Research Digest: Breaks on your phone are not rejuvenating

In the old days, a break from work used to involve a chat in the canteen, a crossword, or time spent gazing out the window.

Nowadays, of course, we have smartphones to fill our spare minutes. Is this a good thing?

New research discussed on our Research Digest blog suggests that smartphone use may be just as much of a distraction from work as our old habits, but there’s a downside – it leaves us in a poorer mood than if we’d left the handset in the bag.