Study: Web Surfing at Work Improves Performance (Wall Street Journal)

If your guilty pleasure involves some online time at work, feel sheepish no more. A new study shows that visiting your favorite news site or surfing the Web actually refreshes tired workers, making them more productive.

Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” say the authors in the Wall Street Journal article. Personal emailing, however, was found to be particularly distracting for workers.

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