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Why Unplugging During Holidays is Imperative for Your Health

Why Unplugging During Holidays is Imperative for Your Health | Unplug | Scoop.it
Studies show that time away from work improves both health & productivity. This year, learn how to use your to do list for a guilt-free, unplugged holiday.
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Five Ways to Unplug in Washington, DC - Traveling Mom

Five Ways to Unplug in Washington, DC - Traveling Mom | Unplug | Scoop.it
Doing Washington, DC the "unwired" way is fun for the entire family. Check out these unplugged activities and attractions.
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Not Work-Life Balance, Work-Life Tempo

Not Work-Life Balance, Work-Life Tempo | Unplug | Scoop.it
Work-life balance does not cut it any longer. Instead, work-life tempo creates a better flow.

 

" Tempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today"

Tempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today. - See more at: http://www.thindifference.com/2014/11/08/work-life-balance-work-life-tempo/#sthash.XmD7kvEE.dpufTempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today. - See more at: http://www.thindifference.com/2014/11/08/work-life-balance-work-life-tempo/#sthash.XmD7kvEE.dpufTempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today. - See more at: http://www.thindifference.com/2014/11/08/work-life-balance-work-life-tempo/#sthash.XmD7kvEE.dpufTempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today. - See more at: http://www.thindifference.com/2014/11/08/work-life-balance-work-life-tempo/#sthash.XmD7kvEE.dpuf
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When You Stop Checking Facebook Constantly, These 10 Things Will Happen

When You Stop Checking Facebook Constantly, These 10 Things Will Happen | Unplug | Scoop.it
Checking Facebook has become a chore for us but it doesn't have to be that way. Check out these things that'll happen once you stop checking Facebook!
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You'll Definitely Want To Look Up Some Jokes After Reading This -

You'll Definitely Want To Look Up Some Jokes After Reading This - | Unplug | Scoop.it
I had no idea that laughter was so important! It is something of a mystery about why we laugh. We don’t consciously engage in laughter. We can’t really control it! Not much is known for why we laugh, but we do know that it activates many parts of our body – and in a positive …
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Overwhelmed? Here’s the remedy.

Overwhelmed? Here’s the remedy. | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Do you feel like you’re overwhelmed, drowning or being buried alive? Do you know anyone today that doesn’t feel this way? Anyone? Neither do I! Well okay, maybe the neighbor’s dog!"

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Is There Such a Thing as Social Media Overload?

Is There Such a Thing as Social Media Overload? | Unplug | Scoop.it
You'd be surprised by how many hours you may spend plugged into social media.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 6, 8:47 PM
There is and it is not just amongst the students. I watched "educators" who used digital technologies and social media far more than they should have. Adults can set the example and help students gain insight into using digital technologies and social media in healthy ways. @ivon_ehd1
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Study recommends limiting kids to one hour of video games per day

Study recommends limiting kids to one hour of video games per day | Unplug | Scoop.it
A new study finds that kids who play video games for an hour or less per day are more well-adjusted.
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Unplug and enjoy the benefits of a rested mind

Unplug and enjoy the benefits of a rested mind | Unplug | Scoop.it

"In a world where mobile devices are part of daily living, where we search out mobile wifi hot spots in our regular movements and as a society we are ‘always’ available it can be extremely refreshing to ‘unplug’."

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4 Easy, Proven Ways to Relieve Stress

4 Easy, Proven Ways to Relieve Stress | Unplug | Scoop.it
Tuning into TV or going online to recover from a stressful workday can make you feel even worse, says a new study. Turn off the screens and try these healthier stress-busting techniques instead.
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6 Tech Traps We All Fall Into (And How To Avoid Them)

6 Tech Traps We All Fall Into (And How To Avoid Them) | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Technology can be a beautiful thing: It connects us to our family across the country, it exposes us to captivating stories, real and fictional … but it also has its downsides."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 29, 7:08 PM

The second one reminded me of an advertisement where the boy says he has never seen anything like it during his nine years on the planet. Perhaps not so slowly, the world is becoming virtual and there is no history, no nature, no relationships to savour and enjoy.

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Put That Thing Away - YouTube

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I love this video so much I think I'm going to start sharing it every week.... But I don't want to get annoying...  :)

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The 5 Best Apps to Calm You Down

The 5 Best Apps to Calm You Down | Unplug | Scoop.it
Photo by Elke Seizle/ It sounds counterintuitive, but apps and meditation fit together as neatly as the soles of your feet. $.99 Zazen Bare-bones support for dedicated meditators who simply crave a little structure, this app (named after the term for practicing Zen meditation while seated), is basically a timer with four distinctive bell sounds to let you know when it’s time to start and stop your silent sessions.
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Sit comfortably; take a deep breath and relax.  These top 5 apps will help you put some calm back into your day.

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'End of Absence': Author says technology is threatening introspection

'End of Absence': Author says technology is threatening introspection | Unplug | Scoop.it
Michael Harris' epiphany came when, as a writer at Vancouver Magazine, he looked at his computer screen and saw 14 open windows while his smartphone was buzzing almost nonstop. What attention he had left was bouncing back and forth between the two. In that moment, he says, he realized he was everywhere and nowhere at once.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 11, 1:24 PM

We need to create space for mindfulness and introspection to occur.

 

 

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The Mobile Web Revolution

http://digitalsplashmedia.com/ Internet usage on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets grew enormously in 2011 and is set to grow even more in 2012 and…
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A Voice For Unplugging - Recharge Refresh Restore

A Voice For Unplugging - Recharge Refresh Restore | Unplug | Scoop.it
I came across this video earlier this morning and thought you all might enjoy it. It’s a fine rant about unplugging and enjoying what’s going on in the present moment. (note: some strong language). It’s easy to get caught up in the Social Media buzz train, but until we step back and look around we …
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Signs You Have An Unhealthy Relationship With Technology

Signs You Have An Unhealthy Relationship With Technology | Unplug | Scoop.it
Ever felt overwhelmed by email, addicted to your SmartPhone, or inundated with social media? Most of us have, but what to do about it? A tech detox isn't practical, neither is living without
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▶ Look Up From Your Phone. - by Gary Turk - YouTube

▶ Look Up From Your Phone. - by Gary Turk - YouTube | Unplug | Scoop.it

"'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk."

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How Meditation Can Improve Your Career

How Meditation Can Improve Your Career | Unplug | Scoop.it

"For those unfamiliar with the centuries-old practice, meditation has moved way beyond the hippy-dippy. The medical community has also acknowledged meditation as a legitimate healing tool, with the Mayo Clinic calling it “mind-body complementary medicine” that’s a proven method for stress relief."

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How to Unplug While You Are on Vacation

How to Unplug While You Are on Vacation | Unplug | Scoop.it

"For the last few years I’ve taken a short sabbatical each summer. I’m looking to rest and focus on intense relational time with Gail. The challenge is unplugging from the Matrix. Anyone who’s attempted it can relate to the difficulty."

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If You’re Always Working, You’re Never Working Well

"Our permanent ambient workload is not efficient. — checking business news in bed or responding to coworkers’ emails during breakfast — we may believe that we are dedicated, tireless workers. But, actually, we’re mostly just getting the small, easy things done. Being busy does not equate to being effective."

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#Unplug: Not What You Think It Is

#Unplug: Not What You Think It Is | Unplug | Scoop.it
While "digital detox" sure sounds exciting, it's really just another binge. Instead, we can learn to unplug every day.
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Detaching from distraction can be a huge order to fill in one's life. We are so connected to the sites and sounds flooding into our eyes and ears, the distractions of a new food our a soft touch erases our mindfulness and boom we enter into mindlessness.


Of course the practice of non-attachment in the first place is no easy task for most of us. The trick is to keep detaching when we realize we are caught.

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Feeling guilty? You're probably staring at too many screens, study finds

Feeling guilty? You're probably staring at too many screens, study finds | Unplug | Scoop.it

"While millions of people choose relaxing in front of the TV, computer or smartphone screen after a long day at work, a new study finds that might cause the opposite feeling."

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11 Ways to Live a Happier Life

11 Ways to Live a Happier Life | Unplug | Scoop.it
Here are 11 ways to live a happier life; Happiness is something that we all strive for, yet many of us find it challenging to grasp and even harder to maintain.
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