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Tanya Schevitz
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Tanya Schevitz is the National Communications and San Francisco Program manager for Reboot, a Jewish think-tank that aims to reinvent the cultures, traditions and rituals of Jewish life. Tanya joined Reboot after 12 years as a staff reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Help! My Son Is a Tech Junkie!

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 12:18 PM

In celebration of the fifth annual National Day of Unplugging (NDU) -- from sundown Friday, March 7 to sundown, Saturday, March 8 -- the nonprofit Reboot is asking individuals and families to reconnect with each other by putting down their smartphones, tablets and computers for 24 hours.

This...

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Making Time for Face Time, Spontaneity and Solitude

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 3:01 PM

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In celebration of the fifth annual National Day of Unplugging (NDU) -- from sundown Friday, March 7, to sundown, Saturday, March 8 -- the nonprofit Reboot is asking individuals and families to reconnect with each other...

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Unplug With Randi Zuckerberg

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 10:48 AM

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In celebration of the fifth annual National Day of Unplugging (NDU) -- from sundown Friday, March 7 to sundown, Saturday, March 8 -- the nonprofit Reboot is asking individuals and families to reconnect with each other...

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Families Encouraged to Take a Break From Technology for the National Day of Unplugging, March 7-8, 2014

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 10:25 AM

Today, we begin a weekly blog series leading up to the National Day of Unplugging, which runs from sundown, March 7, 2014, to sundown, March 8, 2014. Join us in taking stock of our digital use. Share what you do when you are unplugged by snapping an "I UNPLUG TO...

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Unplugging Is the New Status Update

(3) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 2:31 PM

Even the bathroom isn't an escape anymore.

About 75 percent of people use their phones in the bathroom, according to a survey by the marketing agency 11Mark. About the same percentage of people check e-mail during their time off, Xobni and Harris Interactive found. A freaky 15...

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Missed Connection: Take a Digital Detox

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2011 | 4:32 PM

Bucking the trend of technology that allows people to tell everyone that they've checked into their local restaurant, café or bar, the creators of the National Day of Unplugging have developed a smartphone app that helps users "check out" of the internet altogether. The app ironically will use technology to...

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Gravitating to an Unplugged Life

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2010 | 12:14 PM

Stephen Prothero, a professor of religion at Boston University, author of "God is Not One," and chief editorial consultant for the PBS "God in America" series, announced with seeming surprise, "I survived!" after taking the Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge."

But Prothero didn't just...

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Power Off = Less Power?

(1) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 9:21 AM

Frank Aldorf, executive creative director of the marketing and business consulting firm, Hubble Innovations, with offices in Los Angeles and Berlin, was the most recent person to take our Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge," shutting off his cell phone and computer for 24 hours last weekend....

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Ben Greenman and the Sabbath Challenge to Unplug

(47) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 2:06 PM

Ben Greenman, an editor at The New Yorker and author of the new book What He's Poised to Do, was the most recent person to take our Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge," cutting off his cell phone and computer for 24 hours last weekend:

"I have...

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Rachel Sklar Finds Absence Makes Her Fonder of Blackberry

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 1:35 PM

Rachel Sklar, editor-at-large at Mediaite and the former founding media editor at the Huffington Post, was the most recent person to take our Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge," connecting to life without technology for 24 hours during a weekend in May.

In a pre-unplugging column on Mediaite, she said,...

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Josh Radnor Connects to Life Old School Style

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 4:55 PM

Josh Radnor, star of the CBS series How I Met Your Mother and writer, director, and star of the Sundance Audience Award-winning movie happythankyoumoreplease (due out in theaters late summer) was the latest celebrity to take our Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge," connecting to life without technology for 24 hours last...

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Joel Stein Gets "Off the Grid" in Time

(2) Comments | Posted April 7, 2010 | 11:20 AM

Time magazine columnist Joel Stein was the first person to take our Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge," going "off the grid" for 24 hours last weekend. He got lost on the way to a party because he had turned off his GPS; missed his friends because he had gotten lost and...

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Power Down To Connect

(4) Comments | Posted March 26, 2010 | 4:08 PM

In the wake of the nation's first ever National Day of Unplugging, the non-profit group, Reboot, is launching the Sabbath Manifesto's "Unplug Challenge." Once a month, an "A-lister" will be asked to unplug from cell phones and PDAs, power down computers and tune in to the world. After...

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Join the National Day of Unplugging

(2) Comments | Posted March 18, 2010 | 3:36 PM

If you walk around with ear-buds shielding you from the world; if you panic when you can't get reception on your iPhone; if you tweet or post status updates about what you are eating, you need to join the National Day of Unplugging.

The Jewish think-tank Reboot is encouraging young,...

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