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Metrics for Attention in Networks

Pablo Mancini | Posted 05.22.2012 | Media
Pablo Mancini

The challenge of mass media, and journalists, with social networks is not getting fans or followers. The most important mission is to expand our edito...

Are We Losing the Magic of Play in a Digital World?

Maggie Jackson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

If we drive children away from their innate needs to go within themselves to reflect and imagine, we'll be losing something of our humanity. Are we looking up from our screens often enough -- and teaching our children to do so?

How Spiritual Practices Can Redirect Negative Feelings

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Pull back your attention from the object of the senses to the senses, and then to the source of mind. This journey within will you give you the strength and endurance to go through all the ups and downs of life.

Why It Bugs Me When People Say: "I Must Have A.D.D.!"

Lori Day | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home
Lori Day

There seems to be an outbreak of self-diagnosed A.D.D. among individuals who simply have no manners. What is going on? Do I need to put Ritalin in my tic-tac dispenser and offer it to the afflicted?

Telling the Truth About What Is Here

Gangaji | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living

One of the most powerful phrases in human language is "I am here." It is powerful because it is utterly simple and profoundly true. Anything that is said or thought afterward is just an addition to this basic, unfaltering truth.

Do You Really Believe in Change?

Jurriaan Kamp | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Jurriaan Kamp

Do you really believe in change? Do you really think that you can transform your life? These are important questions, especially at the beginning of a new year when most of us have, once again, made "New Year's resolutions."

The Magic Spell of a Pretty Face

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Sam Sommers

We love to look at good-looking people. Hardly an earth-shattering conclusion, I know. But it's a well-documented one: Attractive people grab our attention.

Habit #3: Holding Space

Willow Dea | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

One of the functional practicalities of cultivating embodied awareness is the ability to hold space as a teacher. Holding space is a delicate balance between sensing, feeling and action.

Attention Span Plan

Colin Curran | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home
Colin Curran

My mind starts to wander and the thoughts become a lot more random. What would happen if zombies invaded Water Works, or if the moon suddenly exploded? What would I do for a Klondike bar?

How To Be Completely Honest With Yourself

Gangaji | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living

By inquiring into your life story, you can recognize the layers of ephemeral distraction that keep your attention busy with entanglements. When you recognize this, you can reclaim your attention.

Quick Focus: 3 Fast Ways to Relaxed Concentration

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Here are three techniques to relaxed concentration that, through experience, can be done inside a minute.

The Action Movie Blog Post

Dave Pell | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology
Dave Pell

The other day, I asked my son if he wanted Daddy or Mommy to take him on the bus for his first day of Kindergarten. He answered: "I want the iPad to take me." Who can blame him?

Is It ADD Or Your Blackberry?

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) a real thing, or is it just a byproduct of the times we live in? We have overcommitted, over-scheduled and overextended ourselves. Have we been conditioned to be an ADHD/ADD society?

The Most Useful Question To Ask Yourself Throughout The Day

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

The challenge is to know at any given moment where our attention is most needed. If our cell phone rings while we are talking to a friend, do we pick it up out of habit, or do we take the call because that is where our attention is needed?

The Currency Of Attention

Jeff Gitterman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Gitterman

What we choose to put our attention on is where we direct our energy in all its forms -- including our time, creativity and, of course, our money. More simply put, where attention goes, energy flows.

Take Back Control Of Your Work... And Your Life

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Human beings aren't designed to do two cognitive tasks at the same time (much less three or four). The research is clear that we're far more efficient when we do activities sequentially, rather than simultaneously.

Take Back Your Attention

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Something insidious has happened. The same device most of us use to get our primary work accomplished is also now the repository of 1,000 distractions and every imaginable source of immediate gratification.

A 90-Minute Plan for Personal Effectiveness

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

For nearly a decade now, I've begun my workdays by focusing for 90 minutes on the task I decide the night before is the most important one I'll face the following day. I long ago discovered that my capacity for intense focus diminishes as the day wears on.

Designing Your Mind

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Why don't the schools and universities teach design thinking for thinking? We teach physical fitness. But rather than brain fitness we emphasize cramming young heads with information and testing their recall.

Life Is Like A Five-Layered Bean Dip

Karen Maezen Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Maezen Miller

Life is like a five-layered been dip. You always get out what you put in. Everything you do well requires these five ingredients. Together, they deliver irresistible goodness and lasting satisfaction.

Six Ingredients for a Good Life

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Gratifying our most immediate needs and desires provides bursts of pleasure, but they're usually short-lived. We derive the most enduring sense of meaning and satisfaction in our lives when we serve something larger than ourselves.

Rethinking How We Learn and Work

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

We need to focus on managing our attention and energy, not just our time. Some schools are experimenting with providing longer time periods for learning and finding that it can be very effective.

The Secret Addiction Behind Lindsay Lohan's Public Life

Jonathan Sprinkles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Sprinkles

Lindsay Lohan's most harrowing addiction isn't discussed often. It is the most powerful drug of all: attention.

Are You Really Paying Attention? The Importance Of Being Present

Roger Fransecky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roger Fransecky

As you read this, what are you thinking? Are you really concentrating on this material, or does your mind drift toward what you have to do next?

How to Look at Mondrian

James Elkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Elkins

Our eyes are far too good for us. They show us so much that we can't take it all in, so we shut out most of the world, and try to look at things as br...