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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...

Peacebuilding Reboot

Sheldon Himelfarb | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Sheldon Himelfarb

The overwhelming majority of conflict resolution work done in the 1990s and 2000s was funded by governments. But today's peacetech projects are launched by digital humanitarians bootstrapping their own startups.

The Emotional Side of Transformations

Elizabeth Gavino | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gavino

Have you started and stopped a transformational journey you were on? How many times have you started a diet on a Monday only to have given up by the...

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?

Jack Ryan Reboot Points Up Problems of Franchise Management

William Bradley | Posted 01.21.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

While Paramount says the next movie will be released in 50th anniversary year 2016, it still has no director attached and no release date. But why worry after seeing how well the Jack Ryan franchise is being handled?

Want to change the state constitution? It's not easy -

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.04.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Two proposals to amend the Illinois Constitution have received lots of attention this year. One proposes to eliminate the office of lieutenant gover...

Two very different approaches to solving Illinois' pension crisis

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In the final two weeks of the 2013 spring legislative session, lawmakers are weighing two bills that address what is arguably the greatest financial crisis in state history.

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.

Redesigning Public Services So They Can Actually Help People

Rachael Chong | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Reboot is a design agency that focuses on service design in international development. In other words, fixing aid programs so that they provide enough...

Designing Better Ways to Give Back

Rachael Chong | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Firebelly's Dawn Hancock has found a way to inextricably link her design practice to helping her community, by incubating businesses and mentoring des...

James Bond? Dallas? 'Reboots' My Foot!

Mark Juddery | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

As 2012 drew to a close, people were talking (as usual) about the trends of the year's films and TV shows. The word "reboot" was oft mentioned -- wrongly, most of the time.

ReThink Review: The Amazing Spider-Man -- Slightly Different, Hardly Amazing

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.03.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Why would Sony, which owns the rights to the Spider-Man character, feel that it was a good time to reboot the series with The Amazing Spider-Man? As you probably guessed, it has something to do with money.

'Dallas' Star Julie Gonzalo Calls Jesse Metcalfe 'A Fantastic Kisser' (EXCLUSIVE)

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 06.12.2012 | Latino Voices

In TNT’s sexy “Dallas” reboot, actress Julie Gonzalo ("Eli Stone," "Veronica Mars") plays Rebecca Sutter, the love interest of Christopher Ewing...

The Difference Between a 'Pivot' and a 'Reboot'

Tom Grasty | Posted 04.30.2012 | Small Business
Tom Grasty

Of course, we all know that if there's one truism in entrepreneurship, it's that change is the only constant we can rely on. And sometimes we really do need to change course. So how do you know if you should pivot or reboot?

"Are We Not (as Good as) Men?"

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2011 | Home
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

When franchises get stale, Hollywood does reboots -- invariably a prequel that tells an origin story retrofitted to segue into already-made sequels. In The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we get the origin story with nods to the original.

National Day Of Unplugging: Take A Tech Break This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

We at HuffPost Living are always looking for ways to help you de-stress, relax and get your life back under control. That's why we'd like to encourage...

Missed Connection: Take a Digital Detox

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tanya Schevitz

Bucking the trend of technology that allows people to tell everyone that they've checked into their local restaurant, café or bar, the creators of the National Day of Unplugging have developed a smartphone app that helps users "check out".

Gravitating to an Unplugged Life

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tanya Schevitz

Stephen Prothero, author of "God is Not One," and chief editorial consultant for the PBS "God in America" series, announced with seeming surprise, "I survived!" after taking the Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge."

Ben Greenman and the Sabbath Challenge to Unplug

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tanya Schevitz

Ben Greenman was the most recent person to take our Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge," cutting off his cell phone and computer for 24 hours last weekend.

Rachel Sklar Finds Absence Makes Her Fonder of Blackberry

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tanya Schevitz

Rachel Sklar, editor-at-large at Mediaite, was the most recent person to take our Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge," connecting to life without technology for 24 hours during a weekend in May.

Joel Stein Gets "Off the Grid" in Time

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tanya Schevitz

Time magazine columnist Joel Stein was the first person to take our Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge," going "off the grid" for 24 hours last weekend.

Josh Radnor Connects to Life Old School Style

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tanya Schevitz

Josh Radnor, star of the CBS series How I Met Your Mother took our Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge," connecting to life without technology for 24 hours last weekend.

Status Updating the Mudbath

Christopher Noxon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Christopher Noxon

This Friday I will join friends in the Jewish nonprofit Reboot in a National Day of Unplugging. No phones, no computers, no TV, no iPhone, no TV. For 24 hours.

If A 10 Year Old Can Do It, So Can You

Marlise Karlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marlise Karlin

Learning how to release stress in our lives is important for many reasons, one being, how we treat people when we're stressed. What do we have to offer others when we are feeling angry, sad, or fearful?

HuffPost Review -- Star Trek (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Despite fine acting, several moments of potent drama, solid production values, and high ambitions, Star Trek comes off as a Star Trek for Dummies variation on the fabled story.