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This Painting Has A Brilliant Message. An Unfortunate Reality.

This Painting Has A Brilliant Message. An Unfortunate Reality. | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Viral Nova | This series of paintings by Poland based artist Pawel Kuczynski helps to remind us that there is more than one way to view the world. Working since 2004 to show us the world behind the world, his ideas make us reconsider what we take for granted."

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I fell in love with this painting on many levels and thought those of you who check out Unplug would be interested in seeing it.

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How to Make It Through Tough Times

How to Make It Through Tough Times | Unplug | Scoop.it

"As we work on embracing the entire range of our experiences, there will be some difficulty. It’s not always easy to allow ourselves to be sad, scared, frustrated, or grieving."

As we work on embracing the entire range of our experiences, there will be some difficulty. It’s not always easy to allow ourselves to be sad, scared, frustrated, or grieving. - See more at: http://theunboundedspirit.com/how-to-make-it-through-tough-times/#sthash.yzCYenvM.dpuf"
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On the Seventh Day, We Unplug: How and Why to Take a Tech Sabbath

On the Seventh Day, We Unplug: How and Why to Take a Tech Sabbath | Unplug | Scoop.it
this story is brought to you by vapor-distilled smartwater, who found unique inspiration for their water by looking up to the sky. we hope the change in perspective this piece offers will help inspire you.what's this? Go ahead. Put down that smartphone. It's good for the soul.
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This is important for adults and children should be encouraged to take in the world without digital technologies on a regular basis. I started with taking one day a week off and began including short snippets in my daily routine. It is good for the soul and helps us reboot life.

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Tell Us: How Often Do You "Unplug" at Home?

Tell Us:  How Often Do You "Unplug" at Home? | Unplug | Scoop.it

"I bet you've seen the new video making the rounds this week. It's called "Look Up," and it's a spoken word poem imploring humanity to put the phone down, turn off the tablet, and reconnect with one another."

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Look Up - YouTube

'Look Up' - A spoken word film for an online generation. 'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways t...
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We are a generation of idiots, Smartphones and dumb people. 


LOOK UP!      Give people your love; not your like.

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Not Just For Toddlers: Give Yourself A Time Out To Boost Creativity

Not Just For Toddlers: Give Yourself A Time Out To Boost Creativity | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Give Yourself A "Time Out"


"Even though time outs are usually used to settle wound-up toddlers, the age-old disciplinary trick can be just as useful for an over-processing or glued-up adult mind. But it might take a little bit more than making yourself sit in the corner."

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How To Drop The Work-Life Balancing Act And Set Some Boundaries

How To Drop The Work-Life Balancing Act And Set Some Boundaries | Unplug | Scoop.it
Just as there really is no such thing as multi-tasking, one CEO believes work-life balance is a mere dream. Instead, he offers three ways to take back...
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Why Busy People Get More Done And How You Can Too

Why Busy People Get More Done And How You Can Too | Unplug | Scoop.it
When you don’t have a plan for how you are going to spend your day, you’ll usually find yourself wasting the moments you have to make a difference. That’s the secret of being busy. That’s why busy people get more done. Because they are already moving. When you already have things to do it’s easy
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7 Things Self-Actualized People Do Differently -

7 Things Self-Actualized People Do Differently - | Unplug | Scoop.it

"The term “self-actualization” was made popular by Abraham Maslow in his hierarchy of needs theory of human development. Essentially self-actualization is an existential term indicating the prominent feeling of being fully alive and aware of what it means to be a meaning-creating creature in an otherwise meaningless universe."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 30, 2:38 PM

They embrace solitude is important in a world that gets crazy busy and noisy. We need that space to be creative and recharge.

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Why Chasing After Happiness Is Making You Unhappy

Why Chasing After Happiness Is Making You Unhappy | Unplug | Scoop.it
Stuck on a hedonic treadmill? Studies show that people are often wrong about what they think will make them happy, and happiness might not be the...
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The Lost Practice of Resting One Day Each Week

The Lost Practice of Resting One Day Each Week | Unplug | Scoop.it
We would be wise to reclaim the practice of resting one day each week. Consider the benefits of concentrated rest for your body, mind, and soul.
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How to Master Time: 5 Steps to Living a Timeless and Powerfully Creative Life

How to Master Time: 5 Steps to Living a Timeless and Powerfully Creative Life | Unplug | Scoop.it
Mastering the precious commodity of time is not as much about the organization of time, but rather, it's much more powerfully about the attitude you hold about yourself and how this attitude affects every happening in your life....
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Number 3. on the list is, Be Present As Much As Possible. When we live hooked to life's distractions the present dissolves and the things of real value are missed.


Each day seems to be gone before we accomplish anything of substance when we avoid mindfulness and instead embrace more and more distractions.


I have a friend who told me with pride that his cell phone either vibrates or dings when he receives a new email. My friend is checking his email many times each hour. I had no response to his good news... Are you hooked on distractions more than you know? Think about it.


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Composing Only 5% of the World Population, Americans Take 50% of All Pharmaceutical Drugs

Composing Only 5% of the World Population, Americans Take 50% of All Pharmaceutical Drugs | Unplug | Scoop.it

"While Americans comprise only 5 percent of the world population, we consume an incredible 50 percent of Big Pharma’s drugs,"

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It doesn't really matter what the number is, everyone knows we take too many drugs in an attempt to keep us healthy.


Doing simple things like exercise, watching what we eat and relaxing could cut the number of drugs we take as well as visits to the doctor. Think About It.

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Managing Work Expectations in a Plugged-In-World

Managing Work Expectations in a Plugged-In-World | Unplug | Scoop.it

"By now we all know that managing life, family, and a career can sometimes seem impossible. With the advancement of technology over the last two decades, work tasks have become much easier. However, these advancements have created an always-accessible work expectation."

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It’s Never Easy Unfriending On Facebook

It’s Never Easy Unfriending On Facebook | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Have you ever been unfriended by someone on Facebook, and actually realized it’s happened? I did, and I was hurt. I noticed my friend’s husband’s brother, deleted me. Yeah, we’d only seen each other once in the last two years but I was still offended, you know?"

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Zachary Levi and 'Sesame Street' Want You to Unplug and Go Outside

Zachary Levi and 'Sesame Street' Want You to Unplug and Go Outside | Unplug | Scoop.it
Stop snapping selfies and look at the spectacular world around you. Zachary Levi and Sesame Street's Bert know that a day in the park doesn't need a filter.
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Noisli: Type to the sounds of rain, trains, and waves

Noisli: Type to the sounds of rain, trains, and waves | Unplug | Scoop.it
Relax during your stressful workday with Noisli, a website and app that mellows your mood with gentle background noises, shifting colors, and even a text editor.
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Sit Down And Read

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“Get you some books and go into the shade while you are striking. Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.”

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I Miss Being Lonely

I Miss Being Lonely | Unplug | Scoop.it
Modern life is abolishing loneliness. And that's a troubling thing.


"Perhaps it’s simply a question of knowing how to use it, and when to switch it off."

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Making Sure Internet Explorer Doesn't Replace Actual Exploring

Making Sure Internet Explorer Doesn't Replace Actual Exploring | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Honey, you’ve had enough time on the iPad for now. Why don’t you go play for a little while? I recommended to my five year-old daughter. But there’s nothing to do! She responded/complained predictably. And you’re on your phone, she added. Ouch."

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Video Game Addiction - Recent Findings to Blow Your Mind

Video Game Addiction - Recent Findings to Blow Your Mind | Unplug | Scoop.it

"It’s a typical day. Your son comes home from school, throws his book bag down and dashes to the Wii. You go back and forth. Should you tell him to stop? Let him play for a bit? Make him run around outside or require he does his homework first? Options abound, but uncertainty strikes. "

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7 Signs You're Secretly A Train Wreck

7 Signs You're Secretly A Train Wreck | Unplug | Scoop.it

"A few signs that you may need to rethink whether you're really as happy as you want to be -- and whether you need to make some changes (help me, now!)."

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Why You Need to Stop Bragging About How Busy You Are

Why You Need to Stop Bragging About How Busy You Are | Unplug | Scoop.it
Author Brigid Schulte says companies should stop rewarding overworked employees and focus on productivity instead.
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7 Ways To Create The Life You Want

7 Ways To Create The Life You Want | Unplug | Scoop.it
The breakthrough that will lead us to the life we want, cannot happen without first examining the life we have been living. With everything we are managing and enduring, we may have lost touch with the vision of who we wanted to be and how we wanted ...
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What Would You Do To Be Happy?

What Would You Do To Be Happy? | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Happiness may be elusive but we can learn to be happier and now there are online courses to give us some help."

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Happiness is different from person to person but one thing is clear, the vast majority of us want to be happy.


Studies show that exercise, diet, sleep, mindfulness and giving more are all things we can do that will lead to being happier more of the time. And don't forget frequent unplugging from technology. Let's Get Going...


UC Berkeley is now offering a free online course titled The Science of Happiness. Check it out.

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