For years people have been saying that kids who excel at multitasking—juggling a variety of activities at one time, such as doing homework while participating in an online chat—have an advantage over kids who don't. Now a new study says that while doing multiple tasks at once may appear to be more efficient, it can actually be more time consuming and less healthy.

Researchers at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

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