"Digital 'friends' No Replacement For The Personal Touch" – Chicago Tribune

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Devoting tech-free time to the people you love is crucial, said Ben Michaelis, clinical psychologist and author of “Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy” (Wolf Street Press). That means spending time with the people who matter most without using your phone for distraction.

“The deepest forms of connection are still face to face,” Michaelis said. “We read each other’s face and body language; we appreciate context and nuance in ways that flat communications that come through our computers and devices don’t allow.”

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