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Can true solitude be found in a wired world?

Companies, groups say it’s healthy to unplug

CHICAGO — When was the last time you were alone and unwired? Truly by yourself. Just you and your thoughts — no cellphone, no tablet, no laptop.

Many of us crave that kind of solitude, though in an increasingly wired world, it’s rare. We check texts and e-mails and update our online status — when we’re lying in bed or sitting at stop lights. We even do so when we’re on the toilet.

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