Digital Detox

Why a Social Networking Detox Could Save Your Social Life

Imogen Groome | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

Photographs you take with your friends can be printed and placed on your mantelpiece instead of getting lost in a sea of newsfeed updates from people you barely know, giving them more meaning and significance. The outernet can be a very friendly, fulfilling place - if you'll give it a chance.

Five Tips on How to Do a Digital Detox

Frances Booth | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Tech
Frances Booth

Gorging on information streams, hungry for just one more click, our mental and physical systems are becoming overwhelmed, overworked, and overloaded. Yet many of us don't realise this until we either take a step back, or until it is too late and we burn out.

To Unplug, or Not to Unplug, That Is the (Wrong) Question

David Mochel | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Whether we are plugged in or not, the common denominator remains the same - life does not go on hiatus when we plug in, but we do get to choose whether we are there for it.

What's The Reality Of Not Having Your Phone For A Week?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Voluntarily releasing yourself from the clutches of your mobile phone is not appealing: we know too well that unsettling, gaspy feeling when you've re...

Suffering From Information Overload? Time to Look up From That Screen ...

Frances Booth | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frances Booth

It's about exploring how we choose to use technology, and understanding the pull digital devices have on us. It's about being in control of how we fit digital devices in to our lives, rather than being ruled by them.

Create Space in Your Life by Detoxing Your Tech

Amanda Cook | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Cook

Quick: where's your phone? If it's within an arms-reach, you're not alone. (Maybe you're even reading this on your phone!) When this question was asked at a recent networking event I attended, the vast majority of people said their phone was always near them, even while they're sleeping!

Poorna Bell

So Long, FOMO - Here's Why 2014 Will Be Year Of The JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out) | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's a new trend forecast for 2014 (and one that will make our lives a lot easier) - this is the year of JOMO, also known as the Joy Of Missing Out...

Peace on Earth

Ceri Tinley | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

It is estimated that the average person checks their phone 110 times a day. By the time we have checked our Facebook account 14 times a day, Twitter, Whats App, Snapchat, three different email accounts and Instagram, it's not surprising that most of us never have time for any kind of relaxation or reflective thought.

Why I Got Rid of My Smartphone

Chris Rooney | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Rooney

I sold my iPhone and purchased a cheap Nokia. I needed to sever my link to the omniscient, omnipresent super robot in the clouds. The Internet is everywhere, and nowhere, a huge swirling mass of voices, looking for attention. I was considering this when I embarked on my first phone-less commute.

15 Reasons to Unplug NOW!

Sarupa Shah | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

There is a cult of the virtual that has occurred and we are human beings and mustn't forget the art of being tactile and in the world more than we are virtual. Real connection is something that ought to outweigh the time you spend plugged into technology!

Get Productive Despite Digital Distractions

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Bak-Maier

You may have come to understand that being online is crucial to your success but being aware of what's energising you and what's not will significantly help. Productivity is about being in the zone - excited by what you are doing.

How To Switch Off From Technology (And How It Will Benefit Your Wellbeing)

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Whether lost, listening to music, keeping in touch with friends or just desperate to Instagram your spaghetti bolognese - your smartphone or device, l...

The Alternative Meditation

Sarupa Shah | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

At a restaurant the other night I noticed as normal, side by side to the cutlery, the obligatory smartphone. Mine was in my bag, not that I want to be smug about it. As soon as one diner of two got up to go the bathroom, the smart phone was picked up.

Why Should We Turn Off Our Mobile Devices?

The Huffington Post | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As our love of technology grows, wellbeing experts are becoming increasingly vocal about the need to stay alert to the dangers posed by the shift to a...

Twerk, v: Dance To Popular Music In A Sexually Provocative Manner

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

It made headline news across the world, and caused a storm on Twitter, but now twerking is assured of its place in history. The raunchy dance perfo...

Yes, It Is Possible To Have Fun Without Your Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We had to shine a spotlight on a brilliant technology-free event called Camp Grounded, which was flagged up by Rusty Blazenhoff at Laughing Squid. ...

Digital Detox Hotels | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The digital detox holiday will be a global trend during 2013, according to experts at 2012's World Travel Market in London. Digital detox refers to a process by which travellers attempt to disconnect from technology by surrendering their mobile phones, laptops and tablets on check-in at their hotel.