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    The other day on Facebook, one of my friends posted a question from Reddit that asked, “If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today?”

    The best answer was, “I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in arguments with strangers.

    True story, my friends. As awesome as technology is, there are a lot of ways that your iPhone (or Android or Windows phone or enter-smartphone-of-choice) is ruining your life.

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    How did we get anywhere before we had map apps on our cellphones? I suppose some of us had navigation systems installed in our cars, but most of us probably looked up directions on Map Quest and took the printout with us. Please tell me that I’m not the only one that occasionally got frustrated that those directions weren’t accurate, or a road had closed, or signage was bad … anything to make getting from point A to point B more difficult than it should be.

    No more of that nonsense with today’s maps. Google Maps, one of the most popular navigation tools for directionally challenged individuals like myself, has just launched their latest update, and now it’s an even better tool for busy moms that are just trying to get everywhere they need to be on time.

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    Tech updates are all the rage right now, so it's no surprise that some of the hottest new toys on display at the 2014 Toy Fair feature smartphone and tablet capabilities. So instead of grumbling that technology has destroyed playtime, or that kid-friendly gadgets are harmful, let's embrace the new developments that will make everyone's lives so much easier.

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    There's no doubt that kids are growing up in a very different technological world than we did back in the day. For example, not a single parent today was ever handed an iPhone to keep them entertained while Mom or Dad went about their business in peace. But many parents today don't think twice about it. At least until our kids do something with our phones to mess with us -- intentionally or unintentionally.

    For example, world heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez tweeted a picture of Barbie wallpaper over the weekend, which doesn’t exactly sound like something a guy at the top of the MMA world would do. Until you read his next tweet, which explains that his 4-year-old daughter had "hacked" his phone.

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    D'oh! A mom and her boyfriend have suddenly found themselves in hot water after her 2-year-old called 911 a whopping 15 times from their cellphones last month.

    Believe it or not, the two of them are being charged with obstructing governmental administration -- even though they insist they did their very best to make sure the little girl didn't get a hold of their phones again.

    And for whatever reason, I guess 911 must be stuck in her head or something since those are the numbers she keeps choosing to hit when indulging in a little tech time.

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    We all know how dangerous texting and driving is. Yet just like drunk driving, idiots will keep on doing it! That's why this video should be mandatory viewing in every high school classroom in the nation. When you're all caught up in "hey u whut u up to" "where u" "drivin", you probably have absolute no idea what you look like -- literally what you look like driving. And how utterly, crazily, devastatingly dangerous it can be. Watch this video if you don't believe it.

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    How’s that Polar Vortex treating you? Are you frozen solid yet? How many layers of clothing are you wearing? Did you give up altogether and wear ski clothes to the office? Is blood still circulating in your fingertips, or have they become useless on touchscreens?

    It might not matter if your fingers are too cold to work your smartphone anyway, since apparently they hate the cold as much as us humans. Just like us, iPhones in freezing temps are drained of their energy much more quickly than when at comfortable temps, and if it gets too cold, they just shut down completely.

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    There have definitely been some odd beauty trends over the years. One of the worst is "thinspiration" -- the cult of thinness, wherein young women starve themselves so they can get things like protruding collarbones, concave stomachs, thigh gaps, and the latest thintacular body attribute: Bikini bridges.

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    Want an example of the power of a simple text? Recently in New Jersey, a student sent a message to a parent that reportedly suggested someone was bringing a gun to school. Understandably, that mom was so alarmed that she contacted the police, who then put three local high schools on lockdown for three hours. Just one problem: it was a complete miscommunication caused by the kid's autocorrect function.

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    The other day, I was sitting in my kitchen, staring at my iPhone, willing it to disappear. I mean, I love the thing -- it allows me to keep in touch with friends; email on the go; take 742 photos of my daughter every day -- but I also kind of hate it. Because a lot of the time, it keeps me out of the moment.

    Shortly after I realized that, no matter how many times I've read The Secret, the willing would not make my phone vanish into thin air, I got to thinking about what most people think about when they're pondering life's heavier fare: Celebs. I wondered how many celebs, if any, don't have cellphones.

    Here are 5 celebrities without cellphones.

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