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Find Happiness with 5 Sure Fire Ways

Find Happiness with 5 Sure Fire Ways | Unplug | Scoop.it

"1) Do you want to get out of bed each morning?

The easiest way to tell if you're happy is whether or not you're excited to start your day.

When you wake up, do you hit the snooze button? Do you hit it repeatedly?"

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Eliana Salber's curator insight, June 9, 2013 11:55 AM

Checa si algo te choca y te frena en tu estado de felicidad. Si fuera así, hay oportunidad de realizar un cambio. 

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Can You Unplug?

Can You Unplug? | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Some entrepreneurs struggle with leaving work behind when they are now capable of checking in on the go constantly. Many small business owners have put their heart and soul into their business and it is difficult for them to delegate control to others in order to get away. Even for those who are not small business owners, unplugging from the constant feed of information and socializing we receive from the internet and the social media sites is not easy."

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Science fiction writer Joe Haldeman discusses unplugging to create

Science fiction writer Joe Haldeman discusses unplugging to create | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Joe Haldeman is no Luddite. As a science fiction writer, speculating about advanced technology is his business. In real life, he’s a dedicated Mac user, carries an iPhone in his pocket, and he’s looking forward to getting an iPad in a few weeks."

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Seven Things (Not) to Do in Seattle This Summer

Seven Things (Not) to Do in Seattle This Summer | Unplug | Scoop.it

1. Avoid artisanal ice cream.
It’s a challenge to keep the taste buds of the creative class from getting bored. Seattle ice cream makers offer up all kinds of exotic flavors for foodies: lavender, beet, bacon, squid ink. I’m sure the kids are just begging for a double scoop of purple yam ripple!.

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Blog | Studio 26 NYC

Blog | Studio 26 NYC | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Digital detox can come in the form of group action. Many have caught onto the detox trend, even entire communities. The town of Ely, Minnesota participated in a town-wide digital detox, as it announced a mandatory ban on social media on April 1, 2013. Ross Petersen, Mayor of Ely, stated that the ban was meant to raise awareness about how much time people spend online and the importance of human contact."

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Breaking Free From The Bondage Of The Routine

Breaking Free From The Bondage Of The Routine | Unplug | Scoop.it
When you look at your life and take stock of what has become part of an everyday routine, what do you think you simply cannot live without? And can you really not live beyond what is really there a...
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Kids unplug and immerse in tradition at native camp

Kids unplug and immerse in tradition at native camp | Unplug | Scoop.it
Breaking electronic tethers gives youth full benefit of program that inspires them to rebuild Heiltsuk First Nation
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Facebook: Waste of Time? | Social Media Today

Facebook: Waste of Time? | Social Media Today | Unplug | Scoop.it
One thing has become painfully clear: Facebook is not worth the time and effort.


"Facebook has designed a system in which the best way to “win” is to appeal to the Edgerank lowest common denominator.  Unlike other networks where you can do whatever you like and succeed based on your brand, the merit of your content, or your storytelling, Facebook has built a system in which the only way to get visibility is to acquire the social signals they deem important, or pay for it."

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Unplug & Detox This Summer

Unplug & Detox This Summer | Unplug | Scoop.it
The digital detox vacation, trending big in 2013, refers to the admirable act by which travelers surrender their mobile phones, laptops and tablets upon check-in, in an attempt to experience the vacations they're paying for in a more present way.
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Get away from it all this summer...

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See How Easily You Can 'Disconnect Digitally'

See How Easily You Can 'Disconnect Digitally' | Unplug | Scoop.it

"The constant pings of emails, messages and phone calls is draining on us mentally and physically. Whilst research is yet to confirm how being constantly ‘switched on’ impacts on children, experts are confident that children’s plastic brains are possibly more susceptible to this constant ‘buzz’ of technology. Like any experience we encounter in life (whether it be with or without technology) our brains’ architecture is changing."

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Disconnecting is really much easier than you might think...

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5 Tips on How to Think Zen in Social Media

5 Tips on How to Think Zen in Social Media | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Patience is a virtue, an old saying says, it’s true because a patient mind is a gift. Not everyone can be patient in the middle of a horrible traffic jam or in the middle of long lines at the cashier when you are already running late."

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Social Media and Zen may seem more like oil and water but with a deep breath it's possible to bring a measure of calm to the social media world.

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Overwhelmed: Are We Asking The Right Questions?

Overwhelmed: Are We Asking The Right Questions? | Unplug | Scoop.it
Confused. Disappointed. Anxious. Unfocused. Distracted. Overwhelmed. Stretched too thin. Unknowing where to turn, never know if I'm doing enough. Feeling I'm never doing the right thing. More and m...
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Are we asking ourselves the right questions about how we've integrated our lives within the always on digital age? Social Media promises us a richer and more connected life with our peers but, does it deliver on this promise or does it just create a self sustaining illusion of connectivity?


In Overwhelmed Brian Gibson asks many questions about how we are integrating ourselves within this huge onslaught of data. One of my favorite questions in his post is: "How do we live a good life of online social interaction, and healthy “disconnected” time?"


I highly recommend this post, I've read it twice already and will be heading back to read it again.

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Android Apps that Help You Relax

Android Apps that Help You Relax | Unplug | Scoop.it
As people are having trouble to unplug their lives from the rest of the world, it is time to make it work for your favor. More and more people have been relying(...)
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5 Quick Ways to Achieve Mindfulness

5 Quick Ways to Achieve Mindfulness | Unplug | Scoop.it
Any moments of awareness we can give ourselves during the day can be powerful and redirect us to a less stressed and more connected place.
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Notes from a Small Island

Notes from a Small Island | Unplug | Scoop.it
We call it the “Zeigler Family Manifesto” and it’s written on a wrinkled piece of lobster-juice stained paper thumbtacked to the bulletin board in our office. And it has been, by far, the most effe...
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Why Is Facebook So Hard to Quit?

Why Is Facebook So Hard to Quit? | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Consider this: Less than a decade ago, there was no Facebook. Twitter hadn’t yet been conceived. Researchers and psychologists were still learning that the Internet—and more so, computer games—could indeed be addictive."


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Holidays Unplugged: Disconnect and Relax [Infographic]

Holidays Unplugged: Disconnect and Relax [Infographic] | Unplug | Scoop.it

"When you compare this to the way things were fifteen years ago you realise that a huge paradigm shift in human lifestyles has occurred. The gadgets that we use have adapted quickly and successfully alongside the technology, but a question that arises is: have our minds and bodies been able to adapt so readily?"

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At Historic New York Hotel, In-Room TV Is Optional

At Historic New York Hotel, In-Room TV Is Optional | Unplug | Scoop.it
Guests at this grand hotel could rent a TV for $25 per night, but hardly anyone avails of the offer.
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INSPIRATION: Ban Infobesity

INSPIRATION: Ban Infobesity | Unplug | Scoop.it
We have to trust that the information that needs to get to us will find us. The only way to do this is to turn off the buzzes and boops that fray our focus.
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Leaders Must Unplug and Recharge

Leaders Must Unplug and Recharge | Unplug | Scoop.it
Leaders lead best when they allow themselves the freedom to unplug and recharge.


"The temptations are great with WiFi available in hotels. But as leaders of organizations, as colleagues, as spouses, parents, partners, we owe it to one another to unplug and recharge. It’s a bit of an energy oxymoron, no?"

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8 essential tips for a tech-free vacation

8 essential tips for a tech-free vacation | Unplug | Scoop.it
Whether it's a two-week excursion or a weekend getaway to the mountains, you deserve a break.


"Start small. Instead of going cold turkey, ease yourself off of your dependency. Do you typically bring your iPhone to the supermarket and block the entire frozen food aisle so you can check Facebook?"

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Before you go on a tech-free vacation you might want to practice unplugging a bit first.

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Three Ways to Stimulate and Encourage Creativity

Three Ways to Stimulate and Encourage Creativity | Unplug | Scoop.it
George Washington Carver said, “Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.”  With change all ...


"Whether you are working with employees, children, or your own aspirations and goals, there are similarities in ways to fuel someone’s imagination."

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My favorite path to get the creative juices going is to add some fun to a project.

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Are you Unbalanced?

Are you Unbalanced? | Unplug | Scoop.it

"The advice he gave me was to go home and take a nap each day until the day of the presentation. I remember thinking “that’s it, a nap” – that’s the best you got? That’s bizarre!"


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Balance is indeed the key to life. Too much work can indeed make Jackie's life dull but also too much play can as well. Approaching both work and play with intention and attention will help us succeed at both.

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How the smartphone killed the three-day weekend

How the smartphone killed the three-day weekend | Unplug | Scoop.it
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and all it evokes: vacations, slower workweeks, casual dress codes, getting the pool ready and pulling out the outdoor furniture.
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It's hard to be in the land of multiple devices and not at least take a peak of two now and then. But what is becoming a problem is the constant looking at our phones and tablets, so much so we are having trouble holding our focus during the day.

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