There’s a lot of content out there about productivity — everything from hacks to shortcuts to tips-off and tricks for how to get more done in less time. It’s all about the sprint, the checking things off the lists as quickly as is practicable, and the downloading of software that’ll block out any and all distractions.
But what about those days when you merely want to surf the internet aimlessly? Hey , no one can be totally productive all the time. In fact, studies have shown that taking deliberate transgress after periods of work is better for productivity.
The question is, how do you expend those breaks? You could check your email, but that still counts as running. You could check Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, but there’s something so mundane about haphazardly scrolling through your peripheral friends’ photos.
We have a few better ideas. Here’s a shortlist of the most wonderfully entertaining places to waste time on the internet outside of email and social media. Get ready to bookmark your favorites.
The 20 Best Websites For Wasting Time on the Internet
What are the best websites for wasting day on the internet?
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