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Eliminate Mindless Browsing

Otto von Bismarck put it best: “Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.”

In a research done by Gloria Mark of the University of California, Irvine, it showed that it takes an average of 25 minutes to return to the original task after an interruption.

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