Digital Detox

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 17.04.2015 | 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 16.04.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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....

One In Ten Spend Literally Half Their Lives On The Phone

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

As much as everyone loves cool new tech, there are growing signs that many of us are looking for ways to switch off too. Now a new piece of researc...

My Resolution for 2015: To Sleep (and Dream... and Create)

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

The digital detox, for as long as it can be tolerated (nerves of steel required), always improves the amount and apparent quality of sleep - even for those who do not believe themselves to be addicted.

Michael Rundle

Why The Big New Trend In Tech Might Be... Not Using It Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Tech

Tech Editor Michael Rundle reports from CES 2015 in Las Vegas on why the digital detox might be the big trend hiding among the smartphones and smart c...

5 Easy Digital Detox Resolutions

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Grueling diets and impossible exercise regimes aren't our kind of new year's resolutions - let's face it, they make everyone grumpy and hardly anyone ...

Struggling To Stay Happy This New Year? Here Are 7 Tips To Help You Power Through

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The New Year is just around the corner and as we close the door on the trials and tribulations of 2014, we're also beckoning whatever awaits us in 201...

Having It All? Or Spreading Yourself Thinner Than Marmite?

Paula Fry | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Fry

Why do us girls spread ourselves so thinly now that just being in the here and now is harder and harder to achieve? I don't see my husband suffering in the same way. In fact, he manages one thing at a time, at the pace of a snail that's got a cannabis problem - which, of course, also drives me to distraction

2015 Predicted To Be The Year Of The 'Neo Luddite'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

We've already made our tech predictions for 2015 - and they mainly comprise a selection of drone-related disasters and, er, time travel. But a more...