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You’ve suspected this for years, but it’s getting to the point where the coaches of professional sports teams are asking players to stay off the phone.
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No one really knows what clickbait is—though, like pornography, we all know it when we see it. Which, perhaps surprisingly, doesn’t stop us from clicking it.
You know that something has gone wrong when the ability to maintain high levels of stress, over long periods of time, becomes a source of admiration from friends, family, and coworkers. The worst part is when we start questioning ourselves when we’re NOT busy and stressed out.
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