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Screen addiction is real and probably affecting your life

Posted: March 4, 2018 at 2:24 a.m.

“I hope as a society we would take this collective breath,” says Maya Oren, who is strategizing how to cut back on her smartphone usage.

Maya Oren wants to dial back her dependence on her smartphone. She plans to do it slowly by getting a new phone — a simple one that doesn’t download apps or take photos or send her notifications. Her new device will place calls and receive them.

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