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Smartphones, Dumb People

Smartphones, Dumb People

07.11.2014
I used to be able to attend to a conversation. Now I can have a conversation with six people at once via text while some real human is...
Why Smartphones Aren't Making Us So Smart

Why Smartphones Aren't Making Us So Smart

07.11.2014
Be smart about your smartphone use. See the phone for what it is: a tool for communication and for information. It doesn't define you,...
The Parent's Guide to 'Vamping'

The Parent's Guide to 'Vamping'

07.10.2014
The hashtag '#vamping' is used by kids and teens camping out like vampires on social media -- think Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp,...
Disconnected (and Detained) in Cuba: My 'Third Metric' Experience

Disconnected (and Detained) in Cuba: My 'Third Metric' Experience

07.10.2014
Forced to disconnect, I was able to challenge my own preconceived academic assumptions of what I would find in a 2014-era Cuba. On a more...
8 Lessons I Want To Teach My Daughter

8 Lessons I Want To Teach My Daughter

07. 9.2014
All your actions and words should come from a place of love. But not everyone will be loving back. And that is OK.
How to Pack for a Summer Family Road Trip

How to Pack for a Summer Family Road Trip

07. 9.2014
So, before you hit the road this summer to your family vacation destination, follow these three checklists. Keep the car clutter-free,...
My Smartphone, My B*tch: A Letter of Hate, Love and Balance

My Smartphone, My B*tch: A Letter of Hate, Love and Balance

07. 9.2014
Our relationship used to be a give and take. But from now on, this relationship is a one-way street. I own you for all the great things...
4 Things to Think About When You Setup Apps for Kids

4 Things to Think About When You Setup Apps for Kids

07. 7.2014
Having a choice of a million apps is a good thing. But many app developers may not have considered the seriousness or risk of a data breach....
You Can't Love the Planet if You're Not Outside Enjoying It

You Can't Love the Planet if You're Not Outside Enjoying It

07. 2.2014
Many kids are spending too much time indoors (likely in front of a screen) and not enough time outside. Wherever you are this summer, remember...
I Am a Digital Dinosaur

I Am a Digital Dinosaur

07. 2.2014
Remember WordStar? WordPerfect? Apple Writer? Lotus Notes? If you don't know what these are, open up Netscape Navigator and do a search...
Are We Really More Connected With Social Media?

Are We Really More Connected With Social Media?

06.30.2014
It's time to get back to simplicity to bring balance to our complex lives. Meditation has been a means to do this by taking me into a state...
How to Bounce Back From Burning Out

How to Bounce Back From Burning Out

06.30.2014
Prior to my burnout, I said yes to everything. There was nothing I couldn't do, nothing I wouldn't do for my job. If I'm being honest with...
Your Preschooler Is Probably Better With An iPad Than You Are, Says Science

Your Preschooler Is Probably Better With An iPad Than You Are, Says Science

Emily Thomas  06.30.2014
So you think you're more tech-savvy than a preschooler? Think again. When it comes to figuring out how new gadgets operate, kids may...
Selfie Psychology: Is There an Age Expiration Date for This New Trend?

Selfie Psychology: Is There an Age Expiration Date for This New Trend?

06.30.2014
There is a pleasurable and spontaneous quality about selfies. It can reflect an intimate yet idealized image of one's self. It is an image...