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Thoreau is Alive (and Crankier Than Ever) on His 200th Birthday

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home
Peter Mandel

In a recent piece in the Book Review section of The New York Times ("Celebrating Two Centuries of Thoreau") John Williams reminds us that "if the air ...


Ellie Newman | Posted 01.02.2017 | Women
Ellie Newman

Replace "You should..." with "I'd like it if you..." Avoid unnecessary conflict and get more of what you desire. Find more on & Fa...

13 Important Teen Texting Terms Decoded For Middle-Aged Parents

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.14.2016 | Fifty

Periodically, mid-lifers need a short refresher course in texting slang. How else do you know what your teens are telling you? Your answer to that que...

Florida man crashes motorcycle into medical van worth $140,000 while texting and riding

Michael Berenis | Posted 12.07.2016 | Technology
Michael Berenis

Typically when you hear about a motorcycle and car getting into an accident as a result of texting and driving, you'll envision a careless minivan tex...

Leaked Text Proves College Basketball Team Will Destroy Everything In Its Path!

Steven Shehori | Posted 11.30.2016 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

I discovered this recently upon receiving a text from the coach of a local college basketball team -- by accident.

Grandma Texts Wrong Teen About Thanksgiving, Invites Him Anyway

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 11.19.2016 | Fifty

We’re certainly thankful for this hilarious holiday story. An accidental text about Thanksgiving plans that turned into an actual invite has gone vi...

Love is All Around: A 360º Horror Story

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 11.01.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Morgenstern

Happy Halloween! I'm incredibly proud to release our newest 360º video: "Love is All Around: A 360º Horror Story". What is your worst fear? Ours is...

These 'EmOldjis' Are Exactly What Every Middle-Ager Needs

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.31.2016 | Fifty

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but what’s a middle-ager to do when they can’t find a relatable emoji? Well, Diane Hill decided it ...

How Safe Is The School Zone Near Your House?

Kate Carr | Posted 10.27.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

It's an important question for all parents to ask, and unfortunately, the answer can be troubling.

The 6 Most Damaging Texts You Can Send Your Significant Other

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.25.2016 | Divorce

Texting your significant other should be easy. But sometimes, all it takes is one stray “K” or a message “read” without a reply to start an ar...

What Can Goldilocks Teach Us About Parenting In The Digital Age?

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Ms. Canyon Girl

Let's not allow our "virtual hugs" and online conversations to replace real conversations and warm hugs. I know that I will really talk with my children and hug them a little tighter tonight. After they go to bed, I will be sure to embrace my solitude by unplugging from my devices.

Ghosting, Benching And Zombieing - A Modern Dater's Guide

Francesca Hogi | Posted 08.15.2016 | Style
Francesca Hogi

These days, you hear a lot of people complaining about the current state of dating. It's no wonder -- the rules of dating seem to be constantly changing.

Pokémon GO... And Get Injured?

Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT | Posted 08.11.2016 | Science
Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT

From the beaches of Santa Monica to the streets of Manhattan, there is one constant -- masses of people losing themselves in the virtual splendor of Pokémon Go.

Linguistics Explains Why Ending a Text With a Period Makes You Seem Like a Monster

Science of Us | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

(Photo: Jed Egan) By Cari Romm Most people with two thumbs and a heart know that there is a right way to end a text, and there is a wrong way. Done ...

Dating And Texting

Aleeza Ben Shalom | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Aleeza Ben Shalom

Texting can both help and hinder your connection. Because you are dating long distance, you can use texting to bridge the gap between visits. However, if you haven't yet developed a really solid connection, texting can interfere with the normal development of your relationship.

7 Texts You Should Ignore

Adam Levin | Posted 07.21.2016 | Technology
Adam Levin

Phishing via text works the same way as email, the only difference is format, tone and, of course, length. The goal remains to commandeer as much information about you as possible (to use for fraud) and/or take control of your device.

Can't Get A Date? You May Have Been Benched

Suzannah Galland | Posted 07.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

You haven't been dropped, you aren't in the keeper league, and you're still in the live draft... but you aren't playing the game. You're on the bench.

Sexting Might Actually Be A Sign Of A Committed Relationship

The Conversation US | Posted 08.29.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

As a human development researcher who studies how technology influences relationships, I wanted to understand if people who are anxious about dating or about what their partner thinks of them are more likely to sext.

Cannes 2016 Shingerview: Bonin Bough, Mondelez International

David Shing | Posted 07.11.2016 | Media
David Shing

"People will tell you that 1 out of 5 minutes are spent on the Facebook feed, but the other 4 minutes are spent in messaging. And here we are at Canne...

Your Brainwaves May Fall Into A 'Texting Rhythm'

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living

These days, it seems like smartphones are an integral part of people's daily lives — and a new study suggests that texting on these devices may actu...

Facebook Bravery And False Participation In The World

Tom Gerdy | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

The baby boomer generation has witnessed technological advancements and changes as never seen in humanity's history. We have been given many wonderful...

This Disney Channel Star Is Helping Students Make Summer Reading Fun | Posted 06.27.2016 | Impact

By Rex Leonowicz Karan Brar has been lighting up the screen since he was only 11. You may recognize him as Chirag Gupta from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid...

Four Ways Your Texting Can Make You More Likeable

Adam Gilad | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adam Gilad

The problem with texting -- other than misspells and auto correct -- is the lack of context. So much of human communications is based on facial expressions and voice tonality -- and without those two things -- it's very difficult to read nuance.

She's Giving Her Right Arm for Bernie

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Deborah Dentler is giving her right arm for Bernie Sanders and has no regrets. She was going to sit out this year's presidential race. As recently as a month ago, Dentler -- who lives and works in Pasadena, California -- was undecided whether to vote for Sanders or Hillary Clinton. But then she got moved to sign up for the Sanders campaign.

The First and Only National Text Message Crisis Line

Oliver Leung | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Oliver Leung

In desperate times, verbally articulating our feelings can difficult. Our voice can expose our innermost thoughts to prying ears. On the other hand, texting has become an extension of our thoughts and evolved to help us through our darkest hour.