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How to break up with your phone
Price, Catherine, 1978- author.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ten Speed Press, [2018]

Physical Description:
viii, 184 pages ; 18 cm
"Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up -- and then make up -- with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good. You'll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive and how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You'll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will enable you to take back control of your life -- both on your phone and off." -- From back cover.
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
An open letter to my phone -- Introduction -- Part i. The wake-up -- Our phones are designed to addict us -- Putting the dope in Dopamine -- The tricks of the trade -- Why social media sucks -- The truth about multitasking -- Your phone is changing your brain -- Your phone is killing your attention span -- Your phone messes with your memory -- Stress, sleep, and satisfaction -- How to take back your life -- Part ii. The breakup -- Technology triage -- Changing your habits -- Reclaiming your brain -- (And beyond) your new relationship -- Epilogue.
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