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4 Ways Meditation Can Empower Millennials At Work and in Life

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

From my meditation teacher/practitioner perspective, I see ALL of these aspects as incredibly good, good, good and believe that meditation, dear millennials, is not only something that gels with what you already got goin' on... but it can help you navigate some of your biggest challenges.

House-Breaking Your Phone -- and Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Kevin Walsh | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Walsh

I went for a three-mile walk during lunch yesterday and found myself checking my phone every twenty yards -- not for any reason, just in case. And in case of what I have no idea. I realized I'd become like Smudge barking at the Maytag

The Connection Between Air Pollution and Cell Phones You've Never Heard About

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

In the 21st century, "show me the bodies" seems like a cruel and outdated foundation for public policy. Yet history is littered with examples -- like tobacco and asbestos -- where only after the death toll mounts is the price of inaction finally understood to exceed that of action.

Sign of the Times

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.27.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Voiceprints: Time to Be Afraid Again

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What can be accessed can be collected. What can be collected can be stored. What can be stored can be leaked, hacked, shared and used. What can be used, well, can be used. Now, next Sunday, be a nice son or daughter and call your mom to say hello. Just be sure to speak slowly and clearly.

U.S. Using Fake Cell Phone Towers On Planes To Gather Data: WSJ

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An agency of the U.S. Justice Department is gathering data from thousands of cell phones, including both criminal suspects and ...

Be a Mobile Superhero (Hint: All You Have to Do Is Find Your Hidden Superpower)

Tomer Cohen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Tomer Cohen

Mobile-savvy companies embrace the complexities of mobile and transform those into competitive advantages. The best ones go beyond mobile-first.

Hold the Phone: What It's Like Not to Own a Cell Phone

Anna Fonté | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Anna Fonté

When people find out that I do not own a cellphone on purpose, they can move quickly from sympathy to scorn. I see it in their eyes: Suddenly, I've got some freaky social disease. They back slowly away before I infect them with whatever is wrong with me.

10 Ways to Show Your Ex is Living With Someone

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

For someone trying to demonstrate that a former spouse is living with someone else in an effort to have an alimony obligation reduced or terminated, the job of collecting evidence is much easier today.

Help, My Phone Drowned!

Myra Demeter | Posted 11.07.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Plop! It finally happened. My iPhone fell in the toilet. My husband has warned me many times about keeping my cell phone in my pants' back pocket and I continued to do so. It has fallen on the floor around the bowl too many times to count, but never before did I make the "bulls eye shot."

Next Time, I'll Leave My Phone

Mikah Meyer | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mikah Meyer

On two separate occasions this past weekend, I purposely left my smartphone at home. While I admit the initial motivation came because I didn't want a large bump in my tight-fitting suit, the benefits turned out to be far greater than the contour of my torso.

Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most challenges conflicts of their lives, could open up and discuss their divorce?

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing, it is helpful to have a coach guide you from beginning to end.

7 Reasons To Banish Your Phone From The Bedroom

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living

You know your smartphone addiction has reached an entirely new level of unhealthy when you can't hit the pillow at night without it beside you. As ...

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 12.21.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 11.30.2014 | 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 11.29.2014 | 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 11.29.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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.