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Has Technology Hijacked Your Quality Of Life? Eight Steps To Getting Free.

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It isn't necessary to wait until your workplace institutes changes in it's policies and expectations to free yourself from the tyranny of the enslavement to technology that is so endemic in our culture. Here are some steps that you can take right now!

Beware the Dangers of FOMO

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

So if rushing from pillar to post trying to fill your life up with activities and novelty not only doesn't enhance the quality of life, but rather diminishes it, what's the alternative? Good question.

The Secret of Life

Deborah King | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

As a spiritual teacher, I'm often asked for the "secret of life." The one asking the question is probably expecting some deep esoteric answer, coming ...

Kids' Screen Time May Be Messing With Their Emotional Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.26.2014 | Science

Sure, your child can read emoticons. But a provocative new study suggests that all that screen time is making it hard for children to interpret real-l...

My Teen Got a Smartphone the Old-Fashioned Way: She Earned It

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Lisa Rinkus

The more I saw children glued to their devices, the more indignant I got. The thought of my intelligent, thoughtful daughter playing "Candy Crush" or group chatting at all hours made me physically ill.

Why Has the FAA and FCC Been Lying to Us About Cell Phones on Planes?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

For more than 22 years the FAA and the FCC have essentially feeding us an urban myth that cell phone use would crash planes. Who could question passenger safety?

Is Distracted Driving Undoing The Seat Belt?

Bill Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Bill Bell

Seat belt usage is approaching 90 percent nationally, highway safety engineers are building safer roads and police officers are being more prescriptive in their enforcement. However, one behavior is getting worse -- distracted driving.

New Territory for the NSA

Mike Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

See more editorial cartoons by Mike Smith at Las Vegas Sun or DailyInk....

On Electronic Devices on Planes, Facts A Minor Factor

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Christine Negroni

The majority of the flying public trusts the FAA is making this decision with air safety first and foremost because they want that to be the case. The fact of the matter is that the facts don't matter.

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

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.17.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

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.

'Can I Just Relax, Mom?'

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 08.29.2013 | Parents
Cornelia Seigneur

I had mumbled something to the twins about their excessive X-Box use or texting, asking them when they were going to turn it off and work around the house. But, then, one of the twins said to me: "Mom, can we just relax?" Oh, that hit home.

Should Schools Go Modern?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.25.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Rayana Godfrey It has always been a rule: No electronic devices in class, and No using social networks during school hours. For a long time, teac...

The FAA's Toothless Response To My Portable Electronic Deviance

Grant Cardone | Posted 07.12.2012 | Travel
Grant Cardone

Let's face it, the FAA is toothless. They claim to have conducted a full investigation but never once did they call or contact me to discuss the incident or fully ascertain the facts.

Handhelds on Planes A Bigger Problem Than You Think

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

So what would you think if you were the B777 pilot who's radio communication with air traffic control was interrupted by a passenger's cell phone call...

Electronic Devices Can Be an Educational Curse or Blessing

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

We can't pry our kids' fingers off their electronic devices by fiat, but we can channel their desires for communication and companionship into more productive endeavors.

Google Phone, Android Software Coming Today

Silicon Alley Insider | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The wait is almost over: This morning in New York, Google (GOOG) and T-Mobile will unveil the first Google Android-powered 'GPhone', which should prob...