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Technology Addiction

Challenging Digital Boundaries

Jill S. Goldsmith, J.D., LAC, NCC | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Jill S. Goldsmith, J.D., LAC, NCC

If your surgeon greeted you and told you that he was awake all last night answering emails from the hospital's chief of staff, you'd likely jump off the operating table and run. Yet, in the name of customer service, we expect lawyers, accountants and other professionals to be available 24/7.

12 Hilariously True Cartoons That Skewer Our Addiction To Tech

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.21.2015 | Technology

Our relationship with technology has gotten a little out of hand.  We agonize over Instagram followers and Facebook likes. We cannot take ou...

Master Your Mind

Mila Atmos | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Choose to spend a lifetime of growth towards attaining a nimble mind. It's time we reclaim our lost souls from mass productions of any kind, and become masters of our lives, our destinies and our selves.

Facebook - The New Social Contract

Lauren Murphy | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Lauren Murphy

Deleting Facebook seemed to be a way to reclaim some sort of simplicity (as did turning off my phone for a two-week break). I made the decision at a time when life seemed too much.

At Tribeca: "Aphasia" Warns, "If the Apple Watch Gives You the Heebie-Jeebies Now, Just Wait until 2018!"

Brandon Judell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

"The filmmakers respectfully ask the media to not discuss the film's ending" is a sentence included in the press notes for Luke LoCurcio's twelve-minute short "Aphasia."

Is Facebook Making Us Stupid, Boring and Insecure?

Carla Poertner | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Poertner

The answer to whether our social media use is harmful or benign might just lie in the question we need to ask ourselves: "How good do I really want to feel?"

Tethered To Tech And Resenting It

Next Avenue | Carol A. Cassara | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Carol A. Cassara Dawn, Sunday morning, sitting at my desk in front of my computer screen, a thought crossed my mind....

Technology Is Taking Over The Most Human Of Jobs, And I Am Not Okay With It

Alena Hall | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Alena Hall

Call me old-fashioned. Call me intolerant. But I want to order and pay for my coffee with another human being, not a collection of cold, redundant and incredibly irritating glowing machines. Is that so much to ask?

This Is What's Ruining The World's Sleep -- And It's Not Our Technology Addiction

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Between keeping our smartphones by our pillows and binge-watching Netflix before finally closing our eyes, you'd think our ever-growing connection to ...

Even When You're Not Using It, Your iPhone Is Distracting You

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science

Smartphones are a near-constant source of distraction in our daily lives. We check them an average of 110 times a day, according to a 2013 study, set ...

Electronic Etiquette in the Digital Age

Dr. David Greenfield | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Dr. David Greenfield

My prediction is that many pubic places will begin to develop digital use policies--just as some restaurants are offering meal discounts if you agree to leave your phone in the car! In fact, that might not be a bad idea... to be in the social world without the intrusive digital distraction.

Immediately Responding To Work Email Is Actually Making You Worse At Your Job

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living

There's a very good chance you obsessively check and immediately respond to your work emails. In fact, our constantly connected society tends to th...

The Secret Lives of LinkedIn Users

Brian Hanley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Comedy
Brian Hanley

I have over 1,250 LinkedIn connections. Most people would consider me an active LinkedIn user. Still, I don't have the faintest idea what I'm doing on LinkedIn. In search of answers, I surveyed hundreds of fellow users.

3 Good Reasons to Silence Your Cell Phone Now

Kara Beckman | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Kara Beckman

Put the phone down and start talking to the people around you. The interpersonal skills you learn from face-to-face interaction will serve you much better in the future, especially when you're trying to build relationships with a potential boss.

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 3

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

We would all profit from learning how little technology we could get along with. We never know when the digital world will work against us, forcing us into doing everything "the old-fashioned way."

How Your Technology Is Manipulating You

New York Magazine | Kira Beilis | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

In his new best seller, A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention, New York Times journalist and Pulitzer Prize win...

POLL: Which Would You Rather Leave Home Without --Your Smartphone Or Your Wallet?

Jordan Jayson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
Jordan Jayson

A couple of weeks ago, I had a pretty severe bout of forgetfulness when, on a Monday, I left my phone at home. Then, that Tuesday, I forgot to bring m...

Our Digital Device Addiction Is Causing A 'National Attention Deficit'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Distraction, busyness, constant connectivity and information overload have become largely accepted as facts of daily life in the Internet age. But all...

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?!

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

've pruned my online connections. I've birthed new habits. I'm setting boundaries between work and personal time. I'm less scattered and distracted. I'm wasting less time. I have the reins in my hands again. I haven't been this productive or at ease in quite a while.

How To Connect With Your Technology-Obsessed Kids

OWN | Posted 09.22.2014 | OWN

When it comes to her 11-year-old and 13-year-old children, Louise feels like she’s losing the battle against video games and social media. With her ...

What Happened When I Turned Off Twitter And (Re)Turned To God

Dana Oliver | Posted 11.19.2014 | Style
Dana Oliver

The high of being one of the first to spot a breaking news tweet got so bad that I would wake up in the middle of the night searching for my iPhone while laying between my Egyptian cotton sheets.

Carolyn Gregoire

Why Are Millions Of People Spending So Much Time Watching Others Play Video Games?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Amazon just spent nearly $1 billion to buy Twitch.tv, the world's most popular game streaming platform. Every day, millions of users tune in to Twitch...

WATCH: This Summer Camp Helps Adults Overcome Tech Addiction

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Most summer camps are a place where children are sent to stay active, make new friends, and enjoy time in nature. But one summer camp is providing a v...

Reboot Or Die Trying

OutsideOnline | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living

A star political blogger for Grist.org, David Roberts spent so much time posting and Tweeting and staring at screens that he almost went nuts. So he p...

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 1

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

When my smartphone went dark, my PC succumbed to malware and my old TV conked out (must things always happen in threes?), I was forced to undergo a different kind of cleanse -- a digital cleanse -- which proved as jarring as I imagined a juice cleanse to be.