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11 New Texting Abbreviations We Need to Start Using

James Napoli | Posted 09.06.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

We live life in shorthand, but so far the field has been fairly limited. And there is so much out there that can benefit from being reduced to a handy acronym for our convenience.

Texting Without Context

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

Personal conversations -- either direct or over the phone -- are the most effective way to obtain important information and connect with other people. We are losing something vital.

Are You Ready for the Meditation Revolution?

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

I strolled into the sauna this morning to find a man sitting peacefully in a cross-legged position, his eyes gazing slightly downward. Just as I was settling in, a light tapping sound intruded. My sauna-mate was actually texting from a tiny mobile device nestled in the folds of the towel atop his lap.

Where Is The Line Between Professional and Personal?

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Recently I had an exchange with a vendor. My personality dictates that I consider everyone I interact with as a person, and not as someone I can yell ...

The Importance of Being Fluent in the Language of Texting

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Dr. Peggy Drexler

If conversation is an art, art takes practice. Today, that practice time is used up screen-to-screen, rather than face-to-face or through composing a well-constructed letter. And yet the reports of the death of eloquent expression may be greatly exaggerated.

Dad Texts Are The Best Texts

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.12.2014 | Comedy

Have you ever opened a text from your dad and reacted with a combination of laughter and horror? If so, this hilarious short of dads-with-phones-go...

A Must-See Video of the Impact of Technology on Our Lives

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

A friend just sent me this video titled "Look Up" that powerfully demonstrates what we miss -- life, love, beauty, opportunity! -- when we immerse excessively in technology.

Why It Is Okay to Text First

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Jennie Shulkin

While this article began as advice to women in their personal relationships, it finishes as a call to all people to be more assertive in their personal as well as their professional and public lives.

Questions I Would Ask

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

As the school year ends for all levels of education, I want to put forward one final quiz especially for our high school and college students to answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, just move quickly to the next one.

I'm Addicted to the Internet -- So What?

Anna David | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Here's what I know: This addiction sure feels a lot less shameful and dangerous than my coke addiction did. But also my already short attention span is growing ever shorter as a result of my behavior and true serenity comes from being in the moment and not from checking out.

Memorial Day Road Trip Travel Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

If you are tired, let someone else do some driving. Respect your exhaustion. Never risk the safety of yourselves and those around you to try to get to your vacation spot a little earlier. It's just not worth the risk.

A Life Lesson I Learned on My Birthday

Wesley Miller | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Wesley Miller

My challenge to you is put down your phone and relax! There is more to life than texting. Next time you see a close friend or family member of yours is celebrating a birthday -- send them a handwritten card in the mail, take them out for happy hour or just pick up the phone.

I'm An Emoji Queen And I'm Not Ashamed

Carly Valentine | Posted 07.13.2014 | Teen
Carly Valentine

We started all the way back at hieroglyphics which evolved after some time to old English which then transformed into modern English which then rapidly turned into "Cnt wait 2 c u l8r 2night," "LOL" and "BRB" and now it has seemed to turn back into the hieroglyphics.

Defender of Texting and Driving Can't Be Serious

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

While driving down the 405 the other day, I read a dumb article on my smart phone. An LA Weekly blogger boasted that even though it's illegal, he text...

Your Ducking Conversations Censored

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology
Jason P. Stadtlander

All of us who have iOS (and a filthy mouth) and text, email or otherwise chat know how irritating it can be to have your colorful metaphors changed to "ducking", "shot" and "Damon" and so on through the censorship of Apple.

'Game Of Thrones' Is Even More Epic With Texting

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.11.2014 | TV

All men must text. The Sunday, May 4 episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones," "First of His Name," was crazy, but it could've been even crazier if they ...

Fast and Furious: Novels, the Media and Our Changing World

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

While the blending of genres and multiple technologies is fine, some elements of experience seem to suffer. Things are being dumbed (and numbed) down.

Texting: The Relationship Killer

Hannah Barbakoff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Hannah Barbakoff

Yes, I want them to initiate conversations so I'm not always doing it. But there is a fine line between being a good texter with game, and an annoying texter. Does this sound confusing and borderline impossible to get right? Exactly. You can't win.

A Drunk Girl's Guide to Late Night Texting (Based on Lots of Personal Experience)

Bustle | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Bustle

To talk about late-night texting etiquette is to talk about flimsy sober intentions, so weak they crumble after one whiskey sour and a guy who has the same name as your ex.

What I've Learned Not to Expect From Morning-After Texts

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

While the "I had a great time" message was a lovely gesture, if "Let's go out again" wasn't implied or directly stated, what was the point? Not responding to my response wouldn't leave me thinking you were a particularly good guy.

7 Tips for Managing Teen Cell Phone Use

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

One of the biggest questions making the rounds among parents of tweens and teens is not if, but when, to get your child a mobile device.

The Moment You Need To Break Up With Your 'Texters'

Kristie Christie | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Kristie Christie

While we were "just friends," I'd seen names of girls flash on the screen and he'd turn his phone over the same way I would when one of my texting guys would pop up on my screen. I knew there were some girls out there still hoping... still flirting and texting.

This GIF Will Make You Never Text While Driving Again

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 04.17.2014 | Technology

Can't wait to get home to your loved one so you can give him or her a squeeze? If you're the one behind the wheel, this is yet another reminder: Do. N...

Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.18.2014 | Crime

Poor Kimberley Davis. The 21-year-old Australian woman was livid when she slammed into a bicyclist while texting late last year, putting dents in h...

Millennials: The Anti-Social Socialites

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicolas B. Aziz

In the commercial above, an exuberant little girl gives her jumbled explanation of why "more" is better than "less." Following this, telecommunicati...