Your phone is a portal to constant terrible news. But does it have to be? Smartphones have become the intersection between our lives and the world around us. The way we socialise and consume our entertainment and news has veered towards the digital. While this has many perks, it also has plenty of negatives — one of them being how excruciatingly difficult it can be to feel connected and 'switch off' simultaneously. Heather Kelly explores ways in which could potentially strike a healthy balance between the two.