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This New Brain-Scanning Technique Could Change The Way Scientists Think About Human Focus

The Atlantic | Taylor Beck | Posted 02.10.2015 | World

Human attention isn’t stable, ever, and it costs us: lives lost when drivers space out, billions of dollars wasted on inefficient work, and mental d...

5 Ways to Run Your Own Race

Alex Lyman | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

College campuses are full of opportunities to succeed and make your own mark in your own way. While there are an unlimited ways to succeed, here are five ways to keep your eye on the prize.

Working From Home? 6 Tips to Keep You Focused and Productive

Emily Cassel | Posted 04.06.2015 | Small Business
Emily Cassel

Working from home can be a serious adjustment. We can feel like we're on the clock 24/7, and our boundaries between work and personal life tend to become blurry during this transition. Here are my top six tips to keep you focused and productive, so that you can fully enjoy the benefits and privilege of working from home.

Surf's Up: Five Leadership Lessons I Learned From Surfing

Anne Loehr | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Not surprisingly, I also began to notice how all of the surfing lessons I learned also applied to leadership. Just like learning leadership lessons in the kitchen, it turns out I also learned leadership lessons in the ocean. Here are five of those lessons...

Do You Have Decision-Fatigue?

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

Sure, there are areas of your life where you feel confident. And at other times, you find yourself stuck in a figure eight loop of uncertainty. Have you missed key opportunities because you couldn't make up your mind?

Focus Matters: Focus On Your Dreams, Not Your Distractions

Stedman Graham | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

How would you measure up if someone observed you and wrote down what you were doing once a minute? Would they see you scrolling through social media, talking on the phone to your relative about a problem at home, or taking action toward your dreams?

If You Can't Focus, Blame This Brain Region

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.26.2015 | Science

Difficulty focusing, for many of us, is a daily reality of modern life. How many times do you open your email and get sidetracked from a more importan...

Why I'm Glad I Have a Distracted Kid

Mommy Nearest | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I have a child who doesn't sit still -- ever. Over the years, I've watched her peers learn to sit long enough to draw pictures. I've watched others learn to stay seated for an entire meal. My 5-year-old girl operates quite differently.

Trouble Focusing? New Checklist Can Help Parents Make Evaluations

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

Were you one of the many parents who ended 2014 feeling a little concerned about their child's attention span? You're not alone. These parents were looking to make a change in 2015, but didn't know where to begin.

Clear the Clutter & Make a Difference: A New Year Interview With Marie Forleo

Cortney McDermott | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Cortney McDermott

This has fascinated me ever since I began my coaching work. What inspires us to follow through? What's the secret to consistency and commitment? What sparks lasting change?

Binge-watching: The Latest Reinvention of Entertainment Consumption

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Just like a book that you can read all in one sitting, you can now watch 8-12 episodes, one after another.

2015: Explore the 'No Resolution' Solution

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Success Is Not About Who Wins the Race, It's About Who Finishes. "The road to success leads through the valley of humility, and the path is up the l...

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Hans Hickler | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

It's not about changing your life, your job. It's about making space by un-cluttering your schedules; it's about accumulating less and focusing on the quality of your time and concentrating on doing a little more of the things you really enjoy; the things that matter.

3 Healthy Ways To Deal With Jealousy

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

There's a line you don't want to cross, and there are ways to deal with jealousy when it arises. Jealousy can eat away at you and keep you from making progress in life. Here are three ways to deal with jealousy.

Practicing Mindfulness

Matti Perilstein | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Matti Perilstein

What are you thinking about? You've probably been asked this question before, but how often do you consciously think about your thoughts on your own? ...

Stress Conversations: How to Become More Authentic

Dorote Lucci | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Dorote Lucci

"Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity." -- Coco Chanel Around the holidays negative stress can change and hit another level of d...

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

How To Focus When There Seems To Be A Million Things On Your Plate

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Mo Seetubtim

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the work that you've got to do? There seems to be a million different things that need to be done. We feel overwhelmed and out of control because we don't know where to start. Should I start with project A? What about project B and C that need to be done as well?

What Captures Your Attention Controls Your Life

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
Kare Anderson

Giving and receiving undivided attention, even briefly, is the least that one individual can do for another -- and sometimes the most. And yet, attending to others doesn't just help them -- it helps us, by evoking responses that help the listener feel cared for, useful, and connected to the larger world.

11 Things Powerful People Never, Ever Think

Chris Deaver | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Powerful people think in a healthy way that invites inspiration. From when they wake up in the morning to when they close their eyes at night, they're creating thoughts that bring the best possibilities.

Making Way for Number One

Janet M. Neal | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

There is one path in my life that has inevitably been clear. It's my number one, the most important thing in my life, and the one thing where I am truly focused and have no doubts. That is my children.

Abundance in Gratitude Equals Abundance in Life

Brianna Upton | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

It's a simple formula that will transform your life. Say it out loud, write it down, think it, feel it, breathe it. Gratitude. Come from a place of thankfulness every step you take. Stop focusing on the problems, focus on the solution. And the solution is simple; I already gave it to you.

Rule # 6

Hans Hickler | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

That boss that just always has to be right, who doesn't listen, who won't accept another point of view. We've all experienced it.

Calm, Clarity and Capacity in Our Lives

Hans Hickler | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Hans Hickler

We all know that taking time out during the day to recharge is solid advice. It clears the cobwebs. Meditation goes a step further. For me it is a gift that keeps on giving. I'm learning that our mind doesn't enjoy chaos and noise but takes it for granted.

How to Make Time to Read

Lauren Jessen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books
Lauren Jessen

Reading is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Taking the time to read improves your ability to focus, enhances your vocabulary, strengthens your empathy, and provides new experiences through a variety of characters.