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My mind wan­ders all the time, es­pe­cially when I’m bored. Is this a harm­ful habit? Jessie, Brighton It’s not great if you’re driv­ing or per­form­ing surgery, but re­search us­ing brain scan­ners finds that many mind-wan­der­ers have bet­ter brain con­nec­tions, scor­ing higher for in­tel­lec­tual and cre­ative abil­ity. They can zone in and out of con­ver­sa­tions or tasks, find new so­lu­tions to old prob­lems, then tune back in with­out miss­ing vi­tal steps. If you can do it with­out your part­ner spot­ting that you’re zon­ing out, it can be a very pro­duc­tive use of your brain. If you’re rum­bled, you may be sleep­ing on the sofa!

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