What is Your Phone Doing to Your Relationships?

New research is exploring how phubbing—ignoring someone in favor of our mobile phone—hurts our relationships, and what we can do about it.   Phubbing is the practice of snubbing others in favor of our mobile phones. We’ve all been there, as either victim or perpetrator. We may no longer even notice when we’ve been phubbed (or[…]

How Can I Get My Partner To Put Their Cellphone Down?

Expert tips on how to create a phone-free zone in your relationship.   If we bury ourselves in our phones in our loved one’s company, we might be sending an unintended message.   “When a partner is always glancing away from you to a phone, it feels like rejection, and the rejections can add up,”[…]

Cognitive Costs of Multitasking

Multitasking can reduce productivity, but it might also impact brain health   Multitasking seems like a great way to get a lot done at once. While it might seem like you are accomplishing many things at once, research has shown that our brains are not nearly as good at handling multiple tasks as we like[…]

Parking Lots Are Riskier Than You Think

More than 50,000 crashes occur in parking lots and garage structures annually, resulting in 500 or more deaths and more than 60,000 injuries. And, around the holidays, parking lots become even more dangerous.   Auto insurers report the number of claims spike on Black Friday and run above normal throughout the holiday shopping season. The[…]

How To Protect Your Focus From Being “Robbed” By Notifications and Social Media

  Between a cell phone that’s always ringing, a plethora of social media apps vying for your attention, and a steady stream of text messages, it probably feels like you can never get a moment of peace.   Think about how many times you’ve been working when a notification pops up on your screen. The[…]