Cut the cord: how to break up with cable TV

The following post is from Lauren Rothlisberger of Get Me Geeky: During my husband’s 2007 deployment, I made a discovery: I really don’t care about watching TV. Not that I don’t appreciate a good TV show, but in the 15 months he was gone I turned on the TV a handful of times. Things are…

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The Most Important Lesson We Learned During Screen-Free Week

During our trip to Florida last month, it became very obvious that our kids were overly reliant on TV and electronics for their entertainment. While they would happily swim in the pool for an hour or two at a time, in between there was a constant refrain of, "Can I play on Nona's iPad? Can…

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Why Unplugging is Good for Your Wallet

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: I'm a bit of a technology junkie.  Whenever I get a spare moment, I'm checking my e-mail, reading other blogs,  looking at Facebook, or writing blog posts.  We've got a ridiculous amount of gadgets, too - iPods, iPhone, desktop computer, laptops, iPad, Kindle, a Wii...it seems like…

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