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Digital Detox: Logging off the Smartphone

Smartphone owners look at the display an average of every 12 minutes. Psychologists have found this habit can make people unhappy. Increasingly, people are turning to digital detox programs to tackle their addiction.

Smartphones are an integral part of many people’s lives. They promise to be a hotline to the world, a more efficient way of conducting our daily lives. But often they produces stress, because being constantly connected increases the pressure to communicate with friends and colleagues every minute of the day. Yet with more and more people desperate to switch off, digital detox programs are becoming increasingly popular.