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Information Overload

3 Uncommon Ways to Maintain Your Real Focus

Lisa Bennett | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Bennett

As someone who has an insatiable desire to know and do everything, I've also come to find three insights particularly helpful. Rather than concrete actions, they serve more as mindsets or perspectives to take on all that is available to us now -- and stay centered on what truly matters to us as individuals.

How to Get the Damn File Out of the Computer for Tech-Challenged Folks

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

"Hansel, They're in the computer." We all know the scene; the 2001 Space Oddysey soundtrack plays in the background. Once D. Zoolander and his nemesis...

The Clutter of Information Overload

Brooks Palmer | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Brooks Palmer

A blog follower wrote, "I find and file so much information in my head. I see a link... and wow... that leads to more INFORMATION! It is the FEAR of m...

What Makes Technology Evolve?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Frank A. Weil

As we think back on the last 75 years, how many Xerox effect cases can you think of? A great many of the new Apple Apps do a bit of that. Perhaps the iPhone itself spawned a whole new market.

Is Social Media Making Us All The Same?

Pacific Standard | Paul Hiebert | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

In 1784, the philosopher Immanuel Kant wrote down his hope for his age and all those that followed. In a famous essay titled “Answering the Question...

Disconnect From Your Smartphone and Rest Your Mind

Scott MacFarland | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

As the New Year ushers in a time for us to reflect on our past, it also allows us to think about ways to refresh our minds with new, creative ideas.

$ave on Time, Overload and Complexity With User Experience

Sarah Deane | Posted 02.09.2015 | Technology
Sarah Deane

The world got really complicated all of a sudden. You see it in life and you see it especially at work. While so many great applications exist that simplify life's transactions and advances in technology make a 24/7 layer of connectedness, there is a cost that we have incurred as a result.

Can You Text/E-mail/Tweet/FB/DM Me? (Plz!)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.09.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Greetings fellow victims of the information apocalypse. It used to be, the goal of Inbox Zero was heroic, but achievable. Alas, that seems like such a long time ago. The rules have changed, and the playing field has changed as well.

The New York Times, Kim Kardashian and the Information Apocalypse

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.29.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Yes, Kim Kardashian broke the web. But she did something good as well. She woke up a small but emerging community of information consumers who don't want her oiled posterior to be the web we leave for our children.

Dear Tech: Let's Reevaluate Our Relationship

Diana Graber | Posted 12.29.2014 | Technology
Diana Graber

While certainly frustrating, this "time-out" did force me to reevaluate my relationship with tech. Frankly, it demands too much of my time and attention, it overshares, and doesn't give space to think.

Experiencing Information the Project

Dorote Lucci | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dorote Lucci

For the last year, I have been trying to write a blog about my work as a mindfulness coach guiding people through their emotions, stress and past expe...

A Buddhist Monk's Advice On Overcoming Tech Addiction

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living

"iPads are great," laughed the Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, a Korean Buddhist monk and global humanitarian leader. But he added an important caveat: They'...

Our Digital Device Addiction Is Causing A 'National Attention Deficit'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Distraction, busyness, constant connectivity and information overload have become largely accepted as facts of daily life in the Internet age. But all...

From Digital Overload to Enlightenment

Martin O’Leary | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as one's emergence from self-imposed immaturity. But how can a digital addict ever achieve enlightenment with so many distractions, let alone escape immaturity?

3 Biblical Tips to Stay Sane in Our Overloaded World

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Doesn't it make sense to draw on time-tested tips to help keep us sane, grounded, and connected to what deeply matters in the process?

A Digital Desert Island -- Vacation Paradise?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There I was, 30,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Flying to Italy to speak at the IAB Digital conference in Milan. It was the day after Thanksgiving...

Letter From a New Economy Consumer

Stephanie Michele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

Everyday there are thousands of marketers competing for my time. I am consuming data and information at an alarming rate both online and off. When I am at my computer, on average I am switching tabs or functions more than twice every 60 seconds.

The First Of The Three R's Makes All The Difference

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

If you can't or won't help yourself by seeking out the newest and best, you and your company will eventually become irrelevant. It's your job to lead the way into the new territories, but you can't go blindly.

Stop Overdosing on Celebrity Gossip, the News, and Low-Quality Information

James Clear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Is it necessary to turn on the same news program every night? Are you living a better life because of watching it? If something isn't benefitting you, then eliminate it.

Curate or Be Curated: The Coming Age of the Curation Economy

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The cure for information overload is coherent curation -- data-driven discovery managed by skilled, thoughtful, and in some cases expert curators. Much as the quality of a restaurant is created by the chef, the quality of the curated end-product is going to be made by the curator.

The Inbox of Our Lives

Daniel Ben-Horin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Technology
Daniel Ben-Horin

There is discourse and there is productivity and there is social media and there is life outside work and it adds up to high anxiety.

The Forest for the Trees

Ari Andersen | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Living in the information-saturated world that we live in, it is much more of a choice. The choice where to put my focus, my energy, my attention, when there are so many things to think about and do and get accomplished.

Fuck the News

Katie Goodman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

The news is overwhelming and we are not evolutionarily developed to take in this amount of information about that many people suffering. So when it's too much, I'm just going to look at what's right in front of me: my kid, my veggie burger, my guitar.

Information Overload? 3 Questions To Ask Yourself

Kimberly Wyatt | Posted 08.09.2013 | Fifty
Kimberly Wyatt

I'm a huge fan of access to, and exchange of, large quantities of information, and I know I'm not alone. It's estimated that nearly 80 percent of baby boomers -- nearly 60 million -- are online and spend more time there than any other group.

How to Survive the Media Zombie Apocalypse

Anthony Meindl | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

Sometimes that voice within, the inner GPS system that is there for all of us, guiding us and showing us how to create our lives (if we were but quiet enough to hear it) gets shut out because of the constant bombardment of stimuli on our phones, computers and everywhere we look.