Among the good news in the 54-page report is that our ability to multi-task has drastically improved in the information age, but unfortunately attention spans have fallen.
In 2000 the average attention span was 12 seconds, but this has now fallen to just eight.
Humans have become so obsessed with portable devices and overwhelmed by content that we now have attention spans shorter than that of the previously jokingly juxtaposed goldfish.
Microsoft surveyed 2,000 people and used electroencephalograms (EEGs) to monitor the brain activity of another 112 in the study, which sought to determine the impact that pocket-sized devices and the increased availability of digital media and information have had on our daily lives.
One professor believes it's an entirely natural response though – as we consume an increasing volume of information and digest it faster, our appetite for it grows."When we first invented the car, it was so novel.
At 30lb it's thought to be the largest of its kind ever caught in the wild It took Raphael Biagini ten minutes to reel the creature out of a lake in the south of France - moments after fellow anglers told him they had spent six years trying to snare the legendary 'giant goldfish'.
In Chinese there are two words that are spelt in English as yú.
To the untrained ear they sound exactly the same, but one means fish and the other means bounty or surplus.
And now congratulate yourself for concentrating long enough to make it through this article.
Do Not Email First Thing in the Morning or Last Thing at Night “The former scrambles your priorities and all your plans for the day and the latter just gives you insomnia,” says Ferriss, who insists “email can wait until 10am” or after you check off at least one substantive to-do list item.