 | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
High50

I've always been an early adopter of technology and hadn't realised the insidious changes that the best, fun technology had wrought. I now know that I am so assaulted with attention-grabbing gadgets and the ever-increasing demands of instant communications that I need to make time to disengage.

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?!

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

've pruned my online connections. I've birthed new habits. I'm setting boundaries between work and personal time. I'm less scattered and distracted. I'm wasting less time. I have the reins in my hands again. I haven't been this productive or at ease in quite a while.

Why I Bury My Cellphone In A Drawer At Night

Chris Deaver | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Don't get me wrong: I don't hate technology. Quite the opposite, I've adopted and advocate the latest and greatest like most people, but I came to a realization recently that I had to detox. And I put together a list of reasons why.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, FEEL Nothing

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Giegerich

September 11th Memorial, New York City A month ago, I caught up over cocktails with a college friend I hadn't seen in over 10 years. When he walked...

WATCH: What This Blogger Learned From A Year Of Unplugging

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Just because it’s so easy to be constantly connected -- with our friends and family, with the news, and with endless flows of information -- doesn't...

WATCH: This Summer Camp Helps Adults Overcome Tech Addiction

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Most summer camps are a place where children are sent to stay active, make new friends, and enjoy time in nature. But one summer camp is providing a v...

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 1

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

When my smartphone went dark, my PC succumbed to malware and my old TV conked out (must things always happen in threes?), I was forced to undergo a different kind of cleanse -- a digital cleanse -- which proved as jarring as I imagined a juice cleanse to be.

What Happens When Kids Go Cold Turkey from Their Screens for 5 Days?

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

Does all this time staring at screens, which may take time away from looking at faces, change the nature of what we learn about the social world?

Tech-Free Travel Can Change Your Life, Really

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel

A digital detox can change your life, especially when executed in an especially life-changing place. Indeed, avoiding technology during vacation ca...

From Digital Overload to Enlightenment

Martin O’Leary | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as one's emergence from self-imposed immaturity. But how can a digital addict ever achieve enlightenment with so many distractions, let alone escape immaturity?

My Facebook Death

James R. Marsh | Posted 10.07.2014 | Comedy
James R. Marsh

This morning I awoke and, like most mornings, reached for my iPhone to check my feed. Except today I didn't have a feed anymore. Last night I died a virtual death on Facebook.

Grand Jury Duty Stalled My Life -- But Helped Me Find Solitude

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

When was the last time you were seated in a room with a group of people for hours on end, and no one -- not one single person --- stole periodic glances at their mobile devices? If you can't remember when, then I can only surmise it's been a long time since you served on jury duty!

Here's One Big Sign It's Time To Reevaluate Your Relationship With Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Do you keep your mobile phone with you all the time? With so many ways to stay connected, procrastinate and distract yourself, it’s important to tak...

Mind Your Busyness In 10 Steps

Melanie Young | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I don't mind being busy. But I mind when being busy becomes non productive or even wasted time. More important, keeping busy should not keep you from enjoying your life and taking care of yourself.

The 6 Secrets of Agile Marketers

Lisa Nirell | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Lisa Nirell

While world events swirl around us, the pressure to perform doesn't stop. As marketing leaders, we are expected to continue to deliver meaningful, measurable results to the C-suite.

7 Ways To Actually Relax On Your Next Vacation

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's vacation season and the time of year to step away from work to recharge and refresh. Sadly, many people don't take all the vacation days they earn. Others who take vacation end up working during their time off which defeats the purpose entirely.

The Yard Sale

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Giegerich

As a marketer paid to unravel the mysteries of why brands supply a consumer need, it's even more critical that I connect to my fellow man. All the research reports in the world can't pass on the knowledge inherent in simple conversation.

If Meditation Is Supposed to Quiet Your Mind, Why Is it So Noisy in Here?

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jodi B. Katzman

If we schedule time to go to the gym for physical health and fitness, why not do the same for a mental workout to maintain fitness of mind and spirit? So I found a quiet pool in a corner of my world and jumped into the deep end, head first (pun intended).

The Third Metric: Managing Techno-Stress at Work

Allison Heaps | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Heaps

Building a gym and yoga studio, a common guise for companies claiming they support wellness programs is not enough. As most cynics argue, it would be nice to "step away" in theory, but will you have a job when you return?