Web Surfing Makes You Work Better, Study Says – WSJ.com

By RACHEL EMMA SILVERMAN

Don’t feel guilty about browsing the Internet at work–turns out it may actually improve your performance.

According to a new study, Web browsing can actually refresh tired workers and enhance their productivity, compared to other activities such as making personal calls, texts or emails, let alone working straight through with no rest at all.

The study, “Impact of Cyberloafing on Psychological Engagement,” by Don J.Q. Chen and Vivien K.G Lim of the National University of Singapore, was presented last week in San Antonio, Texas, at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, an association of management scholars.

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New EV Profiler Tracks Your Driving and Tells You If Electric Vehicles are Right for You | Inhabitat

The EV Profiler is a Driving Data Recorder that tracks the rate of your acceleration, the terrain you encounter on a daily basis and how often you take the highway or local roads. It then feeds that data into an online report and puts it up against the real world statistics from current electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Volt and the Tesla Model S. Test driving a conventional vehicle is easy — you just want to see how smooth the ride is, how quick it takes turns and how much punch it packs — but with an electric vehicle it is a lifestyle change that could prove difficult to get used to.

The EV profiler allows you to test drive your electric vehicle personality without ever hopping into an electric car. The EV profiler rents for $25 a week or $82 per month and can be ordered through their website.

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