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February 9, 2015 Our friends at the WNYC podcast New Tech City recently challenged you to put down the smartphone to see what sort of brilliance beckoned. We check in on the results.
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August 23, 2014 This back-to-school season, it's time to reevaluate a few common assumptions about how best to study. Benedict Carey, the author of How We Learn, says science shows that discipline isn't everything.
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Moment is an iPhone app that lets users see how much time they're spending on their cellphones.
July 16, 2014 This week's innovation pick: a mobile app that's designed to quantify your iPhone usage. It keeps tabs on how much you're using your phone and updates you throughout the day.
Our readers wrote in on how they tried to take a vacation from their smartphones.
July 7, 2014 Giving up digital devices — even if for just a few hours or days — is a struggle. Whether it was to catch up on the news or peek in on the World Cup, NPR listeners found it tough to kick the habit.
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Researchers at the University of Virginia and Harvard asked people to simply sit still and think. For many, the experience was less pleasant than it sounded.
July 3, 2014 A study on the wandering mind had a simple request: Just think. But many participants couldn't sit still for very long, and they even were willing to shock themselves to avoid doing nothing.
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