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In Conversation With Expert Meditation Teacher Burgs on How the Quick Fix Got Broken (And Connecting to What Really Matters)

Annie Fabricant | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Annie Fabricant

A 12 minute "go" when you ride the subway to work may cultivate some awareness, namely that you're either restless, lazy, fearful, judgmental, easily distracted or unable to concentrate -- but this is only the first step towards doing something about it.

This Is What Social Media Is Doing To Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology

This is your brain: This is your brain on social media: Generally speaking, humans are social creatures, but according to AsapSCIENCE, in-...

The Scary Disease You Haven't Heard of Yet: Space Fever

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

Think of the last time you showed up to meet friends at a cool new restaurant and beat them there. Did you check out the decor? People watch? Peruse the menu? Maybe, but as soon as the tiniest bit of social anxiety or discomfort creeps in, out comes the iPhone...

Our Curated Lives: The Insanity of Living Monotonously Happy, Perfect and Successful Lives

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Ritu_Sharma

At the end of the day, when you step away from your computer and phone, which posts from the day's romp across the social media landscape stick with you?

Why Hundreds Of Instagram 'Likes' Just Aren't Enough

Anna Caltabiano | Posted 08.31.2014 | Teen
Anna Caltabiano

The friend who was watching the movie with me didn't live in the same state, country or for that matter, the same continent as me. We were screen sharing and watching a movie on Netflix.

Social Media Is Actually Making You Socially Awkward

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living

How often have you misinterpreted the meaning of a text message due to lack of tone, context or general connection with the person on the other side o...

Is Your Selfie Habit A Mental Health Issue?

Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By Emma Stein With the recent traumatic news of Danny Bowman, the 19-year-old UK resident who attempted suicide after being obsessed with taking ...

Morality, the Zeitgeist, and D**k Jokes: How Post-Carlin Comedians Like Louis C.K. Have Become This Generation's True Philosophers

Nick Simmons | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Nick Simmons

They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.

Traumatized By The Instagram Outage? Click Here For Help

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living

The Instapocalypse arrived this weekend when Instagram, the mobile photo-sharing platform, shut down, much to the confusion and distress of its millio...

WATCH: Selfie Devotee Opens Up About Odd Affliction That Almost Drove Him To Suicide

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.25.2014 | Science

"Selfie" may be the 2013 word of the year, but for certain at-risk people, taking selfies just may be dangerous. It seems that some people simply c...

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 'Pinability' of Pinterest

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

Pinterest's lure is in the hope. We see something we'd love to have or think we'll do someday, so we pin it.

The Social Media Fetish

William J. Furney | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
William J. Furney

How often do I need to know what someone's fleeting, mindless, thought is? Do I really need to see what you're about to devour for dinner, or even breakfast? Isn't it a bit early in the day?

Social Media: Has Your Addiction Gone Too Far?

Lily Sperry | Posted 03.27.2014 | Teen
Lily Sperry

If you consider yourself a self-proclaimed social media addict, or simply want to spend less time using social networks, here are some simple tips to break your addiction.

Embracing Tech After a Digital Detox

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Caitlyn Becker

The more you remove yourself from your devices, the more you realize that, despite what you thought, you can successfully handle being away from them.

Why I'm Giving Up Lists in 2014, and Why You Should Too

Max Cantor | Posted 03.10.2014 | New York
Max Cantor

I'm giving up lists this year because reading lists is one of the "Top Ten Time-Wasters at Work." It leads to over-thinking, one of the "Fifty Guarant...

My Second Chance at Life: Why Facebook Is Not a Waste of Time (for Adults)

Victoria Ordin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
Victoria Ordin

Facebook is a godsend for Baby Boomers out of the workforce or stay-at-home moms, particularly in small cities or towns, but it's a liability for young people.

A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures: Why I'm Taking a Vacation From Facebook, Instagram and Twitter On My Vacation

Dana McMahan | Posted 11.27.2013 | Travel
Dana McMahan

As much as I wanted to hang on to the barrage of stimuli and the thoughts tumbling through my head to mull over later, I killed that option bit by bit with every tap on the screen. I couldn't resist the profound urge to capture the experience -- I just went about it the wrong way.

If A Tweet Falls In The Woods, Does Anyone Hear It?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Technology

With the Internet, we all have a virtual "microphone" that allows everyone to project our thoughts at any moment. So why do we still feel like no one ...

How Quitting Social Media Changed My Life

| Posted 11.25.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

WATCH: The Problem With How Millennials 'Date'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.13.2013 | College

Between Facebook, Tinder, OkCupid, Snapchat, Gchat, Pinterest, Instagram, Spotify and SoundCloud you can pretty much get to know a person completely, ...

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?

Why We're Really Addicted To Facebook

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

We might wonder how it came to be that we started meeting psychiatric diagnostic criteria for addiction, not for heroin or alcohol, but for a social media site. It can't possibly be the "like" function that makes us irritable and anxious when we can't check our feed. So to what, exactly, are we addicted?

Why Do I Need 'Likes' To Feel Like I Exist?

Elise Jamison | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Elise Jamison

Hi, my name is Elise, and I am an affirmation addict. I realize that I am a living human on the planet earth, no matter how many likes I get.

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...