How Long Could You Go Phoneless?

I love technology and use my smartphone as much as anyone - if not more.  I'm not necessarily proud of that but it's become a way of life.  I've often said that I'm glad that my formative years were in the 80s and 90s when cell phones and screens didn't seemingly run our lives.

"We believe in the power of living a simpler life with fewer distractions. One of the biggest distractions in our lives today is our phones. The average person spends 5.4 hours on their phones each day!" -Siggi's


A New York-based yogurt company called "siggi’s"  is challenging you to give up your smartphone for an entire month to win $10,000. Do you think you can last?

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What is siggi's?

Siggi's was created in 2005 by its founder, Siggi Hilmarsson, who was disenchanted with the yogurt he found here in the States and wanted one more that was thick, and creamy, like the one from his native Iceland.

The yogurts he found on shelves in the U.S. were much too sweet and artificial tasting for his liking - so he created his own and started selling it throughout New York State.

Nearly two decades later, Siggi's is one of the top-selling yogurt brands available in grocery stores like Whole Foods, nationwide.

Siggi's Dry January

We're introducing a NEW kind of "Dry January" this year. Instead of abstaining from alcohol for a month, we challenge you to ditch your smartphone!

Siggi's is challenging YOU to give up your smartphone (you will get a replacement flip phone for emergency calls) for a month as part of the siggi's digital detox program, and here's what selected contest participants could win:

  • $10,000.00
  • Smartphone lockbox
  • Good old-fashioned flip phone
  • 1 Month pre-paid sim card
  • 3 Months' worth of Siggi's yogurt

How to Register

Think you have what it takes to give up your smartphone for a month? Enter the Siggi's Digital Detox Program for a shot to win, and read more about the contest here. 

The 10 Dumbest Cities In New York [RANKED]

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Gallery Credit: Matty Jeff

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I've lived here my entire life, and I'm not sure I realized just how beautiful the Empire State truly is. There's no shortage of stunning landscapes and breathtaking views throughout the great State of New York.

It doesn't matter where you live, or where you travel, New York residents are never far from a gorgeous beach, a picturesque state park, or an awe-inspiring mountain.

In 2018, a photographer named Demetri Andritsakis made a 3-and-a-half-minute drone video highlighting many of New York's breathtaking views called "Upstate New York By Air".

Andritsakis submitted it to the 2018 New York State Fair Drone Film Festival, and deservedly so, he received a Gold Medal honor for his aerial work throughout upstate New York.

From the Adirondacks to the Catskills, Albany to Buffalo, and everything worth seeing in between, check out these spectacular pics featuring 27 of the Most Magnificent Landmarks in Upstate New York.

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany

Which NY Lottery Scratch-Off Games Have the Most Top Prizes Left?

There are plenty of NY Lottery scratch-off games that have big jackpots left. If you are feeling lucky, try your luck at one of the New York Lottery scratch-off games. According to the New York Lottery, these are the scratch-off games that still have jackpots to be won to make you become an instant millionaire.

Gallery Credit: NY Lottery