Why ‘Family Bonding' During The Holidays Actually Matters, According To Science

November 26, 2014 5:00 AM

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Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the official “Holiday Season,” a time of year that is focused on family as well as fun. But in recent years, smartphones and other technologies are growing increasingly common, often detracting from the time we spend with the people we love. However, you may not need to choose between your family and your phone. These gadgets can actually enhance your bonding time -- it just depends how you use them.

According to the Pew Research Internet Project, 90 percent of Americans owned a cell phone and 83 percent of adults between the ages of 18 to 29 were smartphone users at the beginning of 2014. To say that technology has forever changed the way we interact with one another and altered the way familie...

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