The truth is, as the writer puts it, “going offline is no longer a realistic option.” The best we can do is be smarter about deflecting unnecessary information and prioritizing what we need. It’s a great read.

Feb 14 2012, 11:53 AM ET The trick isn’t to unplug from our devices — it’s to unplug from the distractions, information overload, and trash that make us unhappy. A world ruled by spin, in which political influence lasts only until the next embarrassing YouTube video.

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