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New Study: Students Learn Better with Views of Trees

Jared Green | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Jared Green

A Tree Campus, Rice University / Carol Ciarniello What if what is outside a school's windows is as critical to learning as what's inside the buildin...

The Brands That Win

Damian Bazadona | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Damian Bazadona

In lieu of resolutions, I like to kick the year off by playing "forecaster." And no, not in a meteorological way. I like to consider the landscape a...

The Art of Attention

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 01.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Vaughn

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and nothing else in the world mattered in that moment? Your mind wasn't racing or thinking of the ne...

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

Corinne Rogero | Posted 01.18.2016 | Religion
Corinne Rogero

Having the attention of the world, even if it's just my world, will certainly not last forever because millions of views or likes or followers will never satisfy our deepest longings to be known and to be celebrated by the King.

Why Single-Tasking Is the New Multitasking

Andrew Merle | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Merle

Giving our attention only to the task at hand enables us to accomplish more while feeling less anxious and less scatterbrained. Digital interruptions are more prevalent and persistent than ever before.

Brain Fitness Tips to Improve Attention and Memory in 2016

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 12.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Focus­ing atten­tion is effort­ful. And as we age it often gets harder and harder to con­cen­trate. But focus­ing our atten­tion on the task at hand is key for bet­ter mem­ory performance... so what can we do to improve con­cen­tra­tion AND memory?

Science and Meditation: Integrating a First-Person Experience into the Scientific Process

Marjorie Woollacott | Posted 12.30.2015 | Science
Marjorie Woollacott

Scientific research on meditation may be able identify which neurons are activated in meditative states, but this is insufficient. Within our studies, we need to include the first-person perspective and to examine heightened awareness during meditation.

Who's In Charge, Computers or Humans?

Nancy Colier | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology
Nancy Colier

Something remarkable happened yesterday, not remarkable good but remarkable crazy. I was riding in one of the new group taxis that have taken over Ne...

A New Marketing Measure: Psychological Distance

Elinor Amit | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Elinor Amit

Advertisers seem to get these ideas. You may well see a factory and factory workers in a TV commercial if a car is made in America. However, you are more likely to hear or read words celebrating "German engineering" if a car is made in that far-off land.

Keeping Up With the Judases

John Schlimm | Posted 12.03.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

We have become the golden calf. Gilded in likes, favorites, shares, and retweets. Periscoping our every moment while perched on a towering pedestal of selfies. All of it new-century building blocks of ego and validation.

5 Reasons Why We Fail to Pause Before We Get Into Trouble

Chris Mayya | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Mayya

Training our attention and awareness qualities is one of the best ways that I know of, to learn to get in touch with our discerning mind and the energy within our body. Such training is like holding up a mirror onto our own minds, just as we do with our faces, and instantly recognize what is it that needs fixing.

Small Is Beautiful

Hanne Suorza | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

Attention: Bright colors are dancing. Listen, don´t talk. Mindful of the little things, Sykkylven/ Norway. ...

Mindfulness Health Insurance: How We Heal the System (And Ourselves)

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?

TEDx Speaker Combats INFObesity in New Book "Got Your Attention?"

Joe Kutchera | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Joe Kutchera

Over the years, I kept finding myself recommending POP! to friends and colleagues in marketing. While I have given away (or forgotten about) many other business and marketing books that I read, I have held onto my copy of POP! So, when Sam's new book came out, I was excited to read it...and review it.

The Biggest Challenge

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Symptoms show up that make us aware that there is something in our lives that requires attention. We may become irritable, impatient, depressed, agitated, physically ill, anxious, or develop any number of other symptoms.

The Plugged-in Paradox: Why Always Being Connected Makes It Harder to Connect

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Take a moment to look around the next time you're in a meeting, at a social event, waiting in line or walking down the street. You'll likely find yourself surrounded by people staring at a smartphone or other digital device. Chances are you'll join them. What's going on here?

The Road Typically Travelled: Course Corrections

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The world changes. We become aware of such change by listening to how we feel. Whether in the wilds of the woods or life, if something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Look at it. Change your map accordingly. Make a course correction. It's the only way to get home.

Why Do Human Beings Engage? 22 Impulses That Sustain Engagement

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

I'd like to capture and keep your attention for about 60 seconds while you read this post. I'm relying on your professional curiosity and commitment to impact. In other words, I'm betting on a short burst of engagement.

5 Ways to Care for Your Attention

Susan Pearse | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

Attention is the most threatened resource on the planet today. It is being misused and abused more than ever before. If you've ever juggled a phone un...

We Have to Pay Attention to Our Work, and Not Just Stay Busy Doing It

Paul Jarvis | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

While making a living online, it's easy to get lured into other people's vision of doing business. You see something work for them, or something they're sharing that netted them great results and you want to try it too.

Moments of Happiness

Susan Pearse | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

In this noisy busy world, we believe a moment of attention can change everything. How will you give the gift of your attention to the things that matter most, today, tomorrow and in the weeks to come? Because moments of happiness grow as moments of attention flow.

What Is This Thing Called the Present?

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

The past and the future have their lures, and the big reason to get out of the present is that it is the place we are most vulnerable to be hurt. Let's look at how we are pulled toward the future and to the past.

Life in the Fast Lane Requires Mindfulness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When we are mindfully present in the moment we'll notice that our conscious mind is fully engaged with what our body is doing and, as a result, energy seems to flow with a greater sense of harmony, grace and ease, which ultimately manifests as a deep sense of inner peace.

5 Things Your Brain Wants You to Know About Getting and Keeping Focus

Scott Halford | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Scott Halford

Focus is your ticket to excellence. Yet, we pelt our brains with unfathomable little stressors all day long. Few of us take time to erase the toxicity and replenish ourselves throughout the day.

Attention Is the Currency of Care

Susan Pearse | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

How many opportunities to be part of something meaningful do you miss because your attention is being frittered away on the meaningless? It's nice to listen to music on your trip to work, but if you're doing so because you believe there is nothing worthwhile happening in your world, then you are sorely mistaken.