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Email’s supposed to be a productivity tool. In fact, it interrupts us all the time, breaking our concentration and throwing us off course. Just recovering from those interruptions and remembering what we were doing beforehand costs an entire workday every week, according to study cited in this interesting piece, Breaking the email compulsion. The article pulls together several salient studies that suggest email is a time waster for workers. In fact, it’s kind of like chocolate for the brain. We click the ‘check messages’ button and get a treat!