Let me get this out of the way first. I'm not really much of a texter. I do it when I have to, but I prefer just talking to someone either on the phone or in-person. But I may be fighting a losing cause. People have become so addicted to looking down at their phones that it seems like the art of eye-contact is being lost.

Smartphones aren't going away anytime soon, so what can we do about the problem? Someone has come up with a solution called the 'Texting Hat'. You can even wear multiple hats with different facial expressions to show your mood. It's the next best thing to actually being present. (Feel free to text this great idea to your friends and family...but get a hat first).