In Defence of the Screen-Fixated

Adrian Grist | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Tech
Adrian Grist

I am fortunate enough to have 'real life' friends, from when I was growing up ('Village Friends'), school friends, university friends, college friends, work friends, friends of friends and now, since emigrating, Swedish friends. But thrown into that heady mix are online friends, online friends who have become 'real life' friends and 'real life' friends who are now just online friends.

Diary of a Digital Detoxer

Minnie Stephenson | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech
Minnie Stephenson

I decided it was time to go phone-free and enter a digital detox rehab retreat. I was going for a Five News 'story'. In truth, from the enthusiasm my editor, Cristina, sent me out the door with, it was clear she thought I was desperately in need of going cold turkey.

The Importance of Being Bored

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Boredom reminds me of water that's put under pressure in a steam engine - if you open the tank slightly once in a while to release the pressure, the water will eventually all boil away, and the engine won't work. But if you keep it under pressure all the time, the steam might become so intense that it will make the engine work and the machine will start moving.

Aren't You Fed Up Of Being Tired, Frazzled And Glued To Your Phone?

Poorna Bell | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

We're stressed, we feel over-worked and arranging to meet up with friends feels more like a chore than the fun evening out it's mean to be. Personally, I think these are several symptoms of our increasing tech addiction.

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?

This Is What #ChildhoodUnplugged Looks Like

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Parents

Parents are sharing beautiful Instagram photos of their children "rediscovering the art of play " using the hashtag#ChildhoodUnplugged. The hashtag...

What I Learned About Myself After Half a Year of Digital Detoxing

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Giving up my smartphone was the first step, and several weeks ago I decided to go deeper and declutter my home... I took a radical step and got rid of all tech devices at home, either moving them into my office (they're productivity tools after all, aren't they?) or selling them.

iPaddy's Begone! Nip Tech-Tantrums In The Bud

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Parents

As any parent who has experienced tears over the tablet or crying over the console knows limiting the amount of time children spend in front of a scre...

Step Away From Your Phone On National Unplugging Day

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Parents

How did you feel the last time you forgot your phone or lost your internet connection? Bored? At a loss as to what to do? A little panicky perhaps? ...

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...

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...

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...

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

Poorna Bell | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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...

Why Unplugging And Digital Detox Has Never Been More Important

Poorna Bell | Posted 01.11.2014 | 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?'

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...

This Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you constantly feel tired or like you don't get enough sleep, it may be time to revisit your sleep techniques. Most of us view sleep as an optional...

"Does Nothing Work Outside of London?!" Why I Love Being Unplugged

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Davies

I'm not saying the English countryside is frozen in the dark ages, but it certainly provides a sense of relief from feeling like the whole world is at your fingertips, which can often be the case in a city like London.

Poorna Bell

So Long, FOMO - Here's Why 2014 Will Be Year Of The JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out)

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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...

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!

Cult, Religion Or Just Smart? Sabbath Project Says Unplug And Ideas Will Flow

Melanie Hick | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Tech

A third of smart phone users use their phone on the loo and check their Facebook before they've even got out of bed. This constant connection to mode...