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Sleeping Your Way to the Top

Judith Bowman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

The notion of sleep was formerly revered and also used to help treat health issues for the upper classes until the Industrial Revolution when we did a complete 360 and saw sleep not just devalued but actively scorned.

Finding it Hard To Fit In: The World of Today's Midlife Singles

Dianne Grattan | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Dianne Grattan

As Generation-X-ers and some of us younger Baby Boomers now share the real estate commonly called "midlife," the traditional notions about being singl...

Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out

Lisa Meritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

The gym is filled with people, but every single one of them is wearing earphones. More than a dozen people each on their own planet -- make that galaxy.

The Kid Got No i-Anything for Christmas

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 03.13.2013 | Parents
Cornelia Seigneur

My kid wanted an iPod 5 for Christmas. He's 9. He asked me many times. He sent me links to where I could get an iPod 5. When I fished around for comments on how my 9-year-old felt about the iPod 4, he said, "no way, that one sucks." Got to love the honesty of 9-year-olds.

Why Technology Steals The Magic Of Childhood

David Wygant | Posted 07.01.2012 | Parents
David Wygant

We're becoming a fast-food, fast-technology, digital generation of over-sharing consumers with no real social skills. And it's time to save ourselves.

What Does It Mean to Be a Fan Today?

Mona Elyafi | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Mona Elyafi

Fans today are not -- literally and figuratively speaking -- following artists anymore, but merely following ephemeral trends.

Hooked on Phony: Is Modern Technology Setting Us Back?

Mona Elyafi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mona Elyafi

While we are indeed transcending our human limitations through technology, we're also threatening the very essence of what it is to be human.

Are We at War With Technology?

Linda Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Stone

When we attribute blame to technology, we are implying that we're powerless, that it's "us against it." That it's war. Can we really be sure we're asking the right questions?