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Why Smartphones Are Not Ruining Our Lives

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.24.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I feel a little badly for people who use their smartphones all the time. Not because they're missing out on 'real life' and have devolved into non-communicative, self-absorbed animatrons, but because I completely understand the need to be always distracted.

American Students: Smartphone Experts Who Struggle in Reading and Math

Richard Freed | Posted 11.24.2015 | Education
Richard Freed

Is the dramatic increase in teen smartphone and entertainment tech use contributing to their academic struggles? It's not the only factor, but it's a critical one.

How an App Helps You Feed a Child

U.N. World Food Programme | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
U.N. World Food Programme

If the global community is to be successful in marshalling new resources for humanitarian aid, we must embrace technology as an ally, now more than ever before.

The Innovators Shaping Our Mobile Future

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

After recently serving as a judge for the Mobileys, I was reminded of how visionary innovators are harnessing the unique advantages of mobile technology to provide truly life-changing solutions to many of the challenges our communities face today.

Breaking the Digital Handcuffs

Adel Zairi | Posted 11.13.2015 | Technology
Adel Zairi

I am of an age where I can remember growing up without a mobile, the internet was a new phenomenon, pre-hashtags and a vine was a place for cultivating grapes.

The Show Must Go On! Life of an Artistic Director!

Hanna Bondarewska | Posted 11.09.2015 | Entertainment
Hanna Bondarewska

I am truly amazed how much intuition and believe helps to make right decisions in very tough situations and how much then everything falls into the r...

Uber Apps for the Elderly

Inga | Posted 11.09.2015 | Comedy

I truly think Uber is the best innovation ever. As a now-Medicare recipient who has lived in San Diego for decades, my worst fear was becoming a non-driving senior in the Land of Crappy Public Transit.

A Spectrum Needle in the Budget Haystack

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 11.09.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Keeping our nation's spectrum capacity above this fast-rising tide is a daunting challenge. We have zero shot without the ability to tap into a far greater number of the estimated 240,000 frequency assignments controlled by federal agencies.

What Does It Mean to Be a Father in the Digital Age?

Richard Freed | Posted 11.09.2015 | Parents
Richard Freed

I believe it's time to reconsider what it means to be a father in America. Sure, we could look for guidance to the pre-smartphone era. But many 80s and 90s fathers spent far too much time in front of the TV at the expense of their children. Instead, a model that embodies what children need is the nineteenth-century American frontier father.

Look Up: How an Encounter With the Stars Showed My Kids They Are Not the Center of the Universe

Gina Maier | Posted 11.05.2015 | Parents
Gina Maier

"Am I that small? Is there really so much more out there, beyond my life, my world?" These are liberating thoughts for kids who largely believe the world revolves around them. Particularly this tech-saturated generation, where the world they know best fits in the palm of their hand -- aka their smartphones.

Attention, Addiction, and Technology

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

As a Taoist, what I see most here is a lack of balance. I see a lack of harmony. I see an unbridled and excessive turning away from nature in favor of human-built worlds that may be more comfortable and titillating, but are far less intricate, sublime, and ultimately rewarding. I see, too, the addictive power of our technology and the consequences that addiction has on the world we actually inhabit.

Embracing Your Plus Size

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology
Linda Lauren

After my purchase of the iPhone 6 Plus, I began to realize that I was fumbling a lot because my hands were small and the phone felt clumsy in them. I set out to discover ways around this new size so that I could embrace it to it's full potential.

How Britney Spears Inspired Me to Do a Smartphone Detox

Sarah Pike | Posted 11.04.2015 | 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.

Teens Are Spending A Surprising Amount Of Time On Smartphones | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology

Over the span of nine hours, there's time to accomplish many tasks: homework, cooking meals, tending to a day job, sneaking in a workout, just to name...

Do Marketing Teams Need More Options to Be Effective?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

If you are in this predicament, you're not alone. Marketing executives, business owners and marketing teams all are trying to discern how to create an effective marketing plan that reaches their prospective customers and drives them through to a purchase conversion.

When Smartphones Hurt

James A. Roberts | Posted 11.03.2015 | Technology
James A. Roberts

Not that cell phones and other technologies are the only culprits in our dismal relationship record, but research suggests that in many instances they are not helping.

Stop Saying Technology Is Causing Social Isolation

Héctor L. Carral | Posted 11.02.2015 | Technology
Héctor L. Carral

Stop romanticizing the past, believing life was better without all of this ubiquitous technology like in some form of "neo-ludism." Consumer technology is good. It enables us to connect in amazing ways as humans. It is not replacing real interaction. It is augmenting it. Embrace it.

Fixing One Bad Habit Basically Eliminated My Smartphone Addiction

Kevin Holesh | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin Holesh

When I started tracking how much I use my phone, I quickly realized that half of my phone use for the day was either right before I fell asleep or right after I woke up. My iPhone had replaced my usual nightly routine of reading a book with scrolling through Twitter and Facebook. I

6 Things I Learned By Turning My Phone Off & Looking Into The Eyes Of Strangers

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Sandy Rosenblatt

We live in a relatively disconnected world. Fortunately, that is mostly by choice. The fact is, we don't need to wait for an International Day of Connection or a global eye gazing experiment to choose differently. We can just do it. And that, my friends, is beautiful.

What Does it Mean to Be a Kid in the Digital Age?

Hippo Reads | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Hippo Reads

Is social media ruining our kids? How much internet activity is too much? What do FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), sexting, and selfies mean for teens?


James A. Roberts | Posted 10.15.2015 | Technology
James A. Roberts

We all know the tell-tale signs.... a hand over the right ear of the driver in front of us, someone driving 50 miles per hour on the Interstate. Or, the slow "lane drift" as the driver in front or beside you slowly creeps into your lane and then corrects his lane tracking before he does it all over again.

Why Tech Execs Don't Rush to Get Their Children Smartphones

Richard Freed | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Richard Freed

Why do tech exec parents think so differently on the issue of smartphones? In all likelihood, their insiders' knowledge allows them to see through the false promise that smartphones bring the family closer.

In Praise of My Smart Phone

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

I am looking forward to the next generation of miracles that my smart phone will perform. There is no limit to where we will travel together, my beloved little companion and I.

How Parents Can Win the Battle of 'Social Media VS. Third Grade Girls'

Lauren Galley | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents
Lauren Galley

Youth are not the only ones struggling with the pressures and lack of education when it comes to social media use, so I've put together some tips that will help guide both parents and their girls enjoy a positive digital experience.

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

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

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 are that the changes are heading in the wrong direction.