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Are People With Extreme Political Views Just Bored?

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.13.2016 | Science

The yawning ideological gap between Democrats and Republicans has been growing to the point that political polarization has been called “the definin...

An Adventurer's Guide To Boredom

Anne Armstrong | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Anne Armstrong

Unstructured time gives kids the chance to explore their inner and outer worlds, which is where creative thinking begins. This is how they learn to engage with themselves and the world, to imagine and invent and create.

This Summer I Will Give My Kids The Gift of Boredom

Amanda Redhead | Posted 06.29.2016 | Parents
Amanda Redhead

I remember my childhood summers fondly, as many of us do. Those halcyon days in which I would leave the house after a still sleepy, leisurely breakfast of cereal that I made myself and come home only for lunch in the middle of a day spent entirely outdoors. We did not live in town and, thus, playmates were limited to siblings and the cousins who lived down the road.

Housewife Burnout

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 06.13.2016 | Parents
Lisa Smith Molinari

It took four punches of the snooze button to get me out of bed this morning. I wasn't tired. Or sick, for that matter. But I was sick and tired. Sick and tired of the same old routine, minute after minute, day after day, year after year, since 1995, when I made the decision to stay at home to manage our family.

Being Busy Is Actually Better For Your Brain, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.18.2016 | Fifty

Feel like the work just never seems to end? Take heart. All that "busyness" is probably good for you. A new study in the journal Frontiers in Aging Ne...

10 Things to Do When You Are Bored

Kim Delatorre | Posted 05.10.2016 | Comedy
Kim Delatorre

I started thinking last night, and thought, heck, why on earth don't I throw up a post that will help with daily boredom! I

Why You Should Do Nothing When Your Child Says, "I'm Bored"

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych.

What does your gut do when you hear the two words every parent dreads? "I'm bored." Maybe it is because of the incredible guilt that a lot of today'...

The Science of Time Explains Boredom and Stress, and How to Deal With Them

Marc Wittmann | Posted 04.07.2016 | Science
Marc Wittmann

The key to a relaxed attitude involves controlling external demands. Stress does not follow from the quantity of work per time-unit so much as from the fact that the work is imposed -- without our being able to control it.

Spring Ahead -- 150 Ways to Recharge Your Life

Sharon McCarthy | Posted 03.30.2016 | Women
Sharon McCarthy

While designed for single women, most of these activities work if you're male or married, too.

When Doing Nothing Is Doing Everything

Cassidy Hall | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Cassidy Hall

Perhaps there's something different this time and I'm more open to listening to the solitude; allowing it to speak silence, truth, and rest into my life.

The Importance Of Being Bored

Jennifer S. White | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

As parents, we can hope so desperately for more instances of quiet, but then we get them and they're boring. Rather than settling into these randomly gifted minutes, we ungraciously fill them.

Sometimes Togetherness Is the Problem, Not the Solution

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Regardless of the differences in their respective comfort levels, all couples have an (unspoken) agreed upon level of comfort hat they negotiate on an on-going basis, each partner offering balance in the security/risk continuum, or to use another metaphor the roots and wings.

Yes, Art Is Boring Sometimes, But Maybe That's A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts

Gaze upon a painting by Mark Rothko, color field king, and you can experience myriad emotions. The lush blocks of orange and yellow might awaken your ...

Ask Miss Mingle: "The Human Sacrifice"

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 12.08.2015 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

My friend Joelle recently had a harrowing cocktail party experience. She was cornered by one of life's most dangerous predators -- the Crashing Bore.

The One Sign You Are Too Busy

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Once you know what matters most, it's time to get going again -- except this time, you will hopefully feel a much lighter burden on your shoulders. Starting your day with confidence involves knowing what you will accomplish and why.

OMG I'm So Bored: Why Millennials Must Learn to Sit Alone in a Room

Jess Carson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jess Carson

Few articles have evoked a visceral reaction on par with my response to The Atlantic's piece, "Dorms for Grownups: A Solution for Lonely Millennials." I all but threw my hands up in an existential fit.

Multitask Much? It May Not Be As Bad For You As You Think.

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Midlife seems to put us in situations that demand multitasking. Whether you're fixing dinner and need to make a late phone call or have to juggle the competing demands of a job that forces you to monitor emails and clients, you're pretty much forced to divide your mental bandwidth into portions.

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. With just...

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 07.15.2016 | 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, emotion...

Boredom As A Teaching Opportunity

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.06.2016 | 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.

Sunday

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.28.2016 | 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...