Disney Parks Ban Selfie Sticks

Disney Parks Ban Selfie Sticks

Selfie sticks are now prohibited in Disney parks across the US. Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong and other Disney parks around the world are also expected to follow suit.

“We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately, selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast,” said a representative from Disney.

Visitors with selfie sticks will now be asked to temporarily leave the accessory at the entrance. Originally park management planned to prohibit the device on rides only, but some stubborn visitors still managed to sneak them in and take shots while onboard an attraction. 

The Best Meditation Apps

The Best Meditation Apps

When most people think of meditation, they often imagine sitting silently in a lotus position, breathing deeply, and allowing thoughts to come and go. Many are not aware that meditation is a very freeform activity and there’s really no right or wrong way to do it.

Using apps to meditate might seem like a contradiction of some sort, but the truth is you can use anything to help you meditate – whether it’s the sounds of nature or words from a guided meditation app.

Because we take our smartphones pretty much everywhere we go, having a meditation app to help us be more mindful even in the midst of activity is a big game changer for how we spend our daily lives.

If you’d like to try out a meditation app, here are some of the best ones available today:

The Negative Effects of Social Media

The Negative Effects of Social Media

Our world is getting smaller and smaller and it’s partly because of social media. With platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, we get to see what our friends are up to, reconnect with childhood buddies, and see what our relatives are currently doing, even if they’re halfway across the globe.

For many though, social media has become more than just a communication tool. It has turned into a distraction. Thanks (or no thanks) to smartphones and tablets, access to social networks are just several button presses and finger swipes away, whether you’re commuting, in an important meeting, or on the toilet. (Check out my article on Nomophobia.)

That said, what specific negative effects does social media have on its billions of users? Here are some of them:

Improvements with Facebook Messenger

Improvements with Facebook Messenger

Facebook has come a long way with its Messenger feature. The company opted to put its instant messaging capabilities on a separate app that users have to download on their mobile phones and it seems that this move was strategic. It has allowed them to introduce more features, allowing Messenger to work as a standalone application even without the Facebook network. Here are the newest developments that we can look forward to with Facebook Messenger and how it aims to bring in more fun and functions:

Apps That Allow You to Live Stream Your Life

Apps That Allow You to Live Stream Your Life

Imagine being able to broadcast video from your phone in real time to unlimited audiences with just a touch on your screen. With the launch of two live streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope this past February 27 and March 26 respectively, it seems like 2015 is the year for live-streaming video. Sharing our world instantly has become infinitely easier, with apps like these creating a platform that redefines how we view and utilize social media.