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Fantasy or reality? Going without smartphone for 1 year

 

April 25, 2019

Elana Mugdan will be dressed in full costume for her appearance April 28 at The Neverending Bookshop.

Taking away a smartphone from millennials is kinda like depriving them of food and water.

So why would a 30-year-old named Elana Mugdan, a filmmaker and young-adult author from New York City, ditch her iPhone 5S computer-in-a-pocket for – yikes! – a flip phone, endearingly known these days as a “dumb phone”?

There’s a good reason – 100,000 of them, really.

Mugdan was chosen from 100,000 Twitter and Instagram entries in a contest sponsored by Vitaminwater to go one year sans smartphone. That year started Feb. 15. At the end of the year, Mugdan will take a lie detector test to det...



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