Digital Detox

There Are Mobile Phone Lanes In China And We're Not Sure How We Feel About It

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you're engrossed in a good Twitter session, walking along the pavement without knocking over a small child can be challenging. But one city ma...

I Stopped Using My iPhone as an Alarm Clock, What Happened Next Blew My Mind*

Andrea Mann | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mann

*(Was Mildly Interesting) ... I've realised that waking up to the sound of a human voice - unless it's someone screaming 'The house is on fire!' - is far preferable to waking up to an iPhone alarm (yes, even Slow Rise). I've realised that it is possible to switch off from the internet, especially if you keep your iPhone in another room and you're a bit lazy.

More Children Can Use An iPad Than Swim, Tie Their Shoe Laces Or Tell The Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In 2014 it's not usual to see a child with a mobile phone or tablet, but it may be time for kids in the UK to go on a digital detox. A recent stud...

12 Signs That Show You're Addicted To Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As part of HuffPost UK's month of Digital Detox, we're taking a long, hard - and often uncomfortable - look at the way we use the internet, particular...

What Happened When I Did A Social Media Detox

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It seems rather fitting that on the eve of my social media detox, I ran out of data allowance on my iPhone... Part of me blames the #ALSIceBucket ...

New BBC Boss Rona Fairhead Would Be A More Effective Leader If She Worked Less

Poorna Bell | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

These women may run major companies, but their bodies don't know that. In fact, none of ours do. It is a machine that works in the same way that every other human's does, give or take a few things. Subject them to lack of sleep, too much stress and they will respond in exactly the same way: breakdown.

This Is The Shocking Truth About Why We Need A Digital Detox

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For our Digital Detox month, HuffPost UK Lifestyle are looking into the benefits of switching off our devices and re-connecting with ourselves. But...

What Social Media Does To Your Brain (Warning: It's Not Pretty)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought the only danger of social media was stalking your ex or obsessing over a colleagues' covetable wardrobe, think again. It turns out that...

Why Unplugging And Digital Detox Has Never Been More Important

Poorna Bell | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

We rely on our beloved rectangles for everything from telling time to finding out what's happening in our friends' lives, from Googling where we're going to eat to unlocking the mysteries of GPS by telling us which street we're walking down. But the problem is that our smartphones are not going to say: 'Hey, you've been stalking that person on Instagram for half an hour - don't you think it's time to sleep?'

How a Healthy Get-Away Can Change Your Life

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

If you have ever spent 48 consecutive hours doing nothing but nourishing your body and soul, you know the value of stepping away from routine and taking a deep breath without the distraction of responsibility. A getaway built around an ambitious itinerary may be a great escape when you are looking to shatter monotony, but it can also leave you longing for a vacation from your vacation once you return home.

Why Being Contacted By Your Boss While On Holiday Is The Worst

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays are meant to be a chance to unwind, but with technology making staying connected to work more and more possible, there can sometimes be an un...

Brits Find Facebook And Twitter Harder To Quit Than Caffeine And Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here at HuffPost UK, we're big believers that every now and then, a digital detox really helps us to de-stress and get more sleep. But it turns out...

Digital Detox and Summer Holidays

Sian O'Neill | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian O'Neill

Is it just me or is the anticipation of a holiday a major part of the overall enjoyment? Just dreaming of those blue skies and padding about in flip-flops can be enough to keep you sane when sitting for prolonged periods at your desk or when standing nose pressed to the door in the tube.

Surviving the Digital Detox, for Scope

Tori Elliott | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tori Elliott

I, myself, am a self confessed social networking addict. My thumb will always gravitate to the Facebook App without a moments pause and I really don't always realise that I'm browsing the feed. Is it really an awful habit? I'm not convinced either way just yet, but I did believe that 48 hours without it might be torture. I'm happy to report, I was wrong.

The Digital Detox Diaries - The Email Clinic

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

As part on my ongoing project to have a digital detox every so often; a few great tips on email management came out from the Time Management course I was on last week. Now in reality it's more of a Brain Management course.

Your Kids Are Worried About Your Addiction To Your Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sorry parents, but if you're telling your children to turn off the TV or put down their mobile phone, you're more than likely a big fat hypocrite. ...

Distracted By Work When on Holiday? You Might Be Suffering From Infobesity

Dave Coplin | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Coplin

Nearly half of the UK's office workers are suffering from 'Infobesity', the over-consumption of information. It's making us unhappy, is bad for our health, and hurts our productivity... There must be something wrong with the office culture in many companies when 45% of workers feel that they should reply to work email instantly - no matter where they are or what they're doing.

The Digital Detox Diaries - The Seat Belt Sign Is On

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

Recently I flew to New York for the first time. Boy o boy did we have a good time. There is also the slight wonder that I love about a flight... "airplane mode". It's a beauty. The one time I know I can switch off and be out of touch with the world. Silencing technology.

Five Things That Happen When You Take a Break From Your Mobile Phone

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

Three weeks on - and thanks to a predictably complicated insurance policy - I find myself still without a mobile phone. The period of mourning has passed, as has the twitchiness of empty hand syndrome, leaving me on the other side of a techy black hole so pleasant, I'm considering quitting this mobile phone malarkey forever. Or at least for a little bit longer.

Poorna Bell

What Happened When I Banished My Smartphone From The Bedroom? | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A big conversation around digital detox and the benefits of unplugging is underway, and about time too as a new survey reveals that 25% of us admit to...

5 Signs You're In Deep Need Of Disconnecting From Your Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Emily Verdouw | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Right now as a society, we're losing touch with the real world. For us, the real world isn't finding out what Sally had for breakfast via Instagra...

The Digital Detox Diaries - The No Service Weekend

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

To switch off the connectivity craving of the brain. To become aware of what is around you and embrace life for the time we have. My first digital detox was two weeks ago when we went to Devon.

The Digital Detox Diaries - Inspiration From Above

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

Perfectly timed with a weekend away in Devon at a cottage I know doesn't have any mobile phone signal. So that's a little help along the way of my first digital detox. Four days, no Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google. I will only use a phone for what it was originally designed for; to make and receive calls.

Sesame Street's Advice For When It's Sunny: Get Off Facebook!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's a special word for people who are stuck indoors glued to Facebook when the weather's warm and sunny. But rather than lower ourselves to using ...

Why a Social Networking Detox Could Save Your Social Life

Imogen Groome | Posted 12.06.2014 | 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.