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19 Signs You Need To Unplug

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living

Are you attached to your digital devices? If the thought of being disconnected makes you sweat, you're not alone. Americans are spending more time tha...

6 Homemade 'Apps' for Parents in the Digital Age

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

Do your kids spend more time Photoshopping your pet than actually petting it? Do you have to remind them to maintain eye contact when visiting grandparents? Are they lost in their phones as we "speak"?

All The Lonely People: The Power of Community & The Global Day of Jewish Learning

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Many of us don't cope well with our loneliness. When our phone breaks down, we panic. When our email-inbox does not load, we fidget. When our text messages are ignored, we become upset.

Can't You Just Text Me?

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dr. Robert M. Myers

If you want to make an impression today, put your phone away when you are at a social function. If someone invites you to dinner, focus on that person, not your phone. If you are invited to someone's home, leave your phone in the car and engage in some conversation.

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Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Aziz Ansari appeared on Wednesday's "Conan" to promote his new Netflix special, "Buried Alive." Watch him in the clip above explain exactly how textin...

Proof Texting Mind Games Will Ruin Your Life

Posted 11.06.2013 | Women

Dating rules: don't follow them. This hilarious video from CollegeHumor pokes fun at the "guidelines" for texting someone after a date -- and expos...

The Twilight of Courtesy and Conversation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Chris Komisarjevsky

Are we seeing courtesy and conversation fall victim to technology?

My Brief Foray Into Sexting

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

The Weiner scandal is laughable in many ways, and the puns practically write themselves. But beyond being fodder for late night comedians, what can we learn from men who pseudo-cheat and the women who enable it?

Is Your Smartphone Hurting Your Relationship?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women

Having relationship troubles? Your smartphone could be to blame, according to a new study. We all know thatnavigating texting etiquette can make da...

Grandparents Text The Darndest Things!

Posted 10.25.2013 | Fifty

Funnyman Ricky Gervais is known for his outrageous, hilarious, and sometimes inappropriate Twitter antics. He says the Internet is his playground and ...

Why I Fear for Our English Language

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Every day, I get a text with some sort of code that I can't understand. And believe me, I try to figure it out. I make up what I think the letters stand for and then hope that I'm wrong. How dare they say that?

Tracking, Connecting and Coaching To Keep Kids in College

Intel Foundation | Posted 12.18.2013 | Technology
Intel Foundation

When Alex Bernadotte first landed at Dartmouth, it was the moment she had been preparing for her entire scholastic life. The first in her family to go to college, she wanted set a new path for generations to come. But to her great surprise, her grades faltered, she felt uncomfortable socially and had no clue how to tap the resources that Dartmouth had to offer. She nearly dropped out.

Unmentionable Road Crimes

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 12.18.2013 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

My round trip affords me ample time to observe the driving habits of my brethren with time left to finish my novel, double check the meaning of "miasma" and dissect every turning point in my life that led me to this commute.

Teen Texting: The Ruin of Romance

Katie D. Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Katie D. Anderson

Wake up, people. This needless incessant phone-to-phone contact is ruining relationships and not just romantic ones. Bottom line: Our children need a break.

Textism: Is Spelling Over?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Marty Kaplan

What about today's texting toddlers who grow up thinking that lol is a word? Are we raising a generation of illiterates whose fuzzy spelling is the precursor of fuzzy thinking?

'Why I Broke Up With My iPhone'

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Flynn Badal

A part of me must have believed that the photos would somehow safeguard us against the cruel march of time. Now I can see what my children really need is me.

The Moment I Knew: We Have a Focus Problem

Daniel Goleman | Posted 10.13.2013 | Technology
Daniel Goleman

In this new normal we are all suffering a form of attention deficit as the ever-enticing successive crops of apps and tech gadgets take our focus away from the task at hand or the person in front of us.

This Is What Happens When You Replace Texting With Calligraphy

Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts

These days our need for texting speed has gotten so out of hand, typing out words like "are" and "you" seems like an enormous hassle. Yet the daunting...

How One of Your Worst Habits Rubs Off on Your Kids

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Rachel Busman, PsyD

We want to model for our kids the ability to just be in the moment, without looking to what just happened or planning what's next. And the way to do this is to put the phone or gadget down and engage.

'Distracted Walking' Is No Walk in the Park

Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rock Positano

Health care providers are seeing an increase in "walking while texting" accidents, with terrible injuries undermining the "viral" explosion of tragi-comic trips, pratfalls, and collisions.

'Sadness Is Poetic! You're Lucky To Live Sad Moments!'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.20.2013 | Comedy

You won't want to miss this clip of Louis C.K. explaining why we shouldn't text while driving. Somehow, he might be the only one who can convincingly ...

Dear Friends and Future Lover(s)

Ira Israel | Posted 11.17.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

Trying to communicate anything of note via text message equals one thing: fear of intimacy. Anyone who can't pick up the phone or look you in the eye when conveying vital information suffers from a dreadful fear of abandonment which manifests as a fear of intimacy.

Texting At A Red Light Is Something Everyone Does -- But No One Should

Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living

It can be tempting to think that the time it takes to read or send a text while driving isn't all that long. In reality, though, doing so takes your e...

The Scourge of Texting in Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Nothing, however, pulls you out of that zone -- that sweet spot of movie viewing -- as the sudden intrusion of a brightly lit screen of someone's cell phone in your line of sight.

Texting, the New Anti-bullying Technology

Julie Dobrow | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Julie Dobrow

Texting is a huge part of the American teenagers' lexicon. Some savvy schools are starting to take advantage of this technology and how frequently teens use it.