Spark

Notification vacation

The smartphone brings the world to our pockets, but can also bring an obsession with receiving and responding to notifications.
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The smartphone brings the world to our pockets, but can also bring an obsession with receiving and responding to notifications. 

Spark Senior Producer Michelle Parise has felt it, and talks about a recent experiment in which she turned off all her smartphone notifications. 

She also spoke to research psychologist Dr. Larry Rosen, who says the relentless barrage of notifications can have adverse effects on our mental and physical health. 

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