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How to Escape the Vicious Cycle of Distraction

You have time for everything, even if it doesn’t feel that way

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People are always saying “there aren’t enough hours in the day” to get stuff done. And yet research suggests that the average working American has four hours of leisure per day. If we have so many hours to play with every day, why do so many of us feel like we don’t have time to…

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Nir Eyal

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