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Are you mindlessly scrolling? Here's how to tame your bad tech habit

By Shira Ovide

07 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Tech companies go to great lengths to keep you hooked on their apps and glued to your phone. The Post has some practical tips to help you take back control.

Apps play tricks on you to turn an activity into a habit.

Snapchat and Wordle encourage repeat use with "streaks," or bragging rights for how many consecutive days you've used the apps.

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