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Nomophobia is the fear of losing cell phone contact. The results of a new study might indicate that nomophobia is an epidemic in America these days. The research commissioned by Bank of America found that nearly half of Americans surveyed are willing to admit that they could not go a day without their smartphone. The number of people who said their phone was “very important” was even bigger. Nearly 90 percent of the respondents choose that answer, which was about the same number of people who said their car and deodorant were very important too. 88 percent of adults aged 18 to 24 said they thought their mobile phones were more important to them than the Internet, deodorant, and even their toothbrush. Dr. Andrew L. Russell, the director of the program in Science and Technology Studies at Stevens Institute of technology said, “It’s a little depressing that these numbers are so high, but the way we live now, it doesn’t surprise me.” -Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Plugged In: Half of Americans Can't Go a Day Without Phone, Study Says, By Rebecca Ungarino,http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/mobile/plugged-half-americans-cant-go-day-without-phone-study-says-n142831, Accessed June 29, 2014.

Matthew 6:32 (HCSB) For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

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