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This App Is Like Texting On Steroids

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.10.2016 | Technology

Text messaging is a more popular way to communicate on smartphones than standard voice calls. Last year, 97 percent of American smartphone owners said...

Beware the Dangers of FOMO

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

So if rushing from pillar to post trying to fill your life up with activities and novelty not only doesn't enhance the quality of life, but rather diminishes it, what's the alternative? Good question.

Husband Compiles Wife's Oddball Texts Into One Hilarious Collage

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.23.2016 | Weddings

If you want to know what true love looks like, just ask to see a happily married couple's text messages. After receiving some interesting messages fro...

Avoid These 5 Mistakes Small Businesses Make with Their Sweepstakes and Contests

Marcos J. Menendez | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Marcos J. Menendez

Travel, electronics, dinners for two... everyone finds it exciting to win something. And as small business owners, we love to create excitement around our products with sweepstakes and contests. But when the excitement is over, do you get the results you expected?

Here's Why 'Text Roulette' Is Riskier Than Russian Roulette

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.09.2016 | Comedy

As if texting weren't fraught with enough danger. Now Elite Daily has created a game in which BFFs send random suggestive texts to somewhat random rec...

The Panicked Thoughts You Have When Someone Doesn't Text You Back

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.12.2016 | Comedy

In the age of texting, our crazy dating thoughts have evolved right alongside our cell phones. Why aren't they texting me back? Who do they even think...

Be Your Own Secret Business Weapon

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.04.2015 | Technology
Steve Mariotti

Writing about entrepreneurship and working with entrepreneurs from around the world, I often have the pleasure of connecting with people I may never h...

OMG! Happy 23rd Birthday To The Text Message

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.03.2015 | Fifty

You probably have never heard of Neil Papworth even though 23 years ago he did something that revolutionized how we "talk" to people -- and some would...

Romantic Texts Posted On Movie Theater Marquees Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts

"Okay just forget about it." "It's possible we just missed each other." "How was I?" Everyone's phones are clotted with these text messages -- shortha...

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.

8 Weird Things That Happen When You Send a Text

Prevention | Posted 07.30.2016 | Healthy Living

The little chime or buzz of an incoming text is almost impossible to ignore. Is it your friend with the killer one-liners? A kiss emoji from your partner? A colleague commending you on your performance? The possibilities are endlessly enticing. But texting also has a dark side.

3 Ways Around Walking and Texting

Linda Lauren | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Linda Lauren

Program your smartphone rather than have your smartphone program you. Turn the sound off on your phone when you are out and about. If you find this is not feasible for you, then make a practice of not deferring to your phone every single time it makes a sound.

Text Alert: The Connection Between Quality Sleep and Quitting Cigarettes

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

The findings suggest that text message-based programs could help improve sleep habits among smokers, which may in turn help them become smoke-free.

The 10 Most Fishy Texts From The 'Deflategate' Report

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Sports

“Still nervous; so far so good though."

This Is How Married Couples Text Each Other

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.16.2014 | Weddings

Texts in the early days of a relationship are cute and exciting. Texts from a spouse of several years are more -- well -- practical. BuzzFeed's vid...

New Bills Owner's Casually Texts Daughter The Good News

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 10.09.2014 | Sports

Like most 20-year-old girls, Jessie Pegula gets text messages from her dad. Unlike most 20-year-old girls, Jessie's dad Terry owns a sports team, the ...

Murder Suspect Sent Taunting Messages From Slain Girl's Phone: Prosecutors

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.06.2014 | Crime

A gloating killer taunted his teenage victim's mother with text messages after he brutally murdered her. That is the story prosecutors in Illinois ...

LOOK: 19 Breathtakingly Overconfident Texts. Are You Brave Enough to Send Them?

Mike Alvear | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Alvear

You have to be careful because there's a thin line between confidence and arrogance. One will get you the guy, the other gets you kicked to the curb.

Why Generation Y Won't Pick Up The Phone

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 08.24.2014 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

Humans are losing their humanity to the cloud, and there's no cure on the horizon. To solve this generational crisis, I beg you developers: Can someone please make an app for that?

The Importance of Being Fluent in the Language of Texting

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Dr. Peggy Drexler

If conversation is an art, art takes practice. Today, that practice time is used up screen-to-screen, rather than face-to-face or through composing a well-constructed letter. And yet the reports of the death of eloquent expression may be greatly exaggerated.

Summer's Barbeque and Political Season Is Here: Time to Hold the Spam

Scott Goodstein | Posted 07.30.2014 | Technology
Scott Goodstein

Political text message spam is only going to grow unless the FCC takes a hard line against spammers -- punishing them to the full extent of the law. We can stop the bad guys from turning our cell phones into another spam vehicle

Texting: The Relationship Killer

Hannah Barbakoff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Hannah Barbakoff

Yes, I want them to initiate conversations so I'm not always doing it. But there is a fine line between being a good texter with game, and an annoying texter. Does this sound confusing and borderline impossible to get right? Exactly. You can't win.

3 Steps to Improve Text Communication

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology
Linda Lauren

you're upset that you're not receiving a text in return to the one you sent and you wind up sitting there for a long time wondering if the person you were texting with forgot you. They did.

Why We Are Together but Feel Alone

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Umar Zulqarnain

Technology allows us to hide from others while being connected. We can edit who we are, what we say, and how we are perceived. We become willing to dispense with people and comfortable with being dispensed. We can decide when to communicate and how much.

Texts, Decoded: The Difference Between Hi, Hello, and Heyyyyy

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology

Texting is confusing. When you can only read the words somebody types, without seeing their face or hearing their voice, it's so hard to truly underst...