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Reading On Your Screen May Impair The Way You Think

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.10.2016 | Healthy Living

If you're looking for an excuse to take a small digital sabbatical, science is here to offer you a pretty good one: Your devices may be changing the w...

Babies And iPads Might Not Be Such A Great Combination After All

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.24.2015 | Science

Many modern parents have a love-hate relationship with the iPad. The device can be great to keep a child occupied and some interactive games may car...

What I Learned From My Digital Detox | Posted 09.15.2016 | Healthy Living

By Kelly Saiz I'm willing to bet that wherever you are right now, there are at least two or more screens in the same room with you. First, you're pro...

Don't Blink: The Future Is Happening Now

Raj Talluri | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Raj Talluri

We live in a “what’s next?” era. Technology is evolving at an ever-more-rapid pace: Our devices become smarter, do more for us, and connect us t...

Constantly Checking Your Phone Could Be A Sign Of Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.24.2015 | Science

It's been estimated that the average mobile phone user checks a device 150 times a day, and nearly a third of smartphone users admit that they're addi...

Even When You're Not Using It, Your iPhone Is Distracting You

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science

Smartphones are a near-constant source of distraction in our daily lives. We check them an average of 110 times a day, according to a 2013 study, set ...

Now Here's A Pretty Convincing Argument On How The Internet Is Ruining Our Lives

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living

The Internet has its perks, but it certainly has its pitfalls, too. The latest video from The School Of Life, a London-based organization that foc...

This Video Is Proof That No Emoji Can Beat Talking Face To Face IRL

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.01.2014 | Good News

It turns out an ability to read between the lines of text messages has lived within us all along. However, it has nothing to do with our phones the...

How to Protect Your Eyes From the Negative Effects of Digital Devices and Blue Light

Dr. Matthew Alpert, O.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matthew Alpert, O.D.

These symptoms are often so common that we don't even recognize them as real issues. While digital eye strain is temporary, if left unaddressed, it can turn into a chronic problem.

Digitally Present... Physically Absent?

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 09.20.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Shruti Eva Saini

Digital connection fosters human connection. To the point where it sometimes becomes difficult to have the latter without the former enabling it. That's a pretty profound place for us, a society of social connectors, to be in.

Disconnect To Reconnect This Valentine's Day

Diana Graber | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Diana Graber

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, this scene, or one similar to it, is likely to be replayed in restaurants and homes across the country as we all seek to balance the meaningful connections in our physical lives with the multiple connections in our digital ones.

Power Off to Plug Into Sleep

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Let's think about other mindful activities that are relaxing to our minds, without using an electronic device. Try one of these mindful activities to connect you to a state of peace before you sleep.

Try It, You'll Like It

David Sable | Posted 08.31.2013 | Media
David Sable

I am unplugged one full 24-hour period a week. No email, no digital search, no social networking, no snackable content, no long-form digital anything... no Digibabble... OFF. Nada. Nothing on, not even on airplane mode or offline status.

Save Your Family Vacation With a Digital Detox

Linden Schaffer | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Linden Schaffer

It's time to take a stand for everyone's health and talk about a digital detox while on vacation. Instead of going digital-free cold turkey, it is important to set you and your family up for success. Try these tips and I guarantee that you'll return relaxed and refreshed.

Challenges in the Information Ecology

Peter Lucas | Posted 02.02.2013 | Technology
Peter Lucas

There are already many more computing devices in the world than there are people. In a few more years, their number will climb into the trillions. Moreover, we are quickly figuring out how to make those processors communicate with each other, and with us.

Confessions of an E-Book Virgin

Dave Astor | Posted 12.21.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Some people continued to ride a horse-and-buggy after many other people switched to cars. Maybe I'm one of those late-adopter types. But at least for now, I'm sticking with print books.

Bugged by Food Shoppers Who Don't Bag

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Astor

Shoppers should want to do their own bagging. After all, some cashiers have been known to place a gallon of orange juice on top of your bottom-of-the-bag bananas.

CES 2011: Let Them Play

John Bergquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John Bergquist

I understand the legal ramifications of having devices that are still in prototype status, but really, CES participants should leave them at home if they are still too delicate or sensitive for attendees to handle.

New York Times Cover Story on "Growing Up Digital" Misses the Mark

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Rather than kids losing their attention spans there is a stronger case to be made that growing up digital is equipping today's youth with the mental skills that they'll need to deal with today's overflow of information.

Studying Technology's Influence On The Brain, Scientists Discover Solitude On The River Never Hurts

New York Times | Matt Richtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Utah -- Todd Braver emerges from a tent nestled against the canyon wall. He has a slight tan, except for a slim ...

Cell Phones and Brain Tumors: A No-Brainer

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In May, the long-awaited results of international, decade-long study showed no increased risk for the two most common forms of brain cancer -- glioma and meningioma -- among cellphone users.

Festivals and Theaters Are Not for All Indie Films -- And That's Fine

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I still may submit to some festivals. The exposure certainly wouldn't hurt. They're just not the main route to travel down with this project now. At least, that's what my gut's telling me.

Get Gmail. Now. Or else.

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

During the course of the last year or so, I have detected a trend in corporate life that bears momentary scrutiny, then universal action by anybody wh...

The Battle for Your Digital Living Room

Scott McGregor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Scott McGregor

We've come a long way since Dad brought home that big bulky tube TV console, plugged it in, raised the rabbit ears and ordered the kids to get up off the couch and switch the channel.

Hey! You! Get Off Of My Cloud!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

It is my understanding that by the time we get to Web 4.0 everything we do will be up in the cloud. All our writing, our spreadsheets, our photos, our...