Digital Detox

4 Ways to Help Kids Change Their Cellphone Habits

Are your children glued to their smartphones? Here are a few ways to help them reclaim their time and focus.

6 months ago

18 Ways to Break Your Cellphone Habit

Feel like your smartphone is controlling your life? These strategies can help you set it down and reclaim control of…

6 months ago

How Do I Protect My Privacy Online?

Private browsing, strong passwords, and VPN software are some of the steps you can take. Beyond that, government policy is…

1 year ago

Just Say No to Children’s Screen Time

Why Silicon Valley tech execs limit their own children's screen time.

2 years ago

15 Ways to Outsmart Your Smartphone

Here are tips to avoid being sucked into digital life — and to embrace real life.

2 years ago

How Do I Excuse Myself From Group Text Messages?

There are a variety of polite ways to deal with excessive group messaging, says an expert.

2 years ago

The Living Experiment: Astroturfing

When powerful industries and political interests push fake “grassroots” movements, real people suffer. Here's how to resist internet trolls.

2 years ago

The Health Risks of Tech Addiction

Here are four ways digital devices undermine your health and wellbeing.

3 years ago

How to Break Free of Tech Addiction

Learn how to regain control of your devices so they don't control you.

3 years ago

Creative Inspiration: Manoush Zomorodi

Journalist Manoush Zomorodi shows how exchanging your smartphone for moments of discomfort can boost creativity.

3 years ago

Do Smartphones Undermine Short-Term Memory?

The research around smartphones and memory is complicated, but many studies have shown that writing things down improves comprehension.

3 years ago

How Can I Get My Partner To Put Their Cellphone Down?

Expert tips on how to create a phone-free zone in your relationship.

3 years ago

Virtual Shift

Editor in chief Jamie Martin on turning off her email — and reconnecting with her family.

3 years ago

Are Smartphones Causing Thumb Tendonitis?

As smartphone usage grows, more and more people are finding it to be a pain.

4 years ago

The Anxiety of After-Hours Email

In an always-on-call culture, researchers argue for pulling the plug on business-related connectivity outside of office hours to improve employee…

4 years ago

5 Ways to Ease Digital Eyestrain

The time you spend staring at your screen is taxing for your eyes. Here's how you can take the edge off.

4 years ago

Like This: A Facebook Break

Taking a vacation from Facebook may reduce your stress and boost your happiness.

4 years ago

5 Ways You’re Smarter Than Your Smartphone

These handheld wonders can make life easier — but is easier always better? Learn why it’s worth the time and…

4 years ago

Breaking Free

Some routines are helpful — others hold you back. Shake things up with a new design so you can move…

5 years ago

Excessive Social-Media Use Linked to Depression in Young Adults

New study suggests heavy users are nearly three times more likely to be depressed.

5 years ago

Your Email May Be Bad for Your Health

New research shows how managing the daily flood of messages can create unwanted stress and harm your health.

5 years ago