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Chances Are You'll Lose 12 Minutes of Productivity Today

More Retail image by Open Box [cc, 2.0]The headline of this entry may make you ask: Why? Today is Cyber Monday -- the Internet's equivalent of Black Friday. The difference between the two is that Monday is a work day, whilst Black Friday generally falls on a day off. One consulting firm even pinned down how much time each white collar worker spends buying goods on company time: 12 minutes according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. of Chicago.

Online shopping on Cyber Monday this year is expected to outpace last year by 21% and while "Cyber Monday" is a little recognized moniker amongst general consumers, retailers are well aware of it -- 72% of retailers with an online presence plan to offer deep discounts today.

So, while you're ruminating on today's flurry, I think I'll be looking for a low-cost digicam for my mother. Surely nothing can cure the 'Mondays' more than a little little online retail therapy.

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