People say “Luddite” (a person opposed to technological change) like it’s a bad thing, but, frankly, we could all stand to ease up on the texts, tweets, e-mails, and notifications. In a 2012 Indiana University-Purdue University study, 89% of undergraduates reported being so digitally addicted that they occasionally experience phantom phone vibrations in their pockets. Research presented at the 2012 meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology indicated that people’s desires to consume media were stronger than their cravings for alcohol and cigarettes. All this time we’ve been worried about losing our iPhones; meanwhile, we’ve been losing our minds! Save yourself with these helpful tips, and enjoy a few unexpected benefits along the way.
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