Something for the weekend

Financial Times:

Most people are familiar with the siren call of the virtual world and the desire to check emails one more time, have a quick glance at Facebook or send a pithy tweet.

But now a study of individuals’ desires through the course of a day has revealed that the lure of work and entertainment is for many harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol.
In a study of more than 200 adults, researchers have discovered that although the desires for sleep and sex were stronger, the lure of the virtual world, either for work or for entertainment and relaxation proved harder to resist.

Read the full story: Financial Times

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