Digital Detox

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 29.08.2015 | 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...

A How Not to Guide on Teaching Children Internet Safety

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents
Ending Victimisation and Blame

Shaming is not an acceptable teaching technique. Publicly shaming your child will not encourage them to have open and honest dialogue with you. It teaches children that their parents are more interested in the performance of 'safety' than their actual safety.

The Unplugged Child - An Endangered Species

Gemma Johnson | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents
Gemma Johnson

So many wildlife conservation campaigns out there trying to protect the worlds beautiful creatures from death via poaching and natural habitat destruction yet as a society, many of us overlook the importance of protecting our young (the digital natives) from growing up without the truly amazing experience of a care-free childhood, one steeped in nature, adventure, curiosity and the odd bump and graze here and there.

You Can Be Here Now, With or Without Wifi

Adele Barlow | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

I needed a wifi-free holiday. I was sick of feeling like an ambassador of myself! Facebook: so shallow and adolescent! Screw you, Zuckerberg! If I take a photo of this moment or a video of this concert, it means I'm not BEING HERE NOW.

11 Things You Want To Tell Your Pals About Their Phone Addiction

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We've all been there: you're sat opposite your friend, detailing your latest life woes and then they do the unthinkable... They pull their phone ou...

Digital Diet: Why You Should Treat Technology Like Food

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Digital detoxes usually involve going cold turkey for a day, a week or even six months, but is that the best way to reduce your use of technology? ...

Melanie Sykes: "I'm The Boss In My House"

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Parents

Melanie Sykes admits that finding ways to keep her children entertained throughout the summer holidays can be quite difficult. The television pres...

5 Tried And Tested Ways To Occupy Kids At A Restaurant Without Technology

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Parents

One in three parents (34%) give their children a smartphone or tablet to keep them occupied while eating out as a family, a study released by Bookatab...

5 Ways To Manage Your Child's Technology Diet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Parents

Children have grown up with laptops, computers, smartphones and tablets, so it's never going to be easy to take away or even limit that part of their ...

Colour Me Mindful: The Benefits of Colouring Books as a Calming Tool

Anastasia Catris | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Catris

Through colouring in you can focus your mind on one small task at a time, whether that is shading an area, or losing yourself in the finer details. While this is by no means a cure for stress or anxiety, it can definitely be another weapon to add to your arsenal, calming and centring your mind.

Drunk, Inappropriate and Getting Up to No Good: Why I Want to De-tag My Teen Years

Georgie Barrat | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

It's not that I am embarrassed of these snaps - and quite frankly I did nothing of particular interest when I was knocking around in my teens - but there's something very intimate about my early FB years. They are self portraits capturing a time that I was still trying to figure myself out.

There's More to Life Than a Selfie

Cerys Matthews | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Cerys Matthews

It may be a cliche, but I believe the best things in life ARE free and are about experiences, not shoes, cars or contouring make up. In this world, unfortunately, we are rarely reminded of how much goodness there is around us just for the taking - the balance is completely skewed.

11 Signs You Should Turn Off Your Phone (For The Sake Of Your Relationship)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you pay your phone more attention than your other half, then it might be time to step back and assess the damage it might have on your love life. ...

Are Parents Lazy Giving Kids iPads or Are They Moving With the Times?

Gemma Johnson | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Parents
Gemma Johnson

Technology isn't the enemy and should be viewed as simply a tool, it has huge plus points and the key I believe, is to understand the impact it can have in the mid to long term and build a plan on how you as a parent want technology to fit in with your family values and family unit.

Your Smartphone Addiction Isn't All In Your Head

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Smartphones have become such an important part of our daily routine that nearly half of adults admitted they're "completely hooked" to their device, O...