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Everything you need to cure your smartphone addiction

Step away from the phone.
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You need to break free from your phone.

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No wonder smartphones have taken over our lives: They snap our photos, maintain our calendars, put us in touch with loved ones, store our music, let us work on the go, provide access to the vast storehouse of knowledge called the internet, and feed us a constant stream of entertainment. We're certainly not here to tell you that phones are bad. But these fantastic little devices so excel at holding our attention that they can get in the way of the real world—and even rewire our brains to increase our phone dependence.

If you find yourself checking Instagram during a meal out with friends, playing Candy Crush as you walk down the street, or scrolling through your Facebook feed in bed until you look up and realize it's

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