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How Putting Down Your Phone Could Help You Live Longer

 [A]n increasing body of evidence suggests that the time we spend on our smartphones is interfering with our sleep, self-esteem, relationships, memory, attention spans, creativity, productivity and problem-solving and decision-making skills.

But there is another reason for us to rethink our relationships with our devices. By chronically raising levels of cortisol, the body’s main stress hormone, our phones may be threatening our health and shortening our lives.

In an article for the New York Times, I write about how, by increasing our cortisol levels, our phone time could threaten our long-term health.