A new study out of the National University of Singapore offers a great defense for the next time your boss catches you surfing the web instead of doing work. You can say that browsing is boosting your productivity.
The study, entitled "Impact of Cyberloafing on Psychological Engagement" reveals that compared to working straight through or to other activities like responding to personal e-mails, web browsing rejuvenates workers. The results found that the subjects from the group that were given browsing time reported less instance of exhaustion and boredom, while also proving to be more effective in executing tasks.
OK, back to work. I feel much better.