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Even Self-Proclaimed 'Safe' Teen Drivers Play With Their Phones Behind The Wheel

Even Self-Proclaimed 'Safe' Teen Drivers Play With Their Phones Behind The Wheel

Damon Beres  08. 4.2015
If you think a 9-to-5 schedule is tough, be glad you're not a high schooler. Their schedules are packed with activities --...
7 Reasons To Choose 'Real' Books -- At Least Sometimes

7 Reasons To Choose 'Real' Books -- At Least Sometimes

Claire Fallon  08. 3.2015
Twitter trolling. Interoffice email. Netflix binges. Spreadsheet drudgery.  Not everyone in the U.S. works in front of a glowing...
Parents, Help Your Connected Teens Get Safety Savvy This Summer

Parents, Help Your Connected Teens Get Safety Savvy This Summer

Jennifer Hanley  07.31.2015
Take this time to encourage your family to connect and get some new tech skills, but also to have important discussions about not over-sharing,...
A Childhood Crisis of Technological Proportions

A Childhood Crisis of Technological Proportions

Naphtali Hoff  07.31.2015
The fact that we have developed this tablet dependency, however real, does trouble me. Technology offers many wonderful benefits, no doubt....
Why Everyone Should Unplug More Often

Why Everyone Should Unplug More Often

Greatist  07.31.2015
Scheduling regular "rest time" in the form of unplugging makes sense--like a muscle, the brain needs recovery time in order to develop...
Q&A: Reigning Scrabble Champion Reveals His Favorite Letter, Fun Tricks And Embarrassing Stories

Q&A: Reigning Scrabble Champion Reveals His Favorite Letter, Fun Tricks And Embarrassing Stories

Maxwell Strachan  07.31.2015
Stumble upon him in Portland, Oregon, and you'd be excused if you mistook Conrad Bassett-Bouchard for just another 20-something. After...
8 Weird Things That Happen When You Send a Text

8 Weird Things That Happen When You Send a Text

Prevention  07.30.2015
The little chime or buzz of an incoming text is almost impossible to ignore. Is it your friend with the killer one-liners? A kiss emoji...
Challenging Digital Boundaries

Challenging Digital Boundaries

Jill S. Goldsmith, J.D., LAC, NCC  07.30.2015
If your surgeon greeted you and told you that he was awake all last night answering emails from the hospital's chief of staff, you'd likely...
Generation X Parents Are As Distracted As Their Gen Z Kids

Generation X Parents Are As Distracted As Their Gen Z Kids

Craig Agranoff  07.30.2015
The other day, at lunch, I was sitting at a table and watched a young mother with two small children snapping photos and Instagraming the...
Why We Should Focus On Our Babies, Not Our Screens

Why We Should Focus On Our Babies, Not Our Screens

Alexander Howard  07.30.2015
No matter how many different ways we ask the question, the answer from child development experts remains the same: humans under age 2 learn...
The New David Foster Wallace Film Is Exactly The 'Grotesque Parody' He Feared

The New David Foster Wallace Film Is Exactly The 'Grotesque Parody' He Feared

Colton Valentine  07.30.2015
“The End of the Tour” opened Friday with a well-deserved 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg have, by...
Family Camping: A Breath of Fresh Air for Kids

Family Camping: A Breath of Fresh Air for Kids

Christine French Cully  07.30.2015
Of course, there are other ways to moderate screen time and move the kids outside for Vitamin D and physical activity. But as I hear the...
10 Book Recommendations For All Of Your Travel Needs

10 Book Recommendations For All Of Your Travel Needs

Maddie Crum  07.29.2015
Books make the best travel companions; they're reliable, portable, and won't get grumpy when things don't go according to plan (they...
5 Lessons I Learned About Writing from the Girls of Gugulethu

5 Lessons I Learned About Writing from the Girls of Gugulethu

Kimberly Burge  07.29.2015
When I went to South Africa in 2010 to lead a creative writing club for teenage girls, I made sure to emphasize that word: club. I had...