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Do Not Be Afraid

Alice Carey | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Alice Carey

I'm not much one for crying. But this morning I did, as I watched Irish poet Seamus Heaney's funeral, and heard his last words. Words he sent to his wife minutes before he died. 'Noli timere' -- don't be afraid.

How My Dog Helps Cure My College Kid's Homesickness

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

I know how to convey home and love without ever saying a word... Two days after my husband and I returned from taking our youngest son to college, 1,300 miles away, we were checking with each another constantly to see if he had communicated something... anything.

Technomyalgia? Tips to Relieve the Pain

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Do you need pain relievers every day because you're sore from sitting and typing, texting or slouching? I've dubbed this new pain syndrome "technomyalgia," because it causes pain and muscle soreness.

Email Is for Old People -- LOL!

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

My 13-year-old son is a Boy Scout. He is supposed to frequently send and read email messages to arrange scoutmaster conferences and patrol activities. He has two different email accounts that I set up for him. He never looks at either one.

Texting, Tweeting and Terrible Grammar in K-12 Schools

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Internet and cell phone cultures have brought a whole new meaning to American slang. Not only are kids these days speaking informally, but now those r...

The Way Out

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 10.27.2013 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

In all of my experiences with bad dates after my divorce, I have realized that one of the hardest things to do is to let someone know that you are not interested in seeing them again, especially if they want to see you.

Can You Seduce a Guy Through Texting Humor?

Mike Alvear | Posted 10.21.2013 | Comedy
Mike Alvear

Texting can make you look like you have the personality of a parking meter or the personality of a woman who's really fun to hang out with.

Actually, It Can't Wait

Harris Silver | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Harris Silver

We all admire the attention BBDO and Werner Herzog's film are bringing to the dangers of texting and driving, but the motivation for the spots that were commissioned from Mr. Herzog and he turned into a compelling short film is incomplete.

Cell Phones Don't Kill People, Cars Kill People

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 10.19.2013 | Technology
Philip N. Cohen

A new report from the federal government shows that, of 29,757 fatal crashes in 2011, 10 percent were reported to involve a distracted driver. Of those distracted-driver crashes, 12 percent involved a driver using a cell phone.

Florida Finally Bans Texting and Driving

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 10.19.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida will finally ban texting and driving -- but why has it taken so long, and how does the new law really work?

A Mother's Text Message To Her College-Bound Son

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 10.19.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Wait just a minute. You don't like it when I'm sentimental, but how can I not be today? You're heading off to college and there are a few things I've got to say.

What's Happening to Us?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Let me begin by saying I have a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, an e-reader and a smartphone. I use them all and think they're great technologic advances...

Doesn't Anyone Call Anymore?

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 10.15.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

There are both benefits and negatives to both electronic communication and to spending time on the phone. Maybe a little more of an effort to talk on the phone to the person you are dating would be appreciated. Yet, keep those cute, sweet, sexy texts coming!

Sending A Text To The Wrong Person: So Embarrassing

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

We've experienced the humiliation of sending a text to the wrong person by accident. A recent Reddit thread asked users to share some of the most inap...

Text Home

Mary Quigley | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty
Mary Quigley

The concern that texting is yet another way helicopter parents keep their children from growing up ignores key generational differences.

Say No to Distractions: 'It Can Wait'

Gina Vergel | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Gina Vergel

It is described as a freak accident, because as far as automobile wrecks go, for a bus to hit a lamppost that falls on a baby in a stroller, well, it's just not supposed to happen that way. But that's how it went, and 8-month-old Angelie Paredes is gone.

Emoticons: Emotional Communication or Evil Tool?

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.01.2013 | Technology
Gil Laroya

The use of technology in communication nowadays is the standard by which we connect with one another. Email, texting, and online chatting have become ...

The Most Embarrassing Social Media Mistakes and Our Kids' Role Models

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

This summer, I am delivering the same message to our teens that I am delivering to Anthony Weiner: Think before you act.

The 10 Commandments of Dating Textiquette

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

If you are dating, you will be texting. Here are 10 do's and dont's to texting the person you're seeing that I've found helpful.

What I'm Doing to Limit the Risk of Your Child Growing Up Without You

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

I am a (relatively) safe person. I don't smoke (anymore), binge drink (anymore) or do lots of drugs (you get the point). I do all that I can to safeguard our future, except the one thing that would stop putting it at risk 365 days a year.

#MillennialProblems: 7 Issues Boomers Didn't Grow Up WIth

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty

Although the onset of the tech age has made life so much more convenient, new technology has also created a host of first world problems that todays' ...

Dating in a Texting World

Julie Spira | Posted 09.17.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

What is the proper etiquette for returning a date's text message? This is a question that I get asked quite frequently.

The Shocking Number Of Men Who End Relationships By Text

Posted 07.11.2013 | Divorce

Is it ever OK to end a relationship via cell phone? According to a press release from, an online dating site that allows users t...

The Most Underused App On Your Smartphone

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 09.10.2013 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

I have over six pages of apps. I can check Facebook, the Stock Market and the weather in Paris. But the thing that used to be my phone's primary purpose -- before it became so smart -- is the most underused app of all.

Seven Strange But Meaningful Ways to Be Patriotic on July 4th

James Napoli | Posted 08.31.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

Watching fireworks, honoring the flag and having a barbecue are all fantastic ways to celebrate Independence Day. But when you're done with those, try these other, more cerebral ways of declaring your love of country. In their own way, they can help us take back America.