UNPLUGGING

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My Family Survived 36 Hours Without Wi-Fi

The other day, our Wi-Fi died and we were without Internet or television for 36 hours. Yes, that includes Netflix. The kids did not know quite what to do. What about Minecraft? What about Pokemon Go? To this generation, Wi-Fi is like oxygen and they cannot imagine a world where it isn't available all the time. Internet is, after all, considered a basic human right.
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Get Ahead By Getting Away From It All

As a business owner and mom, I always have a million things to do. I know this will never change because I throw myself 100 per cent into being a mom and running a business. By taking this trip, I got the chance to reconnect (albeit briefly) with myself, the person I had unwittingly buried with both personal and professional responsibilities. And it felt great.
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Groovy '70s Hangout Bans Devices

Come one, come all — but leave your cellphone at the door. That's essentially the motto for Our Generation: Open House & Living Shrine to the '70s, a new public space and social experiment in Vancouve...
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Don't Turn Off Technology -- Turn Off Your Bad Habits

Thurston and others who have recently talked about their inability to keep up with the influx of digital inputs could be missing the bigger point: this is the inevitable outcome of success. All of this isn't technology's fault. All of this is our fault, because we're allowing the technology to manage us, instead of the other way around.
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Unplug, Relax and Enjoy Your Vacation

One week in the Dominican Republic at an all-inclusive resort for a good friend's wedding. This is the place where you DON'T bring your laptop. But, I reasoned, the self-employed don't get vacations. Then I put away my laptop, and I had the best week of my life.