6 Ways to Outsmart Smartphone Stress

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Your smartphone belches email alerts, and you reply — even if you’re sitting on a beach or riding up a ski lift. You take work home from the office on your tablet or phone. You share your life minute by minute on Facebook and Twitter. Where is the “off” button?

“These devices are spinning into addictions,” says Michael McKee, PhD, a psychologist in the Center for Behavioral Health at Cleveland Clinic. “People are not just getting overloaded. The technology is interfering with their lives — and they’re developing withdrawal symptoms if they try to cut back.”

If plugging in is your vice, use these tips to kick bad habits.

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