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Smartphone Addiction

Phone Usage: Are You Spending Too Much Time on Your Smartphone?

Zak Mustapha | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business
Zak Mustapha

It is easy to get too attached with your phone, as it gives you the whole world underneath your fingertips, but does it really? Here are some of the signs that you are spending too much time using your smartphone.

Facebook Bravery And False Participation In The World

Tom Gerdy | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

The baby boomer generation has witnessed technological advancements and changes as never seen in humanity's history. We have been given many wonderful...

Is Your Child a Smartphone Basket Case? Probably not.

Kevin Healey | Posted 06.04.2016 | Technology
Kevin Healey

Our gadgets are not inherently demonic and, with due respect to Joni Mitchell, our children are not merely "cellphone zombies" who "babble through the shopping malls." The kids are alright, or will be, if we we soundly reject the equally misguided cries of "tech will save us" and "tech is evil."

Reading On Your Screen May Impair The Way You Think

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.10.2016 | Healthy Living

If you're looking for an excuse to take a small digital sabbatical, science is here to offer you a pretty good one: Your devices may be changing the w...

German Company Installs Lights Along Curbs For Pedestrians Glued To Their Phones

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.27.2016 | World

Pedestrians' smartphone habits have become so dangerous that a German company has put lights in the ground to protect them from traffic accidents. Sta...

Disconnect to Reconnect. How Living Without My Phone Helped Me Reconnect to Myself

Pam Lilak | Posted 04.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Pam Lilak

If you have never been without your phone, give it a try for a couple of hours a day. Next time you meet some friends or family members for dinner, leave your phone at home. Break free from the ball and chain. Fully engage with your life and the life of those around you. Not with your phone's 'life.'

A Healthy Balance of an Online and an In-Person Life

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 04.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

This week I felt inundated by requests on my timeline and by social media notifications. I belong to all of the usual spaces: LinkedIn, Facebook, Goo...

Are Smartphones Really So Smart?

Dr. David Greenfield | Posted 03.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Greenfield

The smartphone keeps us on automatic pilot and it inhibits us from making healthy choices, thus we are responding to life on an automated and unconscious neurobiological basis. We socially isolate, are intolerant of boredom, and are always connected somewhere other than where we actually are at the moment.

Read This If You Use Your Smartphone To Avoid Reality

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.04.2016 | Technology

Do you turn to your iPhone because you're bored -- or because you're trying to avoid dealing with stressful or unpleasant things in your life? The wa...

24 Things You Can Do With 24 Hours Of Tech-Free Time

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living

Life is good when you're off the grid. Not only does constant connectivity negatively affect your sleep, it also can take a toll on your mental health...

PSA Tells You To 'Keep It In Your Pants' For Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology

"Keep it in your pants" seems like solid advice for many occasions. We're talking about your cell phone here, of course. Let this Valentine's Day-them...

Yes, It's An Addiction

Chelsie Dort | Posted 02.10.2017 | Parents
Chelsie Dort

Addiction is a strong word. I've never been addicted to anything. I've never done drugs. I don't drink so it's never been able to get excessive

21 Confessions From Social Media Addicts

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Can't put your phone down? You're hardly alone (which is ironic, considering the isolating effect of social media). While hardly anyone had one a deca...

Tech Etiquette: Top Ten Faux-Pas Your Boss Wants You to Avoid

Erica Keswin | Posted 12.10.2016 | Business
Erica Keswin

More and more, the top brass is losing their patience with bad manners and poor work habits due to the misuse of technology in the workplace. Here are the top-ten bad calls managers would like to see employees avoid.

One Photo Sums Up The Problem With Smartphones At Weddings

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology

Think about the last wedding you attended. How many guests had their smartphones out, immortalizing every second of the special day with their digital...

Startling Photo Series Explores How Our Phones Have Become Us

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Our phones, it seems, are an extension of ourselves. More than half of American smartphone owners check their device a few times an hour, according to...

How Britney Spears Inspired Me to Do a Smartphone Detox

Sarah Pike | Posted 11.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Pike

But when it came time for the show, I realized that by the end of it I actually spent less time watching everything happening on stage and more time watching one square-sized portion of it through my smartphone.

The Dangerous Ways Too Much Tech Can Mess With Teens' Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Teen Instagram star Essena O'Neill amassed a large following just based on photos of her life. Recently, after reaching nearly a million followers, th...

You Probably Use Your Smartphone Way More Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.05.2015 | Science

How many times would you estimate that you check your iPhone every day? Thirty, 40 or 50 times? Take whatever number you came up with and double it, a...

I Made a "Phone Jail" For My Husband and I

Audra Rogers | Posted 10.30.2016 | Parents
Audra Rogers

The phone jail is for me and my husband. Our kids are young so they don't have their own yet (though my toddler likes to stick his play phone in there sometimes.) I just got an old plastic large-sized clear container I had in a laundry room cabinet, and used electrical tape to create the stripes.

What 'Phone Snubbing' Does To Relationships

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Here's yet another reason compulsive phone-checkers may want to stash their device more often: Cell phones can damage romantic relationships and lead ...

To Phubb or Not to Phubb?

James A. Roberts | Posted 09.29.2016 | Technology
James A. Roberts

In the present case, phubbing is a splicing together of the words "phone" and "snubbing." To be phubbed is to be snubbed by someone using their cell phone while in your company.

Dear Smartphone, I'm Breaking Up With You

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty

Dearest Smartphone, We've had a good run of things, you and I. But honestly, this thing we have -- well, it's just not healthy. It's not you; it's me....

Americans Think Smartphones Hurt Socializing, But Use Them Anyway

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology

If you feel tempted to pull out your smartphone in church, at a meeting, during a movie or while you're out to dinner, think twice about responding to...

What Exactly Is A Smartphone Anyway? (Commentary)

Scott MacFarland | Posted 08.05.2016 | Technology
Scott MacFarland

As much as I love my smartphone, I do have to wonder where this is all going? What is technology doing to my life? My personality? My family? My brain? Hopefully when I am sitting in a rocking chair enjoying life in my golden years I will be able to look back and see how it has shaped me for the better.