According to a new research paper by Samuel P. L. Veissière and Moriah Stendel,from McGill University in Montreal, there is a new way of thinking about our phone addiction. Hundreds of thousands of years of evolution made us social in order to survive and social media simply is driving this deeply ingrained human behavior into overdrive. This isn’t actually all that bad, they say, if you follow two basic rules: disable all notifications and don’t use social media as a way compare your life with that of others.They analyzed so-called screen addiction from a purely evolutionary perspective and concluded that smartphones are really an “unhealthy platform for a healthy impulse.” Evolutionary, anthropological, and behavioral sciences, they claim, clearly demonstrate that our species became successful precisely because of our need to seek information and to connect with and learn from peers. As part of this learning, humans also compare themselves to each other constantly. In the past, this comparison–finding and creating common patterns–made us form groups and eventually cultures.