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Stop Capturing the Moment

Jacklyn Fetbroyt | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Jacklyn Fetbroyt

Have I gone overboard? I know for a fact that I'm not in the minority here, at least not among my peers, but is the incessant picture taking interfering with my actual interactions, thwarting my goal of "being present" with my children?

A Surprisingly Simple Way to Get Rid of Clutter

John M. Simmons | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
John M. Simmons

Get used to it, Junior, there's more rejection where that came from! I'm throwing it away. I need to make room for your high school diploma.

How Much Do Partners Need to Share?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

There is a place for privacy in loving, trusting relationships, and it's important to remember that a person's request for privacy doesn't mean he's up to no good. Similarly, putting your significant other on your shortlist of those with access to your info does not necessarily mean you have intimacy or connection.

5 Ways To Take Control Of Your Smartphone Obsession

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

Technology wasn't invented for technology's sake. It was invented to make your life easier. It's supposed to help you spend more time living your life and less time sustaining it. Use it that way.

Could Facebook Facilitate Peace in the Middle East?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.31.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Social media gives voices to the voiceless; it amplifies ideas and opens a window on the world. With luck, Facebook and the other social tools being used by the people who live in Israel will accelerate dialog, understanding and the identification of other things they can all agree upon.

What Love Would Look Like Without Smartphones

Dennis Williams II | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Dennis Williams II

I know half of you are thinking, "OMG how else would I express my feelings without emojis!?" But if I had to describe what love would look like without smartphones I could narrow it down to one word, real.

Business Travel Tips: How to Get More Done On the Road

Scott Steinberg | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Luckily, a growing number of apps, mobile devices, online services and cloud computing tools make it easier to get work done virtually anytime, anywhere.

The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

11 Ways Smartphones Are Not Making Us Any Smarter

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology

Smart phones provide us with nearly limitless information, ultra-personalized experiences, previously impossible relationships and infinite modes for creativity, all at our fingert — aaand you're playing Candy Crush, aren't you?

WATCH: How Your Smartphone Addiction May Be Hurting Your Kids

Posted 03.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Smartphones have become ubiquitous, and while that might help you advance professionally, it's most likely hindering your kids. Psychotherapist and...

I Teach Social Media Courses and I Don't Own a Smartphone -- Here's 3 Reasons Why

Jennifer Rauch | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology
Jennifer Rauch

I've almost enlisted in the zombie army before. I periodically read tech reviews, consider networks, compare prices, play with demo devices at stores. I tell myself: "I will buy this smartphone tomorrow. Or maybe next week." But I never do.

India Can Ignite Your Imagination

David Sable | Posted 05.17.2014 | Media
David Sable

There is a new way to look at growth potential, one that suggests we leave our measuring biases aside and get into the hearts and minds of others.

The 'Brain App' That's Better Than Spritz

Annie Murphy Paul | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Annie Murphy Paul

Spritz makers claim the app allows users to read at staggeringly high rates of speed: 600 or even 1,000 words per minute. However, when we read really fast -- especially in complex or difficult material -- our understanding of the text suffers.

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 4-B: Um, Okay? (Psychosomatic Confusion)

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Was I addicted to the communications and information and games at my fingertips? After years spent with Internet and smartphones and with the supply of content multiplying, nudging ever more at brain's territory, would I now kill to get my data fix, irrelevant of apparatus or type of data available to me?

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns

David Kleeman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kleeman

First and foremost, why jump straight to banning? Handheld devices are the "Swiss Army Knife" of modern life: a safety device to keep in contact with family and friends, a camera for documenting the world, a window to connect with grandparents across miles.

The International Criminal Court at RightsCon: Upping its Cyber Game

Alexa Koenig | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology
Alexa Koenig

Digital documentation is crucial, both to alleviate the burden of testimony on survivors and to corroborate witness evidence in court.

Technology for 70-Year-Olds: Catching Up, Keeping Up -- Or Not

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

As we graduated to each succeeding generation of typing devices, from manual to electric to computer-controlled, we felt modern. It became faster and faster to put our thoughts on paper. Little did we know how much time we would spend on these attention-consuming devices.

I Turned My Smartphone Off For 72 Hours and the World Didn't Explode

Tammy Leigh Kahn | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammy Leigh Kahn

I discussed with my husband, and we decided to book a trip to New Hampshire to one of those really old hotels (think The Shining without the murders). I figured what better place to unplug than a hotel that had people visiting quite happily and tech-free for almost 125 years.

These 9 Apps Will Help Solve Your Long-Distance Relationship Woes

Posted 03.07.2014 | Technology

If you've ever been in a long-distance relationship, you know it's no piece of cake. But now, thanks to your smartphone, a relationship spanning city,...

Playing These Games as I Wait for Your Text

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

As long as there have been phones, there have been people in different stages of love waiting for them to ring. Countless pop hits have chronicled the vulnerability of waiting by the phone for more than 40 years.

This Smartphone Is Straight Out Of James Bond

Reuters | Alwyn Scott | Posted 02.27.2014 | Technology

Boeing Co(BA.N) on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone that appears to come straight from a James Bond spy movie. In addition to encrypting calls, any ...

How to Arrange Your iPhone Home Screen in 15 Steps

Oren Mendez | Posted 04.27.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Once again you find yourself with 7 pages of apps, unable to find anything in the colorful mess of logos and icons. It's time to rearrange your iPhone...

This Video Perfectly (And Hilariously) Captures Our Social Media Addiction (WATCH)

Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Last year, New Yorker cartoonist Liam Francis Walsh depicted a man in a bar wearing a dog cone around his neck, explaining to a woman staring at him, ...

12 Travel Pet Peeves

William D. Chalmers | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Although we may be more PC about it and a tad more tolerant of the vicissitudes of travel that are out of our control, we still grumble, cap and whine about the things we really hate about traveling.

Online Voter Registration: Improving Access to Voting

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Secure online voter registration is a crucial, common sense step in modernizing our nation's voting system, and we're committed to making sure it is available to all eligible voters.