“How to Break Up With Your Phone”

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(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Guest: Catherine Price

Just look around next time you’re in line at the grocery store, out to dinner, or at a playground. Most people’s heads will be down, looking at their phones – Facebook, games, news alerts, texts, Instagram, Tinder, twitter, and more drive people look at their phones up to hundreds of times a day. What is this constant distraction doing to our social lives, our work, our brains? This hour, we’ll talk to science writer CATHERINE PRICE about why this technology is so addictive and learn simple ways to reduce our dependence on it. Her new book is, How to Break Up with Your Phone.

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