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Technology Distractions

Surviving the Distraction Epidemic

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 01.16.2015 | 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.

Relationships Matter: The Importance of Social Intelligence

Stedman Graham | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Stedman Graham

Shut down your laptop and listen to your staff member. Leave your phone in the pocket of your coat when you hand it over to the host at your next social gathering. See what it's like to be all the way present with people.

Why People Text And Drive, Even When They Know Better

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living

It should come as no surprise that our near-constant use of technology has an impact on the functioning of the brain. And that has a major effect on o...

Are You Afraid to Be Alone? Good News: You're Not

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Why do most people hate being alone with their thoughts? Pain. When you feel physical or psychological pain you instinctively move away from it. However, when you feel emotional pain there's nowhere to go. Instead you may try to escape by distracting yourself with your cellphone.

A Purchased World of Distractions

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

It is my responsibility as a president to remind our students that our portable devices should never derail building relationships or limit the experiences that are the hallmarks of an in-person, on-campus higher education experience.

Why You Should Really Stop Using Your Smartphone At Dinner

The Washington Post | Caitlin Dewey | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

In the summer of 2011, when Twitter was just entering the mainstream and the iPhone 4 was all the rage, a particularly tech-obsessed friend invited me...

How Facebook, Wine and Television Almost Destroyed My Life

Heather Martin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

If I was going to achieve these goals, I would have to understand what was holding me back from let's say... writing my book. In my mind I wanted to complete it and see it published, hopefully people would enjoy reading it, but why wasn't I writing in it now?

Hey, Are You Paying Attention Right Now? (Probably Not)

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 02.05.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

The real question is, if you're doing your homework, checking Facebook and watching TV at the same time, are you really absorbing anything that's going on? The real answer is no, and that took me longer than I would like to admit to realize.

Tips on How to Focus

Azeem Khan | Posted 01.27.2014 | Small Business
Azeem Khan

Use these tips to get started on doing more, and doing it faster, so you can spend the rest of your day doing whatever you want.

I Want to Die a Wealthy Man

Ari Andersen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

For the first time in my life I can do whatever I want to do, yet I sometimes find myself wishing the hours of the day would move faster. I am filled with self-doubt about my ability to do something meaningful. I do not think I am alone in thinking these things.

Proof That Boredom Isn't As Bad As Your Parents Always Told You

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

City-dwellers (especially New Yorkers) tend to pride themselves on their jadedness. A blasé, don't-know-don't-care attitude allows them to walk by va...

What A Harvard Economist Discovered From Dropping His Phone In A Toilet

Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Epiphanies often come at the most unexpected moments. When Harvard economist Sendhil Mullainathan accidentally dropped his cell phone in a toilet, he ...

The Attraction of Distraction

Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | College
Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D.

For me -- for the subject matter I teach and more importantly how I aspire to teach it -- gadgets are distractions. Attractive distractions, I concede; but still distractions.

Technology Killed Neighbors, Kindness

The Daily Collegian | Posted 06.03.2012 | College
The Daily Collegian

Technology is at our fingertips every moment of the day, and we're losing sight of our old ways. We can connect more with someone who is halfway across the world than someone who goes to the same school.

Does Self-Control Come in an App?

Maggie Jackson | Posted 03.29.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

Parents and educators alike are buzzing about this new cure for our distracted, multitasking children. The name of the app? SelfControl.