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Digital Detox

Holiday Out-of-Office Message

Rana Florida | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

We all need a digital detox from time to time and my time is now. When I return to work and plug in again after the new year, I will be recharged and more productive; hopefully, I'll be full of great ideas. But right now, I'm stepping back.

The Holiday Gift You Alone Can Give

Kate Otto | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Kate Otto

In such a hyper-connected holiday season, perhaps the best gift we can give our loved ones is actually the simplest (though by no means the easiest): our time and our undivided attention. Our presence.

Bombarded by the Right Stuff

Ari Andersen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Bombardment is a funny word. First of all, if you say it without thinking about what it means, it just sounds ridiculous. Bom-bard-ment. How strange. ...

My 12-Step Digital Detox for a Healthier and More Productive 2015

Martin O’Leary | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin O’Leary

I've decided it's time to fight back and take action against my digital overlords. However, the reality is I actually love these digital distractions, so rather than going cold turkey, I've come up with a realistic 12-step plan to a healthier and more productive life in this digital world.

WATCH: Why We Need A Digital Sabbath

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

The news is the best distraction ever invented. But, if we pay too much attention to it, we’ll never have the time to daydream, unpack our anxieties...

Why I Think I Need to Break Up With the Internet

Amy Alabaster | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Alabaster

Unfortunately, walking away from technology completely is not an option. So I decided to write the Internet a "Dear John" letter instead. It's pretty short and sweet.

Is Your Child Addicted to Electronics?

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

It's no surprise that kids of all ages can get addicted to their electronic toys. That's because every text that a kid sends or receives, every Facebook "like," and every point scored during a video game creates a little hit of the feel-good chemical dopamine.

Meet The People Behind The Programs That Are Helping The World Unplug And Recharge

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel

Feeling a little stressed out lately? You're not alone. Seventy-three percent of Americans report feeling stressed out at work, according to a 2013 s...

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 3

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

We would all profit from learning how little technology we could get along with. We never know when the digital world will work against us, forcing us into doing everything "the old-fashioned way."

Katy Hall

How To Make A Digital Detox Actually Stick

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Imagine a weekend, a week or even a month without your iPhone, computer or any other devices. Chances are you’re not going to work, at least not in ...

Are You Oversharing On Social Media?

Sue Scheff | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

When teens consider the concept of addiction, they likely think about cigarettes and substance abuse, but oversharing on social media doesn't always register as a cause for concern.

What You Gain By Ditching Your Smartphone

High50 | Posted 12.07.2014 | Fifty
High50

I've always been an early adopter of technology and hadn't realised the insidious changes that the best, fun technology had wrought. I now know that I am so assaulted with attention-grabbing gadgets and the ever-increasing demands of instant communications that I need to make time to disengage.

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?!

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

've pruned my online connections. I've birthed new habits. I'm setting boundaries between work and personal time. I'm less scattered and distracted. I'm wasting less time. I have the reins in my hands again. I haven't been this productive or at ease in quite a while.

Why I Bury My Cellphone In A Drawer At Night

Chris Deaver | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Don't get me wrong: I don't hate technology. Quite the opposite, I've adopted and advocate the latest and greatest like most people, but I came to a realization recently that I had to detox. And I put together a list of reasons why.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, FEEL Nothing

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Giegerich

September 11th Memorial, New York City A month ago, I caught up over cocktails with a college friend I hadn't seen in over 10 years. When he walked...

WATCH: What This Blogger Learned From A Year Of Unplugging

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Just because it’s so easy to be constantly connected -- with our friends and family, with the news, and with endless flows of information -- doesn't...

WATCH: This Summer Camp Helps Adults Overcome Tech Addiction

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Most summer camps are a place where children are sent to stay active, make new friends, and enjoy time in nature. But one summer camp is providing a v...

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 1

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

When my smartphone went dark, my PC succumbed to malware and my old TV conked out (must things always happen in threes?), I was forced to undergo a different kind of cleanse -- a digital cleanse -- which proved as jarring as I imagined a juice cleanse to be.

What Happens When Kids Go Cold Turkey from Their Screens for 5 Days?

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

Does all this time staring at screens, which may take time away from looking at faces, change the nature of what we learn about the social world?

Tech-Free Travel Can Change Your Life, Really

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel

A digital detox can change your life, especially when executed in an especially life-changing place. Indeed, avoiding technology during vacation ca...

From Digital Overload to Enlightenment

Martin O’Leary | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as one's emergence from self-imposed immaturity. But how can a digital addict ever achieve enlightenment with so many distractions, let alone escape immaturity?

My Facebook Death

James R. Marsh | Posted 10.07.2014 | Comedy
James R. Marsh

This morning I awoke and, like most mornings, reached for my iPhone to check my feed. Except today I didn't have a feed anymore. Last night I died a virtual death on Facebook.

Grand Jury Duty Stalled My Life -- But Helped Me Find Solitude

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

When was the last time you were seated in a room with a group of people for hours on end, and no one -- not one single person --- stole periodic glances at their mobile devices? If you can't remember when, then I can only surmise it's been a long time since you served on jury duty!

Here's One Big Sign It's Time To Reevaluate Your Relationship With Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Do you keep your mobile phone with you all the time? With so many ways to stay connected, procrastinate and distract yourself, it’s important to tak...

Mind Your Busyness In 10 Steps

Melanie Young | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I don't mind being busy. But I mind when being busy becomes non productive or even wasted time. More important, keeping busy should not keep you from enjoying your life and taking care of yourself.