Smartphones Make You Lazy

Blame Your Friends For Your Smartphone Addiction

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Science has finally stopped being drunk and proved that dicking around on your phone is contagious. According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, a person is twice as likely to pretend to look busy on their device if friends or companions are doing the same. Nobody wants to look like a loser, okay?

Study co-author Dr. Daniel Kruger and his team observed undergrads for four months at an unnamed university. The students, who didn’t know they were being watched, sat at tables for 20 minutes as researchers documented their phone usage: Read More