Health & wellbeing

Instagram is supposed to be friendly. So why is it making people so miserable?

For a growing number of users and mental health experts, the positivity of Instagram is precisely the problem, with its relentless emphasis on promoting ‘perfect’ lifestyles. Should everyone just stop scrolling?

Meet the tech evangelist who now fears for our mental health

Belinda Parmar was a passionate advocate of the digital revolution – but has started keeping her family’s smartphones and laptops locked away to protect her loved ones. Is she right to be so worried?

Why a digital detox is bad for all of us

These days it’s tempting to ignore the news entirely, says Ruth Whippman. But it’s essential that we stay fully engaged

Get real: why analogue refuses to die

In all sorts of industries, analogue products are making a comeback

Why time management is ruining our lives [LONG READ]

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed

New Year revolutions: four gadgets for a better you

Want to improve your fitness, sleep better or start making music this year? Our writers put the latest gadgets – and their New Year resolutions – to the test

Screen time v play time: what tech leaders won’t let their own kids do

Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive designed some of the world’s most desirable tech – but imposed strict limits on their own children using it. What rules do others set?