American adults are now consuming nearly 11 hours of media per day

Unsurprisingly, the major culprits—other than, y’know, the ongoing problem of human weakness—are smartphones and tablets, which have seen their daily usage numbers jump way up in the last year. According to the study, we spend 37 more minutes per day on our phones than we did last year, and 12 more on our tablets. It’s enough to make you feel kind of anxious about the role of pop culture and media in our world, and the way we use it as a soporific to dull the anxieties of modern life. And we’ll be sure to think about that more, right after we cue up a couple old episodes of 30 Rock to take the edge off this bad feeling that’s suddenly roiling around in the pits of our stomach. – William Hughes, The A.V. Club