1 in 6 New Yorkers Admit to Working in the Bathroom: Study

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    New Yorkers are known for working all the time, but about one in six admitted to bringing business into the bathroom, according to an Ikea report on how city-dwellers spend their mornings.

    In a newly released “Life at Home” report, the Swedish furniture giant says that between 16 and 17 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed in New York City admitted to working in the bathroom.

    Ikea surveyed about 1,000 people in eight cities around the world for data on a variety of morning routine habits, including time spent working, cuddling, reflecting and getting ready to get out the door. 

    New Yorkers aren’t alone in bringing their work with them to the bathroom, the report found. In Stockholm, 17 percent of those surveyed also admitted to working in the bathroom. In Berlin, London, Moscow, Mumbai and Shanghai, 10 percent did.

    The report also found some other interesting tidbits about morning routines in the Big Apple. For instance, fewer New Yorkers eat breakfast at home than any of the other cities surveyed, but when they do find time to sit down for the meal, they’re more likely to use their smartphones than any other city except Moscow.

    We also spend about 16 minutes each day grooming, about 2 minutes more than the other cities surveyed.

    Read the full report here.

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