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How Far Can You Get Away From Technology?

Everyone, from time to time — or at every single moment of every single day — wishes they could somehow escape technology. It’s not ultimately that fun to be inundated at all hours with the collapse of society, the weekend activities of people you barely knew ten years ago, bad memes, worse TV, etc. You can smash your phone, or delete those apps most obviously harmful to your mental health, but people will resent you for it, and besides, you won’t actually be escaping anything: You can close your eyes in a burning building, but you’ll still feel the flames. Read More >>

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Humans Who Lived in Caves to Study Isolation Slept for 30 Hours at a Time

A year in space is nothing—to study the isolation that astronauts might experience, scientists first lived in caves for months at a time, isolated from all environmental cues. No offense to Commander Scott Kelly, I’m sure zero-gravity life is hard. But the caves seem much worse. Read More >>