Smartphones Are Killing Our Three-Day Weekends (NBC News)

Remember the days before smartphones — when we would move about without a deck-of-cards-sized life support system that we need constantly check? “We have created an expectation in society that people will respond immediately to everything with no delay,” says Tanya Schevitz, spokeswoman for Reboot, an organization trying to help people unplug.

“It’s unhealthy, and it’s unproductive, and we can’t keep going on like this.” Read how we are “robbing our brains of critical downtime that encourages creative thinking when we skip weekends and vacations” by staying so connected all the time.

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