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Children and Families Need to Be the Number One Priority in Our Society

Mark Baer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Children and families need to be the number one priority in our society. Currently, we only pay lip service to such things. Our children are our future. Isn't it time that we reflect on our true values as a society?

Social Media Back in the Day

Tom Falco | Posted 07.29.2013 | Technology
Tom Falco

Just follow and receive one cartoon each day in your feed!

Did Steve Jobs Ruin the World?

Tom Green | Posted 07.29.2013 | Comedy
Tom Green

Thank you Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg for making Schadenfreude convenient. It's as if we are enjoying the spectacle so much that we haven't noticed the cameras are now pointed at us. Who is laughing now?

Teen Who Died During Her First Solo Drive May Have Been Texting

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.20.2013 | Crime

Like most 16-year-old girls, Savannah Nash couldn't wait to get behind the wheel once she got her driver's license. Her first solo drive turned out...

Authors Can Be Trapped by TMI

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

Some authors, begging for attention, even go overboard and live too much of their lives in social media, recording every twitch of consciousness as if the fate of publishing depended on it. Their neediness -- however disguised -- is epic and sometimes pathetic.

'Car Talk'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.29.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the four decades since I took a driver's ed class, I have become such a proficient motorist that I could teach a class myself except that I have two speeding tickets on my record and my name isn't Ed.

You Think This Makes Driving Safer -- But It Doesn't

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2013 | Technology

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, April 23 (Reuters) - Using voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as texting with ...

Living And Dying On A Cell Phone

Joan Gage | Posted 06.17.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

When I was growing up, there was no easy way to check on absent loved ones. Now, we can connect instantly. And, thanks to the cameras in our smart phones, we can bear witness to instances of heroism, and perhaps record something that will help the FBI find the bomber.

The Art of Conversation (What Conversation?)

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.15.2013 | San Francisco
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Who doesn't love their electronic gadgets? Of course they are brilliant at relaying information. But when we engage in electronic communication, it's important to follow some basic e-etiquette rules.

Air Ambulance Pilot Texting Leads to Disaster

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.10.2013 | Crime
Christine Negroni

The pilot of an emergency medical helicopter was text messaging before and during the flight that ended in disaster near an airport in Mosby, Mo. in 2011.

The Irksome Grammar Mistake That Almost Everyone Makes

Joan Gage | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Well I'm 72 and I suspect that I'm the last person on earth who knows the proper usage of 'lie' and 'lay.' Not that I would dream of correcting anyone, such as my fabulously flexible and toned Pilates teachers who say about a dozen times an hour, 'Now everyone lay down on your mat with your head facing the mirror.'

The Power of Your iPhone

Greg White | Posted 06.03.2013 | Comedy
Greg White

I enter a stark, white, room. The noise of the door slamming shut causes me to glance instinctively down. Battery is at 16 percent. Panic sends my eyes darting around the bottoms of the walls, searching for that fix.

Are You There Buddy? It's Me Margaret.

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 05.29.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

I'm going to make it official: communication is no longer linear. Posting Happy Birthday on your friend's Facebook wall and never expecting a reply. Texting someone multiple times because they never reply to your texts. Needing to email someone a few times before they notice. Tweeting.

Reinvention: Editing Out What's Not Working, Finding What Does Work

Russell C. Smith | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Reinvention is a lot like revising a piece of writing. To reinvent, you review what currently is and ask yourself what's not moving the process ahead.

Texting While Parenting: Can It Wait?

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Some experts are linking the rise in smartphone ownership with a spike in emergency room visits for kids under 5. As a parent of two kids and an avid iPhone user, I can attest to plenty of distracted parenting moments -- not something I'm terribly proud of.

Have We Lost Sight of the Human Behind the Screen?

Laura Simpson | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology
Laura Simpson

As more and more of our interactions are conducted via a mobile screen, to what extent is our intense relationship with our devices influencing our personal relationships and even our personalities?

Should Parents Allow Their Kids onto Social Media?

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

I have to admit when it comes to my kids, social media has been ensconced in a general aura of fear. It's the unknown that promises to expose my kids to too much information, too much access and too many opportunities to interact with people I don't want them to interact with.

Texting: The New Intimacy or the End Of Romance?

David Wygant | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
David Wygant

In today's crazy world, we seem to always save our phone moments for people that are worthy of it.

Are Online Relationships Healthy for Young People?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Online relationships are based on limited information and, as a result, are incomplete; your children can know people online, but only so far.

Why Your Texts Might Look Kiiiiind Of Like Thiiiiiis

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.22.2013 | Women

If you haven't sent a text or an email with letters repeated for emphasis -- "hiiiiiiiiii," "oh nooooooooo," and "wait whaaaaaaat?" all come to mind -...

A Designated Texter?

Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

The dangers associated with texting while driving have often been likened to those of drinking and driving. Now, Florida's Orlando-Orange County Expre...

Katherine Bindley

Are People Really Texting In Their Sleep? | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.14.2013 | Technology

Teens are known for being dependent on their cell phones -- exchanging as many as 60 text messages a day -- but are they so attached to their devices ...

My Huge Texting Mistake

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

"That's bad," my husband said when he read the exchange. "That's really bad."

An App That Pays You To Do This

Reuters | Clare Kane | Posted 04.08.2013 | Technology

By Clare Kane MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish mobile application that pays users up to 25 euros ($34) a month to send messages to friends ...

You Are a Flake

Rachel Ryan | Posted 04.07.2013 | Women
Rachel Ryan

Thanks to cell phones and social media -- making both plans and people immediately accessible or disposable -- we are groomed to become commitment-phobic flakes. Which, trust me, is a disposition that threatens much more than your commitment to dinner plans...