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Technology Addiction

Even When You're Not Using It, Your iPhone Is Distracting You

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science

Smartphones are a near-constant source of distraction in our daily lives. We check them an average of 110 times a day, according to a 2013 study, set ...

Electronic Etiquette in the Digital Age

Dr. David Greenfield | Posted 12.04.2014 | Technology
Dr. David Greenfield

My prediction is that many pubic places will begin to develop digital use policies--just as some restaurants are offering meal discounts if you agree to leave your phone in the car! In fact, that might not be a bad idea... to be in the social world without the intrusive digital distraction.

Immediately Responding To Work Email Is Actually Making You Worse At Your Job

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living

There's a very good chance you obsessively check and immediately respond to your work emails. In fact, our constantly connected society tends to th...

The Secret Lives of LinkedIn Users

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Comedy
Brian Hanley

I have over 1,250 LinkedIn connections. Most people would consider me an active LinkedIn user. Still, I don't have the faintest idea what I'm doing on LinkedIn. In search of answers, I surveyed hundreds of fellow users.

3 Good Reasons to Silence Your Cell Phone Now

Kara Beckman | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
Kara Beckman

Put the phone down and start talking to the people around you. The interpersonal skills you learn from face-to-face interaction will serve you much better in the future, especially when you're trying to build relationships with a potential boss.

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."

How Your Technology Is Manipulating You

New York Magazine | Kira Beilis | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

In his new best seller, A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention, New York Times journalist and Pulitzer Prize win...

POLL: Which Would You Rather Leave Home Without --Your Smartphone Or Your Wallet?

Jordan Jayson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
Jordan Jayson

A couple of weeks ago, I had a pretty severe bout of forgetfulness when, on a Monday, I left my phone at home. Then, that Tuesday, I forgot to bring m...

Our Digital Device Addiction Is Causing A 'National Attention Deficit'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Distraction, busyness, constant connectivity and information overload have become largely accepted as facts of daily life in the Internet age. But all...

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.

How To Connect With Your Technology-Obsessed Kids

OWN | Posted 09.22.2014 | OWN

When it comes to her 11-year-old and 13-year-old children, Louise feels like she’s losing the battle against video games and social media. With her ...

What Happened When I Turned Off Twitter And (Re)Turned To God

Dana Oliver | Posted 11.19.2014 | Style
Dana Oliver

The high of being one of the first to spot a breaking news tweet got so bad that I would wake up in the middle of the night searching for my iPhone while laying between my Egyptian cotton sheets.

Carolyn Gregoire

Why Are Millions Of People Spending So Much Time Watching Others Play Video Games?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Amazon just spent nearly $1 billion to buy Twitch.tv, the world's most popular game streaming platform. Every day, millions of users tune in to Twitch...

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...

Reboot Or Die Trying

OutsideOnline | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living

A star political blogger for Grist.org, David Roberts spent so much time posting and Tweeting and staring at screens that he almost went nuts. So he p...

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.

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

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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...

I Want To Look Up And 'See' The World, But I Can't Stop Staring At My Screen

Meral Barlas | Posted 10.08.2014 | Teen
Meral Barlas

We were raised and taught to socialize, not to stay on our phones all day. But in this day and age, when my friends and I get together, we end up spending as much (maybe more) time on our phones as we do socializing.

Digital Ennui Epidemic in the Millennial Generation: Boy Watching TV for First Time

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology
Crystal Kadakia

One of the key things technology takes from us is our ability to feel appreciation for the small things, the big things, and the really, truly amazing things.

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...

Why Summertime Shouldn't Mean More Screen Time

Diana Graber | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

Staring down at your phone for the greater part of the day can't be good for anyone. Yet short of prying those devices from the hands of our kids (hard to do when most of us have our own phone in the other hand), there's got to be a way to help them live a more balanced life.

Life Is What Happens While You're Busy On Your Smartphone

Donna Highfill | Posted 08.03.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Let's assume that technology is neither good nor bad. It simply is. But our fascination with things on a flat screen when we have the real thing right in front of us is disconcerting. Because the real, 3-D people aren't constantly clever. Our houses aren't all white like those posted in Pinterest. That white couch lasts about 14 seconds in the real world of children and pets. Our cakes are rarely picture-worthy, although mine could be part of the Good Housekeeping "What Were You Thinking" series.

What The iPhone Taught This Technology Addict About Unplugging (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living

If your smartphone does more thinking for you than your own brain, that's probably a good sign that it's time to unplug. Digital strategist and rec...

Are Smartphones Hurting Our Kids?

Michael Levin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Michael Levin

Howard Gardner and Katie Davis, two Harvard educators, just published The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, which details the depressing inner lives of young people who have been raised on smartphones.

Bringing Looking Back

Anna Akbari, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2014 | Technology
Anna Akbari, Ph.D.

We often prefer to stay glued to a steady stream of curated content and digital correspondence directed specifically at us, especially when we're alone. But there is value in casting our gaze upon the general backdrop of everyday life.