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The Moment You Need To Break Up With Your 'Texters'

Kristie Christie | Posted 04.19.2014 | Women
Kristie Christie

While we were "just friends," I'd seen names of girls flash on the screen and he'd turn his phone over the same way I would when one of my texting guys would pop up on my screen. I knew there were some girls out there still hoping... still flirting and texting.

This GIF Will Make You Never Text While Driving Again

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 04.17.2014 | Technology

Can't wait to get home to your loved one so you can give him or her a squeeze? If you're the one behind the wheel, this is yet another reminder: Do. N...

Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.18.2014 | Crime

Poor Kimberley Davis. The 21-year-old Australian woman was livid when she slammed into a bicyclist while texting late last year, putting dents in h...

Millennials: The Anti-Social Socialites

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicolas B. Aziz

In the commercial above, an exuberant little girl gives her jumbled explanation of why "more" is better than "less." Following this, telecommunicati...

3 Steps to Improve Text Communication

Linda Lauren | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology
Linda Lauren

you're upset that you're not receiving a text in return to the one you sent and you wind up sitting there for a long time wondering if the person you were texting with forgot you. They did.

Why Don't We Talk Anymore?

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

"It's so funny how we don't talk anymore, It's so funny why we don't talk anymore." -- Cliff Richard, We Don't Talk Anymore Something has gone wrong....

Think You're A Textpert? You're Not.

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy

Back in December we saw the comedic duo of Rhett & Link highlight a very important message: get off of your phone! Now they're back with an epic ra...

Now, Even Texting Is In Your Rear View Mirror...

April Rudin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
April Rudin

The mobile apps young people use today will likely be obsolete not long from now. But those who keep up with the dizzying pace of technology evolution will be much better prepared to engage with clients at their level and in a way they can appreciate.

Watch This Video And You'll Never Again Text While Driving

Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology

If you still need a reminder about the dangers of texting while driving, this video will make sure you never forget. Produced by the Tombras Group ...

I Fell In Love With A Man Who Refused To Text Me

TueNight | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
TueNight

He wrote my first name on a napkin, slipped it in his pocket, and asked me to meet him, same time, same place, four days later. I did. He did. No texts, alerts or mobile carriers required.

Flirtation or Infidelity? What's Okay and What's Not

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Trust can be a difficult thing to build, because people already carry their own defenses and distrust from past hurts, rejections and deceptions. Yet, trust and communication are fundamental to establishing closeness, intimacy and real love.

Mindful Dating

Ira Israel | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

When we date we must be mindful of our own expectations and assumptions, our own projections, our own ways of communicating, our own psychological baggage, and our own attachment dynamics, so that we can learn how to grow intimately with another human being over a period of time.

Why My Biggest Resolution Is To Pick Up The Phone

Linda Wolff | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Years ago, if I misbehaved, missed a curfew, or brought home a less than ideal report card, privileges would be taken away. If I was really naughty (so hard to imagine!) I would be grounded. No TV, no friends on the weekend, nothing. Nada. However, the worst punishment by far was when my phone privileges were taken away.

Why We Are Together but Feel Alone

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Umar Zulqarnain

Technology allows us to hide from others while being connected. We can edit who we are, what we say, and how we are perceived. We become willing to dispense with people and comfortable with being dispensed. We can decide when to communicate and how much.

Textiquette: Good, Bad, and Off Limits

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Since texting has no boundaries or face-to-face communication, it can cause misunderstandings and even lend itself to abuse. Words matter, especially written words.

Jimmy Carter Fires Off His First Text Message

Posted 03.28.2014 | Fifty

Though he's skeptical about the privacy of using technology, it looks like Jimmy Carter has finally caved and joined the 21st century. The former p...

9 Tips That Helped Me Beat My iPhone Addiction

Dana Mark | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

When I'm checking my phone or emailing on my computer, I know I'm not at my best as a mom. I kind of hear the kids' voices clamoring for my attention as I focus on the task at hand (or at fingertip), but not really. I know I tell them to "hold on," and I don't always say it so nicely.

11 Ways Smartphones Are Not Making Us Any Smarter

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology

Smart phones provide us with nearly limitless information, ultra-personalized experiences, previously impossible relationships and infinite modes for creativity, all at our fingert — aaand you're playing Candy Crush, aren't you?

Knowing When to Say TTYL8R as We Navigate the World of Digital Communication

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Be it through modern or old-fashioned communication methods, we are all trying to provide information, convey empathy, express love, longing and frustration. To connect.

The Simultaneous Present

Marissa Lepor | Posted 03.18.2014 | Media
Marissa Lepor

So why do we spend so much time capturing and sharing moments if they prevent us from actually living in them? Maybe it's not just about stopping and smelling the roses; maybe it's about sharing a moment with that rose and truly appreciating it.

Texts, Decoded: The Difference Between Hi, Hello, and Heyyyyy

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology

Texting is confusing. When you can only read the words somebody types, without seeing their face or hearing their voice, it's so hard to truly underst...

Why Texting Rules: The Silver Lining Parents Are Missing

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
John Duffy, Psy.D.

Texting with your kids can be a very, very good thing if you allow it to be. It is an excellent way to make a connection, touch base for a moment, make a mark or a point, briefly, without helicopter-ing.

Technology and Compassion

Danny Chan | Posted 03.04.2014 | Technology
Danny Chan

Technology has forever changed the concept of human interaction. We can no longer comment on a book someone's reading without having to admit we were peeking at his or her Kindle screen.

Do You Need an Internet Intervention?

Melanie Young | Posted 03.03.2014 | 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.

How to Get Your Babysitter to Stop Texting, Sexting, and Tweeting on the Job

Common Sense Media | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Today's sitters sneak -- or outright flaunt -- something many of us parents don't know how to deal with: constant texting, Instagramming, YouTube-watching, you name it. So how do you dole out the rules?