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National Day of Unplugging is soon upon us. For the good of your mental and physical health, unplug your smartphone – not just for one day a year, but routinely. (Shutterstock)

The importance of actually unplugging on National Day of Unplugging

March 9-10 is a National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour break from technology. Disconnecting from our devices is good for our health and our connections with loved ones and our communities.
Go on, use your imagination. Shutterstock

Why boredom can be good for you

Winnie the Pooh understood the importance of allowing your mind to wander – and the science agrees. It's time we all found the time to daydream.
Waiting for my lunch 2014. What happens when we start noticing the white noise of ‘non places’? Julie Shiels

Waiting: rediscovering boredom in the age of the smartphone

We constantly use electronic devices to distract ourselves from the tedium associated with waiting. Yet being bored can be a creative activity.

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