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8 Weird Things That Happen When You Send a Text

Prevention | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Prevention

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 07.29.2015 | 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.

People Who Text While Walking Are Annoying As Hell, Study Confirms

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

The next time you get stuck walking behind a person who is walking and texting and they’re pissing you off, take comfort in the fact that&...

Kevin Bacon Will Come After You If You Talk Or Text During A Movie

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment

  Kevin Bacon has a badge, and he'll use it to shut you up. In a fun public service announcement from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on h...

Text Alert: The Connection Between Quality Sleep and Quitting Cigarettes

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | 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.

Predictive Poetry

Todd Greenwood | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Todd Greenwood

Ever notice when you type a word on your smart phone, it suggests the next word? Both IOS and Android have built similar timesaving predictive features into their keyboards.

Nation's 'Father-in-Chief' Bans Phones From The Family Dinner Table

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

President Barack Obama made a simple request Wednesday to young people spending eight hours a day looking at their screens: Please look up. In an...

Safety Technology Not Just for Seniors

Geri Spieler | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

There are new "toys" on the market targeted to seniors. However, while these products are marketed for seniors, they are devices anyone can use for sa...

The Future Today: Self-Driving Cars

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Driving a car as we know today could be obsolete in the next 20 years. Presently, manually operating a gasoline engine powered automobile is an integral part of life in North America. Whether you live in a smaller city, or a larger city, such as Los Angeles, without good public transportation, one is expected to drive.

The 8 Commandments Of Group Texting

Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Alexis Kleinman

Thou shalt follow these rules.

Politeness I'd Truly Like to See

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.06.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

The politeness that would make a real difference in my life, and I suspect a lot of people's, wouldn't come via the USPS or through the other Buzzfeed suggestions. It would be on the road.

This 11-Year-Old's Break-Up Text With Her Boyfriend Is RUTHLESS

BarstoolSports.com | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weird News

My goodness man, I’ve never seen someone take a beating like that during a breakup. ...

A Case For Unsolicited Duck Pics vs. Unsolicited Dick Pics

Jonathan Chase | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Jonathan Chase

Instead of sending a woman a picture of your manhood, send them a photo of an adorable little duckling. I promise you this is 1,000x more likely to garner an "AWWW" than your penis ever will.

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Text

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Texting has made communication swifter and more accessible than ever before, but that is not without pitfalls. Texting is distracting, and texting whi...

University Opens Student 'Texting Lane'

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 06.17.2015 | College

While less deadly than texting drivers, texting walkers are now getting their own public intervention. Utah Valley University unveiled a "texting lane...

5 Reasons Your Online Date Disappeared

Damona Hoffman | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Damona Hoffman

You met a man online and things were getting hot and heavy. Just when you were thinking it might be time to change your Facebook status, you send a text to confirm your next date. No reply. As in, no reply...ever.

Distracted Driving Is A Huge Problem -- But Technology Can Help

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology

Some new cars come loaded with high-tech safety features. But if you're not in the market for a vehicle, there are simpler ways to protect yourself from distracted driving

Sebastian Murdock

Bus Driver Who Killed 3 While Texting Was 'As Childish As The Children He Was Transporting'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.10.2015 | Crime

The lawyer representing the families of three victims killed in a Tennessee bus crash said the man responsible for their deaths acted like a child whe...

License to Kill; the Troubling Truth About Teen Driving

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Ellie Widdowson

While the discussion surrounding underage drinking and driving has been around for some time, the growing discussion about distracted driving, specifically related to cell phone usage while operating a vehicle, has highlighted many concerns about teen driving statistics and the risks they pose to both themselves and those around them.

Sebastian Murdock

Our Addiction To Cell Phones Is Costing Lives. Here's How We Can Stop It.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Texting while driving can lead to a catastrophic accident in just a few seconds. It's a sobering reality, with no bigger reminder than the recent i...

How Car Companies Are Combatting Texting While Driving

Posted 06.09.2015 | Business

Distracted driving continues to be a major problem on the roads. Smartphones ping and buzz, drawing drivers’ attention away from what’s in front o...

Sebastian Murdock

Mother Of Little Girl Killed By Texting School Bus Driver Has No Hate In Her Heart

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.08.2015 | Crime

A Tennessee bus driver tasked with safely transporting children on their way home from school pulled out his phone and began to text. Soon after, the ...

School Bus Driver Was Texting Before Deadly Crash

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | Crime

June 5 (Reuters) - The driver of a Tennessee school bus that crashed in December, killing two students and a teacher's aide, had been receiving and ...

Are You a Minimalist or Novelist Texter?

Brooke Wise | Posted 05.29.2015 | Women
Brooke Wise

Is the happy medium the answer? More importantly, where is the happy medium? Avoiding the text altogether makes you seem archaic, but the minimalist and the novelist do not seem to have the answer either.

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...