04/28/2014 04:42 pm ET Updated Apr 28, 2014

This Is Your Brain On Mobile

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When is the last time you powered down. All the way down. Not asleep. Not in airplane mode but OFF. Try it with me now. Take your phone out, if you’re not already futzing with it, and turn it off (note: this is not advised if you are reading this on your mobile. In this case you are probably too far gone). Fair warning, you will experience a short stint of anxiety and emptiness. These mobile withdrawals are unpleasant (and slightly pathetic) but the sobering and liberating experience is worth more than your 25th Snapchat today. I promise.

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