If you have two opposable thumbs and a smartphone, you’re probably guilty of using that wonder of modern technology a little (OK, a lot) more than necessary. This humorous video from The Atlantic explains that color is one of the reasons we constantly feel the need to check our phones. The fact that the number of notifications show up in a red bubble is no accident. Red excites our brains, prompting us to check that notification right away and leaving us wanting more. Luckily if you have an iPhone, there’s a way to beat the system: Switch your screen to gray scale. Life is a lot less exciting (and tempting to scroll through) in black and white.