Checking email less frequently reduces stress

@article{Kushlev2015CheckingEL,
  title={Checking email less frequently reduces stress},
  author={Kostadin Kushlev and Elizabeth W. Dunn},
  journal={Comput. Hum. Behav.},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={220-228}
}

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