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Self-destructing tabs limit your distractions when you take a five-minute break

Self-destructing tabs limit your distractions when you take a five-minute break
Photo Courtesy of Take A Five

You work hard every single day. You deserve a break every now and then. But for some of us, taking a quick break from work means that what was supposed to be just checking your Facebook notifications turns into 45 minutes of endless scrolling, watching a video or two, or 10, pinning several different cool ideas on Pinterest, and of course, taking several "What popular character are you?" quizzes on BuzzFeed.

Before you know it, you're long gone down the rabbit hole and there's no turning back. Forget about getting any work done. There are just too many photos of cute puppy dogs and too many cat videos to watch. But, fortunately for your boss, there's a new tool out that puts an end to your endless surfing with self-destructing tabs.

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When it's time to take a break from a tedious project at work, or if you need a breather before you get started, check out the Take a Five site. With Take a Five, you open a tab, select the amount of time you want to take off - 2, 5, 10 minutes or a custom-timed tab - then select the site you want to visit, like Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, reddit, or even the New York Times.

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Next, you'll take your break. But be sure you enjoy every glorious second of it. When time is up, the browser tab will close on you and you'll see a note from Take a Five with a reminder that it's time to get back to work. If you still don't want to work, click on the "get motivation" button to see something inspirational.

However, it's important to note that if you close the Take a Five tab, the self-destructing tab will also close automatically.

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