In Conversation with Laurie Cheek, CEO of Cheekd.com

  In Conversation With is a series of interviews with prominent women that inspire, motivate, and intrigue me. These interviews originally appeared on SharpHeels. ...more

5 Ways Technology Affects Our Brains

Putting aside the possible cell phone-cancer connection, there are several ways that technology is changing our brain. Some are for the better, some not. Here are 5 tidbits to ponder: 1. "The Google Effect" is about how we don't remember all our facts and information but rather where to find it online. So, you don't remember your bank account number but you remember what folder it's saved in on your computer.2. People who are Internet savvy, areas of our brain are way more active when searching online than when reading a book....more

In Conversation with Sian Morson, Founder of Kollective Mobile

 In Conversation With is a series of interviews with prominent women that inspire, motivate, and intrigue me. These interviews originally appeared on SharpHeels. ...more

In Conversation with Barbara Hanna, Co-Founder of Cyant

  In Conversation With is a series of interviews with prominent women that inspire, motivate, and intrigue me. These interviews originally appeared on SharpHeels. Barbara Hanna, Scientific Visionary, Admirer of Apple Corp and Chef Hobbyist ...more

Fitness and Technology: How to Be More Present

When the New Year approaches we tend to turn our attention to what we resolve to do better or different than the last. Often this includes health and fitness related goals.  By midway we may have gotten off track or come up with new ones. One area of focus for me this year was to be more present. A tall order in this tech heavy social media world....more

Are You Afraid of AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI), what does this term bring up for you?My first thought is that bad after taste you get from artificial sweetener. But when I examine what it really is, lifelike interaction by a computer, robot or machine, then I think, it's pretty cool....more

Turning It All Off

The other day while mindlessly perusing Facebook, I came across a picture on my timeline that said,“No cellphone, no Facebook, no computer access, no wifi for three months & you get $3 million. Could you do this?”I thought, “Heck YEAH I could do it for $3 million!” and promptly forgot about it. Actually, I guess I didn’t forget about it because it’s been percolating in the back of my mind for days now....more

15 Thoughts When On A Group Text Message

We are all a part of at least one.Maybe we started it.Maybe we were added to one.But we all have taken part of, in one way or another, a group text message.For the most part, group text messages are great for making plans, sharing a quick story, or checking in on some friends/family. Sometimes, you get added by accident to a text with a bunch of strangers. Sometimes, people are texting just to text....more

Why I'm Letting Go of Screen Time Shame

If you want to jump right into the belly of the parenting beast in 2015, just mention the words screen time: a term that only emerged in the last few years to encompass all of the electronics in our lives and how much we use them. ...more
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