Try Living with Lucie

Here's What Happened When I Ditched My Cell Phone

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Follow R29's Lucie Fink as she dives headfirst into social experiments — five days at a time.

Remember when we weren't totally connected to everyone 24/7? We actually had to speak to people in order to get around and live in the world. Sometimes it feels as though we've lost the ability to maintain meaningful ties with others without the help of our ever-present devices.

So, what's a modern gal to do? For one thing, try breakfast dates instead of catching up over Gchat. And maybe, just maybe, send a card instead of writing "HBD" on your friend's FB wall. (Or at least write out, "Happy birthday!" and add an emoji, for heaven's sake.)

Watch as Lucie spends five days actually liking things IRL.

About Try Living with Lucie

Refinery29's Lifestyle Host, Lucie Fink, dives headfirst into social experiments, 5 days at a time. Manhattan's very own Millennial survivor-woman is willing to try it all and see what she learns along the way -- testing her mental and physical strengths. New to the city, she is asked to shut off her cell phone for the following work week and then spend a limited $50 the next. Do you know how much the subway costs now-a-days? It's time to watch and learn with Lucie.

Cell Phone Disconnect Social Experiment Released on April 18, 2016