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16 ways to go on a digital cleanse if you use Google products religiously

If your new year’s resolution was “spend less time on my phone,” it can already feel challenging to stick to it. Google has some built-in tools to help you relax and de-stress, or use less technology altogether. There are 16 hidden features inside Google’s most popular products to help you […]
16 ways to go on a digital cleanse if you use Google products religiously
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This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn’t good

Scientists aren’t sure if technology is destroying our brains, but they’re pretty confident it can trigger some obsessive behaviours that look a lot like addiction, and lead to depression. It’s also slowing down our thinking processes. Some tasks are better done off the phone, research suggests. This is an instalment […]
This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn’t good
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I take a social media break once a year — and I feel so much better

I don’t post or read social media in the month of December. I’ve been taking this online break for three years. It’s a good way to reset your relationship with Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, or Facebook. This is an instalment of Business Insider’s “Your Brain on Apps” series that investigates how […]
I take a social media break once a year  —  and I feel so much better
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Smartphones horrified me as a new parent — here’s why I stopped worrying and learned to embrace kids’ tech-filled futures

Smartphones and tablets are irresistible to children, but many parents aren’t sure how to responsibly manage their use. Plus, scientists don’t really know how using interactive screens influences brain development. Meanwhile, screen-time guidelines have struggled to keep pace. The good news: Experts are beginning to discover some potential benefits for […]
Smartphones horrified me as a new parent  —  here’s why I stopped worrying and learned to embrace kids’ tech-filled futures