The Science of 'Technology Shabbat'

The Science of 'Technology Shabbat'
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Tiffany Shlain built her career by being online almost all the time.

She founded the Webby Awards, which honor the best of the Web each year. She also runs a film studio and creates online conversations to use the internet in "its best way, which is to bring people together on issues that unite us," she said.

And yet every Friday evening for nearly a decade, Shlain and her family have unplugged their devices and spent the next 24 hours offline in what she calls a "Technology Shabbat."

"As our society becomes more oversaturated with technology, I feel like it's the thing we need right now," she said.

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