Digital Détox

Put Your Phone Away and Communicate! A Critique of Excessive Digital Use

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Tech
Mohadesa Najumi

I have to be honest, I am not a big fan of my iPhone. Most of the time uninterrupted use of my phone causes anxiety for and delayed responses in my relationships. It's overwhelming to be constantly digitally engaged.

Dear Essena: The Reality Behind My Instagram

Michelle Elman | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Michelle Elman

I completely understood what Essena was saying because when I was posting inauthentic things, you start to feel like a fraud but where I differ from her is that I don't think my social media counters my message but instead is the platform I use to spread my message.

Kate Winslet Thinks Parents are 'Losing Control' Of Their Kids To Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Parents

Kate Winslet thinks parents are "losing control" of their kids to social media and has urged them to take iPads "out of their children's hands". Th...

Taking It Offline

Noelle Reno | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Tech
Noelle Reno

What's strange and a bit scary is we don't have much offline community anymore. We definitely need more of a sense of community - the real kind, not the cyberspace kind - or I really worry this world is going to get even more fudged up.

In Defence of the Screen-Fixated

Adrian Grist | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Tech
Adrian Grist

I am fortunate enough to have 'real life' friends, from when I was growing up ('Village Friends'), school friends, university friends, college friends, work friends, friends of friends and now, since emigrating, Swedish friends. But thrown into that heady mix are online friends, online friends who have become 'real life' friends and 'real life' friends who are now just online friends.

Powerful Photo Series Shows We're Dangerously Addicted To Tech

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A photographer has shown just how powerful a hold on us technology has. Eric Pickersgill, 29, snapped photo series 'Removed' after spotting a fami...

Parents Are Taking Control Of Kid's Screen Time

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.10.2015 | UK Parents

Many parents have started giving their children digital bans in order to maintain a healthy amount of screen time, according to a new survey. In t...

Diary of a Digital Detoxer

Minnie Stephenson | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech
Minnie Stephenson

I decided it was time to go phone-free and enter a digital detox rehab retreat. I was going for a Five News 'story'. In truth, from the enthusiasm my editor, Cristina, sent me out the door with, it was clear she thought I was desperately in need of going cold turkey.

Natasha Hinde

What Does Switching Off From Tech Truly Mean In 2015? | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

[Picture: Thomas Barwick via Getty Images] There's no denying that many of us are overwhelmingly obsessed with technology. Nearly half of adult...

The Rat Race Is Eating Itself When Childhood Becomes Too Expensive to Slow Down

Christina Franks | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents
Christina Franks

They need well-meaning but absent relatives not to ply them with guilt-induced technology, and peers who don't have the latest gadgets to wave in their faces. Perhaps more controversially, or at least, realistically, parents need to be recompensed for the things that historically they have done for love.

The Importance of Being Bored

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Boredom reminds me of water that's put under pressure in a steam engine - if you open the tank slightly once in a while to release the pressure, the water will eventually all boil away, and the engine won't work. But if you keep it under pressure all the time, the steam might become so intense that it will make the engine work and the machine will start moving.

The Joys of the Empty Mind

Paula Fry | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Fry

Starting this January, I slowly began to retrain my thinking. I vowed to only do one thing at a time whether that be answering my emails, walking the dogs or cooking dinner. It hasn't been easy. My phone is like an excited toddler, constantly vying for my attention with it's emails, texts, app's and its near permanent internet connection.

Aren't You Fed Up Of Being Tired, Frazzled And Glued To Your Phone?

Poorna Bell | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

We're stressed, we feel over-worked and arranging to meet up with friends feels more like a chore than the fun evening out it's mean to be. Personally, I think these are several symptoms of our increasing tech addiction.

This Is What Happens In Britain's First Technology Addiction Clinic

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

[Picture: ADAM HESTER VIA GETTY IMAGES] Standing in the reception of Nightingale Hospital, there is one thing that sets it apart from any NHS w...

What Is the Connection Between Leadership and Digital Stress?

Sofie Sandell | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

When we carry our digital devices with us it means that we bring our work with us everywhere we go. It's right there in our pocket or on the table next to us. Our brain and body are never really disconnected from our work life.

Jimmy Kimmel's Rude Interviewer Proves Technology is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel thinks people are paying less and less attention to ... Oh, wow! Kylie Jenner be doing that cray-cray stuff on Instagram again. How will ...

Back From Holidays? These Three Tips Will Make Your Digital Detox Results Last

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Holidays are the main reason why August is the month when most people take digital detox. However, now that the summer is almost over and we are back to our lives and pouring rain, how can we make sure that our digital detox results stick?

Why The Co-Founder Of A Tech Company Had A Three-Month Email Detox

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

As co-founder of Decoded, Kathryn Parsons' working day is inundated with tech, which was why it came as a shock when she openly admitted to coming off...

Windows 10 Wants Us To Feel Less Stressed. Here's How It's Going To Help

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

The idea that we can flush out technology from our daily lives can be a scary thought, especially as most of us (sadly) appear to have an umbilical co...

I Decluttered My Emails, Smartphone And Life: Here's What Happened

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An average person checks their phone 221 times a day and spends 36 days a year writing emails. That's one nugget of information I learned during a...

Using Your Phone In Public Is Much Ruder Than You Might Think

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

Go out of the office during lunch and the likelihood is that you're ironically entering a more socially isolated space than you were to begin with. ...

Secret to Screen Time Sanity

Elaine Halligan | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Elaine Halligan

If you think about keeping your kids safe around a swimming pool we can protect them from falling in by putting up fences and setting alarms and using padlocks and banning them from going near, but the most important thing to do is TO TEACH THEM HOW TO SWIM.

The Cs in Children's Screen Time: Some Food for Thought

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

So it's that time of year again: end of summer holidays, and beginning of blogs and TV shows about screen time restrictions. Should you wean your children off of devices gradually or let them have a last blast before the constraints of the school year kick in?

These People Prove You Can Ditch Technology, And Still Be Successful

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The average person checks their phone every six and a half minutes, but could we be doing something more worthwhile with that time? Maybe directing...

These Awkward Stock Photos Understand Your Phone Battery Struggles

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Delve into any picture database and you'll soon discover there is a giant market out there for people feeling all sorts of emotions towards their phon...