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Cluttered phone, cluttered mind

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We’re living in a post-Kondo world. Minimalism is no longer a novelty; it’s a way of life — or, more specifically, a way to live better. Don’t we owe it to our brains to apply the same care to our mobile screens that we give our carefully rolled-up socks?

Of course, there’s no one right way to organize a phone. Different people require different philosophies and have different needs. …


A new wave of digital tools aims to ease the emotional and logistical challenges of dealing with an ex

A man stares at his cell phone with a look of disappointment.
A man stares at his cell phone with a look of disappointment.
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Hannah Van Sickle thought poor communication was a problem in her relationship, but she didn’t realize how bad it could get until she and her husband split up. Suddenly, strained face-to-face conversations were replaced by unanswered texts and emails, simmering tension giving way to radio silence.

This might have been preferable if Van Sickle and her ex didn’t have two daughters together. Adjusting to parenting post-marriage meant dealing with a series of mishaps and misunderstandings about where her children needed to be, and when, and with whom. …

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