9 Tech Habits That Can Wreck Your Body (and How to Break Them)

Smarter ways to use your phone, computer and tablet
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Not cleaning your phone

Before you send your next text, consider this: The average cell phone has 18 times more germs than the toilet handle in a men’s restroom. We carry our phones everywhere — and set them down in the bathroom, the gym and everywhere in between. Then we put them to our ears and mouths and have our hands all over them. Check with the manufacturer about the safest way to clean your phone. There are special cleaners for electronics, or consider buying a wand that uses UV light to sterilize them.