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Things are easier said than done, the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we started the GOOD 30-Day Challenge, a monthly attempt to live better. This month's challenge: Unplug at 8.

Yesterday on Twitter and Facebook, we asked our friends: How often do you write by hand?

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Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge, a monthly attempt to live better.

Yesterday on Twitter and Facebook we asked our friends: Are you addicted to the internet?

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The GOOD 30-Day Challenge: Unplug at 8

For our new challenge, we're asking you to get off the computer. Bad for our traffic, good for your sanity!


Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge, a monthly attempt to live better.

In December 2010, the average American was on the internet 13 hours per week, an increase of 121 percent since 2005. The average Facebook user now spends 7 hours on the site per month, and the population of Twitter users grew by more than 1,400 percent in 2009. The UN declared the internet a basic human right in June, but people in the U.S. have treated it as such for years. We have the internet at our computers, on our video game consoles, on our TVs, and, increasingly, in our pockets—this year, smartphones will overtake regular cellphones as the go-to device. For those of us who sit in front of a computer all day long, time spent offline is rare (or, if we've got a smartphone, nonexistent). With everyone so plugged in all the time, is it any wonder some of us are going a little haywire?

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