HEALTHY LIVING
10/07/2013 08:40 am ET | Updated Dec 07, 2013

How To Beat Mindless Multitasking

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Alexander Graham Bell, noting how the sun's rays ignite paper only when focused in one place, advised, "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand." Yet ordinarily our attention wanders, a sitting duck for whatever distraction comes our way - especially when our email inbox alone offers constant distractions that seem urgent, but are just not that important.

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