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6 Tech Traps We All Fall Into (And How To Avoid Them)

By: Lindsay Holmes


Technology can be a beautiful thing: It connects us to our family across the country, it exposes us to captivating stories, real and fictional … but it also has its downsides.

Admittedly, we’re all a little guilty of indulging in our devices too often, whether it’s checking our texts one too many times while we’re out to dinner or just wasting precious minutes dissecting our old roommate’s new romance. Luckily, there are ways to avoid these pitfalls in order to approach life in a more mindful manner. Below are six tech traps we constantly get sucked into and how to fight your way out of them. Take that, smartphone addiction.

1. Snapping a picture of the moment instead of savoring it.


That sunset may be beautiful, but if you’re not truly enjoying it — without your phone — you may not really remember it. Research suggests that our phones aren’t the best cameras, our memories are. A 2013 study revealed that people who took photos of art remembered less about the work than those who just stopped to soak it all in. And while photos are an incredible way to preserve a memory, we shouldn’t be experiencing every important moment in our life through a screen. Next time, let the mind do the image capturing.

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If we’re not mindful of the fact that we’re living in an age of electronically assisted rumour, slander and gossip, we can get sucked in too.

gb copy If we’re not mindful of the fact that we’re living in an age of electronically assisted rumour, slander and gossip, we can get sucked in too.
es copy Si no somos conscientes del hecho de que estamos viviendo en una era de electrónica asistida rumor, la calumnia y el chisme, podemos conseguir aspirado también.
nl copy Als we niet bewust van het feit dat we leven in een tijdperk van elektronisch ondersteunde gerucht, laster en roddel, kunnen we meegezogen in ook.
fr copy Si nous ne sommes pas conscients du fait que nous vivons dans une époque de assistée électroniquement rumeur, la calomnie et les ragots, nous pouvons nous aspiré trop.
de copy Wenn wir nicht der Tatsache bewusst, dass wir in einem Zeitalter der elektronisch unterstützten Gerücht, Verleumdung und Klatsch leben, können wir auch in gelutscht.
CN67867 Rúguǒ wǒmen bù liúyì, wǒmen zhèng shēnghuó zài diànzǐ fǔzhù yáoyán, fěibàng hé liúyán de shídài de shìshí, wǒmen kěyǐ dédào xīguò.
Sweden Om vi inte är medvetna om det faktum att vi lever i en ålder av elektroniskt assisterad rykten, förtal och skvaller, kan vi få suger också.
rus7897 Yesli my ne budem pomnit’ o tom, chto my zhivem v vek elektronnoy forme pri sodeystvii slukhov , klevety i spleten , my mozhem pogruzit’sya v tozhe.
4523turkey Biz elektronik destekli söylenti, iftira ve dedikodu bir çağda yaşıyoruz ki aslında dikkatli değilseniz, biz de emilir alabilirsiniz.
images Se non siamo consapevoli del fatto che stiamo vivendo in un’epoca di assistito elettronicamente dicerie, calunnie e pettegolezzi, possiamo ottenere risucchiato troppo.
indonesiaID Jika kita tidak sadar akan fakta bahwa kita hidup di era elektronik dibantu rumor, fitnah dan gosip, kita bisa terjebak juga.