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What Do Steve, Arianna, Millie and Karen Have in Common?

Millie Grenough | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com | CC BY-NC Common element in Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, Millie Grenough, Karen Gomez: a) creativity b) crazy-busy...

Drop Your Pace and Get Productive

Frances Booth | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Frances Booth

It can be easy to get caught up in the belief that we need to go faster, check more and be ever more available, especially in a digital world.

#Existence_Error: How I Refreshed the Page

Jason Schmitt | Posted 09.16.2014 | Technology
Jason Schmitt

As technology has evolved, every iteration has made the data more rich and real-time based. In turn these advancements give more dimensionality to the device in our pocket and make ignoring it a personal affront.

Nature Run

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

If you haven't made time to unplug and get outside, I urge you to do so. The time spent in nature will rejuvenate you in a way that an electronic medium can't.

The L.U.S.T. Paradox

Cat Greenleaf | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Cat Greenleaf

Put your phone down for a prescribed amount of time -- five minutes, half an hour, the length of a meal -- and go experience something. If the thing which caught your attention is still there when you plug back in, circle back to get a picture when you can. Then share it.

Keep It in Your Pants

Cat Greenleaf | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Cat Greenleaf

A friend told me that back in the early aughts, it was customary for talent agents to whip out their cell phones during meetings to show that they had more important matters to attend to. Nowadays, who doesn't do that?

Why It's So Hard To Take A Break From Technology

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

iPhone-a-phobia. It seems my biggest fear about my upcoming 10-day vacation in Europe is disconnecting. After spending too many hours trying to figure out data plans for foreign travel, sim cards purchased abroad, Skype vs. FaceTime from phone to phone, and whether my phone must be in perpetual airplane mode or simply forbidden from roaming, I give up.

Don't Let Your Health Account Go Bankrupt

Pam Nochlin | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Pam Nochlin

Before I got out of bed, I set my intentions for the day and stretched. When I walked to the train, I took notice of things around me.

Mind a Mess? Try a 60-Second Speed Clean

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Ever have one of those days when your mind traffic makes Atlanta Airport's schedule look like child's play? According to an April 2014 list from Airp...

Put Yourself In Airplane Mode

LinkedIn | Tim Sieck | Posted 06.13.2014 | World

One of the things I love about traveling is the amount of work, and thinking, that happens on an airplane. There's something about being in the confin...

18 Things You Miss By Constantly Staring At Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

If any doubt remains in your mind that we are, in fact, a society addicted our smartphones, stop what you’re doing and simply take a look around. Th...

Digital Sabbath 2.0

Jeremy Shure | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeremy Shure

I realized that it had become my norm to (a) always keep my phone on and within arm's reach of my pillow, (b) to check the phone until minutes before falling asleep, and immediately upon waking up, and (c) to check in on email and social media at any point during the night when I wake up.

Is Email Making You Stressed?

Frances Booth | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Frances Booth

Close your inbox for a moment and step back. Ask yourself just how healthy your relationship with email is... and if it is causing you stress or strain, what can you do to improve this?

Unplug -- Full Speed Ahead!

David Sable | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
David Sable

Unplugging clears your mind, opens up new paths for problem solving, creates new and exciting relationships between ideas and ultimately drives the best use of technology

10 Reasons To Take A Random Day Off Of Work

Susie Moore | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

The world is OK if we take a few hours to ourselves to relax and revive a little. I start the weekend relaxed, organized and in a splendid mood. Do you need any more reasons?

I Teach Social Media Courses and I Don't Own a Smartphone -- Here's 3 Reasons Why

Jennifer Rauch | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology
Jennifer Rauch

I've almost enlisted in the zombie army before. I periodically read tech reviews, consider networks, compare prices, play with demo devices at stores. I tell myself: "I will buy this smartphone tomorrow. Or maybe next week." But I never do.

How To Turn Off Your Phone, Shut Down Your Computer And Totally Unplug Every Single Week

Ellie Krupnick | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellie Krupnick

Suddenly, like revelation at Sinai, Shabbat started to make perfect sense. Those 25 hours became a respite from my mounting schoolwork, a forced hiatus from the endless black hole of the Internet, the only time I could turn off a screen long enough to, say, play a game with my family.

Giving Up My To-Do List and Finding My Life

Arielle Ford | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Arielle Ford

In the past, I often defined myself by my work, and I hate to admit this, but my ego took a lot of pride in "just how much I can accomplish" in an hour or a day or a week.

Making Time for Face Time, Spontaneity and Solitude

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Tanya Schevitz

My parents are the worst!" says one fourth grade boy. "My mom and dad are always checking their email or texting people. And if I try to ask them something, they're like--" he turns his head slightly away from me, looks down and puts his hand up like a crossing guard signaling, STOP.

Why You Should Miss Out More

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.19.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Yes, you will have to make choices. Some things will go by the wayside and you may not meet everyone's expectations every time. But an authentic, value-driven choice will give you the confidence to miss out joyfully.

Disconnect To Reconnect This Valentine's Day

Diana Graber | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Diana Graber

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, this scene, or one similar to it, is likely to be replayed in restaurants and homes across the country as we all seek to balance the meaningful connections in our physical lives with the multiple connections in our digital ones.

WATCH: I Survived A Week Without My Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Ali Zaslav | Posted 02.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For some, having no phone -- even for just a few hours -- feels like the end of the world. So what's it like to say goodbye to text, email and Instag...

Unplug With Randi Zuckerberg

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Tanya Schevitz

When I had my son almost three years ago, I became much more conscious of how often I was using my devices in his presence. Though he was just a baby, I realized he could tell when I wasn't giving him my full attention.

Why I'll Put My Phone Down on the National Day of Unplugging

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Tanya Schevitz

Be honest. When is the last time you picked your children up from school and focused on them without checking email, texting or sneaking a peek at Facebook soon after they got in the car?

I Quit Social Media (And I Don't Miss It Yet)

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

The disappointment I felt at the thought of surrendering before I'd even started my resolution was, thankfully, more powerful than the need to check my Facebook feed. Instead, I read a magazine.