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10 Ways to Never Be Bored Again

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I was bored once for about five minutes in 2011. I remember it well. I was home alone, and for a minute I felt a feeling I couldn't identify. By the time I did figure out it was boredom it was almost gone. Of course, if you have kids around, they tend to get bored easily, so this list works for them, too (except for #5).

Back To School And Already Bored? Try This!

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.11.2015 | College

Summer break is over, and we know how it is -- paying attention in class is hard work. So here's a little something to keep you entertained....

Why You Can't Always Get What You Want

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Kara Post-Kennedy

If there is something surviving a day wearing a farmyard scene sweater with a burnt orange polyester skirt in a classroom full of designer jeans will teach you... no matter what you've been told, no one ever died of embarrassment.

Ungrateful Kids Reminded Me to Simplify... and Dance.

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 08.14.2015 | Parents
Lulu Salavegsen

All too often it takes a near star-alignment, incredible happenstance, or tragic disaster for us to truly revel in the gifts we have. We forget that we have the innate right to breathe and choose our mind's state.

Feeling Stuck in the Yuck? Here's Why!

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they are yours." ~ Richard Bach Have you ever felt "stuck in the yuck"? You know, that mental, emotio...

Boredom As A Teaching Opportunity

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

You and your kids are currently in the midst of the summer wherever you may be and your kids are probably complaining about boredom every now and then. I know about this all too well. The teens and tweens tell me about this. Parents complain about not knowing how to handle it. Oh the irony.


Marcia Liss | Posted 06.28.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

Sundays are so boring.

Guy Battles Summer Boredom With Leaf Blower

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.15.2015 | Weird News

Summer break can be a time to dream, a time when flights of fancy inspire feats of ingenuity. And then there's this. He has a leaf blower, an of...

Why Boredom Is One of The Greatest Experiences You Can Give a Child

Susan Pearse | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Susan Pearse

"I'm bored. Can I play on the iPad?" asked my 6-year-old for the second time. It was one of those times where it would've been easier to say yes. I was tired, had a deadline looming and an hour's peace would have been great. But instead, I packed up a few things and we all headed outside.

How Boredom Kills Us -- In Body, Mind and Spirit -- And What to Do About It

Andrea Driessen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Driessen

A podcast on the tedium of boredom produced by Public Radio International delves into the subject of boredom in a decidedly un-boring, substantial way. Let's explore the piece, along with related compelling research, to see how being "bored to death" isn't just a euphemism. And discuss what to do about it.

Burdened With 'Glorious' Boredom

Jio F. Deslate | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Jio F. Deslate

Our boredom arises not from a lack of stimuli, for in the digital age of attention-deficit discord, we have plenty of distractions. Our boredom springs from a lack of imagination, the ability to defy reality, and its dictates by going beyo

How to Survive a Boring Dinner Partner

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Imagine yourself at a dinner "stuck" next to someone who is rambling on about something you have no interest in. "How can this person be so boring?" y...

Is Facebook Making Us Stupid, Boring and Insecure?

Carla Poertner | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Poertner

The answer to whether our social media use is harmful or benign might just lie in the question we need to ask ourselves: "How good do I really want to feel?"

Ode to a Slow Day at the Office

Aron Wander | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Aron Wander

Nobody bothers you when you are writing an email. Reading a book, yes, cell phone, yes, dozing, yes. But emails are made of finer stuff. Office zen.

Hilarious iPhone Wallpapers Remind You To Look At Your Screen Less

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology

Artist Molly McLeod would like you to please calm down about your phone. (That is, unless you've got to text your mother. By all means, text the woman...

6 Reasons You're Stuck In A Rut (And What To Do About It)

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

Life is about connection, expansion, joy, abundance, and love. It's about fulfilling our calling and becoming more of our true selves and I assure you, you were meant for more than the lackluster life you have been living. It's time to shake things up starting now.

Is Reading Boring?

Naomi S. Baron | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Naomi S. Baron

Today, many of us whip out our phones instead, though the principle of killing time is the same. If we only make it halfway through the travel piece on Corsica or a game of Candy Crush, we readily abandon ship, rarely feeling the need to resume where we left off.

Get Bored

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy In a recent interview by Krista Tippett with composer and singer Joe Henry, she was exploring how he gets his inspiration to wri...

Own Boredom

Joanne Heyman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanne Heyman

Taking a fresh approach to boredom may be just your ticket to greater satisfaction in 2015! Why? Because, in our fast paced, digitized and hyper-linked lives we feel more and more compelled to fill idle time that could be used to actually reflect, relax, create and connect.

Those Magical Moments

Kathy Walsh | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Kathy Walsh

So many children are over-scheduled these days. Parents plan wonderful vacations, sign their kids up for after school classes and fill up their time with things to do. Doing nothing allows special moments to happen and gives children the tools to be creative.

Why Cat Listicles Fail To Answer The Soul's Cry

Brain Pickings | Maria Popova | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

Boredom has a long cultural history and an adaptive function in human life — it serves a vital creative purpose and protects us by helping us tolera...

8 Ways To Harness The Power Of Boredom

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living

"Down time" is a true rarity these days. When we finally find it, many of us exude sighs of relief at the opportunity to sit back, relax and do absolu...

Trusting Nothing: Having no Purpose on Purpose

Elan Barnehama | Posted 03.14.2015 | Books
Elan Barnehama

I like the revision process. It gives me a chance to see what I was thinking when I wrote that very lousy, uneven, not-so-good rough draft. Revising, re-seeing, re-thinking, re-visioning allows me to make some sense of what my characters have done and then I get a do-over.

10 Smartphone Rules We Should All Follow

Zach Dean | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

This is not a blog on your rights. You have a right to be oblivious to your surroundings and a right to be obnoxious. That includes your right to obnoxiously use your smartphone the same way you obnoxiously do anything else. This is a piece on etiquette.

Today's Buddha Doodle - How to Keep Boredom Away

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn