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Family, Friends and Technology

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
William B. Bradshaw

Are people less friendly than they used to be? As I looked beyond having just a "gut feeling" about attitudes and practices of people, I became aware of the "General Social Survey." I found a lot of information that relates to the friendliness of people.

Invisible Bird

Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore

Strapped into My stilts I am The Great Blue Heron

Ann Brenoff

5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Summer

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty

Oh, if we only knew then what we know now! Here are 5 things you will regret: 1. Sun worshipping. The sun is not really our friend. Sadly, many of...

How Giving Your Undivided Attention Reduces Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Giving much-needed, nonjudgmental advice can be transforming -- but one of the simplest and most powerful things you can do for another person is simply to listen.

How I Left The Room Without My Phone -- And Lived To Tell The Tale

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.17.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

We don't just have devices -- we have a collective digital rash. And we keep scratching. We're not just connected, we're inflamed by our hyper-reachability.

The Fine Art of Pleasuring a Big Black Giant

George Heymont | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Earlier this year, I attended the opening nights of two Bay area productions that could not have been more dissimilar. In each case, the audience's final response was telling.

What Happens When You Really Disconnect

Tony Schwartz | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Tony Schwartz

I woke up one morning about four weeks ago and realized in a flash that I'd hit a wall. Most days I can't wait to get to work. On this day, I struggled to get myself out of the house.

Popcorn Preview: Disconnect

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Disconnect (2012) Cast includes: Jason Bateman (Up in the Air), Hope Davis (The Weather Man), Frank Grillo (The Grey), Michael Nyqvist (The Girl...

Mike Hogan

How He Got The Part

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Hogan | Posted 04.12.2013 | Entertainment

If you've heard anything about "Disconnect," the new feature by "Murderball" director Henry Alex Rubin, it's probably one of two things: it offers a c...

Disconnect, Anonymity and Intimacy

Annette Insdorf | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

If you are reading this sentence, you are probably part of the online universe into which the new film Disconnect is wired. Moving, smart and troubling, this ensemble piece is directed by Henry-Alex Rubin from a script by Andrew Stern.

Jason Bateman's Latest

AP | DAVID ROONEY | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- It's a given at multiplexes these days that despite switch-off-your-cell-phone announcements and the occasional grumbling protest, what...

Movie Review: Disconnect

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Disconnect is upsetting, exhilarating and frightening in equal measures. It's got the ability to pierce your complacency with its cautionary tale.

5 Must-See Indie Films This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

by Leonard Maltin As Hollywood seems to be unleashing some of its worst pop movies on an unsuspecting public this spring, there's no better time to s...

Marc Jacobs Talks Psychotherapy, MySpace And Winona Ryder

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Style

Marc Jacobs is known for creating fantasy. His fashion shows for his eponymous labels and for Louis Vuitton are the stuff fairytales are made of: caro...

Disconnect: A Movie About All of Us

Alan Ravitz, MD | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment
Alan Ravitz, MD

This isn't an easy movie, but it's well worth watching. You're not going to walk away "feeling good," as they say, but you will walk away feeling something.

Are You Mindlessly Addicted to Technology?

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

I get the addiction. I succumb to it myself, because it's human. That's why we have to learn to use the technology mindfully and not buy into the social construct that it's okay to be mindless, rude and disconnected from the real world as long as we use the "I'm busy" excuse.

Famed Fashion Designer Goes Bad For New Film

Posted 03.28.2013 | Entertainment

The new drama "Disconnect" focuses on three interwoven stories about the dangers of what happens when people eschew human interactions for digital one...

Disconnect: A New Movie Sounds The Alarm About Our Hyper-Connected Lives

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

In the 1840s, Benjamin Disraeli, still a long way from being prime minister, wanted to wake people up to the plight of the British working class. The alarm he sounded wasn't delivered in a speech, a pamphlet, or an article -- but in a novel, Sybil, published in 1845. Ever since I read Sybil when I was at Cambridge, I've loved thinkers and writers who use storytelling to reach people and get us to act. And so it was that I found myself moderating a panel discussion last week with the director and two cast members of a movie that uses storytelling to wake us up to one of the biggest problems of our modern age: the effect that being "connected" to technology 24/7 is having on our ability to connect with our lives, ourselves, and the people we love. Like so many people, this is something I struggle with on a regular basis. That's why Disconnect struck a nerve.

WATCH: Marc Jacobs Makes His Film Debut In 'Disconnect'

Posted 03.04.2013 | Style

Jason Bateman, Alexander Skarsgård, Paula Patton... and Marc Jacobs? It's not your typical IMDB lineup, but Marc Jacobs is in the cast of a new ma...

Disconnect to Connect

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Gregoris Kalai

My generation's lives are arguably the best documented in history. Think of any event you attended in the past month, and search for its hashtag onlin...

How The World's Most Wired People Unplug

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker and Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

We're addicted to our Twitter feeds and our palms start to sweat if we go more than 15 minutes without refreshing our inbox. But it's summer, the ...

Get Lost! It'll Help You Find Yourself

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 08.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaylee Scottaline

For one (waking) hour a day, I am now electronics-free. I turn off my phone (oh the horror!), my laptop and my TV. It doesn't much matter what I do during that hour; just knowing that I have that time just for me, that no one can disturb, is relaxing in itself. To recharge, sometimes we have to unplug.

Bianca Bosker

Google's In Trouble Again? Pop The Bubbly

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.24.2012 | Technology

As much of the technology world recoiled last week at the latest evidence that Google is reaching into users’ personal lives for more details it can...

Three Good Reasons to Snip a LinkedIn Connection

Liz Ryan | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

I end up deleting someone from my LinkedIn connection list about once a month, and always for the same reason: they've made it clear that they don't do a good job navigating business/social interactions.

A Cloudy Forecast for Screenagers

Marian Salzman | Posted 01.22.2012 | Technology
Marian Salzman

With internet dependency and addiction growing, I think many people will deliberately unplug and seek out places where wireless is not an option.