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This couple quit the internet for a month and lived to vlog about it

How to live your best offline life.


Matt Silverman


Published Dec 24, 2018   Updated May 20, 2021, 10:49 pm CDT

Craig Benzine (better known as WheezyWaiter on YouTube) has been making online videos for a living since 2007. That’s a long time to be living and working on the internet, and when he felt social media was sucking up all his time, he challenged himself to quit for an entire month. His wife Chyna, feeling similar stress, joined the cause.

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The couple went dark(ish) for 30 days, then resurfaced with a hilarious video about what they learned from being disconnected for so long in a 2018 world.

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This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage) talk with Craig and Chyna about their life-altering experiment, and what it might mean for your digital habits and mental health.

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*First Published: Dec 24, 2018, 5:00 am CST