Digital Detox

Why I'll Never Sign Up to 3G

Ryan Hook | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Hook

A few days ago I was in a hotel, about to sit down for a long internet browse, when I realised the WiFi wasn't working...

21 Tips For Kickstarting Your Digital Detox

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you live your life through your phone rather than engaging with the world around you, then it's time to do something about it. Tech addicts read...

Less Screen, More Green: Digital Detoxing and Eco Tourism

Paola Bassanese | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paola Bassanese

Are we humans or robots? With our constant obsession with technology, are we losing sight of the bigger picture?

8 Ways Technology Has Made My Life Different From My Nan's

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As a 22-year-old, I'm part of a generation that's grown up with technology - I got my first mobile phone when I was 11 years old. In complete contr...

Putting the Wellbeing Into Tech

Anna Chapman | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anna Chapman

One observation that I found really valuable was the idea that you shouldn't blame tech for your own stress. Instead, we need to find ways to manage how we use it in an always-on culture.

This Will Make You Put Your Smartphone Down

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If, like most modern ladies and gentlemen, you are constantly switching from Whatsapp to Facebook, Instagram to Twitter, Angry Birds to Candy Crush, y...

Why Mary Berry Bans Phones From The Dinner Table

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Mary Berry doesn't just dislike soggy bottoms and runny meringues, she's also not a fan of technology, specifically, when it's at the dinner table. ...

Neither Awake or Asleep; Is It Really a Sleep Problem?

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

My sleep clinic is constantly full of exhausted people wanting to know how to get more sleep, fall asleep more easily at night, stay asleep, feel asleep. This last one is interesting - many of my clients complain of feeling as if they've not slept at all even though they may have spent hours in bed and not really been awake.

How Often Do You Check Your Phone? This Free App Can Tell You

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech

How often do you check your phone every day? And do you really want to know the answer? That's the question posed by Checky, a new app which is ...

Poorna Bell

Why These Two Women Set Up A Digital Detox Retreat

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As far as zeitgeist goes, digital detox is a biggie. We're fast approaching a tipping point of being increasingly dependent on our technology yet at t...

There Are Mobile Phone Lanes In China And We're Not Sure How We Feel About It

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you're engrossed in a good Twitter session, walking along the pavement without knocking over a small child can be challenging. But one city ma...

I Stopped Using My iPhone as an Alarm Clock, What Happened Next Blew My Mind*

Andrea Mann | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mann

*(Was Mildly Interesting) ... I've realised that waking up to the sound of a human voice - unless it's someone screaming 'The house is on fire!' - is far preferable to waking up to an iPhone alarm (yes, even Slow Rise). I've realised that it is possible to switch off from the internet, especially if you keep your iPhone in another room and you're a bit lazy.

More Children Can Use An iPad Than Swim, Tie Their Shoe Laces Or Tell The Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In 2014 it's not usual to see a child with a mobile phone or tablet, but it may be time for kids in the UK to go on a digital detox. A recent stud...

12 Signs That Show You're Addicted To Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As part of HuffPost UK's month of Digital Detox, we're taking a long, hard - and often uncomfortable - look at the way we use the internet, particular...

What Happened When I Did A Social Media Detox

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It seems rather fitting that on the eve of my social media detox, I ran out of data allowance on my iPhone... Part of me blames the #ALSIceBucket ...

New BBC Boss Rona Fairhead Would Be A More Effective Leader If She Worked Less

Poorna Bell | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

These women may run major companies, but their bodies don't know that. In fact, none of ours do. It is a machine that works in the same way that every other human's does, give or take a few things. Subject them to lack of sleep, too much stress and they will respond in exactly the same way: breakdown.

This Is The Shocking Truth About Why We Need A Digital Detox

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For our Digital Detox month, HuffPost UK Lifestyle are looking into the benefits of switching off our devices and re-connecting with ourselves. But...

What Social Media Does To Your Brain (Warning: It's Not Pretty)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought the only danger of social media was stalking your ex or obsessing over a colleagues' covetable wardrobe, think again. It turns out that...

Why Unplugging And Digital Detox Has Never Been More Important

Poorna Bell | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

We rely on our beloved rectangles for everything from telling time to finding out what's happening in our friends' lives, from Googling where we're going to eat to unlocking the mysteries of GPS by telling us which street we're walking down. But the problem is that our smartphones are not going to say: 'Hey, you've been stalking that person on Instagram for half an hour - don't you think it's time to sleep?'

How a Healthy Get-Away Can Change Your Life

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

If you have ever spent 48 consecutive hours doing nothing but nourishing your body and soul, you know the value of stepping away from routine and taking a deep breath without the distraction of responsibility. A getaway built around an ambitious itinerary may be a great escape when you are looking to shatter monotony, but it can also leave you longing for a vacation from your vacation once you return home.

Why Being Contacted By Your Boss While On Holiday Is The Worst

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays are meant to be a chance to unwind, but with technology making staying connected to work more and more possible, there can sometimes be an un...

Brits Find Facebook And Twitter Harder To Quit Than Caffeine And Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here at HuffPost UK, we're big believers that every now and then, a digital detox really helps us to de-stress and get more sleep. But it turns out...

Digital Detox and Summer Holidays

Sian O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian O'Neill

Is it just me or is the anticipation of a holiday a major part of the overall enjoyment? Just dreaming of those blue skies and padding about in flip-flops can be enough to keep you sane when sitting for prolonged periods at your desk or when standing nose pressed to the door in the tube.

Surviving the Digital Detox, for Scope

Tori Elliott | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tori Elliott

I, myself, am a self confessed social networking addict. My thumb will always gravitate to the Facebook App without a moments pause and I really don't always realise that I'm browsing the feed. Is it really an awful habit? I'm not convinced either way just yet, but I did believe that 48 hours without it might be torture. I'm happy to report, I was wrong.

The Digital Detox Diaries - The Email Clinic

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

As part on my ongoing project to have a digital detox every so often; a few great tips on email management came out from the Time Management course I was on last week. Now in reality it's more of a Brain Management course.