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Remember the 120-Second Solution
The key to staying engaged when we're stuck, say, reading an insurance policy or doing our taxes: two-minute refreshers, finds a study published in Cognition. When volunteers took two short "mental breaks" during a 50-minute demanding task, they stayed focused (and performed better). The brain is built to respond to change, the researchers say. So switch it up a little before you feel blah.