Study Shows Breaks are Better

taking a break
taking a break

Next time your boss -- or your mother -- tells you to "Stay focused!" you can cite the results of a recent survey that says breaks are not only helpful, but essential in keeping you productive and on task. The study, covered in the journal Cognition, overturns a decades-old theory about the nature of attention and shows that even brief diversions can dramatically improve your ability to focus on a task for prolonged periods.