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Why I'm Going On A Smartphone Cleanse This Month

Why I'm Going On A Smartphone Cleanse This Month

04.30.2014
Like most people of my generation, I feel the need to be connected 24/7. But texting, social media and incessantly checking my email give...
Put Your Camera Down

Put Your Camera Down

04.30.2014
I took 13 photographs in less than a minute and a half. I sadly don't remember much of what happened, since I was too busy looking at my...
What Whets Your Late Night App-etite

What Whets Your Late Night App-etite

04.29.2014
This is not another article about what to eat and what not to eat at bedtime. It is, however, about what you consume. You and your brain,...
Geo-Fencing: Just One Tool to Protect Kids From Cyber Bullying

Geo-Fencing: Just One Tool to Protect Kids From Cyber Bullying

04.29.2014
I'll be the first to admit it, parents today need all the help they can get, especially when it comes to keeping track of our kids and...
When Selfie-Improvement Apps Go Too Far

When Selfie-Improvement Apps Go Too Far

04.29.2014
For a long time, parents have discouraged kids from comparing the way they look to celebrities, models or even to their friends. But today's...
Is Gen Y Living Life Through a Camera Lens?

Is Gen Y Living Life Through a Camera Lens?

04.29.2014
A photo never does life justice, anyway. It doesn't encapsulate what was going on around you, the smell, the sound or the truth behind...
Why Our 24/7 Connected Society Is Driving Us Farther Apart

Why Our 24/7 Connected Society Is Driving Us Farther Apart

04.28.2014
Part of self-care is, of course, relieving the burden of stress. So give it a try and unplug. Your health may reward you handsomely, and,...
A Parents Guide to Minecraft

A Parents Guide to Minecraft

04.28.2014
I heard other friends of mine mention Minecraft from time to time, no one could really tell me what it was or what kids did within the...
Are Smartphones Hurting Our Kids?

Are Smartphones Hurting Our Kids?

04.28.2014
Howard Gardner and Katie Davis, two Harvard educators, just published The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy,...
Making Sure Internet Explorer Doesn't Replace Actual Exploring

Making Sure Internet Explorer Doesn't Replace Actual Exploring

04.28.2014
While my phone may not have been pointed at my children quite as much, it was quite often still in my hand.
Is Email Making You Stressed?

Is Email Making You Stressed?

04.28.2014
Close your inbox for a moment and step back. Ask yourself just how healthy your relationship with email is... and if it is causing you...
How Apps Can Cause Us to Take Fewer Risks in the Game of Life

How Apps Can Cause Us to Take Fewer Risks in the Game of Life

04.28.2014
An "app mentality" or "app consciousness" -- the search for an app for everything, the almost automatic activation of an app and a concomitant...
The Top Pros and Cons of Life in the Twitterverse

The Top Pros and Cons of Life in the Twitterverse

04.25.2014
A recent study out of MIT even suggests that analyzing crowd statements on Twitter may allow researchers to predict the future, citing...
Hungry for Attention: Is Your Cell Phone Use at Dinnertime Hurting Your Kids?

Hungry for Attention: Is Your Cell Phone Use at Dinnertime Hurting Your Kids?

04.24.2014
Our children desperately need us to stay present with them. In this increasingly distracting world, how are they ever to learn how to prioritize...