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Is the American Academy of Pediatrics Copping Out on Kids' Screen Time?

Is the American Academy of Pediatrics Copping Out on Kids' Screen Time?

Dr. Jim Taylor  10.13.2015
Updating old policies can be a good thing as a way to keep current and consistent with the latest thinking and research. But all indications...
A New Incentive to Put Your Phone Down

A New Incentive to Put Your Phone Down

Rodale Wellness  10.12.2015
You know you shouldn't be glued to your phone all the time, but even if it's not buzzing, chirping, or ping-ing, it's so easy to absentmindedly...
Why Cornell's President Wants Students To Put Down Their Phones And Get Some Sleep

Why Cornell's President Wants Students To Put Down Their Phones And Get Some Sleep

Tyler Kingkade  10. 9.2015
If Cornell University President Elizabeth Garrett hears someone say they get only three or four hours of sleep a night, she's not impressed. "I...
How Screen Time Is Changing the Way Kids Play: Finding the Right Balance for Your Child

How Screen Time Is Changing the Way Kids Play: Finding the Right Balance for Your Child

Vikas Gupta  10. 8.2015
One interesting development in the recent years has been around the world of connected play -- where physical products connect smart devices,...
Psychologists Push For Smartphone Warning Labels

Psychologists Push For Smartphone Warning Labels

Carolyn Gregoire  10. 7.2015
We're used to seeing warning labels on alcohol, cigarettes and prescription drugs, for obvious reasons.  But if one group of...
How Much Americans Sleep, Text And Pee Every Day

How Much Americans Sleep, Text And Pee Every Day

Kate Bratskeir  10. 6.2015
How average are you compared to the rest of America? According to Wired, the most statistically regular American person smiles...
Face-To-Face Visits Beat Calls, Emails In Fighting Off Depression

Face-To-Face Visits Beat Calls, Emails In Fighting Off Depression

Ann Brenoff  10. 6.2015
Face-to-face contact can beat back depression among the elderly, a study has found. On the other hand, texts, emails and phone calls,...
When Your Son Thinks You're A Laptop, It's Time To Reassess

When Your Son Thinks You're A Laptop, It's Time To Reassess

Sasha Bronner  10. 5.2015
Anne-Marie Slaughter has spent years in front of her computer. She has degrees from Princeton, Oxford and Harvard and was a professor...
Broadway Is Cool Again

Broadway Is Cool Again

Sarah Bidnick  10. 5.2015
More and more A-list Hollywood celebrities are crossing the country to star in limited-run productions, and film studios are putting more...
A Young Woman's Etiquette Guide to Coding

A Young Woman's Etiquette Guide to Coding

Nicole Kelner  10. 5.2015
We are no longer in the age of etiquette dinners and coming of age balls, but rather have entered a beautiful era of programming and engineering....
In The Digital Age, Young Kids Need Classical Music More Than Ever

In The Digital Age, Young Kids Need Classical Music More Than Ever

Claire Fallon  10. 2.2015
There’s a sticker on the plastic-wrapped CD I’m holding that reads, “Produced by Phil Ramone.” The late, great...

Teaching Children the Value of Silence

Dr. Gail Gross  10. 2.2015
When you consider how involved we all are with technology, whether it is the cell phone, tablet, computer, TV, radio, etc., the static...
Screen Time and Kids: Pediatricians Work on a New Prescription

Screen Time and Kids: Pediatricians Work on a New Prescription

Diana Graber  10. 1.2015
Research shows that the very young learn best via real life, back-and-forth "talk time." Passive viewing doesn't cut it. Additionally,...
Can You Spot The Best Part Of This Photo?

Can You Spot The Best Part Of This Photo?

Kimberly Yam  09.30.2015
You're gonna want to put down that phone after seeing this.  John Blanding, assistant chief photographer for the Boston Globe,...