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Specialized Hotels Are Making It Easier Than Ever To Unplug

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.12.2015 | Travel

Going on vacation is supposed to be relaxing. But between inboxes full of unanswered emails, Facebook notifications and texts from family, it's harder...

15 Delicious 1-Hour Recipes That'll Help You Unplug Every Day

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 08.04.2015 | Taste

We live in a screen culture. There are TV screens in bars, waiting rooms, gas stations and even taxi cabs. Computers are in virtually every home and o...

What Are We Doing Today?

Amanda Magee | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

It's a question I hear, often before the girls are even dressed. Their gangly legs poke out from beneath t-shirts. Sometime over the last year they shifted from their dad's shirts to mine. The hems aren't as long as before, the v-neck dips and are yanked up by still-modest hands.

How To Prep For A Digital Detox In 6 Simple Steps

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living

If you've ever said something to the effect of "I can't imagine life without my smartphone," have we got a challenge for you.  A digita...

16 Signs You Really Need To Put That Phone Down Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Chances are, you spend most of your waking moments (and even some of your unconscious ones) tethered to your smartphone. You might even casually accu...

23 Signs You Have A Healthy Relationship With Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

When it comes to how people treat their smartphones these days, there's a dramatic difference between treating the device like a tool that makes life...

11 Stunning Places Without Wi-Fi So You Can, Y'Know, Actually Enjoy The View

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel

Travel is healthy because it helps us unplug, open our minds and break away from the burnout that so often gets us into a rut. But...

Hilarious iPhone Wallpapers Remind You To Look At Your Screen Less

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology

Artist Molly McLeod would like you to please calm down about your phone. (That is, unless you've got to text your mother. By all means, text the woman...

Introducing 'Internet Rage,' The Road Rage Of Our Time

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living

You may already be familiar with "sidewalk rage." It's what happens to your blood pressure when the person in front of you takes too long in the groce...

Put Your Phone Down: It's The National Day Of Unplugging

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology

If you need an excuse to throw your phone in a drawer for a day, now's your chance. Starting at sundown on Friday and stretching into Saturday is t...

Looking For Love? Put Down Your Cell Phone

Linda Wolff | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Linda Wolff

Put down your phones. Strike up a conversation. Your future love interest could be standing right in front of you...ordering a soy latte.

Our 'Slow Tech' Family iRules

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

There will be days, events, outings and holidays when we all commit to being device-free. Sometimes it feels nice to go for a walk without bringing the hundreds of people we know along with us.

5 Ways Your Job Is Ruining Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living

It's one thing to feel excited by weekend plans, and another entirely to feel pure, unadulterated relief when Friday finally rolls around and you get ...

8 Science-Backed Reasons To Turn Off Your Cell Phone This Christmas

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Throughout 2014, we have watched digital detox challenges come and go, and read about the many health benefits that come along with loosening our ties...

5 Tips to Simplify the Holidays

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Lesli Rotenberg

Between school vacation, endless shopping lists, mailing holiday cards, cooking for extended family and traveling in potential winter storms, the holiday season can be overwhelming for parents. And with the hectic holiday season, the spirit of the holidays can sometimes get lost.

A Stranger Woke Me Up Today... And It Was Awesome.

Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Suzy Strutner

New to the app store, Wakie lets strangers wake up strangers all around the globe. Plug your phone number and desired wakeup time into the app, fall asleep, and you'll get a phone call (from anyone, anywhere on the planet!) when it's time to rise.

Happy Thinks-giving

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Here's an idea. This year, turn Thanksgiving into Thinks-giving. Unplug. Yup. The whole day without digital engagement. No screens. No big balloon parades. No football.

What Do Steve, Arianna, Millie and Karen Have in Common?

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com | CC BY-NC Common element in Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, Millie Grenough, Karen Gomez: a) creativity b) crazy-busy...

Drop Your Pace and Get Productive

Frances Booth | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Frances Booth

It can be easy to get caught up in the belief that we need to go faster, check more and be ever more available, especially in a digital world.

#Existence_Error: How I Refreshed the Page

Jason Schmitt | Posted 11.16.2014 | Technology
Jason Schmitt

As technology has evolved, every iteration has made the data more rich and real-time based. In turn these advancements give more dimensionality to the device in our pocket and make ignoring it a personal affront.

Nature Run

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

If you haven't made time to unplug and get outside, I urge you to do so. The time spent in nature will rejuvenate you in a way that an electronic medium can't.

The L.U.S.T. Paradox

Cat Greenleaf | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Cat Greenleaf

Put your phone down for a prescribed amount of time -- five minutes, half an hour, the length of a meal -- and go experience something. If the thing which caught your attention is still there when you plug back in, circle back to get a picture when you can. Then share it.

Keep It in Your Pants

Cat Greenleaf | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Cat Greenleaf

A friend told me that back in the early aughts, it was customary for talent agents to whip out their cell phones during meetings to show that they had more important matters to attend to. Nowadays, who doesn't do that?

Why It's So Hard To Take A Break From Technology

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

iPhone-a-phobia. It seems my biggest fear about my upcoming 10-day vacation in Europe is disconnecting. After spending too many hours trying to figure out data plans for foreign travel, sim cards purchased abroad, Skype vs. FaceTime from phone to phone, and whether my phone must be in perpetual airplane mode or simply forbidden from roaming, I give up.

Don't Let Your Health Account Go Bankrupt

Pam Nochlin | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Pam Nochlin

Before I got out of bed, I set my intentions for the day and stretched. When I walked to the train, I took notice of things around me.