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Disconnecting from tech causes withdrawal symptoms: study

Going off the grid is good for the soul — if you can survive the withdrawal symptoms. A new study looked at the emotional roller coaster of “digital detox” vacations, an increasingly trendy style of travel where people leave their phones at home, taking vacations from their demanding online lives as they soak in the wonders of the real world. The report, published Wednesday in the Journal of Travel Research, analyzed the experiences of 24 people in 17 countries who went off the grid while on vacation. The study found that when tourists were cut off from digital access on a trip, they first felt an initial anxiety, frustration and withdrawal. see also ...