Students who took a 10-minute internet break after a tedious task were 16% more productive afterward than those who rested by doing non-web activities such as talking on the phone or texting, according to a study by Don J.Q. Chen and Vivien K.G. Lim of the National University of Singapore. The experiment, involving 96 undergraduates, showed that browsers were less exhausted after the break and more engaged with their subsequent work.
Source: Harvard Business Review
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