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I have a love-hate relationship with my smartphone. I love using it to make sure that I am not constantly getting lost, but I hate that I feel uncontrollably drawn to it whenever I have an idle moment. If I have any free time over the holidays, I don’t want to squander it — those cookies aren’t going to bake themselves.

Here are some ideas for distancing myself from my robot overlord.

When my plants wither, it feels like a reflection of my own setbacks

Taking care of myself and my plants can be an uphill battle

Kate not Katie: Why I dropped the ‘i’ in my name

As I got older, my name started to feel like a too-small sweater

My parents’ divorce stopped me from being the kid I wanted to be. Here’s how I healed.

I realized every family has their own story, and this is mine