Digital Detox

23 Signs You Have A Healthy Relationship With Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to how people treat their smartphones these days, there's a dramatic difference between treating the device like a tool that makes life ...

What I Learned About Myself After Half a Year of Digital Detoxing

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Giving up my smartphone was the first step, and several weeks ago I decided to go deeper and declutter my home... I took a radical step and got rid of all tech devices at home, either moving them into my office (they're productivity tools after all, aren't they?) or selling them.

15 Things We Stress About That We Didn't Need To Stress About 15 Years Ago

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Remember in the year 2000 when Y2K wasn't a thing anymore, but we hadn't yet enslaved ourselves with smartphones and smartwatches and smart cars and s...

The App That Will Turn Your Teen's Wi-Fi Off At Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Parents of teens will no doubt know the feeling of their son or daughter being glued to their phone at the dinner table. But a grand idea from Vod...

This City Banker Quit His Job To Live On A Remote Island

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jon Watkinson used to earn £75,000 a year when he worked as a City banker. But the 31-year-old left all that behind four years ago for a relaxed life...

Short Film 'Offline Dating' Shows How Good The Old-Fashioned Way Can Be

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

How would you react if someone stopped you in the street and asked you on a date? If you hadn't had the chance to pre-approve your meeting through...

Tech Overuse Injuries in Children - What Every Parent Needs to Know!

Gemma Johnson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents
Gemma Johnson

We absolutely, shouldn't be treating technology as the enemy as it's here to stay but we should be encouraging and adopting healthy digital habits ourselves so that we can 'show and tell' our children, leading by example to avoid the 'but you do it' witty retorts.

Harder, Faster, Better: Are Smart Phones Making Us Selfish?

Dr. Margaret Leitch | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dr. Margaret Leitch

In a world that is obsessed with 'authenticity' what differentiates genuine, perhaps even altruistic ways of communicating, versus a weird kind of sanctimony that accompanies an empty inbox?

A Cure for the Fear of Missing Out?

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

The agitation and restlessness that can follow switching a smartphone off, which is punishing to witness, does look very similar to withdrawal symptoms as the individual struggles with the disconnection from 'the stream'.

Why Fitness Needs to Be About the Fun Again

Mr Motivator | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Motivator

In this day and age, exercise seems to take the fun out of fitness and to instead just care about the end result. The way I've always seen it: when exercising, if it's not fun, then don't do it. Otherwise that is a lot of time spent without a smile on your face, and that's no good for anyone.

Why I Hate Wifi on Planes

Cathy Winston | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Tech
Cathy Winston

Is too much to want somewhere where I can sit back guilt-free without the thought I should be checking my inbox, updating Instagram with photos of clouds and generally carrying on with life?

You Won't Need Your Phone At This Digital Detox Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Finally an experience the UK has been dying for - a bonafide digital detox festival. Innocent Un-plugged has created a little woodland haven outsi...

Put the Mobile Away!

Vicki Marinker | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

We have so many ways to communicate with each other it's become impossible to switch off. Last night I had dinner with a friend and was saddened to see half the family on the table next to us interacting only with their mobile phones, rather than to each other.

How Long Can You Survive Without Your Phone?

Mark Hillary | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

We are not often forcibly separated from our phones these days so this period of not having one for as long as a week has already made me notice what I miss most about not having a smart phone in my pocket.

The Ten Reasons Why I Deactivated Facebook (and Five Reasons Why I Went Back)

Fleur Missaghian | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Tech
Fleur Missaghian

Every time I saw a baby photo or cute kids photo/video it hurt my heart. I found myself involuntarily comparing my life to the person's life - especially the mother - and for a moment I just felt bad about the path my life has taken.

Could Smartphone And Laptop Use At Night Be Raising Our Cancer Risk?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Scrolling through Instagram on our phones or watching Netflix on our tablets at bedtime has become the norm. But experts are warning that more rese...

Seeking Connection Not Collection: Why I Invited My List to Unsubscribe

Abigail Eaton-Masters | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail Eaton-Masters

Who knows, maybe one day soon I'll be inundated with my work, my own TV show, jetting off around the world helping people to bounce back, that I'll need to value my work more with a financial representation. But right now? My desire is to reach as many people as possible.

Does Innovation Lead to Hibernation?

Jared Joffe | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Tech
Jared Joffe

On my commute to work this morning I overheard the start of a friendly debate between a young woman in her early 20's and an older man in his late 60's. They were talking about technology, and he asked her if she truly thought it had made our world a better place.

Why You Should Try And Get Through Valentine's Day Without Checking Your Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Whether or not you buy into Valentine's Day, there's one habit you should try to curb, and that's checking your smartphone when you should be checking...

So Mr Miliband, Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg and the rest - come and join me in the week long digital switch-off

Dave Wallace | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

Why don't we have a period of total switch off? A week of total digital detox. There I've said it. This Damascus-like conversion follows my digital detox over the New Year with my family. It was awful at times but there's no denying it helped our mental wellbeing.

12 Signs You're Experiencing A Digital Overload

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you spend a good portion of your day with a phone glued to your hand (and your eyes firmly fixed on the screen) then chances are you're a serious t...

Have You Tried... Not Detoxing?

Sophie Bauer | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bauer

I love it that people want to juice everything in the house, be healthier, more in tune with their bodies and connected with those around them than with a pinging contraption. But honestly, when did it all get so extreme?

Plugging Out to Tune in: Seven Benefits of a Social Media Fast

Najite Phoenix | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Najite Phoenix

Judging by the content on social media, it appears that our ego's seem to believe that whenever we do something, if nobody's around to witness it - then it 'hasn't actually happened'.

Feeling Lonely? Disconnect to Reconnect

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Amisha Bhavsar

If the loneliness stems from being over plugged-in to the digital world - then how about reducing the time you spend online. Put those digital devices aside. Come on. Not forever. Simply, unplug now and then.

Poorna Bell

Randi Zuckerberg On Coping With Two Small Children And Running A Business | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to championing much-needed change for how we live, there is nothing more powerful than a voice that speaks out from within the industry....