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Unplugging

'I Miss Doing Nothing'

Pacific Standard | Kyle Chayka | Posted 02.20.2015 | World

Dear reader: Is it just me, or are we getting a little too addicted to the present tense? We fear that the Internet and social media have cut down ...

5 Steps to Making Unplugged Time a Daily Habit

Lori Rochino | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lori Rochino

With these five steps, you're on your way to making unplugged time a part of your routine. Doing a digital detox daily will keep you nourished, relaxed and more productive so you could give your best at work and life.

The Nighttime Habit That Will Help You Sleep Better

Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living

For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previ...

5 Lessons From A Woman Who 'Purged' Herself Of The Internet

Inc | Zoe Henry | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

Want to become dramatically more productive in just one month? Try unfollowing everyone on the Internet. That's what San Francisco-based photograph...

The Tiny Tweak That Will Make Your Bedroom Stress-Free

Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living

For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. To view the p...

A Conversation About Conversations

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Tons of research suggests that we enjoy social interactions like conversing, dancing, partying and drinking with friends. Yet we spend our time alone on devices, loosely connected even when we are amidst our social kind.

What Do We Do With Our Junk Food Mind?

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Living organic, glutton-free, and meatless, well almost hamburger-free, is relatively easy these days. Finding a gym, taking a daily walk or making ti...

YIKES: Way Too Many Americans Took NO Vacation Days Last Year

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel

The vacation habits of Americans aren't looking good: According to travel website Skift, almost 42 percent of Americans didn't take any vacation days ...

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.

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...

The Best Holiday Gift of All

Annie Fox | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

Clearly, Noah Webster never hunted for a non-existent parking space, cringed at his ATM balance or frantically vacuumed dog hair off the couch before guests arrived.

WATCH: How To Make Yourself Unplug For The Entire Holiday Break

Fast Company | Posted 12.23.2014 | World

Unplug for two whole weeks? It's not as crazy as it sounds, and studies show it will help you be more refreshed, focused, and productive when you r...

Work At home? Here's The Only Gift You Need This Year

Katherine Stanley Obando | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Katherine Stanley Obando

I hadn't realized what a huge difference there is between a day in which you end up doing hardly any work by happenstance, and a day you intentionally dedicate to other things.

Why It's Harder Than Ever To Unplug From Our Devices

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology

We're living in a time when a seemingly endless number of devices and apps are demanding our attention, while claiming to make our lives better and ea...

5 Things Successful People Do To End Their Days Right

| Jessica Stillman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

Business may be 24-7 and your tech may never get tired, but human beings are cyclical animals. Our creativity and energy levels wax and wane throughou...

Millennials, Put Your Phone Down at Concerts

Bobby Caruso | Posted 02.01.2015 | College
Bobby Caruso

Does this scenario sound familiar? You're at a concert and they start to play your favorite song. Your first instinct is to maybe send a tweet "[Song Title]!!!! @[artist]." Next, you open Snapchat in time to record the hook and first chorus. You take a few photos and then record the second verse.

WATCH: Why We Need A Digital Sabbath

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

The news is the best distraction ever invented. But, if we pay too much attention to it, we’ll never have the time to daydream, unpack our anxieties...

Non-Voyage: 5 Reasons to Let Your Vacation Expire Unused This Year

Laura Berger | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.

The Quest For Quiet

Betsie Gambel | Posted 01.20.2015 | Small Business
Betsie Gambel

As small business owners, do we really have the discipline to disconnect?

How To Concentrate When The World Intrudes

Entrepreneur | Edward G. Brown | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

“The world is too much with us,” Wordsworth lamented. And that was more than 200 years ago, when he didn’t have to contend with 24/7 cable, smar...

How Restaurants Are Getting People To Put Away Their Phones

The Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business

Most Americans say phones don’t belong at the table during meals, though the vast majority of millennials admit to checking their phones during dinn...

What You Don't See in Facebook Albums or Instagram

Amanda Magee | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

The debate over how much people let you see on their social media profiles and Facebook photo albums has been hashed and rehashed. I don't know that I necessarily have much to add to the mix, but I wanted to share a photo.

Are You Really Here, Or Are You Skimming?

The Washington Post | Jennifer Meer | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

It’s been exactly one year since I wrote Distracted Living. In that piece, I described a night when I left my daughter alone in the tub while I went...

Katy Hall

These Apps Help You Realize How Much Time You Waste On Your Phone

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology

How many times a day do you check your smartphone? A dozen? Fifty? As several new apps on the market will tell you, the number is probably much higher...

7 Reasons To Banish Your Phone From The Bedroom

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living

You know your smartphone addiction has reached an entirely new level of unhealthy when you can't hit the pillow at night without it beside you. As ...