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The Double-Edged Sword That Is the Internet

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

I have come to the conclusion that I needed to simplify; to get back to my roots as a human being, devoid of the wireless world and its random connections.

Students Feel Guilty For Texting During Class, Still Text During Class

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A guilty conscience is not enough to dissuade college students from texting during class, according to a new study conducted at the University of New ...

Could There Be a Texting-While-Walking Ban?

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
The Stir

Cathy Cruz Marrero made headlines last month when she stumbled into a mall fountain while texting. But banning pedestrians from using cell phones? Give me a break.

Digital Parenting In The 21st Century

Dave Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dave Taylor

It's our job as parents to keep them safe and to protect them when they do get into dangerous situations; whether it's that cruel gossip queen in their class or that wave of unknown kids they've just friended on Facebook.

First Date Etiquette

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

So most people have some modicum of etiquette on a first date. I'm not talking about ponies or flowers or dancing or a five-piece band playing show tunes. I'm talking about basic, basic things that apparently are lost on some.

Teen Sexting: Should Parents, Schools Or Lawmakers Intervene?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Sending provocative or explicit messages and photos over cell phones and computers has become increasingly popular among American teenagers in recent ...

Does Text Messaging Increase Literacy?

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Children who are fluent at text messaging have better literacy skills than youngsters who do not use mobile phones, it was claimed today. ...

Texts From My Xes: Embarrassing Texts From The Recently Single

Thrillist | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thrillist

The internet is great for many things, all of which are horribly humiliating people who desperately care about you. Exhibit A: a Twitter feed puttin...

When Parents Text: The 13 Most Hilarious Fails From Mom And Dad

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Some parents are culture-savvy netizens who keep abreast of trends alongside their children. Others, not so much. WhenParentsText is an ode (in blog...

Texts From the Snowstorm Beyond Thunderdome

Julianna W. Miner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Julianna W. Miner

Last week in Washington, DC there was a snowstorm. It came complete with thundersnow (which turns out not to have been an 80's hair band even though it totally sounds like one). Here are some texts from the occasion.

Letting Go: The Innovation Edit

Jonathan Littman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Littman

What do city parking garages and high school classrooms have in common? Each can become remarkable by removing something most of us would never imagine getting rid of.

During Boring Classes, Texting Is The New Doodling

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — When his professors drone, Dan Kautz whips out his phone. Kautz, a senior at Wilkes University, might send a text message t...

Texting While Driving: Just DON'T Do It (You Too Mom!)

Jordin Sparks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jordin Sparks

I was alone in my car one day and reached for my phone to fire off a quick message. I looked up and had to swerve to stay in my lane. Wow. I got lucky this time, but what if...?

Electronic Addiction And E-scape: Have You Logged Out Of Real Life?

Barb Rogers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barb Rogers

While the majority of people use electronic devices to open the world to them, the addict's world gets smaller and smaller until it is contained in various-sized boxes.

Generation Tech: Where are the Parents?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Where, for the love of all things sacred, are the parents? Largely in absentia apparently despite the obvious harm that their children's obsession with technology is inflicting on their lives.

Manslaughter Charges For Texting While Driving '2-Ton Weapon'

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Glendale's mayor said the death of a pedestrian in a traffic collision that allegedly involved a texting driver who was arrested and charged Tuesday r...

STUDY: Teens Send 3,339 Texts A Month

switched.com | By Amar Toor on October 14, 2010 at 04:30 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

This isn't exactly a news flash, but today's teenagers send a lot of text messages. According to a new report from Nielsen, kids aged between 13 and 1...

Plug Your WikiLeak Before It Sinks Your Ship!

Jeffrey Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Evans

Some leaks are for the common good. Take the people who stood up to the tobacco industry, ENRON, and the U.S. Military at Abu Ghraib prison. They are heroes. Julian Assange is not.

It Takes Human Contact To Create Success!

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

The more we rely on e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and texting as our primary ways of communicating, the less likely we are to be known by those with whom we are interdependent for our success.

Six Pairs of Gloves and Mittens Perfect for Texting

Style Section L.A. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Style Section L.A.

As temperatures begin to fall, it's time to bust out your favorite cold weather accoutrement.

When you've co-signed a lease with the roommate from hell

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, My roommate and I are both in 3rd in university and have been friends since high school. We've been living together for only t...

Sex And Drug Use More Common In Hyper-Texting Teens

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — Teens who text 120 times a day or more – and there seems to be a lot of them – are more likely to have had sex or used alc...

How Technology is Making Students Better Writers

Jim McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jim McGuire

When students walk into a classroom spending hours each day putting their thoughts into words, it can only make them better writers.

Red Cross Fights Cholera With Phones

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Cell phone users in the heart of Haiti's cholera outbreak are receiving prevention tips via text message. A NPR report reveals that the Red Cross i...

Take Control of Your Relationship

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Sachs, Psy.D.

Dear Dr. George: I am kind of lost and have no idea what to do, so I really need advice. I was in a relationship with my ex for five years, during...