5 things to do instead of peeping at your Instafeed

Apps that will benefit you more than a double-tap

The average person will spend more than five years of their lives on social media, staggering but true.

Don’t waste away your summer on needless scrolling, tackle your FOMO head on and check out these apps which actually improve your day-to-day life.

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  1. Daily Page

    If you want to get into journaling or are keen to work on your mindfulness, Daily Page is the perfect app to do so. Each morning you’ll receive a topic or thought, then you have till the end of the day to complete it.  When finished you can choose to keep your entry private, or share it.

  2. TED Talk

    What better way to spend your time then watching influential videos from expert speakers on topics such as education, business, science, tech and many more. The app also sends you notifications when there is a new talk you may be interested in. 

  3. Gutenberg Project

    Carrying a book around can be a drag, but how can you have the same experience through an audio book? Enter the Gutenberg Project. The pages are beautifully designed to make you feel you’re turning the pages of a real book but provide over 53,000 of the most important books ever
    written and more than 7,000 audio books at the touch of a button. 

  4. Luminosity

    A brain training program designed by scientists and game designers to increase cognitive abilities.  Good news, Lumosity has over 85 million converts and is just as addictive as Candy Crush!

  5. Instead

    Want to do something good this summer but don’t have big wads of cash at your disposable, Instead helps you swap little things throughout the day and give them to charity. If you’re trying to cut down on your second cup of coffee for the day choose to give it to charity instead.