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Yoga, Mindfulness and Kids: The Value of Disconnecting

Monica Gray | Posted 09.29.2015 | Education
Monica Gray

In this hyper-connected, on-line all-the-time culture, it has never been more important to disengage and slow down. Adults have been doing it for years -- through yoga and the increasingly popular practice of mindfulness, which is generally described as the state of being attentive to the present moment.

How To Disconnect From Your Job And Leave Your Work At Work

Supercompressor | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living

"Nine to five." It might have meant something in your parents' day, but now it's just another awkward, outdated phrase, like "the bee's knees" or "I'm voting for Nixon." Our digital age has been sweet, but the price of permanent connection is steep.

Why a Digital Detox Is Essential Every Now and Then

Sakshi Talwar | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sakshi Talwar

Our ability to stay balanced in this day and age of exponential technology proliferation shall assist us in connecting to more things real and being present in the moment. The idea is not to become arcane or completely disconnect with the tech space but to strike equivalence in life.

What It Was Like To Live Offline

Jennifer Rauch | Posted 08.19.2015 | Technology
Jennifer Rauch

As an experiment, I decided to get away from digital media for a while and see what that was like. Sort of like the National Day of Unplugging in March, which encourages people to unplug for 24 hours. But I did it for 184 consecutive days, with fewer people to keep me company.

Why Disconnecting Can Actually Help Your Business

Emily Holbrook | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Emily Holbrook

Today's technology dependency is astounding. Most every income group, demographic and ethnicity has become accustomed to an "instant information" way of life. Sometimes, this is for the better. Many times, it's not.

The Perpetual Vacation: How to Extend Your Holiday All Year

Andrea Driessen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Andrea Driessen

Travel, adventure and being present enough to uncover the unexpected, can happen right down the street from home -- when I pack the right attitude, enough curiosity and some resourcefulness.

8 Ways To Disconnect From Technology And Get More Done!

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

Our tech-tethered lives are making millions unwell. While that may be good news for Big Pharma, we in the sustainable wellness community have a better idea: try a digital detox -- learn to cut the cord and take your life back from tech.

Be Present, Be Open and Turn Off Your Cell Phone!

Katie Kempner | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Katie Kempner

I've had two experiences in the past few days that tied into some key life lessons that are useful in both our personal and professional lives (which as many people will tell you these days is one and the same).

Why Is Everyone So Busy? 'Time Poverty' and Ways You Can Fight It

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

Too often, we're plagued by "time poverty" -- the idea that there's not enough time to do all the work we need to do. The problem is, we stress out, and we burn out. But research is increasingly finding that the cure for "time poverty" isn't more time -- it's better using the time we have.

6 Simple Ways to Stay Lean and Stress-Free During the Holidays

Nora Tobin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

The six simple ways to look your best include a combination of fitness, nutrition and mindset strategies. These tips are meant to be easily implemented into your schedule during this crazy time of year.

The Digital World Is Full Of Wonder And Worry

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend, on average, more than 7.5 hours a day in front of a non-school-related screen. Given the busy lives children lead these days and the reality that there are only so many hours in a day, this statistic is almost unbelievable.

What Happened When We Went A Week Without An Inbox

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

The email ban included not only emails amongst ourselves but also with clients. We set up auto-responders to let people know we weren't checking email and encouraged them to call us instead.

How Work Really Makes Us Feel -- And What We Can Do About It

Pam Ross | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Pam Ross

Last week, Arianna Huffington wrote about what happens when you type "why am" into Google's search engine and allow it to autocomplete your sentence. The results point to an incredibly overtired society. When I saw this, I got curious... what are the most common searches related to how work makes us feel?

My Friends Are Checking Out

Jo Laird | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jo Laird

Yes, it's a good idea to take a vacation off the grid this summer. Enjoy every single minute of it. And, once you get home, figure out a way to take some hops, every day, off the grid.

Burnt Out at 28?

Shane Dolan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Shane Dolan

We live in a society where getting ahead is too often in direct proportion to the speed at which we operate. Yes, fast-paced is sometimes necessary. There will always be a deadline quickly approaching or an urgent matter that was completely unplanned for -- that's part of life.

This Is What Happens When We Forget That Speech Has Consequences

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I'm only advocating for a world in which -- no matter how many new social media portals open before I'm finished typing this sentence -- we recognize that the bottomless pit into which we throw our words does indeed have a bottom.

The 5 Most Annoying Trends We Want To Go Away

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Trends and fads come and go -- some so fast that you may even miss them. Here are five things we hope will end soon:

Luxury, Then and Now

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

Thirty-five years ago, I enjoyed what I thought was the thrill of a lifetime when I flew the Concorde from London to the U.S. and made the trip in fou...

How My Son's Dying iPhone Saved Our Vacation

Mommy Nearest | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Instead of his usual plugged-in state, he spent much of the vacation reading books, playing silly games with his siblings and, wait for it... actually talking to us at dinner.

Is Social Media Actually Making Us More Social?

Molly Reynolds | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Molly Reynolds

Living in a world where limit our communication to 150 characters or less, we should support social media like this and get ourselves out making real personal connections.

18 Easy Ways To Take A Break From The Internet

Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty

Here at The Huffington Post, we're all about enjoying a digital detox every once in awhile. We know that taking a break from technology allows us to b...

10 Annoying Things We Hope To Leave Behind In 2014

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

2013 was a year of many annoyances. From Miley Cyrus's twerking to voting citizens who support the Affordable Care Act but hate Obamacare, stupid peop...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Between last minute shopping and jam-packed malls, roads and airports, this week delivered plenty of ruffled feathers beyond the Duck Dynasty uproar. One antidote to that holiday stress is a diet -- not abstaining from Christmas cookies but from our digital devices. So, starting tomorrow, I'll be powering mine down for a week, disconnecting from the world so I can more deeply connect with friends and family. It's a great way to recharge your internal batteries and promote reflection on the year gone by. For HuffPost, 2013 was a year in which we went all-in on our efforts to fight burnout and embrace that which we truly value. This included the launch of the Third Metric, a movement devoted to redefining success beyond just power and money to include well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving back. Making a digital diet part of your holiday tradition is a great way to start. So goodbye until next week -- and have a happy unplugged holiday.

When It Comes To Technology, Sometimes It Makes Sense To Slow Down

Adam Levin | Posted 10.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Adam Levin

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgEveryone is in a hurry -- overbooked, overworked, and generally overwhelmed. With life churning forward at a pace that makes the "rat race" of the '50s feel like a Sunday picnic, is it any wonder we're hungry for new ways to work faster and more efficiently?

'Mobile Storage' Trucks Prove School Cell Phone Bans Really Aren't Doing Much

David Krevitt | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
David Krevitt

Much like reading books, paying attention in class is a critical piece of academic success and an area ripe for student incentives. Why not reward students for their attention, with the smartphone as a measurement tool?