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

Mike Alvear | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay 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...

NSA Collects Millions Of Text Messages Globally: Report

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, ga...

The Twilight of Courtesy and Conversation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Chris Komisarjevsky

Are we seeing courtesy and conversation fall victim to technology?

Sending A Text To The Wrong Person: So Embarrassing

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

We've experienced the humiliation of sending a text to the wrong person by accident. A recent Reddit thread asked users to share some of the most inap...

Say No to Distractions: 'It Can Wait'

Gina Vergel | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Gina Vergel

It is described as a freak accident, because as far as automobile wrecks go, for a bus to hit a lamppost that falls on a baby in a stroller, well, it's just not supposed to happen that way. But that's how it went, and 8-month-old Angelie Paredes is gone.

Pick Up the Phone!

Charlie Maffei | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

If you want to make sure that what you are saying is communicated correctly, pick up the phone. And in today's dating world, if you want to make someone feel special, try speaking to them instead of sending them a text.

Help More Babies Survive The First Day

Janice Frey-Angel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Janice Frey-Angel

Even more shocking is that more babies die within the first day of life in the United States than any other country in the world. This is not only the highest rate of any industrialized country, it is also 50 percent greater than all other industrialized countries combined. In our own backyard, mothers are experiencing unhealthy pregnancies and deliveries, and babies are dying.

'Scary,' 'Graphic' Text Messages Sent To Fifth-Graders

Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents

Text messages sent to students at Somerville Elementary School in Ridgewood, N.J., threaten to kill them if they don't forward the texts to a certain ...

David Lohr

LIVE BLOG: Jodi Arias Faces Jury Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.07.2013 | Crime

Jodi Arias will be faced with questions from the jury in her first-degree murder trial for a second time Thursday. Arizona is one of three states t...

David Lohr

JODI ARIAS LIVE BLOG: Defendant Faces Jury Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.07.2013 | Crime

Jurors in the Jodi Arias murder trial finally have their opportunity to question the accused killer. Judge Sherry Stephens announced Tuesday that t...

David Lohr

JODI ARIAS LIVE BLOG: Defense Scrambles To Undo Damage

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.07.2013 | Crime

The defense team in Jodi Arias' murder trial is in damage control mode Tuesday as they try to undo a blistering cross-examination that poked gaping ho...

David Lohr

JODI ARIAS LIVE BLOG: Defense Expected To Redirect Arias' Testimony About The Killing

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.07.2013 | Crime

Arizona defense attorney Kurt Nurmi is expected to redirect Jodi Arias testimony Monday about statements made during last weeks cross-examination by p...

David Lohr

JODI ARIAS LIVE BLOG: Prosecutors Expected To Hammer Arias On The Night Of The Killing

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.07.2013 | Crime

Arizona prosecutor Juan Martinez is expected to question Jodi Arias today about her version of events on the day her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander was...

David Lohr

JODI ARIAS LIVE BLOG: 'I Don't Think I Have A Problem'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.27.2013 | Crime

The cat-and-mouse game between Jodi Arias and Arizona prosecutor Juan Martinez heats up again Wednesday, as the prosecution again puts her every move ...

David Lohr

LIVE BLOG: Prosecutor Cross-Examines Jodi Arias

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.07.2013 | Crime

The confessed killer and the aggressive prosecutor are set to confront each other again Tuesday, as cross-examination resumes in Jodi Arias first-degr...

Double-Dog Dares and Sexting: Kids Do It, Do yours?

Christopher Burgess | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Christopher Burgess

Reflecting on the evolution of youthful mischief and behavior over the last 60 years, one item which has seems to have survived the test of time has been the double-dog dare.

David Lohr

LIVE BLOG: Prosecutor To Continue Cross-Examining Jodi Arias

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.08.2013 | Crime

An Arizona prosecutor will continue his cross-examination today of Jodi Arias, a 32-year-old photographer accused of first-degree murder in the brutal...

David Lohr

LIVE BLOG: How Will Jodi Arias Withstand Cross-Examination?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.08.2013 | Crime

Jodi Arias, accused of stabbing, shooting and slashing the throat of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, is expected to go toe-to-toe with the prosecut...