Folio weekly’s editor, Denise Reagan, writes in her Editor’s Note this week about being “INTEXTICATED.”  She gets it. Our smartphones are incredibly addictive and even though we acknowledge that texting while driving is a very serious threat to safety, we still do it.  She realizes that only we can control our own behavior and started weaning herself by not texting when her daughter was in the car. Now, every time she gets the urge to text while she is driving, she asks herself if she wants that to be the last thing she ever reads or types. You can use this strategy too- and not just for texting, for cell phone calls as well: is this conversation so important that it is worth being the last conversation you ever have. Think about it.  For the full editorial, click here: Are You Intexticated?

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Leslie A. Goller

Leslie A. Goller

Leslie has dedicated her career to championing consumers – whether they were harmed by big corporations, dangerous products, medical mistakes, accidents, or an unsafe environment – no issue is too big for her to tackle. She successfully prevented an incinerator from being built at University Hospital (now UF-Jacksonville), which would have polluted the air with toxic chemicals and obtained significant restrictions of other Jacksonville hospital incinerators resulting in cleaner air.