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Powering down digital : Quitting tech and social media can be harder than giving up cigarettes

Aug 13, 2019 - USA Today

Trying to break free of the constant lure of your smartphone could make you feel like Michael Corleone in "The Godfather Part III": "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in."

Bill Johnson tried taking a break. The 46-year-old sales director from Marion, Iowa, stopped using social media for 30 days, and it was eye-opening: Johnson read books, tackled his to-do list and discovered a knack for cooking.

But then he slowly re-introduced social media in his life, "and guess wha...