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College Students Ban Texting During Class

Sue Gober | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education
Sue Gober

Today was the first day of class for the Fall 2015 semester at our university. I am in the School of Education and help train the pre-service teachers. I thought it was an awesome start because our elementary/early childhood majors were excited, enthusiastic, energetic and talkative.

I Am a Funny Kind of Jew

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.21.2015 | Religion
Iris Ruth Pastor

Purists will say I shouldn't be texting so close to the Sabbath. Nor encouraging my sons to text on that holiday too. But once again, I find myself drawing something meaningful, significant and of lasting value from my Judaism and using it to bring solace, joy and rich meaning to my life.

3 Kinds of Apps to Watch Out for This School Year

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

If your kid is among the 73% of teens who have access to a smartphone, you're well aware of the app obsession that can take over a brain and body in seconds.

Your Phone Just Buzzed (And It's a Text Message From Your Therapist)

Melissa Fares | Posted 08.20.2015 | Comedy
Melissa Fares

Did you feel that? Your phone just buzzed, and it's a text message from your therapist. Were you taken aback when you read her emoticon-less text message about her having to reschedule your next appointment? Of course you were.

Back To School Days: A Horror Story

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

Now I love about high school. Sure the fear and contempt it inspires are universal and everlasting. However, the same can be said of everyday life. Like high school, life is real and unfiltered, immediate and intense. And that's not such a bad thing.

Texts From An Ex: The 7 Stages You Endure

Andrew Gelwicks | Posted 08.19.2015 | College
Andrew Gelwicks

Unwanted or not, there they are. Your ex has re-­entered your life - on your phone, right next to you. Maybe they're a past hook‐up or perhaps they are your long-­lost high school sweetheart. Whatever the case may be, the relationship ended for a reason. But now, here they are again.

Texting Advice? Silicon Beach's Textpert Has the Answer

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Los Angeles is rapidly becoming a hub for some of the country's most innovative and creative technology startups. "Silicon Beach" as its been dubbed, is not only attracting some of the world's largest technology companies such as Google and Twitter, but also sprouting a whole new crop of exciting startups.

Why Keeping His Old Texts Is Nothing But A Waste Of Time

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Sara Li. When I was ten years old, the boy next door broke my heart into a thousand pieces and in that moment, I...

Let Theatre Take You to a New World -- Without Ringing, Glowing Phones

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
The University of Central Florida Forum

There's been a lot of talk about patron use of technology in theaters, the most recent story of course being Patti LuPone's snatching a phone out of a texting audience member's hands in the middle of a scene during Shows for Days at the Lincoln Center Theater.

This Too-Real Music Video Depicts A Breakup Via Text

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women

Breakup text messages are so much easier to read through when you're not involved. It may be a fictional text breakup created for a mus...

Teens Use Tech To Build Relationships, Not Destroy Them: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexis Fitts | Posted 08.07.2015 | Technology

It’s a difficult world for today’s teenagers, at least according to the Internet. A slew of recent articles have hammered home a single na...

Keep Your Innermost Secrets on Post-it Notes

Greg Schwem | Posted 08.05.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

We never bother to Google "Can you really delete a text message forever?" If we did, we'd discover a treasure trove of procedures for retrieving stuff we wish could vanish; some of those methods even include helpful YouTube videos to aid the technologically challenged.

On Second Thought: An Innovative Startup to Watch

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

My team and I interviewed Maci about her startup: challenges, plans to scale, and innovation.

The Surprising Behavior That Actually Brings Couples Closer Together

SELF | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weddings
SELF

Enter uncertainty, that confusing, charged state that keeps us on our toes -- which, it turns out, can be a pretty good start to a budding romance. It even has a supporting role to play in long-term relationships, and in life. So how can you use uncertainty (without abusing it)?

This Is What Happens When You Text And Walk

dailyRx News | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
dailyRx News

A cooperative study from the University of Bath, UK, and Texas A&M University found that people who walked and texted while navigating an obstacle course walked more slowly than when just walking. They also slowed down if distracted with a math problem while walking and texting.

8 Weird Things That Happen When You Send a Text

Prevention | Posted 08.03.2015 | 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.