American adults spend more than 11 hours per day watching, reading, listening to or simply interacting with media, according to a recent study by market-research group Nielsen. Cal Newport, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, joins host Stew Friedman on Work and Life to talk about how we can all take a step back and remember the offline world, where you can get lost in a good book or hold a conversation without constant glances at your smartphone. Cal’s most recent book, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, offers lessons on how to set rules and boundaries that help us find the quiet in this tech-saturated world.
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