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Cell Phone Use

7 Tips for Managing Teen Cell Phone Use

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

One of the biggest questions making the rounds among parents of tweens and teens is not if, but when, to get your child a mobile device.

"Waiiiiiit Take It With My Phone!" And 15 Other Inexcusable Smartphone Crimes

Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

Let's face it: It seems that we've forgotten our manners. (No, really -- remember those? If not, call your mom. We'll wait.) In an effort to cl...

When Do You Mind Your Own Business, and When Do You Butt In?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

It isn't uncommon to see parents misbehaving in front of their kids. Sometimes I'm tempted to butt in. Isn't everyone?

Is That A Hand-Written Thank You Note I See???

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

For the record, I'm not an online slammer. I think being able to stay in touch with kids in college via texting and Skype has saved many an empty nester from going insane. I think Grandma loves getting photos from your phone, taken and sent in the moment. It's just that sometimes, a simple eraser board and hot pink tape says things more clearly.

A Hero Will Rise From the Children of Technology

Dori Hartley | Posted 09.02.2012 | Parents
Dori Hartley

If you're a parent, you've probably watched your child morph into an extension of his or her electronic device.

Mobile Manners

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 04.02.2012 | Technology
Tamara Shayne Kagel

Have you noticed that when you make plans with someone, you almost never really make plans with them? You essentially make plans to talk with them on the phone at a certain time from a certain location. This drives me crazy.

Federal Officials: Cell Phone Use, Texting While Driving Should Be Banned

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Texting, emailing or chatting on a cellphone while driving is simply too dangerous to be allowed, federal safety investigators decl...

How Your Cell Phone Reveals The Inner You

ForbesWoman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Women

The psychology of texting is starting to sprout as a hot-button area, though the research is still amazingly in its infancy. From what studies tell us...

Twenty-Somethings Ditch Landlines

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — In a first for any age group, more than half of Americans age 25-29 live in households with cell phones but no traditional landline tel...

Why I Don't Have a Cell Phone

Aaron Greenspan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aaron Greenspan

One might expect an analysis of how feasible it is to live a healthy life without a mobile device, but this column isn't an attempt to be smart. The fact is, when it comes to cell phones, I am deeply afraid.

Cellphones Used More For Data Than For Calls

nytimes.com | JENNA WORTHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Liza Colburn uses her cellphone constantly. She taps out her grocery lists, records voice memos, listens to music at the gym, tracks her caloric i...

1 In 4 Households Has Cell Phone But No Landline

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — One in 4 households has a cell phone but no traditional landlines, a trend led by the young and the poor that is showing no sign of...