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Bill Clinton Has A Superpower, And Mastering It Can Make You Successful Beyond Belief

Posted 08.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Bill Clinton knows how to win friends and influence people. The former president is a master of reinvention -- does anyone even remember that mini-sca...

Smart Pills and Neuroenhancement: Is It Fair?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Prescribing neuroenhancers is outside the area of medicine that is considered obligatory for a physician, so under what circumstances should it be considered unethical or unacceptable?

Familiar Sequences Attract Attention

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

You are constantly making decisions about where to focus your attention. The world is a busy place, and you have to figure out what information is likely to be most important.

A Good Meal: The Science of Savoring

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

It may be that combining eating with mental work -- even something as mindless as watching reruns -- diminishes the taste of food. With our attention focused elsewhere, the mind becomes less sensitive to tastes like saltiness and sweetness.

New Research Says Mindful-Multitasking Leads to More Focus and Calm

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Part of the reason multitasking may lead to poorer cognitive performance is that stress can quickly get to a point where we experience diminishing returns.

Attention and Stress at Work During Boston's Tragedy

Judy Martin | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Martin

We are human beings at work. Sometimes delicate times call for a slight reminder. Managing one's intake of information under such circumstances is directly related to what I call the new APR in the workplace: the attention, productivity and resilience of talent.

Autopilot Leadership: The Need to Pay Attention

Janice L. Marturano | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Janice L. Marturano

It may seem obvious but saying that it is important to pay attention and actually paying attention are two very different things. We need everyone, including our leaders, to stop the autopilot mode and to begin to train the mind's capabilities to pay attention.

Letting Life Live Through Us

Tara Brach | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Everything is alive; the whole world lives inside us. As we let life live through us, we experience the boundless openness of our true nature.

A Positive Take On Making Mistakes

Mike Robbins | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While mistakes aren't a huge issue in my life, I actually spend and waste a lot of time worrying about making mistakes, and also find myself being unnecessarily critical of those around me when they make mistakes (both overtly and covertly).

The Holy and the Plain

Maggie Lyon | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

We are so often cut off, bewildered by, and stranded from spirit in our suffering-prone, rampant minds, that coming to experience spirit out in the world is at first more accessible than experiencing it inside.

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Work

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

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.

LISTEN: New M.I.A. Track Leaks (Sort Of)

Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment

M.I.A. has somewhat unintentionally premiered a new song. M.I.A. emailed the song "atTENTion" to a fan after she was repeatedly asked for new material...

How Technology Is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.02.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Technological development is shaping the way we think. The uncertain reality is that we have neither the benefit of historical hindsight nor the time to ponder or examine the value and cost of these advancements in terms of how it influences our children's ability to think.

The Joy of Learning

Diana M. Raab | Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Most of us really do not change that much as we age, but our deeper interests might become even more apparent.

French Kids Do Have ADHD: An Interview with Elias Sarkis, MD

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2012 | Parents
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

The concept of ADHD as a serious, treatable disorder is gaining strength in France.

Back to School: Pause to Prepare

Stephen Cowan, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Stephen Cowan, M.D.

This time of transition can be a wonderful opportunity for your family to pause and prepare your child for the coming school year with a sense of heightened joy and anticipation.

'Eavesdropping' Study Yields Huge Surprise About Human Awareness

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.21.2012 | Science

Editor's Note: Don't read the text below until you watch the video above and take the "selective attention" test -- it's harder than you think! Wat...

The Limitless Treasure Of Who You Are

Gangaji | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

As I began to grow up, I attempted to define myself -- this presence of "I" -- through endlessly collecting information. In this natural process of mental awareness inhabiting a body, I discovered a symphonic mandala of sometimes competing, sometimes complementing explanations.

Orphans Of Technology: Choosing Between Our Smartphones And Kin

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Like everything, humans included, technology resolves itself in contradiction. And yet, we must be mindful of what we are doing with technology, particularly when in the company of our children. Our emotional presence is the greatest gift we can offer our children.

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
Gangaji

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."