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Short Attention Span

How games can hook students with short attention spans

The Conversation Africa | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Craig Blewett, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Ebrahim Adam, University of KwaZulu-Natal Modern human beings have a shorter attention span than goldf...

Why Waiting -- For Anything -- Is So Hard

Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

By Noah Davis I was waiting on a street corner the other day for what felt like forever. In truth, it was no more than 10 minutes, but boy it sure ...

The Tragic Death of the Good Read

Mark Morford | Posted 06.09.2014 | Home
Mark Morford

Has this happened to you? Have you, whilst attempting to read an actual, dead-tree novel or lengthy magazine article, inadvertently swiped at the page with your finger, expecting a Delete tab to appear?

Self-Absorbed (or General Dumbassery)?

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.16.2013 | Comedy
Michael Rohrer

Are we all so self-absorbed -- our attention span like that of a toddler -- that we can't pay attention to the announcements continually repeating the same information? In an age where we can't seem to do anything without our smart phones how dumb have we all gotten?

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Work

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

Pausing is an introductory mindfulness practice, but it offers a feasible and practical technique with which to start. Over time, training attention and awareness enhance cognitive functioning and contribute to emotional balance.

This Will Disappoint You

Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy

Brevity is the soul of wit... but there's a limit. Nevertheless, this two-second YouTube video -- that purports to reveal nothing more than the shorte...

Focus: 6 Tips To Improve Your Ability To Pay Attention

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

During a typical day, your attention goes through many gradations as white does on its way to black and back. Genetics influence attention, and you can't control that, but with work you can keep attention where you want it most of the time.

Fast Ain't Necessarily Better

Michele Willens | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Michele Willens

A man once explained he'd grown a beard because not shaving saved him ten minutes every morning. He then shaved it off because "it turned out I had nothing to do for ten minutes." I get it.