2/13/18 - Janeane speaks with award-winning journalist Catherine Price, who presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone, in her new book HOW TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR PHONE.


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Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? (YES!) Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? (Uh, yes!) Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone—but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? (Absolutely!) In HOW TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR PHONE, you will discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You will then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life. Catherine Price discusses: · What to do if email controls your life · How to leave your house without your phone · What to do about phones and kids · Apps that can help you spend less time on apps · The National Day of Unplugging Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, HOW TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR PHONE is an essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone. ABOUT THE AUTHOR CATHERINE PRICE is an author and science journalist whose articles and essays have appeared in The Best American Science Writing, the New York Times, Popular Science, O, The Oprah Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post Magazine, Slate, Parade, Salon, Men’s Journal, Self, Mother Jones, and Health magazine, among other publications. Her previous books include Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food and 101 Places Not to See Before You Die. She’s based in Philadelphia. Visit phonebreakup.com for additional resources, and a guided 30-day phone breakup challenge.

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