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How Can I Get My Kids to Put Down Their Phones?

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media parenting expert Caroline Knorr answers questions about parenting, media, and everything in between. Q: How can I get my kids to...

When Will We Be Ready To Let Go Of Email?

Meredith Arthur | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Meredith Arthur

I've been thinking about email's death crawl. Surely it's on its way out as a daily communication tool, but the rate of its death seems to differ from person to person. Moving out of your head and your inbox, and into a more active communication with others is a healthier way to understand your relationships and the world.

Never Text First? Dating Advice That Actually Works

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 04.30.2015 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

There's this overwhelming fear that if we show our true enthusiasm for someone, we'll lose our power. That if we ask for what we need, we'll be rejected. That if we show our true colors, we won't be liked.

The Real Problem With Ghosting

Kira Sabin | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kira Sabin

Ghosting. I had not even heard the term "ghosting" until I was interviewed by an adorable 20-something blog a year ago. She asked me about it, so I h...

Why Texting and Dating Make Women Anxious

Julie Spira | Posted 04.28.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

In a new relationship, texting can be both exciting and filled with anxiety. Before you over analyze his texts, read this to find out how to text in style.

Out Loud and Off-Screen: The Power of the Spoken Word

Graeme Blackman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Education
Graeme Blackman

As April comes to an end and the city of Baltimore is seared by racial conflict, I have been thinking about one of the great examples of the enormous power of public oratory, which occurred 47 years ago and whose anniversary is rarely noted.

Teen Texting And Driving Dips With State Laws

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - According to a new analysis of nationwide surveys, teens report less texting while driving in the ...

15 Crucial Emojis That Are Still Missing

Allison Bagley | Posted 04.26.2015 | Women
Allison Bagley

If emojis were designed to save time in digital communication, in addition to releasing more diverse options it would have been nice to see 15 still-missing emojis that are part of many females' regular texting vocabulary.

From This Momma to All the Idiots Who Are Still Texting and Driving

Madeleine Melcher | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Madeleine Melcher

I try to set a good example for my kids -- I do, but nothing makes me want to spit and cuss in public more than you idiots who continue to text and drive.

The Dirty Texter

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 04.14.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

The job daters have, especially as daters for the second time around is to set boundaries and expectations and make sure that your deal breakers actually break your deal. Otherwise, you are destined to make the same mistakes over and over again.

The Funniest Autocorrects Of The Month

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.27.2015 | Comedy

What the duck? The invention of autocorrect (and its evil twin sibling, "Voice to Text") has provided us with month after month of ridiculous texti...

Confirmation Emails, Or It Didn't Happen

Alex Lawrence | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Lawrence

I often make plans with friends for a night in the future, and then as the day approaches, if there's been radio silence on the event, you start to wonder, is it still a date? Or you make what you thought were very "soft" plans with someone, only to be thrown off when they text "Where you are? We're here." You think, "But... I never got a confirmation! I didn't know it was actually happening."

Dating Technology

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Anthie Zoumboulias

Often times I catch myself wondering: What has this world come to? Can anyone think for themselves anymore? Is following trends, especially social med...

The Nerdiest Thing you Can Do With an iPhone

Kevin Lankes | Posted 05.20.2015 | Technology
Kevin Lankes

All over the Interwebs, consumers and tech gurus alike have published countless tips and tricks that help you optimize your iPhone use, but none of them so far have ascended to the level of nerdiness I'm about to bring to the table. Get ready.

3 Habits Killing Your Productivity

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Lisa Abeyta

In our attempt to be better at our jobs, to be more accessible and more open to new opportunities which could be your next big break, you may actually be engaging in habits that are hindering you.

Walk, Text, Crash: An Orwellian Future

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

This episode underlined the hazards of texting while walking, which can surely be as dangerous as texting while doing almost anything else. Almost: there are no available statistics on the adverse effects of texting while having sex, which seems popular in some demographics.

Finally, Emoji That Show What It Really Feels Like To Be An Introvert

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living

It can be tough being an introvert and explaining the need to be alone and recharge without seeming annoyed or angry. Harder still? Translating that k...

Guys Read The Texts They Send To Their Girlfriends, And It's Equally Hilarious And Cringeworthy

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.12.2015 | Comedy

Get ready to say "aww." Elite Daily's "Guys Hilariously Read Each Other’s Texts They Sent To Their Girlfriends" video is exactly what it sounds l...

The Text Heard Round the World -- Or at Least the Condo

Heather Leiva | Posted 04.14.2015 | Divorce
Heather Leiva

Then a little more time passes, and I remember life before I was trapped in a cycle of distrust and insecurity. I remember who I am, and what I want. I am so grateful for the reality I carved out for myself, and I regret nothing.

7 Things I Miss About Love In The '90s

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 04.10.2015 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

The world worked differently then -- how people met, how we kept in touch. Numbers on scraps of paper were easy to lose, but somehow, we still found each other.

Dating in a Digital World

Julie Spira | Posted 04.07.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

Since texting plays a huge role in in the dating process, the study highlights what men and women like and dislike when receiving text messages. Here are some dos and don'ts to consider before pushing the send button.

What Happened to Snapchat's Best Friends Feature and What It Means for Your Relationship

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

With the Best Friends feature gone, we can no longer rely on the fear of getting caught to act appropriately. We must hold ourselves accountable for our actions. It doesn't matter who's watching.

Leave Them (Texting) Kidz Alone

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I enjoy watching students stay connected with their friends and classmates in a variety of ways throughout their days, and I don't care if their notes to each other are grammatically correct.

How to Handle Your Ex's Unsolicited Attack

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 03.30.2015 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

A person's first instinct in receiving a text or email that I call "an unsolicited attack" is to attack back. Send back a response. Defend yourself. Hurt back. But my divorce advice is do not reply. Do nothing. Do not type one key. Leave it alone.

A Wellness Checkup for the Digital Soul

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 03.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristi York Wooten

If the norm for thoughtfulness now comes in a package of 140 characters or less, then so be it. Yet, let us never underestimate the power of our words in this new age of brevity. There are no shorter or easier ways to say 'I love you.'