We are the distracted generations, wasting hours a day checking irrelevant emails and intrusive social media accounts.

And this “always on” culture – exacerbated by the smartphone – is actually making us more stressed and less productive, according to some reports.

“Something like 40% of people wake up, and the first thing they do is check their email,” says Professor Sir Cary Cooper of Manchester Business School, who has studied e-mail and workplace stress.

“For another 40%, it’s the last thing they do at night.”

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Source: BBC

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