In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn't read one at all in the past year.
Remember sleep? You know, it's the activity that involves lying in bed and doing nothing for hours. For a growing number of cellphone users who "sleep-text," however, a good night's rest is a thing of the past.
Over the winter I moved from New York City to Portland, Ore. The reasons for my move were purely logical. New York was expensive and stressful. Portland, I reasoned, would offer me the space and time to do my work.
Doctors in South Korea are reporting a surge in "digital dementia" among young people who have become so reliant on electronic devices that they can no longer remember everyday details like their phone numbers.
Same paperback gathering dust on your nightstand? Sophia Moss, 5, will make you feel even guiltier: She's read 875 books in a single school year. "I just like reading!" says the Louisiana kindergartner.
In perhaps the greatest possible contrast to the dominant story of the day (Sunday night's MTV VMAs), we've come across a video which will restore your faith in the beauty and power of music.Fred Stobaugh, a 96-year-old man from East Peoria, Ill.