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  • Rediscover reality with a mobile game
  • Rediscover reality with a mobile game
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Rediscover reality with a mobile game

From Gary Turk's 'Look Up' video to restaurants that offer discounts to patrons that turn off their phones, there's growing concern that we're losing too much time in the real world to technology. But what if the solution was right where the problem started – in an app?



  • Article image Headspace: mindfulness on-the-go

    Healthy eating and regular exercise is the well-trodden route to a healthy body. But what about a healthy mind? Headspace claims that using its meditation app just ten minutes a day can reduce symptoms of anxiety, boost quality of sleep and lower blood pressure.

  • Article image Why mindfulness went mainstream

    We’re losing focus on the present. We spend 47% of our time thinking about something other than what we’re actually doing. In the UK, US and Australia, fuelled by the desire to slow down and appreciate the moment, mindfulness – which can reduce anxiety by 70% – is now the antidote to busy city lifestyles.

  • Look Up: unplugging from social media Look Up: unplugging from social media

    In an emotionally charged video, British filmmaker Gary Turk urges people to unplug from smartphones and social media. The five-minute spoken word raises questions about how much of our lives we spend online, and the impact that this is having on our real social lives.

  • Phones off for money off Phones off for money off

    A restaurant owner in a village near Jerusalem is offering a 50% discount to customers who switch their phones off. He hopes it will help return patrons to a time when visiting a restaurant was about food, friends and good conversation.