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You can’t help it. You check your phone constantly, forever sneaking a peak, seeking distraction, and the more you do it, the more distracted you become. Don’t feel bad—it’s a common problem that can be solved with the help of technology.

Use your your phone to cultivate the focus it erodes by downloading an app designed to curb tech dependence and reward the environment for your presence. Published by Shaokan Pi, a Chinese app maker, Forest users grow a virtual forest by not fiddling with their phones during designated times they set, and thus earn virtual currency to purchase real trees.

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