Updated: August 26, 2011

Your closet gets anoverhaul every season,but when was the last timeyou scoured the contents ofyour cell phone? Wadingthrough your wireless once ayear helps you get organized,and has an additional benefit:"A cell phone holds yournetwork of social support,"says Rene McGovern, Ph.D., aprofessor of neurobehavioralsciences at A.T. Still Universityin Kirksville, Missouri. "Erasingoutdated contacts-likepeople who are no longer inyour life-will help you get ridof emotional baggage."Delete old acquaintanceswhose last names you can'tremember, numbers yourarely use that can be foundonline, and (trust us here)ex-flames. Scrollthrough your address bookto make sure you haveessential contacts, likeyour doctors. Then add onenew entry to the list: ICE(in case of emergency). It'sthe person you'd wantsomeone to call on yourbehalf if you were illor in an accident. Whenyou're done, rewardyourself by dialinga friend who madeyour virtual cut.

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