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How To Broadcast Your Plan to #Unplug

When you’re ready for your digital detox, here’s how to send friends and colleagues “smoke signals” letting them know that you’re taking a break from connected life. And that you haven’t died.<p>For his 25-day digital detox, Baratunde Thurston went to great lengths to alert his friends and colleagues …

How To Completely #Unplug Your Morning Routine

Most days are abuzz with activity. Which is why you need to begin them with calm.<p>“Just as noise is meaningless without quiet,” Fabrica CEO Dan Hill once observed, “connectivity becomes meaningless when pervasive, when it is without a few ‘sanctuary spaces’ as contrast.”<p>For many, that contrast is …

#Unplug: The Complete Guide

All week and into next, we’re revealing an online guide to going offline–complete with a printable PDF. Are tweets, statuses, pins, pokes, and pixels dominating your life? Start planning your detox here.<p>For the July/August issue of <i>Fast Company</i> magazine, our back-page columnist, <i>How To Be Black</i> …

#Unplug: The 4 Biggest Temptations To Replug During Your Digital Detox

Unplugging from the online world can be incredibly rewarding. It can also be incredibly challenging. Here’s how to quiet the urge to browse and quiet the siren song of social media.<p>This week, we’re helping you prepare for a digital detox. But before you #unplug, it’s best to prepare yourself for …