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Technology: Friend or Foe?

Deborah Hersman | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Deborah Hersman

While Motor City is rolling out some fantastic new vehicles, including life-saving technologies to alert drivers to hazards and in some cases, actively avoid collisions, we must also be wary of superfluous technologies that claim to make our lives easier, but instead put us more at risk.

Speakerphone Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.26.2012 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Not long ago while traveling on an Amtrak train, the woman seated directly in front of me was using her phone as a speaker so all passengers could here her dual conversation. She wasn't in an office with the door closed, and her call was disruptive to everyone around her.

Oprah's Call to Action: No Texting, No Cell Phones, No Kidding!

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

I am intrigued with the idea of our nation as a whole taking the no-phone pledge. I agree with Oprah that we are facing a serious crisis. In the hands of a driver, a cell phone is a dangerous tool.