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Distraction

Time Management God's Way: What's On Your To-Don't List?

Craig Groeschel | Posted 06.06.2011 | Religion
Craig Groeschel

Christ had to make difficult decisions about how he would spend his limited time on earth. His example has a lot to teach us.

Lay Off the Laptop

xxxDan Treadwayxxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
xxxDan Treadwayxxx

Recently, while taking notes in class, I peered forward and saw the student in front of me playing a game on his MacBook. But something about this game was particularly peculiar.

7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

As if you needed another reason to put off your last-minute Christmas shopping, here's our weekly list of seven sites you really should be wasting tim...

New York Times Cover Story on "Growing Up Digital" Misses the Mark

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Rather than kids losing their attention spans there is a stronger case to be made that growing up digital is equipping today's youth with the mental skills that they'll need to deal with today's overflow of information.

Rethinking How We Learn and Work

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

We need to focus on managing our attention and energy, not just our time. Some schools are experimenting with providing longer time periods for learning and finding that it can be very effective.

Windows Phone 7 Goes on Sale at AT&T and T-Mobile

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

You won't have to look to far for your Windows Phone 7 fix. It is being sold at T-Mobile -- HTC HD7 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. You can also pick one up from AT&T.

A Gothic Bacchanal

Julie Newmar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Newmar

We should all turn off the distractions -- the tea parties, cable news, blogosphere. Do you want mastery, success, admiration, all of the best things? Then go plow your own field. The world will take care of itself.

How to Look at Mondrian

James Elkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Elkins

Our eyes are far too good for us. They show us so much that we can't take it all in, so we shut out most of the world, and try to look at things as br...

Organize Your Craving Control Self-Talk

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

There are four ways to manage cravings: with distraction, self-talk, relaxation and mindfulness. Self-talk, in my clinical experience, is the most fre...

Simple Ways to Deal With Distractions (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Meditation (and yoga) isn't a religion. It brings you back to YOU. That feels so amazing and aligns you with your creativity, intuition, and sets you in a state of energized inspiration.

Why Obama Dissed the Internet, and Why the Internet Doesn't Get It

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

Obama's point IT's ability to distract us isn't that new technology allows for too many divergent views. It's that the internet narrows opinion to a few fairly predictable and easily reproducible one-liners.

Addiction or Distraction?

Scott Schwenk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Scott Schwenk

Are we addicted to distraction? If we are, why isn't it obvious to more of us?

Walking And Talking On Phone Dangerous For Seniors

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For older people, gabbing on a cell phone while walking across the street may increase the chances of being run over, according to a new study...

Giving Thanks for Action

Bob McKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob McKinnon

When habitual distractions trump deliberate actions we focus on politics instead of policy, the selfish vs. the selfless, and the "urgent" vs. the important. We much change the action-distraction equation.

Take the Day Off

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

As we become more attuned to our bodies, we realize that often things only get that bad because we've been pushing ourselves too hard. Some conscious businesses give wellness days instead of sickness days.

Attention Deficit Déjà Vu

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

ADDers often feel like we're living in a separate world, without the vocabulary to explain to outsiders the all-encompassing nature and tenacity of the disorder we fight on a minute-by-minute basis.

The Ethics of Insight

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Distraction is the redirection of attention from the social, economic, political, and climate emergencies that afflict us locally and globally.

Multitasking

realsimple.com | A.J Jacobs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Multitasking makes us feel efficient. But it's an insane delusion; it actually just slows our thinking down. Our brains can't handle more than one hig...

When I Don't Love Myself, My Addictions Are Important

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

The reason we have such difficulty being with ourselves is that we have lost sight of our true essence; what I call love-consciousness.

Could Great Magazines Publish Less Original Material?

Julia Cheiffetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Julia Cheiffetz

During this moment of transition when budgets for long form journalism seem scarcer by the day, maybe looking to the classics or the public domain is one tiny way to keep our collective attention span in tact.

The Benefits Of Distraction And Overstimulation

New York Magazine | Sam Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Over the last several years, the problem of attention has migrated right into the center of our cultural attention. We hunt it in neurology labs, lame...

Slow Down -- Speed is So Yesterday

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

If the current downturn means that we all slow down a little, that may turn out to be the smartest strategy of all. Because the economy surely can't recover until we do.

McCain Must Answer Basic Questions

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen C. Rose

McCain has mastered the strategy of distraction and disengagement. His campaign has declared that personality is more important than the issues. But I'm not fooled. Here are some basic policy questions I want answered.