Personally, hyphenation is something I loathe and was taught that it impedes your ability to read sentences efficiently. Why InDesign chose hyphenation as a default I'll never know: but I do know how to stop it.
Here is how to turn off hyphenation in your InDesign documents:
|You can see how the paragraph above is hyphenated|
1. Select the paragraph you want to stop hyphenation in. Do this by selecting the type tool on the left, click on the paragraph and press CTRL A to select all.
|Full paragraph selected|
2. With the paragraph selected, head to your window tab and choose Type & Tables, Paragraph
|Window, Type & Tables, Paragraph|
3. At the bottom of the Paragraph palette, un- check "hyphenate".
|Un- check hyphenate at the bottom of the Paragraph palette|
4. And Hey Presto! You're paragraph is no longer hyphenation!
|No more hyphens for you my friend!|