Take a Smartphone-Video-Game Break During the Workday — You’ve (Maybe) Earned It

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Science of Us, which has previously touted such workplace-sanity initiatives as not working for more than an hour and a half at a time and ditching work to go watch soccer, is pleased to announce a new one: Every so often you should take a break and futz around with your smartphone, if you have one, whether said futzing involves perusing Facebook or playing “Angry Birds.” It could make you happier and more productive. Bosses: Let your employees do this. We give them permission.