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Do you ever catch yourself scrolling through your tablet while you watching TV? Or checking your smartphone’s messages when you are on your computer?
This media multitasking might seem like an effective way to use your time, but this “second-screening” phenomenon—using more than one digital device at a time—is actually quite harmful. Research shows it can lead to anxiety and depression, shortened attention spans and a higher risk for obesity.
To help you back off your double-dipping media habits try these three tips: