Is your smartphone a productivity device or a time waster?

While the question of the headline is an important one that I’ll dive into a bit, it’s probably fair to say at the start that the answer is that a smartphone is somewhere in the middle for most people (but nuance isn’t always the most interesting lead, is it? That’s why there are tons of headlines about smartphone addiction, but not so many about being mindful about using your phone.) Everyone will do some productive tasks on their phone and of course there are tons of options for wasting time — social media, YouTube, gaming, etc. — and the question is more about where we all fall on that spectrum. …

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