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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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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

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LIVE BLOG: Jodi Arias Describes Killing Scene | David Lohr | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime

When Jodi Arias takes the stand Wednesday, she is expected to tell the jury about the brutal slaying of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Arias h...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias Testifies About Day Ex-Boyfriend Was Killed | David Lohr | Posted 02.19.2013 | Crime

After seven long days on the witness stand –- speaking graphically about her sex life –- murder suspect Jodi Arias on Tuesday finally began testif...

A Designated Texter?

Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

The dangers associated with texting while driving have often been likened to those of drinking and driving. Now, Florida's Orlando-Orange County Expre...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias Tells Jury About Sexting With Murder Victim | David Lohr | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime

Jodi Arias began her seventh day on the witness stand testifying about text messages -- one of them highly sexual -- sent to and from her ex-boyfriend...

Katherine Bindley

Are People Really Texting In Their Sleep? | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.14.2013 | Technology

Teens are known for being dependent on their cell phones -- exchanging as many as 60 text messages a day -- but are they so attached to their devices ...

Why We Are Addicted to Checking Email

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Email triggers a part of the brain that I call "lottery brain." It is the part of the brain that produces the thought/hope/belief that miracles can happen.

A Much-Needed Guide to Text Etiquette

Dana Holmes | Posted 03.17.2013 | Technology
Dana Holmes

The rules can be tricky; there is a fine line between what's appropriate and what's not, and sometimes it's hard to tell where exactly to draw that line.

One Country Lets You Divorce Via Text..

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology

Texting turned 20 on Monday. That's right: SMS (Short Messaging Service), which we still use to relay our OMGs and LOLs, is older than Justin Bieber. ...