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Looking For Love? Put Down Your Cell Phone

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.21.2015 | 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 12.30.2014 | 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.

Mind a Mess? Try a 60-Second Speed Clean

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Ever have one of those days when your mind traffic makes Atlanta Airport's schedule look like child's play? According to an April 2014 list from Airp...

Put Yourself In Airplane Mode

LinkedIn | Tim Sieck | Posted 06.13.2014 | World

One of the things I love about traveling is the amount of work, and thinking, that happens on an airplane. There's something about being in the confin...

18 Things You Miss By Constantly Staring At Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

If any doubt remains in your mind that we are, in fact, a society addicted our smartphones, stop what you’re doing and simply take a look around. Th...

Digital Sabbath 2.0

Jeremy Shure | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeremy Shure

I realized that it had become my norm to (a) always keep my phone on and within arm's reach of my pillow, (b) to check the phone until minutes before falling asleep, and immediately upon waking up, and (c) to check in on email and social media at any point during the night when I wake up.

Is Email Making You Stressed?

Frances Booth | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Frances Booth

Close your inbox for a moment and step back. Ask yourself just how healthy your relationship with email is... and if it is causing you stress or strain, what can you do to improve this?

Unplug -- Full Speed Ahead!

David Sable | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
David Sable

Unplugging clears your mind, opens up new paths for problem solving, creates new and exciting relationships between ideas and ultimately drives the best use of technology

10 Reasons To Take A Random Day Off Of Work

Susie Moore | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

The world is OK if we take a few hours to ourselves to relax and revive a little. I start the weekend relaxed, organized and in a splendid mood. Do you need any more reasons?

I Teach Social Media Courses and I Don't Own a Smartphone -- Here's 3 Reasons Why

Jennifer Rauch | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology
Jennifer Rauch

I've almost enlisted in the zombie army before. I periodically read tech reviews, consider networks, compare prices, play with demo devices at stores. I tell myself: "I will buy this smartphone tomorrow. Or maybe next week." But I never do.

How To Turn Off Your Phone, Shut Down Your Computer And Totally Unplug Every Single Week

Ellie Krupnick | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellie Krupnick

Suddenly, like revelation at Sinai, Shabbat started to make perfect sense. Those 25 hours became a respite from my mounting schoolwork, a forced hiatus from the endless black hole of the Internet, the only time I could turn off a screen long enough to, say, play a game with my family.

Giving Up My To-Do List and Finding My Life

Arielle Ford | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Arielle Ford

In the past, I often defined myself by my work, and I hate to admit this, but my ego took a lot of pride in "just how much I can accomplish" in an hour or a day or a week.