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Unplugging

For Better Health, Think Paleo Lighting

Randy Nelson | Posted 10.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Randy Nelson

We’ve all heard about the Paleo diet. Essentially, it is based on eating only the types of foods assumed to have been eaten by early humans during t...

This App Wants To Save You From The Smartphone Zombie Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts

Many city dwellers spend the majority of their days face-deep in screens. From the moment we wake up and swipe our iPhone alarms into silence to our l...

Thinking Of A Digital Detox This Summer? Try These Instead

Alanna Harvey | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Alanna Harvey

Instead of a digital detox or a digital diet or whatever alliteration could be made of what it means to take a break from technology, why not consider just doing something else with your excess screen time? This summer is a good time to start.

A Sleep-Inducing Conversation -- We Hope!

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Maureen Anderson

Have you ever visited a doctor or a dentist and been given something to relax so whatever it is wouldn't hurt as much? On one of those visits a few...

The Importance of Work-Life Balance and Health

Kristine Scotto | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Kristine Scotto

As a young professional, I've often faced the dilemma of whether "unplugging" is acceptable for me. Do I provide myself the freedom to stop answering emails once I've left the office, or am I becoming a slave to the pinging alerts of my email app?

Boss Detox: How to Unplug From Work on Vacation (With Video)

Renne Simpson | Posted 04.26.2017 | Travel
Renne Simpson

When I travel, I like to engage in what I often refer to as a boss detox. This is when I go on vacation and completely unplug from work. I don't check...

A Watchout for the Rabbit Hole

David Sable | Posted 04.26.2017 | Business
David Sable

We often seem to be confused. We make the events; we share the events; we enjoy the events, but only if we are in the moment. It's not our smartphones or apps that make them great -- it's the collective us who make them real and exciting and worth sharing.

If You're Live-Tweeting The Debates, You're Doing It Wrong

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living

If you're live-tweeting the presidential debates, you're doing it wrong, says a new study. While watching the birth of election season hashtags in re...

Why Musicians Need Silence in an Always-Connected World

Carlos Gardels | Posted 04.08.2017 | World
Carlos Gardels

Since he burst onto the concert scene in 1983, pianist Stephen Hough has become widely regarded as among the most versatile and probing of artists. He recently spoke with The WorldPost about the challenges of classical music in the age of social media and instant messaging.

These Cozy Portable Cabins Are The Perfect Place To Unplug

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel

Sometimes, we just wanna swear off the crazy trip planning and actually breathe for once. Hostel hopping, wild tour itineraries and busy vacations are...

If Out Of Office Replies Were Honest

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.13.2017 | Healthy Living

It doesn't matter if someone is Type A, an introvert, a highly sensitive person or a purple dinosaur: We all have email habits that are a little hard ...

Thank You, Vermont, For Making Me Get Off The Internet

Paul Cantor | Posted 02.17.2017 | Technology
Paul Cantor

Our guide didn't give a shit about photos. He didn't even have a phone. And he appeared to be really enjoying himself. Riding, guiding, chatting -- just having a good f*cking time. Not a bad life, I would say.

Father-Son Duo Share Lessons About Balancing Life And Technology

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

In a blog last year for the Huffington Post, 13 year old Matthew Wieseltier challenged "hypocritical" parents, including his father, Leon, who chastis...

Phones And Bedrooms Just Don't Mix. I Learned That The Hard Way.

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 01.28.2016 | Technology

This story is part of a 10-piece series for which HuffPost staffers agreed to experiment with improving their health and decreasing their stress on th...

What Are the Health Benefits of Unplugging?

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 01.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

Unplugging by itself probably won't work some magic in your life. But if you spend that digital-free time focusing on your relationships and activities you enjoy, now that can make your life better.

2016 Travel Resolutions for the New Year

William D. Chalmers | Posted 12.31.2016 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

I polled a gaggle of great travel buddies last week, and assembled the following 2016 Travel Resolutions that would make us all better travelers.

Can't Unplug Kids From Video Games!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.28.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Video games are really fun. They stimulate youngsters in ways that ordinary life cannot, flooding their brains with feel-good neurotransmitters that make hitting the Off switch very unappealing.

Shonda Rhimes’ Brilliant Trick For Keeping Work At Work

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Shonda Rhimes has a strategy for coping with her busy work life, and it's written at the bottom of every email she sends. In an interview with Fresh ...

Shabbat And Powering Down

David Gregory | Posted 10.30.2016 | Religion
David Gregory

We're both powerfully drawn to the idea of a day of rest, particularly in an age when it seems increasingly unlikely that we can power down or ever power off. We spoke about our different ways of observing the Sabbath and what it has come to mean to us personally and to our families.

Unplugging and Doing the Boogie

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 08.18.2016 | Good News
Heather Gillis-Harris

Have you ever unplugged for a week? I'm talking no phone, no Internet, no cable. It's a challenge for sure, but one that somehow opens up new space in your brain that was previously filled with noise.

What It Was Like To Live Offline

Jennifer Rauch | Posted 08.17.2016 | Technology
Jennifer Rauch

As an experiment, I decided to get away from digital media for a while and see what that was like. Sort of like the National Day of Unplugging in March, which encourages people to unplug for 24 hours. But I did it for 184 consecutive days, with fewer people to keep me company.

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...

3 Ways To Relax Your Mind After A Stressful Day

YourTango | Posted 08.06.2016 | Healthy Living
YourTango

After hours of driving "fast and furious," there's a fear of letting go. After all, what if you drop the ball on something when you let your guard down? What if you lose your edge or can't ramp back up into productive mode again? People even become addicted to the rev of busyness.

What Really Happens To Your Brain And Body During A Digital Detox

Fast Company | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

We sense that our smartphones are making us less focused, that constantly checking our email and Twitter is making us less productive, and more discon...

Family Camping: A Breath of Fresh Air for Kids

Christine French Cully | Posted 07.30.2016 | Parents
Christine French Cully

Of course, there are other ways to moderate screen time and move the kids outside for Vitamin D and physical activity. But as I hear the delighted shrieks of children having fun, I know that camping is one very good way.