I Unplugged For A Weekend, It Was Glorious

I Unplugged For A Weekend, It Was Glorious

I went off the grid for a weekend and learned how dependent I really am on my phone.

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I gave up my phone and social media for a weekend and it was bittersweet.

I thought it was going to be easier than it was. I turned off my phone at 6:00 Friday night and turned it back on at 6:00 Sunday night. Unplugging gave me the chance to spend quality time with myself. My eyes were opened to how much I use my phone for.

A few times over the weekend I wanted to look something up on my phone and I couldn't. One day I even went to use my calculator on my phone at the store and realized I didn't have it with me. The biggest thing I missed by not having my phone was the ability to talk to people. I usually talk to my boyfriend in the evenings and I didn't talk to him for the entire weekend which was nice in a way, but I did miss my go-to. I spent more time talking to my roommates as well.

When my roommates were home I talked to them and had the chance to have some good conversations. I also spent time with my mom Saturday shopping. It was nice to have lunch with her without the distraction of my phone. I spent more time listening to people and less time scrolling or texting other people. It showed me how distracted I am, typically. I also saw how many people walk around with their noses in their phones.

I also read, wrote and caught up on sewing. Usually, when I'm bored on the weekends I turn to my phone to entertain me. Instead, I gave some attention to the hobbies I've been neglecting. I read a book, wrote a little bit and sewed a lot. I get so caught up in technology it seems that I forget there are other ways to entertain myself. My hobbies are much more productive than mindlessly scrolling on social media.

However, I did cheat a little bit on Sunday because I used my computer to look up instructions for a skirt I was sewing.

By the evening Sunday, I was going out of my mind wanting to see what I had missed over the weekend. I wanted to know what my boyfriend had done and what he was up to. I also wanted to talk to my mom and some of my friends. When I finally did turn on my phone I realized I hadn't missed much and no one noticed I was off the grid except those I had told about it. I am going to try to take one weekend a month to turn my phone off and take time to catch up on myself. Overall, the experience was refreshing. I look forward to taking another weekend to myself.

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100 Instagram Captions You'll Want To Use Right Now

Quotes, lyrics, sayings, and other ideas for Instagram captions!
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When it comes to Instagram we are often thinking about what to use as a caption for our photos that we take that we really want to post on Instagram. Sometimes we post the photo without a caption and sometimes we just use an emoji because we're stumped on finding a good caption to use for the photo. So we go the short route and just put an emoji as a caption for our photo. Well whether it is a selfie, a friend pic, group pic, or just need a caption for the photo, here are 100 captions to use for a photo. Some are lyrics, some are quotes, and some are just a quick caption to use on your photo. Also here are some accounts that are worth following:

-@brandonwoelfel

-@tess_and_sarah

-@brandymelvilleusa

-@goldenretrievers_

-@cats_of_instagram

-@zodiac.signs

-@thegrilledpineapple

-@jazzjennings_

-@chipper_thegolddog

-@llauratheleo

-@heyshalice

-@sailorhaley

-@sandcloudteam

-@photosabss

-@sharkbaitblond

Here are Quotes To Use As A Caption/ Lyrics To Use As A Caption/ Quick Little Sayings To Use As A Caption: for your Instagram photo that you wish to post!

1. Life goes on, with or without you.

2. Don't Worry Be Happy! Bob Marley

3. Be Happy.

4. Be Confident.

5. Be Positive.

6. Don't be a liar, everyone hates a liar.

7. Chillin' with my peeps.

8. Go big or go home.

9. What's the deal?

10. The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it's all that matters.

11. Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

12. Life is a gift.

13. You couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions.

14. Forgive, yes. Forget, never.

15.There's a hole in my heart where you used to be.

16. I don't need any part-time people in my life.

17. Get the gist.

18. Boy, it's the 21st Century, get with the program.

19. Hey, I just met you, this is crazy!

20. I woke up like this.

21. Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

22. Beauty is power, a smile is its sword.

23. Last day of class!

24. I donut care!

25. Got my donut and coffee today.

26. Happy as a clam

27. Beach days are the best!

28. A friend will always make you smile, especially when you don't want to…

29. Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy.

30. If only we could turn back time...

31. With you, I forget all my problems. With you, time stands still.

32. Life's a climb, but the view is great.

33. "Ohana, means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." — "Lilo & Stitch"

34. We come to love by not finding the perfect person, but by learning to see the imperfect person perfectly.

35. If I ever write a story about my life, don't be surprised if your name appears a billion times.

36. She's got that red lip, classic thing going on.

37. I don't know what's tighter, our jeans or our friendship!

38. Best friends make good times better and hard times easier!

39. Not sure what I did to deserve you as my best friend :)

40. I don't need your approval to be me.

41. So call me? Maybe?

42. "I am who.I am, I am what I am, I do what I do and I ain't never gonna do it any different. I don't care who likes it and who don't." — Buck Owens

43. Take me as I am, or watch me as I go.

44. "Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars." — Ed Sheeran

45. Cause you're a sky full of stars — Coldplay

46 . I keep dancing on my own — Calum Scott

47. Can't keep my hands to myself — Selena Gomez

48. I just want to look good for you — Selena Gomez

49. Kill em with kindness — Selena Gomez

50. I am not perfect. I make mistakes. But when I say sorry… I mean it!

51. Me? Weird? Please! I am limited edition!

52. Turn that frown upside down.

53. Smile, it's the best thing a girl can wear!

54, Stay true.

55. Laughing is the best medicine you can ever get!

56. "You're the king, baby I'm your queen." — Taylor Swift

57. Best Friends Forever!

58.Throwing it back to the good ole days!

59. Ugg Life.

60. I know you like, first-name-basis.

61. *Sends selfie to NASA cuz I'm a star*

62. Basic white girl.

63. Frisky Friday!

64. My thoughts are stars that I cannot fathom into constellations. — "The Fault In Our Stars"

65. "Maybe our okays will be our infinities." — The Fault In Our Stars

66. So hold onto me because I'm a little unsteady — Unsteady

67. This has got to be the best day of my life.

68. She's the beauty and he's the beast.

69. "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." — Walt Disney

70. "If you can dream it, you can do it." — Walt Disney

71. "Hakuna Matata, it means no worries for the rest of your days." — "The Lion King"

72. "The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." — "The Lion King."

73. "Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." — "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

74 ."The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." — "Mulan"

75. "You don't have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring." — "Beauty and the Beast"

76. "All it takes is faith and trust." — "Peter Pan"

77. "A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." — "Winnie the Pooh"

78. "If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead." — "Ratatouille"

79. "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." — George Bernard Shaw

80. "A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." — "Hercules"

81. "Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya." — "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

82. "The things that make me different are the things that make me ME." — "Winnie the Pooh"

83. "Giving up is for rookies." — "Hercules"

84. "Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own." — Donald Duck

85. "Change is good." — "The Lion King"

86. "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." — Abraham Lincoln

87. "An unexamined life is not worth living." — Socrates

88. "Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." — Rabindranath Tagore

89. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart." — Helen Keller

90. "The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire." — Pamela Hansford Johnson

91. "Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." — Swami Sivananda

92. "Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices. Today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity, but embrace it." — Kevyn Aucoin

93. "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'," — Audrey Hepburn

94. "Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you." — Walt Whitman

95. "My power's turned on, starting right now I'll be strong." — Rachel Platten

96. "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." — Buddha

97. "Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf." — Rabindranath Tagore

98. "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" — Muhammad Ali

99. "Why don't you be you, and I'll be me." — James Bay

100. Life is like a camera, we focus on the positives and develop from the negatives.

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Drug Injections May Go Needle-Free Thanks To New Technology And To Nature

Through imitating nature, the healthcare industry can propel itself into a pain-free treatment age.

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Going to the doctor's office to get a shot was one of the most dreadful tasks as a child, and even larger of a task for our parents to strap us into the car to get there.

Needles are widely feared but also are wildly important in the healthcare field, from delivering vaccines to insulin to chemotherapy. But their necessity doesn't squash our fears. It just forces us to accept them as a necessary evil.

However, thanks to MIT and Harvard researchers, and a special animal, a needle-free reality may be in our future. Instead of our physicians pulling out syringes to administer drug injections, we may be receiving them in a form of a pill. The developers are calling it "SOMA", or the self-orienting millimeter-scale applicator. Made of stainless steel and other biodegradable materials, the white, dome-shaped device can be swallowed easily and will self-orient to the stomach wall and deliver a minuscule injection.

The first tests were done on pigs and rats. In three pigs that swallowed the device, even while moving around, the applicator did its job. The pigs had similar levels of insulin in their bloodstream to if they were to be injected through the skin.

Since the stomach doesn't have many pain receptors, the "prick" from the Soma would not even be felt by the patient. The medicine would enter the bloodstream, and the tiny applicator would be excreted later by the patient. This element is extremely important, especially for diabetic patients. Studies show that being uncomfortable or afraid of needles can lead to a seven to an eight-year delay in starting insulin treatment.

More tests need to be done on animals, but the researchers hope to start testing the Soma device in humans in three years.

The inspiration for a device that rolls over and finds its balance? The leopard tortoise. The engineers of the Soma found that this creature can roll back onto its feet, no matter which way it falls at. The angled, dome-shaped shell allows for this skill and inspired the engineers to shape the device in the way that they did.

Through imitating nature, the healthcare industry can propel itself into a pain-free treatment age.

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