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Unplugging Challenge

At This University, Students Can Get Credit For ‘Wasting Time On The Internet'

The Washington Post | Abby Ohlheiser | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

Lucky creative writing students in a University of Pennsylvania seminar will be able to earn academic credit for wasting time on the Internet next spr...

WATCH: I Survived A Week Without My Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Ali Zaslav | Posted 02.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For some, having no phone -- even for just a few hours -- feels like the end of the world. So what's it like to say goodbye to text, email and Instag...

WATCH: Arianna Huffington, Mika Brzezinski And Cindi Leive On Learning To Let Go Of Tech Addiction

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Last month, Arianna Huffington, Cindi Leive and Mika Brzezinski made a vow to take a break from technology. For the sake of their health (and sanity),...

My Digital Detox: How I Ditched My Email and Social Media for a Week... and the Cold Sweats Weren't So Bad

Cindi Leive | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

Unplugging was harder than it looked -- for the first few days I had phantom-phone syndrome, the constant urge during any spare second of time to reach for my small, rectangular best friend. But I persevered. Four things I discovered...

Unplugging Is Easier Said Than Done

Mika Brzezinski | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mika Brzezinski

When I put the phone down, I felt weird, incomplete, like I wasn't wearing a bra or something. At times during the beginning of the vacation, I actually held the phone even though it was off. It was like weaning: The turned-off phone was my binky.

We Made It! Looking Back on Our Unplugging Challenge

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

I've just returned from the most amazing place. I'm not talking about Hawaii, where I spent the holidays with my daughters, my sister and my ex-husband -- though it was lovely, and all the more so because of the foot of snow that's greeted my return to New York. I'm talking about the week I spent unplugged, away from email, social media and TV. Occasionally unplugging from all our devices and techno-distractions is one of those seemingly small adjustments that actually have the power to transform the way we see the world, live our lives and interact with the people who matter most to us. The unplugged version of myself was better able to give these things my full attention -- which, as Daniel Goleman says, is "a form of love." And I was able to remember, to paraphrase Louis C.K., that no device or screen can match the HD quality of the actual world.

Our Unplugging Challenge: Seven Days Without Our Devices

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

With the holidays almost here, Cindi Leive, Mika Brzezinski and I have decided that there is no better time to unplug, recharge and renew ourselves in time for the new year. And what better way to do that than by unplugging and disconnecting from all our devices? Big Data, unfettered information, the ability to be in constant contact and our growing reliance on technology are all conspiring to create a noisy traffic jam between us and our place of insight and peace. So Cindi, Mika and I agreed we needed to go beyond our usual, day-to-day vows to take time away from our devices. We wanted to do something bigger. From Monday, Dec. 23, through Sunday, Dec. 29, we'll be taking time away from TV, social media and email -- and we hope you'll join us.