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Boss Detox: How to Unplug From Work on Vacation (With Video)

Renne Simpson | Posted 04.26.2017 | Travel
Renne Simpson

When I travel, I like to engage in what I often refer to as a boss detox. This is when I go on vacation and completely unplug from work. I don't check...

7 Reasons Why Boredom Is Good For You (NEW BOOK)

Michael Harris | Posted 10.06.2014 | Home
Michael Harris

To rework an old Jean-Paul Sartre line: If you're bored when you're alone, you're in bad company. Boredom itself isn't a sign that you need some distraction; it's a sign that you've grown addicted to distractions and you need to develop a rich interior life.

Why You Should Really Stop Using Your Smartphone At Dinner

The Washington Post | Caitlin Dewey | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

In the summer of 2011, when Twitter was just entering the mainstream and the iPhone 4 was all the rage, a particularly tech-obsessed friend invited me...

This Table For Two Forces You To Be Mindful

Fast Company | Adele Peters | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

If you have trouble resisting the impulse to check your smartphone while you’re out with friends or having dinner on a date, this table might help: ...

Why It's So Hard To Take A Break From Technology

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

iPhone-a-phobia. It seems my biggest fear about my upcoming 10-day vacation in Europe is disconnecting. After spending too many hours trying to figure out data plans for foreign travel, sim cards purchased abroad, Skype vs. FaceTime from phone to phone, and whether my phone must be in perpetual airplane mode or simply forbidden from roaming, I give up.

How To Turn Off Your Phone, Shut Down Your Computer And Totally Unplug Every Single Week

Ellie Krupnick | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellie Krupnick

Suddenly, like revelation at Sinai, Shabbat started to make perfect sense. Those 25 hours became a respite from my mounting schoolwork, a forced hiatus from the endless black hole of the Internet, the only time I could turn off a screen long enough to, say, play a game with my family.

Here's Convincing Photographic Proof That Unplugging Can Enhance Every Aspect Of Your Life

Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living

A growing body of research -- and plenty of anecdotal evidence -- suggests that excessive use of technology can take a serious toll on our physical he...

WATCH: What I Learned From Unplugging For 3 Months

Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Unplugging from technology is tough whether you're doing it for one day, a weekend or even an entire week. But what about completely swearing off your...

LOOK: The Ultimate Guide To Unplugging

Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Not exactly sure what to do with your tech-free time? Here are some ideas, customized for you: More From Greatist: 51 Paleo Snacks Anyone Can Love...

You Need To Relax This Weekend. Here's How.

Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living

If you're planning to get ahead on next week's workload this holiday weekend, we're here to offer a really crucial word of advice: Don't. If you r...

How To Unplug Without Ignoring Your Friends

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.12.2013 | Healthy Living

The experience of dining out has changed. We text, tweet and email all while forking a few bites into our mouths and half-participating in the actual ...

Smart Strategies To Keep Technology From Stressing You Out

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Your device isn't evil in and of itself. But it can run roughshod over you if you let it. Here are some strategies to keep your phone, tablet, laptop, and everything else from wrecking your mood and your day.

Tips To Overcoming Digital Addiction, From Brad Lamm (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

These days, we rely on our devices for everything, so it isn't hard to develop a digital addiction. Addiction Specialist & Lifestyle Interventionist B...

Do Less, Live More: 9 Tips For Making It Happen

Kris Carr | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

We all know that our lives are overbooked, and it seems to be getting worse. But lately I've been wondering if we're busier than we really need to be. Are we creating extra work and obligations for ourselves by thinking we're more essential than we actually are?

Tech's Best Feature: The Off Switch

Tiffany Shlain | Posted 05.01.2013 | Small Business
Tiffany Shlain

Wrestling with the good, the bad, and the potential of technology is my constant state of existence. The technology we've created gives us a plethora of new possibilities. But the technology we've created also takes something away from us: being present, focused, and in the moment.

Why We're So Hooked On Technology (And How To Unplug)

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Do you respond to the beep, ping, rattle and shake of your gadgets on command? You may be suffering from digital distress -- or maybe even a case of S...

Out With The Electronics!

Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By Keri Glassman for U.S. News Are you having trouble falling asleep? You may have an overactive mind from all the electronics in your life. Phones...

A Post-Celebration Exercise: Why You Should Turn Off And Tune In

Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jim Nicolai, M.D. for Is it just me or has life gotten really fast? It's so evident around this time of year. Right when we lan...

Hooked? How To Kick An Internet Addiction

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Although there's no official diagnosis for Internet or social media addiction, in my view, if it negatively impacts other areas of a person's life and use becomes more and more frequent, then at minimum it's a dependence, and at worst it's an addiction. Don't fear, though -- it is treatable.

Prescription: Media Fast -- Stat!

Lissa Coffey | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

As someone who has been called a "media maven," and who participates in and contributes to practically every form of print and broadcast media out there, this is probably the last thing you expect to hear from me: Turn it all off. Unplug. Seriously.

Looking For More Success? Build A Sleep System

Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC

For those that are living always "on" in an always-connected, overwired world, there simply is never enough time. Especially for sleep. All too often, when there is time for sleep, we can't. Our minds are too busy to turn off.

8 Ways To Kick Yourself Offline

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology

We're all addicted to tech. After long work days with eyes glued to glowing computer screens, dazed workers across the country depart office buildings...

Smartphone Addiction: Why I'm Putting the Phone Down

Susan Conley | Posted 06.07.2012 | Women
Susan Conley

The sneaky thing that my Smartphones does is make me feel like every hour of every day is the absolutely most perfect time in the world to get my email. Except it's not.

Power Living: The Practice of Life

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 07.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Say "No" to new commitments for a period of time or take that vacation you deserve. The intention is to make space so your own hard drive can function better.

Digital Convergence and Your Family

Jason Brand | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Brand

It won't be long before digital convergence conquers every screen. Parents need to think about the benefits and challenges to avoid being walloped by Facebook and text messaging.