Powering down: Group encourages others to take 24-hour tech break

Unplug and unwind for 24 hours?

That’s the challenge my colleague Shelia Poole writes here in a story about a challenge to encourage all of us to put down our phones, tablets and other technology that connects to Facebook, Twitter and everywhere else we feel compelled to check in.

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Poole reports that a recent report from Bank of America found 77 percent of Atlanta residents sleep with their mobile phone. Additionally,  more than four out of 10 people surveyed said it is the first thing they reach for in the morning, ahead of toothbrush (13 percent), coffee (12 percent) and their significant other (11 percent).

The survey also found that 30 percent of those surveyed use a banking app once a day, which is 10 percent higher than the national average

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