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Technology: Bringing Us Closer?

The latest advancements in technology have made it easier to stay connected with family and friends. However, society’s growing dependence on technology can often result in an absence of real face-to-face communication and those truly addicted to connecting to their devices may actually become socially isolated. Read more about how technology can lead to social isolation.

10 Family Ideas for Spring

10 Family Ideas for Spring

Spring: to rise, leap, move, or act suddenly and swiftly, as by a sudden dart or thrust forward or outward, or being suddenly released from a coiled or constrained position. What could be a better time to power off cell phones and laptops, get up, get outside… and reconnect with the most important people in […]

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10 Family Ideas for Winter

10 Family Ideas for Winter

There is a Japanese proverb that goes like this: “One kind word can warm three winter months.” With winter almost here, it can be tempting to spend more time indoors, on technology. But we recommend sharing kind words and quality time with your family, the people you love. This winter, take a break from technology, […]

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10 Tech Timeout Ideas for Autumn

10 Tech Timeout Ideas for Autumn

Nathaniel Hawthorne once said: “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” That was more than 100 years before the first modern computer was invented. With the average U.S. resident spending 6.5 hours per day on digital devices outside of work according to a recent Tech Timeout/Harris survey, […]

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Five Tips To Help You Sleep Better

Download f.lux at https://justgetflux.com/  f.lux is a free software program that adjusts the color of your computer’s display to the time of day; warm at night and like sunlight during the day.  This means your circadian rhythm has less chance of being disrupted by the light on your device. Set a technology curfew for you […]

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Sleep Texting?

When Dr. Kate Murdoch, from Washington and Lee University, published the results of her sleep deprivation study, the key finding was that a higher number of daily texts was associated with more sleep problems in college freshmen. She cited 2 main potential causes for this connection: Students feel pressured to respond immediately to texts, no […]

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Impact of Sleep Deprivation

Impact of Sleep Deprivation

When we sleep well, we wake up feeling refreshed and alert for our daily activities. Sleep affects how we look, feel and perform on a daily basis and can have a major impact on our overall quality of life. Studies have found a relationship between the quantity and quality of one’s sleep and various health […]

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Technology ruining the family vacation?

Technology ruining the family vacation? A new study looked at the impact of technology on lives and found that electronic devices are destroying family vacations. Between all the digital distractions for families and parents who stay connected to work at all times, 47% of North American (U.S. and Canada) parents agree that technology is ruining […]

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Tired again?

Tired? You are not the only one… Generation Zers (13-18 year olds) 61% of generation Z’ers are getting less than the recommended 8 hours of sleep for their age group Generation Z’ers are heavy users of technology in the hour before trying to go to sleep 72% use cell phones, 64% use electronic music devices […]

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