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Those Holding 'Anti-Gay' Sentiments Need To Stop Making Things Worse By Expressing Outrage Over The Florida Massacre

Mark Baer | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Baer

Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting their...

How To Stop Checking Your Phone Before Bed

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 03.11.2016 | Comedy

Sleeping with your phone is still one those things we know we really shouldn't do, like having a cigarette when you drink or never flossing. But const...

Have You Received a Disconnect Notice From Verizon or AT&T Yet?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.04.2017 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Above is the standard form letter being sent to Verizon customers in multiple states to shut off their current working copper-based telecommunication service.

Hey Comcast, Where's My Missing $5,800?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 12.10.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Comcast owes Cathy Coffey $5,800. Why is it taking so long to refund her? Question: I overpaid Comcast by $5,800 after I switched to satellite TV and...

Disconnect -- Walk Away From a Problem and Find a Solution

Carl Phillips | Posted 09.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carl Phillips

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." -- Confucius We all meet our share of challenges and problems in life. Trying to n...

The Problem With Being Hyperconnected

Carl Phillips | Posted 07.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

If you leave the house and realize you've left your phone home and feel a deep sense of panic, then maybe it's time to step back. Surely this is no reason to panic in the grand scheme of life.

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

Marc Antoine Colaciuri | Posted 04.28.2015 | 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.

Movie Review: Men, Women & Children -- Save yourself

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a novel by Chad Kultgen,  Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children is a multi-character film that wants to deliver a message about how our burgeoning electronic connectivity -- through phones and computers -- has actually distanced us from each other.

Family, Friends and Technology

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
William B. Bradshaw

Are people less friendly than they used to be? As I looked beyond having just a "gut feeling" about attitudes and practices of people, I became aware of the "General Social Survey." I found a lot of information that relates to the friendliness of people.

Invisible Bird

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Peter Baldwin Panagore

Strapped into My stilts I am The Great Blue Heron

Ann Brenoff

5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Summer | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty

Oh, if we only knew then what we know now! Here are 5 things you will regret: 1. Sun worshipping. The sun is not really our friend. Sadly, many of...

How Giving Your Undivided Attention Reduces Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Giving much-needed, nonjudgmental advice can be transforming -- but one of the simplest and most powerful things you can do for another person is simply to listen.

How I Left The Room Without My Phone -- And Lived To Tell The Tale

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.17.2013 | Healthy Living

We don't just have devices -- we have a collective digital rash. And we keep scratching. We're not just connected, we're inflamed by our hyper-reachability.

The Fine Art of Pleasuring a Big Black Giant

George Heymont | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Earlier this year, I attended the opening nights of two Bay area productions that could not have been more dissimilar. In each case, the audience's final response was telling.

What Happens When You Really Disconnect

Tony Schwartz | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Tony Schwartz

I woke up one morning about four weeks ago and realized in a flash that I'd hit a wall. Most days I can't wait to get to work. On this day, I struggled to get myself out of the house.

Popcorn Preview: Disconnect

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Disconnect (2012) Cast includes: Jason Bateman (Up in the Air), Hope Davis (The Weather Man), Frank Grillo (The Grey), Michael Nyqvist (The Girl...

Mike Hogan

How He Got The Part | Mike Hogan | Posted 04.12.2013 | Entertainment

If you've heard anything about "Disconnect," the new feature by "Murderball" director Henry Alex Rubin, it's probably one of two things: it offers a c...

Disconnect, Anonymity and Intimacy

Annette Insdorf | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

If you are reading this sentence, you are probably part of the online universe into which the new film Disconnect is wired. Moving, smart and troubling, this ensemble piece is directed by Henry-Alex Rubin from a script by Andrew Stern.

Movie Review: Disconnect

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Disconnect is upsetting, exhilarating and frightening in equal measures. It's got the ability to pierce your complacency with its cautionary tale.

5 Must-See Indie Films This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

by Leonard Maltin As Hollywood seems to be unleashing some of its worst pop movies on an unsuspecting public this spring, there's no better time to s...

Marc Jacobs Talks Psychotherapy, MySpace And Winona Ryder

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Style

Marc Jacobs is known for creating fantasy. His fashion shows for his eponymous labels and for Louis Vuitton are the stuff fairytales are made of: caro...

Disconnect: A Movie About All of Us

Alan Ravitz, MD | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment
Alan Ravitz, MD

This isn't an easy movie, but it's well worth watching. You're not going to walk away "feeling good," as they say, but you will walk away feeling something.

Are You Mindlessly Addicted to Technology?

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

I get the addiction. I succumb to it myself, because it's human. That's why we have to learn to use the technology mindfully and not buy into the social construct that it's okay to be mindless, rude and disconnected from the real world as long as we use the "I'm busy" excuse.

Famed Fashion Designer Goes Bad For New Film

Posted 03.28.2013 | Entertainment

The new drama "Disconnect" focuses on three interwoven stories about the dangers of what happens when people eschew human interactions for digital one...

Disconnect: A New Movie Sounds The Alarm About Our Hyper-Connected Lives

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

In the 1840s, Benjamin Disraeli, still a long way from being prime minister, wanted to wake people up to the plight of the British working class. The alarm he sounded wasn't delivered in a speech, a pamphlet, or an article -- but in a novel, Sybil, published in 1845. Ever since I read Sybil when I was at Cambridge, I've loved thinkers and writers who use storytelling to reach people and get us to act. And so it was that I found myself moderating a panel discussion last week with the director and two cast members of a movie that uses storytelling to wake us up to one of the biggest problems of our modern age: the effect that being "connected" to technology 24/7 is having on our ability to connect with our lives, ourselves, and the people we love. Like so many people, this is something I struggle with on a regular basis. That's why Disconnect struck a nerve.