This is how long it takes to get regain your concentration after texting on your iPhone

Do you ever get the feeling your smartphone is making you less productive?

You aren’t alone. More Americans than ever — 77% — now own smartphones, and studies show they are killing our ability to focus. The devices are distracting us to death, affecting our ability to work and decreasing the number and value of face-to-face connections we have.

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But smartphones are becoming an increasing problem in the workplace. Workers themselves said the they’re the No. 1 reason for interruptions at work, according to a survey released by jobs site CareerBuilder last year, but they’re reluctant to give them up during office hours.

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