Digital Détox

Britain's Smallest Pub Opens In Garden Shed

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Britain’s smallest pub has started serving its first pints in a shed smaller than a snooker table. The tiny bar, which “fits comfortably in a tra...

Addicted to the Internet

Janet Devlin | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Janet Devlin

Thanks to the dawning of the age of technology, I was never alone. I sought solace on the Internet. Ostracised from my peers in the real world, I found many a friend on the web - most of whom shared similar stories to mine.

Invigorate Your Life With A Social Media Detox

The Huffington Post | Georgia James | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As many as 15 million people in the UK have admitted to taking a “digital detox” after becoming addicted to the internet, a recent Ofcom report re...

Digital Detox - the Business Imperative

Monica Seeley | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech
Monica Seeley

Many Millenials now complain that they don't have sufficient sex according to a recent US report. I wonder why, because this contradicts the perception of the Millenials as the 'hook-up' generation.

Technology Isn't Making You Sad, It's How You're Using It That's To Blame

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Taken at face value, Ofcom's recent report on the nation's addiction to the internet might seem like the stuff of a dystopian nightmare: we spend a full day a week online, over half of us feel "hooked" to the internet. It's all very scary and if we're being honest, it's all total nonsense... A digital detox will do nothing to make you happier, it's essentially cutting your nose to spite your face, and then the moment it's over you'll just go back to the way you are. Instead you need to change the way you use the internet. Hold it to account. Demand better of it.

9 Tips For Kickstarting A Digital Detox

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We’re officially a nation of screen junkies. Adults in the UK spend an average of one day a week - 25 hours - online, according to a new survey. Me...

15 Million Brits Are Going On A Digital Detox To Combat Increasing Online Addiction

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Tech

Some 15 million people in the UK have admitted to taking a “digital detox” after becoming addicted to the internet, according to an Ofcom report. ...

Why Banning Mobile Phones In Pubs Isn't The Solution To Antisocial T**ts

Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Tech
Sophie Gallagher

We've all been in a bar and bemoaned the surrounding tables of people who are more interested in their Facebook feed, than the friend sitting opposite them. Entire dinner times lost scrolling through the internet making you wonder why they bothered even coming out at all?

Why You Should Care About Pokemon Go Even If You Are Not a Player

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Augmented reality is here, and is already having a strong impact on everyone's lives, including those who never played a video game in their lives and never heard about augmented reality...

14 Lessons Learned From 'Life Stripped Bare'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The average Brit owns 1,000 items and checks their phone 200 hundred times a day. It's pretty excessive, to say the least. So what happens when three ...

Has the Internet Hardwired You With Bad Habits?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Tech
Daisy May Sitch

I literally look down all the time. We have become a look down generation, void of eye contact and passing conversation. I can't walk to or from the station/office/shop/pub without checking my notifications which then spark an urgency to respond and engage. I'm dismissive of, and frustrated by strangers. I'm grumpy and permanently tired.

Portugal And Wales The First Two Stops On Our Digital Detox Adventure Map

Gemma Johnson | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Gemma Johnson

A spring detox is just what the doctored ordered. Time to for us all to emerge from Winter hibernation into carving out space and time to recharge our batteries, ready for the Summer. Summer, a time when moods lighten, our social lives increase (in my case, my children's social lives go off the scale) and the work days get that just that little bit longer.

Should Employees Be Kept on a Digital Leash?

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Most companies I worked for expected their employees to be accessible by email, skype or phone both during and outside of the working hours. In other words, I had to constantly check my devices to make sure I don't miss anything important.

How Having Kids Inspired Me to Set Up the Largest Digital Detox Movement In The UK

Gemma Johnson | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Johnson

The most amazing thing about being aware of your digital usage and understanding your boundaries is that it doesn't matter if you slip off the wagon! There are always going to be times when your usage increases but the key to be aware and adjust your usage where necessary.

Do You Need a Social Media Diet?

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Tech
Anastasia Dedyukhina

We obviously know that social media represents an idealized version of people's lives, but still can't help envying them. In fact, a few years ago German researchers found that the main motivation of people going on Facebook was to get social gains in reputation and improve their social status. In other words, comparison is inevitable.

5 Things You Should Never Do Before Bed

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If getting a good night's kip is top of your priorities, then you might want to avoid doing the following before bedtime... 1. Don't drink tea You mig...

The Smartphone Habit: Six Ways To Cut Family Tech Time

Liz Lowe | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

There have been numerous articles written outlining the negative effects of excessive screen time on our minds and our relationships, none of which I can be bothered to cite here. My reasons for wanting to resist the lure of the small screen are experiential and very simple...

The Big Turn Off - AKA Superpowered Sleep!

Liz Lowe | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Lowe

I had an epic, rib-shattering cough and cold, and the additional symptom of excessive whinging led me to suspect I was a victim of man-flu. The lines between night and day were fuzzier than usual but I still managed to focus on 'superpowering' my sleep, by which I mean improving the quality of it.

In the Real World No One Cares About Digital Detox Withdrawal

Leon Spence | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Politics
Leon Spence

For the past five days I've been stuck in the wilds of remotest Northumberland, it's been a revelation. For the most part I've been completely detached from my ordinary life, I've had no wifi, no cell coverage, no Twitter or Huff Post: I've been going crazy.

11 Things That Annoy People Most About Our Smartphone Culture

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Our mobile phones are well and truly part of our lives with the average person checking theirs every six and a half minutes. But that doesn't neces...

How Technology Ruins Your Love Life and What to Do About It

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

An appalling 75% of women say that their digital devices ruin their relationships and intimacy. Conflicts within the couples, higher rates of depression and lower life satisfaction is the price we pay for staying connected all the time. Alarmingly, younger people are even more likely to report tension in their relationships over technology use.

Almost Half Of Brits Would Rather Forget Their Anniversary Than Lose This...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to valuing relationships, it appears we care more about our phones than anything else - as a new survey has found that just under half o...

Woman's Severe Tech Addiction Caused Painful Illness

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A self-confessed tech addict has told of how hours of hunching over devices caused her to suffer chest pain and develop a rare illness. Michelle Go...

Parents Struggle To Limit Kids' Screen Time: Digital Detox Experts Offer Advice

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have revealed they find it easier to get their children to do homework, go to bed or eat healthily, than persuading them to turn off their con...

The 2016 Digital Detox

Jemma Moran | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jemma Moran

What's the first thing you do in the morning? Is it make a coffee, hug your spouse or check your smartphone? I'm guessing it's the latter. After all, the average person checks their phone 85 times a day, receives just over 100 emails and spends around three hours actively using the internet - so you'd probably need to get going with all of that from your first waking moment.