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Deep Work, Mastery and Becoming an Expert Instead of Watching Game of Thrones

Chantelle Zakariasen | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Chantelle Zakariasen

Don't get me wrong, I freaking love Game of Thrones. I devoured 5 seasons in 3 months this past summer and I wait with baited breath for the new ones....

Doing Everything Makes You Less Productive: Here's Why

Toby Nwazor | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Toby Nwazor

Credit Many people think that they need to be good in everything before they can live very successful lives. I disagree. Success depends on how well...

Multitasking Doesn't Work

TODAY.com | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Your cellphone beeps — you grab it to read the new text. A ding from your computer alerts you to a Facebook post and you check that before you'v...

The Strategic Decision to Outsource at Home

Diane Passage | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

If you're sitting on a never-ending to-do list, give some thought to outsourcing here and there to help lighten the load. Here are some things to consider if hiring help is worth it for you:

What Your Brain Actually Does When You Multitask

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living

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Manos Gavras is busy - acting, writing, etc.

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Sara Panagiotopoulou

Some people are easy to introduce. You can say things like, "This is so-and-so; he's a chef." But how can you introduce somebody who doesn't have on...

Take Homework Offline

Carl Marziali | Posted 12.01.2015 | Education
Carl Marziali

Schools are sending kids to the most distracting medium ever invented. Parents have no way to know if their children are working or playing in one of a dozen windows. An assignment that should take one hour may stretch to two or three.

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.

In the Name of Mindfulness and Self Compassion -- You Are Dumped!

Kellie Edwards | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kellie Edwards

When I'm with you I'm not as happy as I am when you're away. Being with you is like low-grade stress. The ordinary moments become painful and you s...

Too Much to Do, Too Little Time

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

I had lunch with my friend Dr. Pamila Brar, who is the medical director of Human Longevity, Inc., a while ago, and she was telling me about how diffic...

The Plugged-in Paradox: Why Always Being Connected Makes It Harder to Connect

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Take a moment to look around the next time you're in a meeting, at a social event, waiting in line or walking down the street. You'll likely find yourself surrounded by people staring at a smartphone or other digital device. Chances are you'll join them. What's going on here?

How Being Busy Makes You Unproductive

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Being busy has somehow become a badge of honor. The prevailing notion is that if you aren't super busy, you aren't important or hard working. The truth is, busyness makes you less productive.

Intexticated

James A. Roberts | Posted 10.15.2015 | Technology
James A. Roberts

We all know the tell-tale signs.... a hand over the right ear of the driver in front of us, someone driving 50 miles per hour on the Interstate. Or, the slow "lane drift" as the driver in front or beside you slowly creeps into your lane and then corrects his lane tracking before he does it all over again.

Spiritual Tips for Maximizing Your Energy

Alison Campbell | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alison Campbell

We've all had this experience, the feeling of being in one place physically, but entirely somewhere else mentally. At times like that, have you noticed yourself feeling kind of exhausted? If not exhausted, then perhaps just not as happy, fun, patient, or loving as you'd like.

9 Lies We Tell Ourselves That Sabotage Your Success

Tyler C Beaty | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Tyler C Beaty

We know that the right thing to do is to be honest and not to tell lies to others. And we know the ramifications of getting caught when we do lie.

How Smart Women Rethink Their To-Do Lists

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Gayle Hilgendorff

I was working with a group of women last week on the idea of creating a WANT to do list vs. reacting to a NEED to do list. This is an exercise that I enjoy doing with people, where we take a step back from our need to do, should do, have to do mindset, and reframe our thinking to developing a want to do, love to do, look forward to doing list.

Multitasking Lowers Your Emotional Intelligence?

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

The term multitasking is perhaps the best word we can use to describe our modus operandi - at work and at play. Multi-tasking, the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously has become a way of life in modern society.

From Smartphone to Summer Intern

Penina Remler | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Penina Remler

Just the other day I was commuting home on a crowded LIRR peak express train when a stranger sitting next to me refused to get off at his stop without first commenting on my lightning speed texting technique.

A New Theory Of Distraction

The New Yorker | Joshua Rothman | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction,” the poet Eliza...

Single Task Your Way to a Better Life and Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

We understand the danger of texting while driving, yet we knowingly overload our brains with multiple tasks that lead us to a cluttered life and a growing list of unattainable daily demands.

Multitasking and the Brain

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

So it appears there is a fine line between allowing the mind to wander and discover, and having the flurry of information warp our sense of time to the extent of altering our general attention span.

Taming the Frenzy: Staying Calm When the Unexpected Happens

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

When frenzy shows up, our emotional brain hijacks our cognitive brain, and we are spinning. How we react in that very moment has a huge impact on whether life unravels or if we muster the energy to deal with the problem the best we can. Often our reaction at that very moment will determine how we feel for hours, days or even weeks ahead.

I Give Up On Having It All

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

I've worked so hard, and I want it to add up to something, to lead to something. I want to be able to be proud of my accomplishments. That's not a bad thing. But accomplishments don't keep you company, bring you cocoa or laugh at your jokes.

4 Easy Tips to Avoid Falling Into Frenzy

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

I recently got back from a family holiday in France. Because I wanted to be "on vacation" I'd decided to get a head start on my work so it wouldn't be...

Why We Should All Stop Trying To Multitask Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

People of all attention-span lengths understand how easily a text message, phone call or email notification can distract them from an important task. ...