Smartphones have been around for less than 15 years, but now it seems we can’t do without them. Usage data show the average smartphone user “rarely goes two hours without using her device, unlocks her device 50 or more times a day, and swipes or taps on it as many as 2,617 times in the process,” writes Arthur Brooks. “A device addiction is not innocuous. It is associated with depression and anxiety. It disproportionately victimizes lonely people. According to the technology research firm CompareCamp, 26 percent of car accidents in the U.S. today are due to the use of smartphones while driving.” How can we break our smartphone addiction?
Read More: Arthur Brooks, The Atlantic