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Gerry Smith

Don't Count On Your Cell Phone For Help After The Next Huge Hurricane | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology

As Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast, flooding homes, submerging cars and taking lives, Colleen Marron could only wonder if her family was safe....

The Bedroom Pocket Dial, and Other Tales of Tech Gone Awry

Lisa Meritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

Even a mundane cell phone can disclose more than you might want. My husband was once a notorious pocket dialer.

More Trouble for For-Profit Colleges: They Can't Keep Calling Your Cell

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Halperin

The for-profit college industry is under pressure. Now, things are about to get even tougher for these companies -- but, thankfully, a little easier for people tired of being relentlessly pursued by for-profit college recruiters.

When You Should Leave the Phone at Home

Adventure Collection | Posted 12.13.2013 | Travel
Adventure Collection

Do you think that nature-and-adventure travel companies should now have official cell phone policies in place? Have you ever had a bad -- or good -- experience with cell phone users on an adventure trip?

Never Leave Your Phone Behind Again

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 10.04.2013 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

Whether you've picked Spain, Portugal or Italy for your self guided cycling tour, chances are you'd like to stay connected with friends or family using email or social media. It's essential to plan ahead when deciding on an international cell phone plan or SIM card for your travels in Europe.

How One of Your Worst Habits Rubs Off on Your Kids

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Rachel Busman, PsyD

We want to model for our kids the ability to just be in the moment, without looking to what just happened or planning what's next. And the way to do this is to put the phone or gadget down and engage.

How This Teen's Research Won Her $75k And A Meeting With The President

Intel Foundation | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Intel Foundation

In 2008, Michelle Hackman, then a sophomore in high school, read an article about a newly coined term: Disconnect Anxiety. According to a market research group, over 40% of people were suffering from occasional anxiety when they were separated from their phones or technological means of communication.

We Can Outsmart the Smartphones

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Arzu Kaya Uranli

If we don't want technology to continue to burrow its way into our lives and threaten to erode our personal space, we should find a way out. We should have a digital detox before it is too late.

LOOK: This Restaurant Has An Incredible Cell Phone Policy

Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living

At a time when smartphones have become as prevalent as napkins and forks at the dinner table, stashing them may be the key to a cheaper bill. The B...

Please Stop Taking Pictures of Your Food

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Brooks

Don't get me wrong, I love food. I love nothing more than the beauty of a well-plated meal. But believe me when I tell you that no matter how hungry or excited you are about what you're about to post on Instagram and Facebook, it NEVER looks as good to anyone else as it does to you.

Your Cell Phone Is Not Part Of Your Body -- You Can Let It Go

Robert Piper | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

We need to take back control of our minds and stop compulsively checking our emails, Facebook updates, and text messages. I think we can live a happier and more compassionate world if we tune into ourselves and the people we are speaking with.

Putting My Next iPhone Purchase on Hold

Jim Moret | Posted 11.22.2013 | Technology
Jim Moret

The iPhone 5S has broken my addiction. It is the first iPhone launch where I have not stayed up until midnight to order (or pre-order) the newest and greatest offering from the mighty Apple. So why my sudden change of heart?

Transforming Health Through Technology: What Works - What Doesn't?

Caroline Shakwei Sawe Mbindyo | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Caroline Shakwei Sawe Mbindyo

Over 60 percent of Africans live in rural areas, far from any health facility or hospital. Most of them will never see a doctor in their lifetime. Instead, they depend on the care of community health workers, nurses, traditional birth attendants and midwives, if they are lucky enough to have one who lives nearby and is qualified to deliver effective health care.

'Sadness Is Poetic! You're Lucky To Live Sad Moments!'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.20.2013 | Comedy

You won't want to miss this clip of Louis C.K. explaining why we shouldn't text while driving. Somehow, he might be the only one who can convincingly ...

Going Back to a Simpler Life

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Meryl Hartstein

Would we want a simple life again if we were given the opportunity? Could we go back to the way it was before the digital age came upon us? My answer is, most definitely no.

Poll Shows People Text On The Toilet, So Wash Your Hands Before Borrowing A Phone

Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology

If your phone comes into the bathroom stall with you, you're not alone. Half of smartphone users age 18-29 admit to using their phones on the throne, ...

Texting At A Red Light Is Something Everyone Does -- But No One Should

Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living

It can be tempting to think that the time it takes to read or send a text while driving isn't all that long. In reality, though, doing so takes your e...

Obama/McCain Poker Plays: The Wisdom of Leaders Suspending Certainty

Vanessa Andris | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Vanessa Andris

Some say Obama blinked. No, Obama opened his eyes even wider. Opened also his mind. Showed the smarts to use all the components of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

REVEALED: The Gender More Likely To Snoop Through A Partner's Phone

Posted 09.11.2013 | Divorce

Men are almost twice as likely as women to look through their partner's phone without their knowledge, according to a new study by Mobile Phone Checke...

Moore College Creates Mobile Game Animation Major for Women

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.09.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

The world of gaming as we know it is changing. Women are the new target market as gaming applications continue to expand into the mobile market -- cell phones and tablets. With this shift, companies are looking for talented artists to provide the visual creative component in these devices.

Back to School: Skin Care Basics

Indie Lee | Posted 11.06.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

The stress of new beginnings and putting your best foot (and face) forward can cause breakouts. School is in session and today our lesson plan is what you can do to lower your chances of that first day breakout.

3 Ways to Be More Efficient

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Why are you driven? If you have a packed schedule, why? What is important to you in your life? Reflect, breathe and be honest with yourself. This is your life we are talking about.

Technomyalgia? Tips to Relieve the Pain

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Do you need pain relievers every day because you're sore from sitting and typing, texting or slouching? I've dubbed this new pain syndrome "technomyalgia," because it causes pain and muscle soreness.

Joshua Hersh

At A Cell Phone Oasis In Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Voices From Home, And A Sense Of Being Left Out | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.03.2013 | World

AMMIQ, LEBANON -- Abdul Jawad Abdul Wahed walked more than a mile, his wife and youngest child in tow, to get to this spot on the side of the road whe...

How To Avoid High Phone Charges Abroad, From Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

This week on Mondays With Marlo, Frugal Traveler columnist for The New York Times Seth Kugel explained how to avoid international roaming charges when...