At SNEWS, we've been working on life-work balance and unplugging more often this summer. While work emails and social media are important and instrumental to what we do, it's nice to have an extended break from screens from time to time. Our friend Katie Boué has been spending Sundays offline and we like the idea. What's your favorite way to unwind away from your screen? 

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