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Breaking: Cell Phones are Annoying

This isn’t news so much as validation. A new study is the latest evidence that overheard cell phone conversations are more distracting than regular overheard dialogue. The difference is that your brain tries to fill in the missing half of the conversation, thus making it difficult to focus on anything else. I’ve written about rude people before, and there have been several other studies saying basically the same thing. But you can never have too much ammunition when waging war against jerks. Image


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Currently Editor in Chief of Campaign US, former writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, Columbia Magazine, Redbook, The New York Observer, Wired, the New York Post and others. I write about media, science, culture, lifestyle and tech. Every so often, I post my writing here. It's pronounced Kwen'-kwah. Contact: Doug [dot] Quenqua [@]


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