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How Do You Introduce Dinosaurs to Social Media?

Tom Falco | Posted 10.28.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

I have a couple of older friends (not much older than me) who send me news articles daily from various sources at various times during the day, you know, from The Huffington Post, New York Times, Daily Mail, etc. Are they tweeting me or Facebooking me? No, they are emailing me.

5 Reasons Why Alimony Should Be Reduced or Terminated if You're Living With Someone

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.27.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Alimony reform is on the rise, and there's simply no avoiding it. Nor should there be. One ripe area for change is the circumstance of cohabitation, its effect on spousal support, and the challenges surrounding the ability to prove it.

We Need to Consider Stronger Laws On Cellphone Use While Driving

Brad Stulberg | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Texting bans do not go far enough. For starters, in the eyes of everyday drivers, these laws are vague. Does texting at a red light count? What about reading a text, as opposed to sending one, or surfing the internet?

Why My Kids Need to Watch More TV

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

For the duration of their little lives, my children have watched videos on Netflix and Amazon. They have never had to sit through TV commercials.

A 10 Month Social Experiment: What I Gained When I Lost My Phone

Antoinette Brock | Posted 10.10.2014 | Technology
Antoinette Brock

Certainly there were times in my 10 month stint without a phone, that I thought, "What the hell am I doing?"

Are You Afraid to Be Alone? Good News: You're Not

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Why do most people hate being alone with their thoughts? Pain. When you feel physical or psychological pain you instinctively move away from it. However, when you feel emotional pain there's nowhere to go. Instead you may try to escape by distracting yourself with your cellphone.

Strong Land

Rob Taub | Posted 09.30.2014 | Books
Rob Taub

"Writing a great thriller is like assembling a puzzle," explained author Jon Land recently when he called me from his home in Rhode Island. "When the reader first starts a book they should understand something about the pieces but not where they all fit."

How To Use Your Cell Phone Internationally

Fodor's | Posted 09.30.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Using your cell phone internationally can lead to exorbitant bills if you're not careful. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you stay conn...

Our Teens Go 'Electronics-free' (and Live to Tell About It)

Stephanie Duncan Caceres | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Duncan Caceres

Christian's room was dark, except for a small blue glow. At 2:37 a.m., he was texting in his bed; I entered Matthew's room and discovered the same disturbing scenario, only he was playing a video game.

He's 8. He's Already Asking.

Sarah Walton | Posted 09.25.2014 | Parents
Sarah Walton

How many times do I answer a question from my kids while typing on the computer or phone? How many times do I say, "Hang on just one sec..."

I'm Addicted To The Cloud

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

Often, I catch myself reaching for it when I should just keep looking with my own eyes. It is always calling to me, and I can't stop answering.

Are You Bored?

Zach Dean | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Dull moments in our days are inevitable, but we have a choice of how we will respond to them. Are we medicating with technology or are we noticing the experience? Numbing out or building coping skills? Avoiding the uncomfortable feelings or reconstructing our days to be less boring?

Kenya Keeps Hazardous E-Waste Out Of Landfills

AP | CORINNE CHIN | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

MACHAKOS, Kenya (AP) — In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to compu...

Cell Phone Crashing Is Even More Fun At The Beach

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.14.2014 | Comedy

An inspired photobomb is a thing we all know and love -- but, as it turns out, the audio version of that can be just as fabulous. Tech-savvy ladies...

Why We Should Be Concerned About Truck Drivers' Health

Shaan Gandhi | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Shaan Gandhi

Driver fatigue should be part of a larger concern with driver health, as lack of energy and burnout could be symptoms of a larger issue with health and wellness and poor health promotion.

12 Reasons That Prove Kids Don't Know How Lucky They Have It

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Sorensen

I'm only 29 but I'm starting to feel my age with teenagers running around looking like it's the 80's again.

Top 10 Unknown Gadget Pionerds

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

Unlike famous and successful independent inventors such as Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, most the folks who invented the gadgets and technologies that enable our 21st-century lives perform in relative obscurity.

Here's How NOT To Have A Giant Phone Bill When You Travel

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.01.2014 | Travel

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we travel. From staying in touch with folks back home to apps of all sorts, our phones play a big role in 21st...

Hang Up the Phone!

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Jean Freberg

Put your phone down and pay attention, life is passing us by every second we choose not to. Maybe there is a new adage brewing for our times... "No one on their deathbed ever said, 'Gee, I wish I'd spent more time on my cell phone.'"

Obama To Sign Bill Making It Legal To Unlock Your Cell Phone

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday to give mobile-phone users the right to 'unlock' their devices...

Zach Carter

Look At Chuck Schumer's Ancient Phone

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- He is one of the most powerful people in Washington. A legendary political strategist. A prolific fundraiser with deep ties to America's we...

Constitutional Rights in the Digital Age

Nancy Leong | Posted 09.18.2014 | Technology
Nancy Leong

Just as cell phones are different from ordinary physical objects, the Internet is dramatically different from earlier speech mediums. And the Court should acknowledge those differences in determining the scope of First Amendment protection for speech.

How We Use Our Time

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.06.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

I'm a financial analyst, not a philosopher, and yet in my writings about money I often touch on the subject of time. Generally, this is because the tw...

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. IV: Long-Tail Liberation)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Global warming poses an existential threat to life on Earth. This existential threat challenges our capabilities and calls into question the viability and effectiveness of mechanically conceived grid maintenance options.

Fighting Illegal Logging With Your Cell Phone

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

Recycling used cell phones to combat deforestation is an encouraging development -- hopefully one that will be replicated and scaled up around the world. However, efforts to combat the act of illegal logging must be paired with efforts to curb the demand for illegally harvested timber from importing countries.