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

Brian Hanley | Posted 01.28.2015 | 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 01.28.2015 | 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 01.28.2015 | 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 01.26.2015 | 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.'

The Dangers of Texting While Driving

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

"It is common sense," one may exclaim in exasperation, "that reading and texting while driving is dangerous. Isn't the warning superfluous?"

The Heart Wants to Move on: Why Texting Your Ex Is the Worst Idea

Unwritten | Posted 01.09.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Before you even consider texting him back, look at how your relationship ended. If you decided to end things with him, he probably was a little jealous when he saw you sharing that cinnamon sugar pretzel with someone else at the mall.

Respect

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

In 2015 one of my primary wishes is that all of us will concentrate on treating other people with respect. I have just scratched the surface; I encourage you to give this entire matter some very deep consideration.

2015 Welcomes Generation X!

David Kanegis | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As the last of the baby boomers turn 50, the first of your cohort now share that privilege. The only bad news -- the oldest of you will soon lose the coveted distinction of being advertiser's target market!

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...

4 Ways Meditation Can Empower Millennials At Work and in Life

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

From my meditation teacher/practitioner perspective, I see ALL of these aspects as incredibly good, good, good and believe that meditation, dear millennials, is not only something that gels with what you already got goin' on... but it can help you navigate some of your biggest challenges.

Come Home for the Holidays

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

For those seeking a sex or holiday booze article, click onto something else immediately, like TMZ or the Today show. In the spirit of holiday cheer,...

Techies U R Da Best

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.27.2015 | Technology
Dr. Peggy Drexler

I want to offer a special thanks to the technologists of the world -- all those who work anonymously in the world's labs and engineering departments to come up with the circuits, code, and contraptions that have combined to change life as I know it.

Here's How You Should Reply To All Those Thanksgiving Texts

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.25.2014 | Comedy

Even though Thanksgiving is supposed to be a relaxing day spent with family and friends -- in person -- many of us will fall victim to our smartphones...

(Not) Finding Love Through Textual Chemistry

Josh Sabarra | Posted 01.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

Technology is a danger of the contemporary dating landscape. I don't have it all figured out, but I have developed the "Donovan Rule:" No frequent calling or texting before the first meeting - and no overnight bags on Date 1.

Hold the Phone: What It's Like Not to Own a Cell Phone

Anna Fonté | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Anna Fonté

When people find out that I do not own a cellphone on purpose, they can move quickly from sympathy to scorn. I see it in their eyes: Suddenly, I've got some freaky social disease. They back slowly away before I infect them with whatever is wrong with me.

Navigating Relationships In A Digital World

Ellie Burrows | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Ellie Burrows

We are masters at digesting thoughts in 140-character sentences, stalking an ex lover, keeping up with the Ebola outbreak, scoring a Soul Cycle bike, finding a city's best ramen.

'Text to Ya Later!': In Defense of the Phone Call

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 01.10.2015 | Technology
Michelle Kennedy

Remember the days when you'd fall in love with someone and talk on the phone late into the night? Staring up at glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling, you believed those effortless hours of conversation confirmed you two were meant to be.

Help, My Phone Drowned!

Myra Demeter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Plop! It finally happened. My iPhone fell in the toilet. My husband has warned me many times about keeping my cell phone in my pants' back pocket and I continued to do so. It has fallen on the floor around the bowl too many times to count, but never before did I make the "bulls eye shot."

The Digital Drug: What Makes You Text And Drive Despite Known Dangers

Dr. David Greenfield | Posted 01.05.2015 | Technology
Dr. David Greenfield

For many, awareness of the dangers of texting and driving is enough to make them stop. For others, it takes a personal commitment, like a pledge to a loved one or the urging of a friend. But for some people, the urge to text while driving is a compulsion. And for those people, more is needed

The Most Cringeworthy Autocorrects FAILS Of The Month

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 10.31.2014 | Comedy

What's scarier than any ghost, ghoul or goblin? Sending a horribly embarrassing autocorrect. There's no need to to go to a haunted house or watch ...

The Ghosting: The Tale of The Heartless Golf Pro

Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens

I was scared. Who was this person? This wasn't my Connor. This was a bro-ciopath. Then it happened, in September. The rapture. The day he vanished from existence. I texted him: No response.

The Facebook Void: What We're Missing

Abhishek Seth | Posted 10.29.2014 | Technology
Abhishek Seth

Credit: Paul Scott Circa 1860. After the secession of the southern states, Abraham Lincoln signed into effect conceivably one of the most cons...

We Need to Consider Stronger Laws On Cellphone Use While Driving

Brad Stulberg | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Texting bans do not go far enough. For starters, in the eyes of everyday drivers, these laws are vague. Does texting at a red light count? What about reading a text, as opposed to sending one, or surfing the internet?

How Text Messages Change From Dating To Marriage

Alice Zhao | Posted 12.21.2014 | Technology
Alice Zhao

Way back in 2008, my now husband and I went on our first date. On our one year anniversary, his gift to me was a Word doc of all of our text messages since our first date (what he likes to refer to as #thegiftofdata). To celebrate our six year anniversary, I decided to take his present to the next level.

10 Smartphone Rules We Should All Follow

Zach Dean | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

This is not a blog on your rights. You have a right to be oblivious to your surroundings and a right to be obnoxious. That includes your right to obnoxiously use your smartphone the same way you obnoxiously do anything else. This is a piece on etiquette.