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Blocks that spell out FACT and FAKE
By Kaelyn Riley
On social media, separating fact from fiction isn’t always easy. Use these tips to help cut through the noise.
Experience Life editor in chief Jamie Martin
By Jamie Martin
A reminder about being present, courtesy of a phone-free trip to the Grand Canyon.
A mother and daughter are both on devices.
By Helen Martineau
Are your children glued to their smartphones? Here are a few ways to help them reclaim their time and focus.
A broken cellphone sits on the beach.
By Helen Martineau
Feel like your smartphone is controlling your life? These strategies can help you set it down and reclaim control of your time.
Illio locks and computer
By Jon Spayde
Private browsing, strong passwords, and VPN software are some of the steps you can take. Beyond that, government policy is needed to protect consumer privacy.
Boy using tablet device
By Michael Dregni
Why Silicon Valley tech execs limit their own children's screen time.
screen time
By Grace Labatt
As our habitual focus has narrowed to small screens, our brains have acclimated to that limited view, resulting in a dulled capacity for seeing beyond a limited perceptual field.
Map phone and journal
By Michael Dregni
Here are tips to avoid being sucked into digital life — and to embrace real life.
Four people texting
By Jon Spayde
There are a variety of polite ways to deal with excessive group messaging, says an expert.
Abstract art with lines and dots and illustrations of people
By Pilar Gerasimo and Dallas Hartwig
When powerful industries and political interests push fake “grassroots” movements, real people suffer. Here's how to resist internet trolls.
Health Risks of Tech Addiction
By Mo Perry
Here are four ways digital devices undermine your health and wellbeing.
Tech Fix
By Mo Perry
Learn how to regain control of your devices so they don't control you.
Manoush Zomorodi
By Heidi Wachter
Journalist Manoush Zomorodi shows how exchanging your smartphone for moments of discomfort can boost creativity.
Short Term Memory and Smartphone
By Jon Spayde
The research around smartphones and memory is complicated, but many studies have shown that writing things down improves comprehension.
Partner on Cell Phone
By Jon Spayde
Expert tips on how to create a phone-free zone in your relationship.
headshot of Jamie Martin
By Jamie Martin
Editor in chief Jamie Martin on turning off her email — and reconnecting with her family.
By Heidi Wachter
As smartphone usage grows, more and more people are finding it to be a pain.
By Heidi Wachter
In an always-on-call culture, researchers argue for pulling the plug on business-related connectivity outside of office hours to improve employee productivity and well-being — and France passes the first right-to-disconnect law.
Digital Eyestrain
By Michael Dregni
The time you spend staring at your screen is taxing for your eyes. Here's how you can take the edge off.
A Facebook Break
By Experience Life Staff
Taking a vacation from Facebook may reduce your stress and boost your happiness.
By Julie Kendrick
These handheld wonders can make life easier — but is easier always better? Learn why it’s worth the time and effort to take back a few basic tasks.
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