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Your Happiness Was Hacked by Vivek Wadhwa
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Initial thoughts: This is one of those books that consolidates what you probably already know, backs that knowledge up with research and makes a plea for readers to actually act upon that knowledge. I think by now, most of us are aware about the negative impact of technology and social media on our relationships and health. Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever, however, acknowledge the benefits of technology as well, which is why they strive for balance and are all about human agency.

Even though there was hardly any new information for me, for some, the stats they cited might still come as a surprise. Their suggestions on how to limit and control our use of technology are accessible, and are beneficial not only for those who decide to follow these suggestions but also for the people who interact with them.
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January 28, 2019 – Shelved
January 29, 2019 – Started Reading
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: format-audiobooks
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: read-2019
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: zzz-read-2019-01
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: 4-stars
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: text-non-fiction
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: target-adult
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: writers-american
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: diverse-authors
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: technology
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: social-media
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: psychology
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: popular-science
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: media
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: published-2018
January 29, 2019 – Finished Reading

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