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When Is Mother-Daughter Texting Too Much?

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Now my daughter is in college, just starting her freshman year. She doesn't call home every day, only every other day. But we text a lot... well, roughly constantly. But never during class and I didn't hear from her when she went to the movies the other night.

6 Ways to Be a More Present Parent

Debra Fine | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Debra Fine

Why are we so surprised that the teens in the world are attached to their smartphones? Addicted to their devices? Aren't we, too, "just checking Facebook" or "sending a quick text" or "making a call" when we are with our children? Aren't we teaching them by example?

Some Tough Love For Anyone Waiting On A Crush To Text Back

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Divorce

Let's be honest, waiting -- or rather, praying -- for a crush to text you back is torture. Minutes can feel like days as a plethora of excuses run...

Good-Neighbor Policies

Michael Drew | Posted 09.03.2014 | Small Business
Michael Drew

If you don't get out and get personal with a real, live human, you're doing yourself harm.

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.

Before You Hit 'Send': 5 Tips For Thoughtful Communication

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Too often we write an email or send a text without double-checking the content or being mindful of the tone of the message. We have no idea how that message will get interpreted. Once you hit the "send" button, it's kind of too late.

What Happens When Kids Go Cold Turkey from Their Screens for 5 Days?

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

Does all this time staring at screens, which may take time away from looking at faces, change the nature of what we learn about the social world?

Emojis For Parents

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

Instead of a boring old yellow smiley face or unusable tree sapling, here is a list of emojis displaying typical parenting scenarios -- starring me, a typical parent.

Proof That Hollywood Doesn't Understand Texting

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology

Even though nearly all of us are texting every day, we still haven't quite figured out how to depict it in film and on television.

6 Daily Irritations We Don't Talk About

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.14.2014 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

I am aware of what makes you brighten up and have those pleasurable magic moments. I am also painfully aware of those little moments that drive women of all ages just a little bit crazy and makes you want to rip your hair out.

Vadge Bras And Incontinence: A Conversation Only 50+ Women Can Understand

Emma Nicholson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Emma Nicholson

Photo Credit: Emma Nicholson Photo Credit: Emma Nicholson And here we are not actually having lunch together but thinking REALLY hard about it. ...

Is Your Child Old Enough To Text And Post Online?

Signe Whitson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

In this world of instant messaging and constant contact, you may be tempted to say whatever comes to your mind in a given moment. Don't do it!

Customer Service Will Be Awful in 2028

Chris Peak | Posted 08.08.2014 | Comedy
Chris Peak

Be prepared is all I'm saying. Customer service, circa 2028 will be like Thunderdome.

Can Virtual Flirtation Be Considered Cheating?

Alexa Cortese | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Alexa Cortese

In a world that thrives on instantaneous interaction with a vast amount of people, attitudes towards conversation have become increasingly casual. The etiquette of communication has changed.

7 Ways Your Smartphone Can Actually Make You Happier

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living

Smartphones get a pretty bad rap, and not without reason. We tap away at our phones instead of talking to our friends, sleep with them instead of peop...

Why Parents Shouldn't Be Concerned About Their Children's Texting

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

My assumption had been that when children use incorrectly spelled words, poor grammar, change the way words look in print, and substitute symbols and images (e.g. emoticons) to communicate, it will have a negative effect on their spelling, grammar, and reading and writing skills. Logical, don't you think?

'Game Of Thrones' Emoji Are Coming

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment

If you thought "Seinfeld" emoji were as good as it gets, you know nothing, Internet. Elite Daily has developed new "Game of Thrones" emoji, and wit...

Technology Gives me a Headache

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I miss my Underwood typewriter. The only time I worried about it crashing was when it sat too close to the edge of my desk.

Woman Expecting Breakup Text Receives Beautiful, Handwritten Breakup Letter

Reductress | Posted 07.24.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Sarah Lloyd was surprised and touched to receive a beautiful, handwritten breakup letter this Monday. Lloyd, who had sensed that a breakup was coming with boyfriend Thomas Scott, had been expecting to receive the information via text and was completely thrown off and charmed by the beautiful letter.

The Dangers Behind Teen Texting and Driving

Dorit Sasson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Dorit Sasson

Lately, I've been seeing more teens texting while driving in my town, and many of these young people are not that much older than my son.

Why Smartphones Aren't Making Us So Smart

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Be smart about your smartphone use. See the phone for what it is: a tool for communication and for information. It doesn't define you, make you more appealing to others, nor should it rule your life.

These 'Seinfeld' Emoji Bring Us Serenity Now!

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment

Get ready for a lot more texts about nothing. The group behind the Seinfeld2000 Twitter and Instagram accounts, which explore what it would be like...

11 New Texting Abbreviations We Need to Start Using

James Napoli | Posted 09.06.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

We live life in shorthand, but so far the field has been fairly limited. And there is so much out there that can benefit from being reduced to a handy acronym for our convenience.

Texting Without Context

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

Personal conversations -- either direct or over the phone -- are the most effective way to obtain important information and connect with other people. We are losing something vital.

Are You Ready for the Meditation Revolution?

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

I strolled into the sauna this morning to find a man sitting peacefully in a cross-legged position, his eyes gazing slightly downward. Just as I was settling in, a light tapping sound intruded. My sauna-mate was actually texting from a tiny mobile device nestled in the folds of the towel atop his lap.