THE NEW YORK TIMES

24 Hours Without My Phone.

I recommend a tech shabbat.
 

By David Leonhardt

In 2008, Tiffany Shlain’s father, Leonard, was diagnosed with brain cancer, and she began to change her use of technology when the two of them were together. “Some days he would have only one good hour,” she later wrote in the Harvard Business Review...”

THE SAN FRANCISCO
CHRONICLE

Challah giving sourdough some competition during coronavirus

Sourdough may be the celebrity loaf of #quarantinelife — and it is delicious and deserves all of the love and care and at least half of the amateur photos it’s getting — but it’s not the bread I’m suddenly baking.

THE TODAY SHOW

Tiffany Shlain talks 24/6 and the Power of Unplugging on the TODAY Show. 

Tiffany on the TODAY show with Hoda Kobt and Jenna Bush Hager. 

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

In Praise of Being Unproductive

Are you productive? Efficient? Useful? More to the point, are you productive, efficient, and useful enough? These are the kinds of questions that arise when technology makes it easy to stay online and connected 24/7. But all this connectivity brings two unfortunate side effects.

PEOPLE

BOOKS WORTH READING

24/6 was featured in People Magazine. The book explores Tiffany and her family's decade-long practice of turning off all screens for 24 hours every week for what they call their Technology Shabbat. Character Day 2019 was all about the relationship between character + screens.

MORNING JOE MSNBC

Put down screens for one day a week, says author

Author Tiffany Shlain advocates for what she calls a 'technology shabbat' each week, and she joins Morning Joe to discuss the idea, which she writes about in her book '24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week.

FORBES

8 Reasons Why You Should Unplug One Day A Week

In her new book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, Webby Award founder, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and mother of two Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens for 24 hours each week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul.

EDSURGE

Can Putting Devices Away Build Character?

“I love all the good the web can do to ignite a global conversation,” says Shlain, who is perhaps best known for founding the Webby Awards, which recognizes websites and works of digital media. “But it’s not good all the time.”

MARIN MAGAZINE

A Conversation with Tech Innovator and Mother Tiffany Shlain

For three decades, Tiffany Shlain has been a poster child for the utility and promise of technology. As a Redwood High student in the late ’80s, she co-wrote a paper entitled "Uniting Nations in Telecommunications and Software" and traveled to the Soviet Union as a young tech ambassador.

EARLY LEARNING NATION

Tiffany Shlain’s Vision for Building Community

The easiest way to describe Tiffany Shlain is to say she’s a documentary filmmaker, but her prolific output feels less like a set of discrete productions and more like a single evolving project, ruminating on an interconnected set of themes.

MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL

Put down your phone and be here now

A few months ago, I arrived at work and realized I left my smartphone at home. I panicked.

How would my kids get in touch with me? Did I have a dermatologist appointment that day? What if that cute guy from a dating app texted me to see if I was free that night?

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J WEEKLY

Can't Break Free From Your Device? 

Unplugging builds character, helps us reflect on our lives and allows us to better connect with others.

Huh?

JERUSALEM POST

Can Shabbat become a tool to improve human-technology relationship?

Can Shabbat become a universal tool to help foster a better relationship between humans and technology? According to the creators of Character Day, the answer is yes.

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BOULDER JEWISH NEWS

Tiffany Shlain talks 24/6 and the Power of Unplugging on the TODAY Show. 

Tiffany on the TODAY show with Hoda Kobt and Jenna Bush Hager.