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National Day of Unplugging

Put Your Phone Down: It's The National Day Of Unplugging

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology

If you need an excuse to throw your phone in a drawer for a day, now's your chance. Starting at sundown on Friday and stretching into Saturday is t...

How To Completely Unplug From Your Smartphone For An Entire Day

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living

It's time for a collective admission: We're all a little tech obsessed. How could we not be? We live in a 24/7, always-on culture. But stepping awa...

WATCH: How To Make Yourself Unplug For The Entire Holiday Break

Fast Company | Posted 12.23.2014 | World

Unplug for two whole weeks? It's not as crazy as it sounds, and studies show it will help you be more refreshed, focused, and productive when you r...

Apps for Addictions

David Sable | Posted 12.20.2014 | Technology
David Sable

This is not a screed against technology, nor is it a Luddite rant. Au contraire. But we can't let it control us. We must remain in control so our world doesn't become a cheap B movie.

Time to Rethink Technology at Summer Camp?

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Tech gadgets would certainly compete with the immersive experience that sleep away camp creates for the young people. But does technology have no place whatsoever in the lives of campers?

How Facebook and Twitter Undermine Religion

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Yes, be more connected. Although social media promises to strengthen connections, its technology has limitations. Clicking a Facebook like or becoming a Twitter follower creates a bond, but not a strong one.

The World Our Children Will Never Know

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Jason P. Stadtlander

I look back on the world I grew up in, and no matter how much I explain or try to show my children what it was like, I realize that they will never completely understand the world in which so many of us lived.

There Is Absolutely A Point To Unplugging

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

It's my belief that the point of "unplugging movement" isn't to completely tear us away from our devices -- in fact, it's quite the opposite. The point of disconnecting from our devices and reconnecting to the world around us is to remind us that there is a world outside of our screens -- and as a result, there's a way to come back to them and use them in a more mindful manner.

I Unplugged For 24 Hours -- And I Wish It Had Lasted Longer

Alena Hall | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Alena Hall

I had set out on this detox mission to do the things I rarely found time to do, but it didn't occur to me until these last few minutes to do nothing. So I took this little bit of time to be with myself, and experience living in the most idle of moments.

WATCH: How Unplugging Can Help You Reconnect With Your Family

Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

With of the National Day of Unplugging on the horizon, HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani sat down with a few digital detox veterans to discu...

A Digital Detox Can Change Your Life. Here's What To Know Before You Do It.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Let’s face it: we don't always have the healthiest relationship with technology. From endlessly scanning social media sites to incessantly checking ...

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...

8 Movies That Prove Unplugging Can Improve Your Life And Save Humanity

Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment

At this point, we've all come to accept that our relationship with technology -- from our mobile devices to our tablets to our computers -- is of the ...

When Your Body Says 'No More Screens'

Lori Leibovich | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Lori Leibovich

It hurts to do my job, lift my daughter, carry grocery bags, or make it through the day without popping Advils. The message my body is sending is clear: Stop typing, tapping and scrolling, now.

Help! My Son Is a Tech Junkie!

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Tanya Schevitz

My son told me the other day that what he wants to do when he grows up is be "the guy who reviews video games on YouTube." So not even the guy who creates the video games, but the guy who stays home all day, sits on the couch and videotapes himself playing them.

Making Time for Face Time, Spontaneity and Solitude

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Tanya Schevitz

My parents are the worst!" says one fourth grade boy. "My mom and dad are always checking their email or texting people. And if I try to ask them something, they're like--" he turns his head slightly away from me, looks down and puts his hand up like a crossing guard signaling, STOP.

Unplug With Randi Zuckerberg

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Tanya Schevitz

When I had my son almost three years ago, I became much more conscious of how often I was using my devices in his presence. Though he was just a baby, I realized he could tell when I wasn't giving him my full attention.

Why I'll Put My Phone Down on the National Day of Unplugging

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Tanya Schevitz

Be honest. When is the last time you picked your children up from school and focused on them without checking email, texting or sneaking a peek at Facebook soon after they got in the car?

10 Things to Do Instead of Watching the Super Bowl

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

We look forward to the day of the big game to catch up on other things or take advantage of the sparse crowds out there. Here are a few tips for non-football fans this Sunday.

Lori Leibovich

Why Every Family Needs A 'Technology Shabbat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lori Leibovich | Posted 10.25.2013 | Parents

My family and I went dark for 24 hours from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. I buried my iPad under a pile of books, stuck my iPhone in a drawer, and hid the TV remote from my kids.

6 Healthy Reasons To Unplug From Technology

Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're reading this, you might not know that it's the fourth annual National Day of Unplugging, a day when participants nationwide pledge to spend ...

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 HuffPost Staffers Unplug

Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living

If you've been plugged in to our site recently, you know that this Friday, March 1 at sundown marks the official start of the National Day of Unpluggi...

Unplugging Is the New Status Update

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Tanya Schevitz

About 75 percent of people use their phones in the bathroom. A freaky 15 percent of people have interrupted sex to answer a cell phone call. Nothing is sacred anymore.

De-Stressing Through Laughter - 10 Ways It Improves Your Health

Marlo Thomas | Posted 05.01.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Last Monday was terrible. The phone began ringing before 9 a.m., I had back-to-back (to-back) meetings well into the afternoon, and by the time happy hour arrived, I was not happy at all. My back hurt and my head was spinning. I was, what my mom used to call, "cranky." Then a friend sent me an email.