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Is Social Media Actually Making Us More Social?

Molly Reynolds | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Molly Reynolds

Living in a world where limit our communication to 150 characters or less, we should support social media like this and get ourselves out making real personal connections.

18 Easy Ways To Take A Break From The Internet

Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty

Here at The Huffington Post, we're all about enjoying a digital detox every once in awhile. We know that taking a break from technology allows us to b...

10 Annoying Things We Hope To Leave Behind In 2014

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

2013 was a year of many annoyances. From Miley Cyrus's twerking to voting citizens who support the Affordable Care Act but hate Obamacare, stupid peop...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Between last minute shopping and jam-packed malls, roads and airports, this week delivered plenty of ruffled feathers beyond the Duck Dynasty uproar. One antidote to that holiday stress is a diet -- not abstaining from Christmas cookies but from our digital devices. So, starting tomorrow, I'll be powering mine down for a week, disconnecting from the world so I can more deeply connect with friends and family. It's a great way to recharge your internal batteries and promote reflection on the year gone by. For HuffPost, 2013 was a year in which we went all-in on our efforts to fight burnout and embrace that which we truly value. This included the launch of the Third Metric, a movement devoted to redefining success beyond just power and money to include well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving back. Making a digital diet part of your holiday tradition is a great way to start. So goodbye until next week -- and have a happy unplugged holiday.

When It Comes To Technology, Sometimes It Makes Sense To Slow Down

Adam Levin | Posted 10.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Adam Levin

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgEveryone is in a hurry -- overbooked, overworked, and generally overwhelmed. With life churning forward at a pace that makes the "rat race" of the '50s feel like a Sunday picnic, is it any wonder we're hungry for new ways to work faster and more efficiently?

'Mobile Storage' Trucks Prove School Cell Phone Bans Really Aren't Doing Much

David Krevitt | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
David Krevitt

Much like reading books, paying attention in class is a critical piece of academic success and an area ripe for student incentives. Why not reward students for their attention, with the smartphone as a measurement tool?

What 5 Days Without Internet Access Did For Me

Linda Wolff | Posted 11.27.2013 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

The five days I didn't have Internet access at home were painful and strangely wonderful -- just not at the same time. It all started one morning when I went to my desk, coffee in hand, as I always do, to start my day. A few clicks and nothing. No bars. No Safari. Nothing.

Is That A Hand-Written Thank You Note I See???

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

For the record, I'm not an online slammer. I think being able to stay in touch with kids in college via texting and Skype has saved many an empty nester from going insane. I think Grandma loves getting photos from your phone, taken and sent in the moment. It's just that sometimes, a simple eraser board and hot pink tape says things more clearly.

Will There Be a Backlash Against Technology?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.09.2013 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Being connected all the time and needing to input and output constantly is just plain tiring. That's no way to do life! So my question is: Will there be a backlash against technology or is "resistance futile"?

JAMES C. GIBSON: HOW TO SAVE TIME IN BUSINESS AND IN PERSONAL LIFE: DON'T COMPLETE TASKS

James C. Gibson | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
James C. Gibson

I'm seeing a lot of articles in the past weeks about how lottery winners are not as happy as everyone believes them to be. More money equals more stress -- but I disagree.

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.

Long Hours (Do Not) Equal Success

Lea Stanković | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Lea Stanković

A key assumption that still reigns supreme in the modern world is that long hours equal success. This is particularly evident in some industries where leaving work on time is actually considered leaving work early.

Two Words I'll Never Say To My Daughter Again

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

Although the words "hurry up" did little if nothing to increase my child's speed, I said them anyway. Maybe even more than the words, "I love you." The truth hurts, but the truth heals... and brings me closer to the parent I want to be.

Why Everyone Loves Summer Camp

David Krevitt | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
David Krevitt

Campers left relaxed and more aware of their time-consuming relationship with technology. Activities like yoga, stargazing and pillow fights sound like a good time -- though I imagine some liquor wouldn't have hurt.

I'm So Busy I Barely Had Time to Write This Post

Lea Stanković | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Lea Stanković

How could it ever be right to tell anyone, that you don't owe your success to sheer grind, but actually quite the opposite? I say it could. The long hours you spend in the office won't automatically lead to that shiny success dream you always had.

Mindful in May: Pause for a Cause

Dr. Elise Bialylew | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Dr. Elise Bialylew

There is a rapid growth of scientific research, revealing what the Buddhist monks have known for generations but couldn't measure with machines: Meditation is a powerful tool for enhanced well-being and mental focus.

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.

Finding Digital Intimacy

David Krevitt | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
David Krevitt

I've found that checking out, taking time away from my phone rather than burying myself in it, has given me a new ability to focus on one thing at a time.

Workforce Burnout: Is Social Media a Help or a Hindrance?

Beth Carter | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business
Beth Carter

What happens though when companies want their employees to be so plugged in that the employees are stressed and can't feel "they can get away from their work?"

7 Reasons You Might Have Fallen Out of Love With Your Partner

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Unless you are able to learn from and heal your fears, you may get stuck in this negative pattern. Love quickly vanishes in the face of this closed, protective behavior.

Are You Guilty Of This?

David Krevitt | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
David Krevitt

Being "always on" is then seen as a badge of honor, locking employees in competition to send emails at the oddest possible hour of the night. Who hasn't received an inconsequential email at 3 in the morning? What ever happened to sleep, and to the great unicorn of work-life balance?

Connecting for Sustainable Change

Merel Bakker | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Merel Bakker

I believe that 'connecting to our connectedness' is one of the keys to sustainable change.

5 Things To Try Without Technology

Posted 01.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sam Ferrigno for HooplaHa.com. For many of us, it can be tough to imagine unplugging for a couple of hours: Technology has become somewhat of a ...

9 Ways Disconnecting Doesn't Make You Any Safer

Adam Levin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

As we begin 2013, it's worth remembering how much is beyond our control. The most fastidious, organized and self-protective among us are vulnerable every minute of every day.

It's a Connected World

Patrick Mott | Posted 11.17.2012 | Teen
Patrick Mott

We all need to disconnect sometimes, even when we think we don't. So next time you're on vacation and you see a beautiful ocean, enjoy it -- don't Instagram it.