Walking away from technology is becoming increasingly difficult.  Yet, results from recent studies by universities in the UK and New Zealand say people feel more engaged with others, and their surroundings, when they’re tech-free. But, going tech-free involves an emotional journey. So, instead of going cold turkey, experiment for a brief period before vacation to see […]

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A new study released by universities in the UK and New Zealand looked at the pros and cons of a digital detox while traveling.  While there were some cons, the pros won the day.  Here’s more… Although some travelers who disconnected experienced anxiety when they weren’t able to e-communicate or access navigation apps, the vast majority of […]

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As was true with the advent of the printing press and the postal service, email will likely go down in history as a dramatic invention that changed the way humans connect.  But, over-reliance on email has its drawbacks.  It is not a one-size-fits-all communication tool.  Here are some signals that it’s time to step back from email and […]

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Many experts believe that technology is making us increasingly isolated, particularly in the workplace. In a recent Society for Human Resource Management interview, best-selling author Dan Schawbel offers tips for maintaining the human connection.  Here are a few. Use electronic calendars to schedule meetings, but when there, be present and use the time to develop strong team […]

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Are you addicted to your devices? Never without them? Do you respond reflexively to every beep, buzz and ding? Researchers at Australia’s James Cook University recently noted the rising market for digital-device free holidays. So, if you’re fatigued by technology’s ever-present intrusion into your life, take a digital-free vacation or staycation. This expanding approach is […]

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