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Multitasking

The Master of Delegation

Samira Asemanfar | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Samira Asemanfar

I argue that delegation is best because it allows the servicemen to do what they are good at so one can focus on what they themselves are good at. But are we really doing what we are good at, or are we just spending more time distracting ourselves with less-important tasks?

Multitasking Might Be Damaging You

Intent | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

In an age where multitasking hasn't just become second nature, but our only nature, it's important to take a step back and think about the effects these choices are having on our lives.

Beware of Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Irene Tanner | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

I have navigated treacherous territory before. From experience I know that barks are worse than bites -- that no matter how scary, dedication to one's authentic journey takes precedence over fear, overcomes obstacles and provides ultimate protection.

Why Men (Yes, Men) Are Better Multitaskers

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.03.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

We should all be forgiven for believing that women are good at multitasking, and far superior to men. The problem with this popular image is that there is not a shred of evidence to back it up.

Multitasking Impairs Performance -- But Some Is Worse Than Others

| Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living

By Christie Nicholson (Click here for the original article and podcast) Multitasking. Most of us have tried it since digital devices became unavoi...

Listen Well

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 09.22.2012 | Fifty
Karen Kimsey-House

Listening poorly has become pandemic.

Multitasking: There's an App for That

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff DeGraff

Thanks to your fairy godmother and Steve Jobs you just need to find the right app, consult it every five minutes and maybe offer up a human sacrifice now and then and your dreams will come true.

Maximize Productivity By Minimizing Multitasking (VIDEO)

Posted 06.29.2012 | Healthy Living

Multitasking has become a norm, but juggling multiple things at one time is an inefficient way of working. While it seems counterintuitive, life coach...

Get Your Life

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Rev. James Ellis, III

By now we should know that busyness doesn't equal productivity or importance. Lord knows, however, that we are remedial in our understanding of this.

Are We the Meat and Potatoes Generation?

Meghan Waitzer | Posted 08.01.2012 | Teen
Meghan Waitzer

Our attention spans are becoming shorter. I personally find it difficult to sit through a two-hour movie that has a lot of character development -- I'm always wondering when they'll get to the point.

Are You Present?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

In our mulit-tasking world, we can fool ourselves by being proud of all we can get done. However, you have to ask yourself what the goal is. Is it to get things done or to do things that matter?

Minimize Distraction to Restore Connection

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

An important question to ask ourselves then: Do I want the fullest life, or the most fulfilling life? If you're feeling full and unfulfilled, it's time to try something new.

Are You Addicted To Your Cell Phone?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When we are mindfully present in the moment, energy seems to flow with a greater sense of harmony, grace and ease, which ultimately manifests as a sense of inner peace.

Eco Etiquette: 9 Time-Saving Tips For Busy Green Moms (PHOTOS)

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Any time-saving tips for ...

Saying Yes to No

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 07.03.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

As many of my generation of caretaking, overextended, multi-tasking women can attest to, saying yes is easy; saying no can be tough.

Multitasking Is Inefficient And Stressful -- So Why Do We Do It?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Multitasking is pervasive in our society, despite the fact that it often leads to sub-par quality of work and added stress. So why do we do it, even w...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Is The Internet Changing Your Brain?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

2012-04-25-Screenshot20120425at3.31.27PM.jpgIs the internet bad for our brains? Is it affecting our ability to remember things, form meaningful relationships, or make decisions?

Think The Grass Is Greener Over There? How Multitasking Wilts Your Results And Relationships

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

One of the most powerful ways to engage your body and brain is so simple: Focus on one task at a time. Your brain can deeply engage, and your body's senses can fully experience your environment, other people and the situation at hand.

Personality Influences on Cognitive Training

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

Cognitive training works. But does it work equally well for all people? A new study suggests that the effectiveness of working memory training depends heavily on personality.

Time for Leadership: High-Impact Leaders Need to Re-organize Time

Brian Tolle | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business
Brian Tolle

It's often the people who think they don't have time to get things done who have the most potential to get many things done. They know the importance, they just haven't lined up the necessary behavior and practices. When we unlock that potential, progress flows out.

A Resolute Mom: Reducing Stress All Year

Sherri Edwards | Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents
Sherri Edwards

De-stressing is too stressful. I resolve to embrace life's challenges. To look at each chore, like scheduling a physical, as part of the foundation of happiness. To embrace failures as evidence of being a real person. To concentrate on the joy of living and give myself a break.

Is Facebook Making Us Miserable?

Daniel Gulati | Posted 03.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Daniel Gulati

In my last post, I noted that Facebook and social media are major contributors to career anxiety. After seeing some of the comments and reactions to the post, it's clear that Facebook in particular takes it a step further: It's actually making us miserable.

The Gift of Presence: An Uncommon Practice in a Busy World

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 02.20.2012 | Parents
Akoshia Yoba

My greatest gift to my children this holiday season will be to practice being fully present when I am with them. I will wrap myself in a bow and regularly give them my undivided attention.

My New Year's Resolution

Mariela Dabbah | Posted 02.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Mariela Dabbah

I don't want to go on living as if every year of my life were a disposable container. That's why my New Year's resolution has nothing to do with your usual suspects.

Want Something Done? Maybe You Shouldn't Give It To A Busy Mom

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Maybe that's what makes women cranky -- the realization that we are not nearly as efficient as men think they are. Or maybe it is because, as the Sociology Association study found, women do more of this serially-multiple-tasking, and while some feels productive, some more feels overwhelming.