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Cover Page: i Title Page Page: i Copyright Page: iii Dedication Page: iv Contents Page: v An Open Letter to My Phone Page: v Introduction Page: 1 Part I. THE WAKE-UP Page: 19 1: Our Phones Are Designed to Addict Us Page: 20 2: Putting the Dope in Dopamine Page: 24 3: The Tricks of the Trade Page: 28 4: Why Social Media Sucks Page: 39 5: The Truth about Multitasking Page: 47 6: Your Phone Is Changing Your Brain Page: 50 7: Your Phone Is Killing Your Attention Span Page: 54 8: Your Phone Messes with Your Memory Page: 59 9: Stress, Sleep, and Satisfaction Page: 64 10: How to Take Back Your Life Page: 69 Part II. THE BREAKUP Page: 75 Week 1: Technology Triage Page: 76 Week 2: Changing Your Habits Page: 101 Week 3: Reclaiming Your Brain Page: 128 Week 4: (AND BEYOND) Your New Relationship Page: 143 Epilogue Page: 166 Acknowledgments Page: 168 Recommended Resources Page: 169 Notes Page: 174 Glossary Page: 180 About the Author Page: 181 Index Page: 182

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Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone.   Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? 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? If so, this book is your solution.  Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good. You’ll 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’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.
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