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Technology Addiction

Digital Ennui Epidemic in the Millennial Generation: Boy Watching TV for First Time

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Crystal Kadakia

One of the key things technology takes from us is our ability to feel appreciation for the small things, the big things, and the really, truly amazing things.

Social Media Is Actually Making You Socially Awkward

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living

How often have you misinterpreted the meaning of a text message due to lack of tone, context or general connection with the person on the other side o...

Why Summertime Shouldn't Mean More Screen Time

Diana Graber | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

Staring down at your phone for the greater part of the day can't be good for anyone. Yet short of prying those devices from the hands of our kids (hard to do when most of us have our own phone in the other hand), there's got to be a way to help them live a more balanced life.

Life Is What Happens While You're Busy On Your Smartphone

Donna Highfill | Posted 06.03.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Let's assume that technology is neither good nor bad. It simply is. But our fascination with things on a flat screen when we have the real thing right in front of us is disconcerting. Because the real, 3-D people aren't constantly clever. Our houses aren't all white like those posted in Pinterest. That white couch lasts about 14 seconds in the real world of children and pets. Our cakes are rarely picture-worthy, although mine could be part of the Good Housekeeping "What Were You Thinking" series.

What The iPhone Taught This Technology Addict About Unplugging (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living

If your smartphone does more thinking for you than your own brain, that's probably a good sign that it's time to unplug. Digital strategist and rec...

Are Smartphones Hurting Our Kids?

Michael Levin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Michael Levin

Howard Gardner and Katie Davis, two Harvard educators, just published The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, which details the depressing inner lives of young people who have been raised on smartphones.

Bringing Looking Back

Anna Akbari, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2014 | Technology
Anna Akbari, Ph.D.

We often prefer to stay glued to a steady stream of curated content and digital correspondence directed specifically at us, especially when we're alone. But there is value in casting our gaze upon the general backdrop of everyday life.

Millennials: The Anti-Social Socialites

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicolas B. Aziz

In the commercial above, an exuberant little girl gives her jumbled explanation of why "more" is better than "less." Following this, telecommunicati...

A Digital Detox Can Change Your Life. Here's What To Know Before You Do It.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Let’s face it: we don't always have the healthiest relationship with technology. From endlessly scanning social media sites to incessantly checking ...

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

Cris Rowan | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Cris Rowan

s a pediatric occupational therapist, I'm calling on parents, teachers and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12 years.

Here's Convincing Photographic Proof That Unplugging Can Enhance Every Aspect Of Your Life

Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living

A growing body of research -- and plenty of anecdotal evidence -- suggests that excessive use of technology can take a serious toll on our physical he...

Sadly, Tech Addicts Have Taken a Page From Drug Abusers

Robert Weiss | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

In essence, whenever intensely-pleasurable and arousing substances, like cocaine and crystal meth, or experiences, like shopping, video-gaming, gambling and sex, become more readily affordable and accessible, the potential for addiction rears its ugly head.

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, ...

Why UNICEF Wants You To Unplug

Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact

Think it would be tough to go for 10 minutes without checking your smartphone? It might be easier if you know that unplugging would help a child in ne...

WATCH: I Survived A Week Without My Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Ali Zaslav | Posted 02.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For some, having no phone -- even for just a few hours -- feels like the end of the world. So what's it like to say goodbye to text, email and Instag...

What Adults Don't 'Get' About Technology

Tess Harkin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Teen
Tess Harkin

Technology brings people together. Shocking, I know? It sounds like some crazy marketing ploy, and many commercials support that. But the fact is, it's the truth.

A Field Guide To Anti-Technology Movements, Past And Present

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

"Major anti-technology movements will be active in the U.S. and elsewhere by 2030," Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, predicted back ...

17 Signs You're Actually In A Serious Relationship...With Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

The new Spike Jonze movie, "Her," tells the story of a man who falls in love with his computer. The film has critics blogging and tweeting about what ...

WATCH: Arianna Huffington, Mika Brzezinski And Cindi Leive On Learning To Let Go Of Tech Addiction

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Last month, Arianna Huffington, Cindi Leive and Mika Brzezinski made a vow to take a break from technology. For the sake of their health (and sanity),...

20 Percent Of Pet Owners Are Terrible People, Would Rather Give Up Cuddles Than Smartphones

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Most of us use our smartphones anywhere and everywhere. Walking down the street, in the bathroom, during sex and even at church, we find ourselves glu...

Internet Porn Addiction: Exposing Misconceptions

Gabe Deem | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Gabe Deem

How could I possibly have erectile dysfunction? I was only 23 and physically healthy. I went searching and found long threads of guys saying they thought porn had caused their ED. Unbelievable, but turns out it potentially had for me, too. It took me nine months to recover normal sexual function.

The Waiting Game: How to Win Your Sanity and Time Back

Leah Yomtovian Roush | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Leah Yomtovian Roush

Maybe as a child I wasn't quite as patient as I remember. And perhaps I've grown accustom, thanks to advances in technology, to getting things at the exact moment when I want or need them.

Stop Downloading Your Resolutions

David Sable | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
David Sable

In tune with our digital world there are enough New Year's Resolution apps to ensure that as we fail to keep our self-made promises we can try and try again, leaving behind us a trail of thumbs-downs to mark our passage of trial and tribulation.

The Truth About Women's Complicated Relationship With Technology

The Huffington Post | Lori Leibovich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

A poll released today by the Huffington Post and Real Simple finds that technology plays an essential -- though complicated -- role in women's lives. ...

These Cartoons Perfectly Sum Up What's Wrong With Our Phone-Addicted Culture

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Liam Francis Walsh is a rare breed: A working, urban-dwelling adult who doesn't own a smartphone. The New Yorker cartoonist -- whose recent work mocks...