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Having information at our fingertips is a beautiful thing.

But are you starting to worry that you might be addicted to your smart phone? If you even have to ask the question, you are probably addicted.

We have dopamine to blame for being wired for addiction. It is the chemical responsible for reward-motivated behavior.

New information causes a release of dopamine. We can find plenty of that on our devices.

Here is some advice that will help you tame the addiction:

1. Buy an alarm clock. Then you don’t have your blue-light emitting device next to the bed.

2. Delete some apps that encourage your compulsive behavior.

Make technology your friend by making it work for you.

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