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Smartphone Addiction

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

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.04.2015 | Technology

If you think a 9-to-5 schedule is tough, be glad you're not a high schooler. Their schedules are packed with activities -- sports, commu...

How Giving Up My Phone Forced Me To Live My Life

Sarah Bourassa | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Bourassa

Here's how detoxing from my phone for 48 hours helped me reset my well-being and develop a healthier relationship with my phone.

16 Signs You Really Need To Put That Phone Down Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Chances are, you spend most of your waking moments (and even some of your unconscious ones) tethered to your smartphone. You might even casually accu...

Capture Life In Your Soul -- Not Your Smartphone

Alison Vilag | Posted 07.20.2015 | Technology
Alison Vilag

Disconnecting forces your mind to process an event differently than if you're simply going to tweet it. It's hard to experience what's all around you when you're spending every moment with your eyes glued to a screen.

6 Things To Do Instead Of Staring At Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living

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An Embarrassing Number Of People Can't Live Without Their Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology

Are you one of them?

23 Signs You Have A Healthy Relationship With Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

When it comes to how people treat their smartphones these days, there's a dramatic difference between treating the device like a tool that makes life...

23 Things That Feel Better Than A Facebook 'Like'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

 If there were a logo for self-gratification, it would be a giant Facebook thumbs up.     We live in a culture where it's per...

Smartphones May Be Inspiring Millennials To Cook More

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology

Who needs a sous-chef when you have a smartphone?

Meet The Woman Who Has No Desire To Get A Smartphone

The Atlantic | James Hamblin, Katherine Wells, Nicolas Pollock and Chiara Atik | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

The promise of constant contact isn't good for all relationships. For Judith Goudsmit, a young New Yorker with no desire for a smartphone, the flip ph...

Smartphones: Closing Or Widening The Racial Achievement Gap?

Richard Freed | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Richard Freed

It's vital that we offer quality real-world learning and enrichment opportunities to all kids to reduce the time kids spend playing on their phones.

My iPhone Hell

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

My iPhone's demise has been brutal. I haven't ever been separated from it before and now it's broken -- just like that! I'm worried I may be hallucinating from the shock of sudden loss.

Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? This Scientific Test Will Show You

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.18.2015 | Science

Smartphone addiction is no joke, and now there's a scientific way to measure it. A new study from Iowa State University has identified some of the...

How Can I Get My Kids to Put Down Their Phones?

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media parenting expert Caroline Knorr answers questions about parenting, media, and everything in between. Q: How can I get my kids to...

The Image Generation Graduates

Jim Joseph | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Jim Joseph

So many of the graduates were just continually snapping pictures. Click, click, click. Sure, they were living moment to moment in celebration, but they were also moving picture to picture in an attempt to capture it all.

Put Down Your Phone! An Exercise in Happiness

Diane Passage | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

We've all heard it before. Maybe you've even told someone else that. I've heard it many times, and I say to myself that I'm not that bad so this doesn't apply to me. But it actually does, and if you have a smartphone that you carry with you, then this applies to you too!

How a Day Without My Cell Phone Helped Me Loosen My Grip on the Device

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

The morning I gave up my cell, I, too, was anxious as I adjusted to going about my day device-free. Then it got easier. Once Eric brought it home, however, my feelings were mixed. On the one hand, I was thrilled to have that rectangular little lifeline back in my paws. At the same time, I noticed that after spending the day unplugged, I didn't much feel like plugging back in.

The Day I Stopped Being A Zombie Parent!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 06.13.2015 | Parents
Eleni Makedonas

Maybe it's time we put the cameras away and allow the picture to develop in our minds instead of on a memory card

The Social Hazards Of Taking A Digital Detox, Explained

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 03.18.2015 | Comedy

Believe it or not, there are some of us who have actually heeded the ubiquitous advice to unplug and recharge. The benefits, after all, can't be ignor...

How To Completely Unplug From Your Smartphone For An Entire Day

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living

It's time for a collective admission: We're all a little tech obsessed. How could we not be? We live in a 24/7, always-on culture. But stepping awa...

Constantly Checking Your Phone Could Be A Sign Of Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.24.2015 | Science

It's been estimated that the average mobile phone user checks a device 150 times a day, and nearly a third of smartphone users admit that they're addi...

The Tiny Tweak That Will Make Your Bedroom Stress-Free

Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living

For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. To view the p...

This Challenge Just Might Help You Kick Your Digital Habit

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living

We're so connect to our smartphones, sometimes they feel like an extension of our own hands. Need to know what time it is? Check your phone. Want to l...

What's Really Causing Problems on Mom's Phone

Toni Hammer | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

I have roughly 712 pictures of the wall, the carpet, blurry images of feet and something resembling baby dolls being cooked on my kids' toy kitchen. I'm pretty sure I'm not raising the next Ansel Adams.

Our 'Slow Tech' Family iRules

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

There will be days, events, outings and holidays when we all commit to being device-free. Sometimes it feels nice to go for a walk without bringing the hundreds of people we know along with us.