Is your Smartphone making you stupid? Stanford University professor Clifford Nass says the answer is, "Yes." His research shows that people who are constantly connected to their gadgets have a harder time telling good information from bad. They also have a harder time remembering important facts, and they get less done, because we're relying on our gadgets to do our thinking for us. So, why don't we stop multitasking, and trying to answer email and update our Facebook status at the same time? Dr. Joanne Cantor is the author of Conquer CyberOverload: Get More Done, Boost Your Creativity, and Reduce Stress. She says that our brains are wired to investigate new things. So, when you hear your phone's text message alert, it's hard to resist the siren call. All the interruptions add up. Some experts estimate that the financial cost of our "always on" lifestyle wastes as much as $20 a day. Studies show that personal relationships take a hit when everyone is busy checking their Twitter feeds instead of spending face-time together. The fix here is simple: Shut off your phone to give yourself a break, but don't go cold turkey. Our expert suggests starting with 15 technology-free minutes on Day One, and adding another 15 minutes every day until you're gadget-free for at least three hours. You could also try taking an "Internet Sabbatical." That means turning off all your electronic devices on Friday and leaving them off until Monday morning. According to Harvard University fellow William Powers, taking a long break from your gadgets is guaranteed to improve your family life, and it'll make you more productive everywhere in life in the long-run.