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Unplugging

5 Ways to Unplug and Recharge This Spring

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Carrie Visintainer

Spring is all about new growth and renewal, and I'm going work on containing my screen time over the next three months. To stay accountable, I'm going to keep a journal to see what I notice. Will I struggle? What will I gain? How will I feel mentally and physically?

8 Reasons Why Spending Time Alone Is Actually Really Good For You

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more...

The 8 Biggest Mistakes Generation Y Is Making

Barrett Pall | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Barrett Pall

I by no means am saying throw your phone out, or never look at it again, but I am saying that you would be surprised at how much beauty, joy, and life you miss everyday while looking down.

How a Day Without My Cell Phone Helped Me Loosen My Grip on the Device

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

The morning I gave up my cell, I, too, was anxious as I adjusted to going about my day device-free. Then it got easier. Once Eric brought it home, however, my feelings were mixed. On the one hand, I was thrilled to have that rectangular little lifeline back in my paws. At the same time, I noticed that after spending the day unplugged, I didn't much feel like plugging back in.

The Subtle Ways Our Screens Are Pushing Us Apart

Harvard Business Review | Karen Sobel-Lojeski | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

I once asked a former U.S. Navy admiral in charge of a fleet of aircraft carriers how he felt about collaborating with people through email, computers...

College Kids Giving Up Their Cellphones: The Incredible Tale Of The Maryland Women's Team

The Washington Post | Dan Steinberg | Posted 04.03.2015 | Sports

The Maryland women’s basketball team reached plenty of milestones this season. The Terps won the Big Ten regular season title. They won the Big Ten ...

Europe's Smartphone Detox

Pacific Standard | Kyle Chayka | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

The first problem with traveling and technology is the plugs. If a traveler, like me, forgets to bring an outlet converter on a trip through Spain and...

10 Rants About Technology

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.02.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

I'm always raving about the latest innovation so I figured I should also present the other side of the coin.

With Fewer Electronics, This Is How A City Sleeps

Pacific Standard | Gregory Ferenstein | Posted 03.25.2015 | World

Since the invention of the light bulb, humans have drifted further and further from their natural sleep patterns. Artificial light tricks the brain in...

Unplug Yourself and Cruise: You'll Learn a Little More About Your World

Aubrie Przybysz | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Aubrie Przybysz

Today it is nearly impossible to go a whole hour without responding to a text, email, or checking social media on your cellphone. After starting this post I put my phone on silent and set it face down.

The Art of Unplugging: 6 Things You Can Do Right Now

Brianna Upton | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

We feel the pressure to be plugged in and respond to every text, every call, every email and the array of social media platforms. Take your device and put it away. It's time to unplug. Be present. And not always feel this urge to be connected to every aspect of your life.

The Social Hazards Of Taking A Digital Detox, Explained

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 03.18.2015 | Comedy

Believe it or not, there are some of us who have actually heeded the ubiquitous advice to unplug and recharge. The benefits, after all, can't be ignor...

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...

I'm Mad As Hell and Why you Should Be Too

Jess Davis | Posted 03.09.2015 | Technology
Jess Davis

Our world is sprinting forward while we are asleep at the wheel (bug zapper), into one where our tech is consuming us. Where we are all becoming more shackled and imprisoned by the innovations to which there seemingly is no escape. Are you OK with that?

How To Completely Unplug From Your Smartphone For An Entire Day

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living

It's time for a collective admission: We're all a little tech obsessed. How could we not be? We live in a 24/7, always-on culture. But stepping awa...

9 Reasons To Head To Belize

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

For non-stateside beach getaways, most Americans typically go with the usual options -- Mexico, the Caribbean or one of the Hawaiian islands. But what...

'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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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.