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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 ...

Shabbat And Powering Down

David Gregory | Posted 11.12.2015 | 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 08.18.2015 | 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 08.19.2015 | 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 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

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 07.30.2015 | 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.

31 Awesome Resources to Help You Unplug, Relax, And Stress Less

Greatist | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Ever noticed how dinners with friends have turned into dinners with friends -- and their phones? Or how, more often than not, the last thing you do before bed and the first thing you do when you wake up is swipe open a device?

How Giving Up My Phone Forced Me To Live My Life

Sarah Bourassa | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Bourassa

Here's how detoxing from my phone for 48 hours helped me reset my well-being and develop a healthier relationship with my phone.

An Unplugged Sigh of Relief

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Breathe in the sounds, the smells, and the peace of a summer day or evening with your kids. Let the beeps beep, the pings ping and the alerts land on deaf ears. Turn away from your screen, and toward your children. You won't regret it.

Capture Life In Your Soul -- Not Your Smartphone

Alison Vilag | Posted 07.20.2015 | Technology
Alison Vilag

Disconnecting forces your mind to process an event differently than if you're simply going to tweet it. It's hard to experience what's all around you when you're spending every moment with your eyes glued to a screen.

Rita Wilson: 'Check Email. Not Too Much. Mostly Rest'

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Fifty

Check email. Not too much. Mostly rest.   Thank you, Michael Pollan, and your quote from "In Defense of Food," for inspiring a new quote abo...

The Extreme Measures I Took To Get Away From The Internet

Laura Munson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Fifty
Laura Munson

The Internet is a writer's friend and a writer's enemy. It gives us community and support in an otherwise very solitary profession. It's a generous platform, especially for writers. But the Internet is also a big problem for writers.

Fireside, Unplugged: My Week Off The Grid

Lisa Shanahan | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
Lisa Shanahan

While we sat by the fire that night, I thought about how our Twitter and Facebook feeds were trapped in their digital prison all day, and a spool of memories unwound in my uncluttered mind. I remembered things I hadn't thought about in years.

8 Ways To Disconnect From Technology And Get More Done!

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

Our tech-tethered lives are making millions unwell. While that may be good news for Big Pharma, we in the sustainable wellness community have a better idea: try a digital detox -- learn to cut the cord and take your life back from tech.

The Very Real Benefits Of Going Camping

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living

 In his essay Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson dives into the healing powers of the wilderness. "In the presence of nature," he wrote, "a wild delight...

What It Looks Like When A World-Class Explorer Sits Still

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Even the most high-octane adventurers have moments when the excitement dies down, the world stills and they make a point to appreciate the surrounding...

How My Son Taught Me to Capture Moments, Not Photos

Chris Harding | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Chris Harding

Perhaps I'm trying to do 'family' as I now relate to it, the images from years ago contained in the dusty photo albums my parents have. Maybe I'm hoping that by adding to it and continuing it, the legacy contained in the albums adds legitimacy to my broken family.

The App Cleanse

Medium | M.G. Siegler | Posted 06.30.2015 | World

A few weeks ago, Rob Coneybeer noted his declaration of “app bankruptcy.” That is, upon seeing 250 mobile application updates waiting for him upon...

Meet The Woman Who Has No Desire To Get A Smartphone

The Atlantic | James Hamblin, Katherine Wells, Nicolas Pollock and Chiara Atik | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

The promise of constant contact isn't good for all relationships. For Judith Goudsmit, a young New Yorker with no desire for a smartphone, the flip ph...

Top 10 Island Beaches For Unplugging

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

There are beaches for partying, beaches for swimming, and beaches for doing absolutely nothing at all. If you're after the latter, we've got you covered.

Should You Take a Vacation?

Nicole Williams | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

But there are ways to ease back into the nine-to-five-drill without losing your hard-earned relaxation the second you enter the door.

Downtime and Getting My Priorities Straight

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 05.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Connolly

Last summer I wrote about unplugging and down-time after an interesting, weekend experiment. It was inspired by Arianna Huffington's book Thrive, whic...

5 Ways to Unplug and Recharge This Spring

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 06.28.2015 | 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?