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Major Facebook Users Are Worse At Making Decisions

January 14, 2019 New research shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making. “Around one-third of humans on the planet are using social media, and some of these people are displaying maladaptive, excessive use of these sites,” says Dar Meshi, lead author and assistant professor at Michigan State University. “Our...

For The Sleep-Deprived, Small Distractions Can Have Dire Results

October 15, 2018 Small distractions can have serious consequences for people deprived of sleep, according to the largest experimentally controlled study on sleep deprivation to date. The findings reveal just how detrimental operating without sleep can be in a range of situations, from bakers adding too much salt to cookies to surgeons botching...

Email Distractions Make Bosses Worse Leaders

September 29, 2018 Keeping up with email traffic places high demands on managers, preventing them from achieving goals and from being good leaders, according to a new study. The researchers believe the work is one of the first studies to examine how distractions from email affect managers, their productivity, and their role as...