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National Day of Unplugging Begins at Sundown; Can You Take a Tech Break?

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One day out of the year should be set aside so we can live life as if we weren't spoiled by all of this wonderful technology. That's the mission of a non-profit called Reboot, which has appropriated the concept of the Sabbath Manifesto to disengage us all in a National Day of Unplugging. Here at LAist we can get down with all ten principles of this manifesto but we'll be celebrating with our fully charged laptops, posting dozens of ideas to encourage you to Get Out and enjoy a beautiful L.A. Saturday (74° and sunny people)!

Reboot helps fortify the seemingly ridiculous concept of unleashing oneself from the wired world with this great mobile app, which, like a reverse-Foursquare, busts you if you DO check in during the 25-hours of unplugging. And more importantly, these cellphone sleeping bags to help you lose your phone for the day.

Locally, the East Side Jews will converge upon Temple Beth Israel in Highland Park for some unconventional, unorthodox unplugging with the likes of Craig Wedren (ex-Shudder to Think) and Storahtelling founder Amichai Lau-Lavie. Heirloom's Matt Poley will be serving up the goods.

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Do you plan on unplugging tonight? Can you do it?!?