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How to use your smartphone less and be happier

10 steps to healthier smartphone habits:

Posted by The Verge on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nine hours. That's how much time college students spend on their phones each day, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

It's not entirely surprising. Whether you're waiting in line for coffee or out "watching" fireworks overhead, it seems like everyone has their phone out in some capacity. It's as if we prefer the confines of a pocketable screen with the world only in peripheral.

So let's learn to be healthier about our smartphone habits — here are 10 tricks to help with that.