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Cell phones are distracting; not only are they pulling you away from being present in your life, they’re also pulling you away from connecting with those around you. Phones seem like they help increase connection in relationships. But if you’re constantly staring at a screen, you aren’t interacting with the people you’re physically spending time with. When you’re around others, make a point to put your phone away and shut off your notifications.