Unplug!

Unplug!

U.S. adults spend an average of 11 hours a day looking at screens. Yet for all the benefits that our smartphones, laptops, and tablets have conferred on us in terms of productivity, connectivity, efficiency, creativity and entertainment, there's something to be said for unplugging sometimes.

Social Media: Some Consequences

By Michael W Austin
McLuhan's tetrad and social media

The Ultimate Rock’n’Roll Intervention

By Ran Zilca
You might find that you actually get what you want.

The Benefits of Yes and No in Creativity

By Jennifer Hamady
When it comes to creativity, forget right and wrong. Just do what works for you.

How Texting Can Improve or Ruin Your Relationship Happiness

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Can texting improve or ruin your relationship happiness?

"Let's Have a Conversation!"

By Carrie Barron M.D.
Technology, Human Relationships and Seven Steps for Wellness

What Can I Do About My Adult ADHD?

By Larry Maucieri Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Beyond Meds, What Are the Options For Individual Treatment?

Learning to Be Present With Yourself

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Can you just "be" instead of "doing" all the time?

Stressed to Excess?

By E E Smith
Better ways of managing tension

How Technological Distractions Destroy Connections

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
A college student observes how tech interruptions thwart relationships.

Video Gaming and Poor Sleep

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
My cousin plays violent video games, and has awful night terrors.

Should We Unplug Artificial Intelligence?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Stephen Hawking scares up interest in intelligent machines running our lives.

Attention Trend Spotters: Dematerialization Is On the Rise

By Russ Gerber
It's not about what's coming, but what's fading away

7 Tips for a Technology Detox

By Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D.
Regain control over your devices, your time and your psyche.

Media, Mindfulness, and Personal Meaning

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Twitter, tigers, and what’s important

Are Headphones Harming Us?

By Kimberly Sena Moore Ph.D.
Unplug and rediscover what's around you

Can Less Time on Facebook Increase Your Happiness? Yes!

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
The emotional price of comparing with others on Facebook

Do What is Important, Not What is Urgent

By Rod Judkins MA, RCA
Put creativity first, not last.

The Big Disconnect: Parents' Digital Dilemma

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Technology’s insidious way of taking over your family.

Where Do the Children Play in 2014?

By Christopher Bergland
Children who spend time outdoors have stronger spiritual connections.

Now We Know Whether Facebook Is Making Us Lonely

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The truth about Facebook status updates

In Defense of Facebook

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Facebook is a port in the storm for chronic pain and illness sufferers.

Selfies or Selfless? 6 Top Habits of Happy Social Networkers

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
Your Social Media Style Can Determine Your Happiness and Success. What's yours?

Stop Uploading Pictures of Your Kid Crying

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D.
What we lose when humiliation becomes entertainment.