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Chinese Parents Are Sending Internet Addicts To Boot Camps

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology

By Kyung-Hoon Kim BEIJING, July 1 (Reuters) - Baby-faced teenagers in army uniforms practice drills in locked dormitories in China, cl...

A Must-See Video of the Impact of Technology on Our Lives

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.05.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

A friend just sent me this video titled "Look Up" that powerfully demonstrates what we miss -- life, love, beauty, opportunity! -- when we immerse excessively in technology.

Without WiFi, Life Would End (aka Teen Internet Addiction)

Russ Warner | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

The Internet is just like the world. It can be wonderful and amazing or frightening and terrible. Each person must choose the path to take.

I'm Addicted to the Internet -- So What?

Anna David | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Here's what I know: This addiction sure feels a lot less shameful and dangerous than my coke addiction did. But also my already short attention span is growing ever shorter as a result of my behavior and true serenity comes from being in the moment and not from checking out.

Are Opportunity Costs the Real Danger of Technology?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

I believe that technology is inherently neither good nor bad. But neutral does not mean it is benign. As with most things in life, technology is healthy or harmful depending on how it is used.

Electronics and Anxiety: A Family Affair

Dr. Kathleen Trainor | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kathleen Trainor

While we typically feel compelled to respond to the constant barrage of emails, texts, calls, etc., we are not connecting in a meaningful way. And ironically, if we try to extricate ourselves from our gadgets, we often feel anxious that we are missing something important.

SXSW Highlights Nation's (In)security -- and Families' Too

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.16.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

At BookPeople, Austin's leading -- and unalloyedly magnificent -- independent bookstore, boyd encountered the same somewhat awestruck reaction as she's met elsewhere in her bookstore tour from Charlottesville to New York to Seattle.

Do You Need an Internet Intervention?

Melanie Young | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I find it unsettling that people are spending more time connected with each other online than in person. While I enjoy interacting with my friends on Facebook and have been reconnected with old acquaintances, I am starting to feel disconnected in other ways and have found myself exhibiting some unhealthy habits.

We Could Never Give Up The Internet, But We Wouldn't Mind Ditching Facebook

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 02.27.2014 | Technology

Despite the unflattering portrait of a stressed-out, Internet-addled American, there's no denying this: We really, truly love the web. But there are s...

This Video Perfectly (And Hilariously) Captures Our Social Media Addiction (WATCH)

Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Last year, New Yorker cartoonist Liam Francis Walsh depicted a man in a bar wearing a dog cone around his neck, explaining to a woman staring at him, ...

The 'I' in Internet Addiction

Rebecca E. Biron | Posted 04.23.2014 | Technology
Rebecca E. Biron

My Internet addiction, it turns out, is based not on the simulation of connection highs, but on their perpetual postponement. I spend all my time addicted to the news, but I just can't seem to commit.

Disconnect To Reconnect This Valentine's Day

Diana Graber | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Diana Graber

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, this scene, or one similar to it, is likely to be replayed in restaurants and homes across the country as we all seek to balance the meaningful connections in our physical lives with the multiple connections in our digital ones.

Are Screens Taking Over Your Family?

Melissa Maypole | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

My husband and I used to make fun of the couples in restaurants who stared longingly at their phones rather than each other. Over plates of over-priced food, they gazed at their screens while never once making eye contact. We vowed never to be that couple. Then, we each got a smartphone -- on the same day.

Confession: The Internet Is the Air I Breathe, and Honestly -- It's Refreshing

Melissa Maypole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

If I don't want my 11-year old to spend three-quarters of his life playing Minecraft, then I need to stop looking at the monitor long enough to take a good, hard look in the mirror.

The Mental Health Threat Lurking in Your Child's Bedroom

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

Morning grouchiness is not an uncommon complaint from parents -- especially parents of teenagers. But what happens when your child's mood lasts not just for a day or two, but for several weeks or months?

Four Questions All Technology Users Need to Ask

Louis Efron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Louis Efron

Does your neck hurt from looking down at your mobile device hours everyday? Do your hands tingle and cramp from using it or your computer? Are your eyes tired? Do emails, texts, and calls disrupt your workouts, your meals, personal time, and sleep?

This Apple Commercial Sums Up Everything That's Wrong With Our Screen-Addicted Culture

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living

When conjuring up the perfect road trip -- windows down, sun shining, hair blowing in the breeze -- chances are, you don't picture yourself clutching ...

Huffington Magazine This Week: Battle of the Beds

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Arianna Huffington

As hotels vie for supremacy in what some industry insiders refer to as the "battle of the beds," many are rethinking their priorities, knowing that the difference between a good and bad night's sleep could -- and should -- tip the scales when it comes to where a guest chooses to rest her head.

Kill Your Darlings: Why I'll Never Use Social Media the Same Way Again

Nica Noelle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Nica Noelle

Twitter has the paradoxical ability to make the world at once bigger and smaller: housewives and celebrities, Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and porn stars, become suddenly, weirdly accessible to each other.

POLL: How Do You Find Balance In A Wired World?

Posted 10.13.2013 | Women

Does your smartphone help or hinder you? Is Facebook a blessing or a beast? Real Simple and The Huffington Post realize that living in the digital age...

Huffington Issue 70: Hotel Beds, Internet Rehab and Adam Scott's Recurring Dream

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

In this week's issue of Huffington magazine, we observe a shift in how the hotel industry is defining good service: a better night's sleep. Elsewhere ...

5 Reasons Social Media Is Dangerous For Me

Glennon Melton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Glennon Melton

These people -- the ones in my home and in the post office and in my kids' school and in my neighborhood -- they are real life, and my real life deserves my full and undivided attention.

How Technology Is Killing Eye Contact

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Pat Christen had an alarming wake-up call one day about the toll that technology was taking on her life -- and her family. "I realized several yea...

Carolyn Gregoire

LOOK: How Your Smartphone Is Harming Your Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Are you and your smartphone inseparable? If so, you're not alone -- plenty of research illustrates how increasingly addicted we're becoming to our mob...

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.