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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. ...

Death to Multitasking

Melissa Heisler | Posted 05.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

I love going to Mexico. For every task, there is a "guy" who does it. They do not have jack-of-all-trades handymen. If you are working on your house, ...

The Real Harm in Multitasking

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

You've likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time.

Accomplishing More Than A To-Do List

Shaniece Bennett | Posted 04.26.2015 | Small Business
Shaniece Bennett

Every day we set out to accomplish a specific set of tasks. Yet we easily forget about all the other stuff that we do in between.

What's Really Happening In Your Brain When You Multitask

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living

You probably think you have to multitask to accomplish everything on your to-do list and still have a few precious minutes to unwind at the end of the...

The Danger of Physician Burnout on the Health Care Highway

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Whether we're doctors, nurses, med students, or health professionals in other arenas, I can tell you that we went into this for the patients. Someone along the way touched our hearts and our souls and we decided that nothing else but helping patients would put the fire in our bellies.

Surviving the Distraction Epidemic

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

Make a decision that your health and well-being are your single most important asset, and begin living your life to protect it. Take a personal stand that this is not the way you want to live, and this is not the behavior you want to role model for your children. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Enough to Go Around?

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.22.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How Juggling Can Relieve Stress And Still Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Professional juggler Jennifer Slaw joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani today to discuss how the sport of juggling can be a form of s...

How to Not Be Stupid

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

I can throw dinner on the table, or I can slow down and really see what I'm doing. Focusing on the smell, taste and feel of the food in my hands grounds me. With mindfulness, bringing together even a simple dish is a work of creation and a gift of love.

Tips for Multitasking With Time Management

Linda Lauren | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

My advice has always been that if you can't manage your time efficiently enough to give each person and each project your complete attention then don't try to multitask. Give your all to each call.

How To Concentrate When The World Intrudes

Entrepreneur | Edward G. Brown | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

“The world is too much with us,” Wordsworth lamented. And that was more than 200 years ago, when he didn’t have to contend with 24/7 cable, smar...

Feel Starved for Time? Here's a Surprising (and Easy) Solution

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

So if you are feeling overwhelmed and time-starved: Stop. Remember that what you need more than time (to work, to check tasks off your list) is downtime, sans stimulation.

Are You Really Here, Or Are You Skimming?

The Washington Post | Jennifer Meer | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

It’s been exactly one year since I wrote Distracted Living. In that piece, I described a night when I left my daughter alone in the tub while I went...

What I Finally Know I'm Ready For As A Mom

Marissa Kristal | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Marissa Kristal

In life, as in waterskiing, I can best handle one thing (as opposed to two, or worse yet, many things) at a time. To say I get overwhelmed easily would be a gross understatement.

Tools to Bring Social Media Under Control

Susie Wolbe | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

It seems that scheduled items receive the most attention: carpools, appointments, classes, school or work. Another area that seems to overtake us is associated with social media. Like any habit, we turn to the Facebooks, Twitters and Instagrams of the world, almost without thinking.

Plate Spinning

Amy Hunter | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Amy Hunter

Metaphorically this whole world of motherhood is a gigantic plate spinning act... and my performance will not get me a spot on Ed Sullivan.

6 Secrets to Staying Sane (and Maybe Even Mindful) for People Who Do Way Too Much

Rose Caiola | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Even with that barrage of opinions and advice, I think many people don't recognize one important thing -- how lessons learned and goals achieved in one business can lead to success in another, even if it's completely different.