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What It Looks Like When A World-Class Explorer Sits Still

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Even the most high-octane adventurers have moments when the excitement dies down, the world stills and they make a point to appreciate the surrounding...

YIKES: Way Too Many Americans Took NO Vacation Days Last Year

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel

The vacation habits of Americans aren't looking good: According to travel website Skift, almost 42 percent of Americans didn't take any vacation days ...

This Is How Often Most People Check Their Phones Per Day

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Interested in knowing just how many times you check your phone per day? There's an app for that. Checky not only shows you a numerical figure of ho...

5 Times When Saying 'No' Is The Nicest Thing You Can Do For Yourself

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living

The vast majority of us live in a 24/7 world. Our days do not begin and end within office hours. And after accounting for the optimal amount of sleep ...

Lincoln, FDR, and the Power of the Well-Timed Vacation

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It's the middle of summer, which means two things: all over the country people are going on vacation, and Washington, D.C. is a mess. Might part of the reason be that, while most people recognize the benefits of unplugging, recharging, and renewing in the summer, our politicians spend the season tethered to the same hamster wheel, including endless calls and events begging for money? The deficits we should be demanding that Washington focuses on are our leaders' deficits: energy, creativity, insight and wisdom. And summer is the perfect time to build up a surplus. I'm happy to see that President Obama will be taking a few weeks vacation in August. Maybe he can reserve some bipartisan bunk beds and take a few Republicans with him. We could certainly use a few masterpieces born of refueling.

Put Yourself In Airplane Mode

LinkedIn | Tim Sieck | Posted 06.13.2014 | World

One of the things I love about traveling is the amount of work, and thinking, that happens on an airplane. There's something about being in the confin...

Why You Should Sign Off Social Media And Enjoy 'The Brief Time' You Have Left

The Washington Post | Caitlin Dewey | Posted 06.06.2014 | World

Alain de Botton is a beloved (and prolific) pop philosopher, with a shelf-full of books and two very popular TED talks to his name. So when the Swiss-...

Putting Down the Phone to Face Life

Wendy Bradford | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Sitting with my children at a local restaurant for dinner last night, a time I would have been checking my phone, or posting cute pictures to Instagram, I felt the intensity of our family -- the sharing of French fries, the coloring of underwater scenes on the white paper covering the table, the exhaustive giggling over making bubbles in water. That too is life's terms

WATCH: Why You Think You're Too Busy To Relax, Even Though You Aren't

Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Taking personal time each day to recharge sounds simple in theory, but the habit of staying occupied with various tasks is making it harder than it sh...

A Travel Blogger Takes the Unplugging Challenge

Robert Schrader | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
Robert Schrader

The good news? I achieved my goal and stayed offline for the entire time I was on Indian soil. The better news? The benefits of unplugging from the Internet for the first time in almost five years were greater than I could've ever imagined.

Learning to Connect: What Time Outs and Broken Glass Taught Me

Kristi Anderson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristi Anderson

As an introvert, I'll always need huge amounts of alone time to recharge. But on a larger scale I'd like to think that with a lighter step, with fewer walls to hide behind, when things get confusing and complicated again (because they will) I won't need to incubate for quite so long.

FACE IT: We Can Turn Off the Noise

Michele Willens | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Michele Willens

At home, I would be ordering takeout. Here, I have made creative pasta combinations every night. Here, I am honestly looking around and listening -- to the natural sounds of the birds and right now, to the classical music pouring out of my neighbor's house down the road.

Exhale, Lean Back, Recharge... Then You Can Do Anything!

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 08.22.2013 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

How often do you stop and just take that deep breath and exhale? It feels so good mentally, physically, spiritually. Try it now, try it in an hour, try it tomorrow. Take the time to breath.

Margot Franssen: We Need to Reframe Success -- Here's How

Margot Franssen | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women
Margot Franssen

Women and men can redefine what it means to be successful, but first they need to be honest with themselves.

Ready to Turn Off Screens? I Am!

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 06.26.2013 | Parents
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

Think about all the non-work, non-school screens and digital devices we all use in a give day: TV, Internet surfing, social media, texting, cell phone cameras and uploading, iPad apps. We cut out these and replace them with screen-free, offline activities and the week will be a success.

I Learned How To Lose Myself -- And I'm Better For It

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women
Ann Brenoff

While my previous travel adventures, like backpacking for a year after college around Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East had been quests to find myself, this trip was the polar opposite: I wanted to lose myself.

It's Time To Step Away From Social Media

Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Kanalley

If nothing else, the National Day of Unplugging raises awareness about our reliance on technology. It serves as a reminder to take a step back now and then and re-evaluate our relationship with social media. Is it healthy or is it an addiction that we need to address?

Recognizing the Importance of the Space Between

Cara Dixon | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Cara Dixon

If time and space are necessary to our being, and the implications of not having them could be detrimental, it is important to provide insight on how to embrace the emptiness without immediately attempting to fill it, and to cast a vision for what it might eventually produce.

A Classical Music Meditation (LISTEN)

Laurence Vittes | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Laurence Vittes

Classical music can be used to embrace stress and release it through breathing to achieve an in-the-present-moment frame of mind and reconnect positively and creatively with reality.

Why Are We So Bad At Taking Breaks?

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

I wish we could start a cultural movement to reclaim the power of the break. For starters, it might help to recognize that by definition, a break is supposed to happen between things, just as a page break is inserted right within a book's content.

Unplug And Recharge: How To Relax More And Stress Less

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Wherever you are, no matter how important your ego might need you to be, you are not so big that the world cannot continue on its axis while you hop off the merry-go-round to reconnect with the essential.

7 Ways Music Breaks Can Improve Your Health

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Recent studies have shown that music may have a beneficial effect on your body's immunity and overall health.

Unplug And Recharge: In Praise of Slowness Inspires HuffPost Community

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Huffington Post

In light of Arianna's new book club pick, Carl Honore's In Praise of Slowness, the HuffPost community offers their thoughts on how to slow down and recharge.

Unplug And Recharge: Get Out Of Your Head!

Sara Avant Stover | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Avant Stover

Because the to-do's of our lives emphasize thinking over feeling, it's up to you to shift the scales back to balance. A truly healthy individual lives just as much from her mind as she does her heart.