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A new survey finds that on average, Americans spend two hours a week waiting on their slow computers, which leaves people
Last week I attempted to cover Toronto Fashion Week while completely unplugged from modern technology. It was a challenge of sorts, to see what would happen if I disconnected myself from all things digital while attending one of the biggest fashion events in Canada.
It's a Thursday night in Tel Aviv and despite my best efforts to dress for hours of bar hopping, I feel incredibly naked. Wallet? Yup. Underwear? Oh yeah. Shoes? I've got both of them. The one thing I'm missing is my phone.
Smartphones. iPads. Laptops. More and more Canadians are leaving the house with at least one of these devices each day. As
Mindfulness is simple, but it's not easy. When I'm on my computer, I can forget to check in with myself for hours. Then, when I do, I may notice that my shoulders are all tense, or that I've been wasting time checking email when I need to get something more important done.
Any time a device is not powered down, the device is still receiving and emitting electromagnetic radiation. Reduce your exposure by storing your device in your purse or computer bag. At family time, consider having a spot where everyone stores their devices so that no one is distracted or exposed.
One mom's strategy is having cellphones put in a bowl inside the front door. "They're picked up when we give the go-ahead -- after homework or hockey, but then just for 15 minutes." One dad says he makes his kids earn extra screen time through extra chores and helping neighbours.
I am trying to teach my two and half year old son how to pray. I tell him it's like talking on the phone to his grandparents but through a "heart phone." Five minutes is equivalent to four sentences of an email so invest that time being "unplugged" in nature. You may just plug into something profound.
In an age where a traveller's phone is also their GPS, their boarding pass and their camera, the thought of leaving your phone at home while abroad seems almost crazy.
Can we really create a technology that actually helps us tune in and support being mindful? And if it's possible, how could this impact our life and the lives of those around us? I believe it is possible. In fact, a mass movement has already started.
They love posting countless selfies and pictures of food, babies and pets. Or maybe they're the more passive digital technology
Technology is constantly coming up with new ways to manage our time, tasks and social connections, and our smartphones are
My decision to leave my career in TV, and to not own a television, have made it much easier for me to really see, smell, taste and feel all that this life has to offer. I urge you to turn off your set this week, if only for one eve. And witness the best story line there is: yours.
In her apocalyptic trilogy that culminated in the recent release of MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood paints a dark picture of how
iPhones and other gadgets can be useful, but they don't make us happy -- but people and human relationships do, at least
To travel today often means to travel with a smartphone. Like a trusted friend, your smartphone knows where to go, where
I have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Before the proliferation of the smartphone, I was constantly screwing up even the most basic of social tenets and losing friends, if I ever made them to begin with. While Louis C.K. and his supporters assert that you need face to face contact and the ability to see another person's expressions to build empathy, I've found that occasionally removing the pressures of that contact has allowed me, for the first time in my life, to express all of the empathy that I have always had for my loved ones and fellow humans. It has allowed me to prove that I am a person.