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Why Do Republicans Get Away With Saying Such Outrageous Things? They Are Distracting Us While They Do Real Damage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Tired of all the outrageous things Republicans say and are not held accountable? Whether or not you like the president, he is President of the United States. That used to mean something.

Maximize Your Distraction: 3 Criteria for Wasting Time on the Web

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

It would be great to go cold turkey, but the reality is most of us are going to continue grabbing for our devices. But at least we can be somewhat intentional. Think of these like a nicotine patch. You're not giving up your drug. You're weaning yourself off it with a different delivery system.

Business Reinvention and the Art of Saying No

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Russell C. Smith

Reinvention is about focusing on today and tomorrow, but not so much about clinging to decisions that held you back last week or last year.

Drama as a Distraction

Tracy Crossley | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

If we really want to stop the drama pattern and get off the triangle, we should take some time to be alone and really, deal with our feelings and the anxiety they provoke. Shining the light of awareness inside of our emotions can bring us far more peace than being engaged in drama.

How to Cope With Boredom Eating

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Eating is only one of a thousand things to do when you're bored. If you're not hungry, you can choose to redirect your attention by making a conscious decision to focus on an activity other than eating (or thinking about eating).

Raise the Heat in Your Relationship This Summer

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

We had forgotten that there isn't anything more important than taking time to restore our relationship, to reawaken and indulge our enjoyment of sensual pleasure, and to retreat into the sweet environment that supports the growth of our love and ourselves.

How I Learned To Let My Distractions Fall Away

Amanda Magee | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

A week and a half ago, I told Briar we could go to get her hair trimmed. I had thought that we'd go on that first Saturday morning, but an unexpected guest, a work commitment and a sick sister kept cutting in and preventing the outing. I wanted the time alone with her. What happened?

What Is All This Distraction Doing to Our Brains?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Lee Carter

It is important for us to realize what too much multitasking can do to our brains. Some interesting brain research from Your Brain at Work by David Rock tells us that to focus more effectively, we must retrain our mind for uninterrupted concentration.

4 'Time Sucks' To Banish Right Now

Posted 11.23.2012 | OWN

By Robyn Miller and Christine Paik How many times have you started to do something (leave the house! clean a drawer! look up the name of that resta...

How To Purge Your 'Mental Lint'

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman If distracting, relentless thoughts drift around your brain, these experts have nine ways to make a clean sweep -- without losing t...

The Attraction of Distraction

Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | College
Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D.

For me -- for the subject matter I teach and more importantly how I aspire to teach it -- gadgets are distractions. Attractive distractions, I concede; but still distractions.

The Detours That Keep Us From Taking Our Turn

Phyllis Berger | Posted 04.14.2012 | Fifty
Phyllis Berger

Boomers, this is our time. My friends and I remind each other that now that we have semi-adult kids, we get to focus on doing all those things we fant...

Living Your Own Best Dream This Holiday Season

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Our most high and holy job is to be present to our relationship with the moment, with the urging of our heart, the needs of our well-being, and be patient for what this requires.

How Should We Deal With Computers in Classrooms?

Hack College | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hack College

I'm torn: I want to keep using a computer in class because I'm convinced it makes me more productive, but I don't want classmates sitting behind me to get distracted (nor do I particularly want them looking over my shoulder).

Taming Distractions: Don't Just Play Defense

Laura Vanderkam | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Vanderkam

We can set timers and hide our email programs in an attempt to beat back the hordes. Or we can fill our lives with so many wonderful things that there's just not a whole lot of room left for distractions.

The Power of Silence

Mike Downs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Downs

Turn all your electronic devices off and listen to the sound of your own thoughts. Turn your child's devices off as well.

Beat Back Distractions: The Neuroscience Of Getting Things Done

David Rock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Rock

The challenge is that we have not realized the true cost of distractions: they use up what turns out to be a limited supply of attention each day. Distractions also make us far less effective.

In Search Of The Meaningful Life

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

Far from a vague platitude, this is the cornerstone of effective action in the world. It means that our strength lies in our ability to influence others in a beneficial way.