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Bad tech habits and how to stop

Bad tech habits and how to stop
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Pocket-sized computers, worldwide communication, instant access to any factoid, and more cat videos than you can watch in a lifetime - no one predicted today’s digital life even a few decades ago. Unfortunately, these marvels have turned far too many of us into generally impolite and downright rude individuals.

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The Dinner Sinner

These are the people who, while eating with others, shut out the rest of the world, including loved ones. You’ve seen them. Families sitting in restaurants, each with their respective screens illuminating expressionless faces. No one is talking. But there’s a lot of texting, gaming and Facebook going on.

Instead, make the dinner table a gadget-free zone. It’s easy when you make it a game. It’s even better when there’s money involved.

Ask each person to hold up his or her phone. Then, each person must place the phone in front of his or her place setting with one caveat. The phone has to placed face down. The first person that picks up a phone during dinner pays the entire bill. It's amazing how much better the conversation is and who’s willing to pay big money to see who sent a text message.

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