Sense & Sensitivity: Reader needs break from social media – Olean Times Herald: Lifestyles – Sense & Sensitivity: Reader needs break from social media: Lifestyles

Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done No getting away from it all on the Appalachian Trail By By Barbara Goldberg 35 minutes ago 0 shares . View gallery Hiker Matthew Donnelly, 30, of Milford, Pennsylvania, uses his cell phone on the Appalachian Trail in By Barbara Goldberg HARRIMAN STATE PARK N.Y. (Reuters) – Maybe it was guilt over alarming her parents when she inadvertently dialed 911 from the Appalachian Trail, but Caitlin Belcher wishes she could ditch her cell phone for the rest of the 2,180-mile (3,508-km) hike. “It would really be cool to not have it. I just want to be out in the woods, isolated,” said Belcher, 23, who has called home to Fredericksburg, Virginia, twice weekly since her journey began in April and gets constant texts from her parents, who even call her hiking partner’s phone as well. Hiking the AT, the famous path from Maine to Georgia, once meant cutting off communication with civilization for much of the six months it typically takes to complete the route.

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I like your friend’s approach. Start by taking a day off. Plan a day when you do something fun that you have always enjoyed and can do by yourself. Leave your phone at home so that you cannot get to social media even if you tried. Do the same one day at work. Do not sign on to social media on the job (a good rule generally because you should not be using social media when you should be working). Do work when you should be working. Start making plans to see your friends in person. Use social media to contact them and make an invitation for a face-to-face meeting. Rather than becoming overcome by this creative form of technology, use it to good purpose — for making real connections. Being single does not need to mean being alone.

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Sofia Vergara Celebrates 42nd Birthday With Joe Manganiello

Tweet Sofia Vergara celebrated her 42nd birthday with friends and family including her reported boyfriend Joe Manganiello in Nobu in Malibu on Thursday, July 10. Vergara’s niece later uploaded a photo from the apparent birthday celebration to Instagram. The snap shows the ” Modern Family ” actress cozying up to the ” True Blood ” star while posing for the group photo. “Bday @sofiavergara @alejandroasen,” the caption read. In the photo, the birthday girl is seen sporting a black tank top and a necklace, while the 37-year-old actor rocks a simple black top. She drapes her arm around Manganiello’s neck as she smiles widely for the camera. A cake topped with three candles is put in front of them. On Thursday, the actress also uploaded a photo on WhoSay, writing, “Gracias Ale for my bday!” “Sofia and Joe were extremely flirty with each other and you couldn’t wipe the smile off Sofia’s face.

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