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3 Ways To Escape Boredom

Jennifer Taitz | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Taitz

In the same way we hopefully wouldn't run out of the airport when we hit an unpleasant wait, we can find strategies to change our relationship to our fear of boredom.

This Man Inspires Us To Up Our Selfie Game, Big Time

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts

Selfies are everywhere, yadda yadda yadda, you know the drill. But all previous manifestations of the self-actualizing photographic method pale in com...

7 Reasons Why Boredom Is Good For You (NEW BOOK)

Michael Harris | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books
Michael Harris

To rework an old Jean-Paul Sartre line: If you're bored when you're alone, you're in bad company. Boredom itself isn't a sign that you need some distraction; it's a sign that you've grown addicted to distractions and you need to develop a rich interior life.

Who Are You Avoiding?

William Irvine | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

Why don't we want to be alone with our thoughts? Presumably because it puts us face to face with someone we want desperately to avoid, namely, ourselves.

Here's Why People Actually Hate Having Nothing To Do

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.03.2014 | Science

“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” ―...

What To Do The Next Time Your Kids Say They're Bored

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

Summer days: Known for beautiful weather, outdoor activities and the infamous phrase, "I'm bored." Last week, HuffPost Parents blogger Bunmi Ladit...

Dear Kids: It's OK To Be Bored

Bunmi Laditan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Bunmi Laditan

Boredom is not a problem to be solved. It is an itch to scratch.

Embracing Boredom

Vicki Cobb | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Vicki Cobb

Time and boredom appear to be integral parts of the creative process that has limits on the speed of turn-around, which is highly individual.

Is Technology Worsening Our Basic Restlessness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We need to stay fiercely aware of its power to steer us away from our true needs. We must remain mindful of our own minds and careful not to be seduced into the unconsciousness that technology makes possible.

Think You're Boring? You Are

Dr. Michael R. Mantell | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael R. Mantell

Every consider owning just how "weird" you may be? Look around the bar, the coffee shop and the airport waiting area. NOBODY is normal. These groups are filled with quirkiness. Maybe that's it. They aren't trying to hide themselves. You are.

Doing More Of This Will Help You Stress Less

Eckhart Teachings | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Eckhart Teachings

The realm of consciousness is much vaster than thought can grasp. When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are.

You're Not Happy, You're Distracted

Amy Chan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Amy Chan

When we are not conscious of the difference between pleasure and joy, we live in a "happiness bubble." We don't allow ourselves a moment to be still -- to be "bored."

Louis C.K. Is Wrong About Boredom

Matthew Remski | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew Remski

The anger in the transference is clear. He's not saying, "You don't get to be bored" to his daughter, but to himself. Not getting, of course, that her boredom and his boredom belong to different categories.

Meditation for the Damned

Mark Morford | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

You guys! Great news: Researchers have identified a new, fifth kind of boredom. It's true! Apparently the first four were getting a little musty, a little inadequate to describe what researchers say is a new, ultramodern kind of disinterested numbness.

What Kind Of 'Bored' Are You?

Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living

Not all boredom is the same, according to a new study. A team of researchers from Canada, the United States and Europe have identified a type of b...

7 Instant Ideas for Weekend Adventure

Suchi Rudra | Posted 12.11.2013 | Travel
Suchi Rudra

I'm a big believer that it takes a lot less money than you might imagine to slip and slide around the world, but what it definitely does take is time. So when you don't have a lot of time, you need a good dose of weekend adventure. Here's some fuel for your weekend fire.

Never Hear 'Mom, I'm Bored!' Again

Beth Rosen | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Beth Rosen

I think boredom is great for kids. It makes me happy that they are bored because boredom is the catalyst for creativity. When my son or daughter come to me and proclaim boredom, I started a list for them.

When We Say We're Bored, What Are We Really Saying About Ourselves?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.04.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

We all do it, but why? Why do we blame so much on boredom in a world that is decidedly not boring?

Living in a Rut

Ree Varcoe | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

Many people would have us believe that going through life as though on a well-worn path can promote apathy, boredom and even anxiety. There are oodles of books urging us to find the new us and step out of our comfort zones.

How to Cope With Boredom Eating

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Eating is only one of a thousand things to do when you're bored. If you're not hungry, you can choose to redirect your attention by making a conscious decision to focus on an activity other than eating (or thinking about eating).

Suburban Boredom Leads to the Arrest of a Minor

Dani Alpert | Posted 09.30.2013 | Women
Dani Alpert

Getting arrested on a sunny, but brisk, Monday afternoon on December 26th in 1983, the day after Christians celebrated the birth of the sweet baby Jesus, was not the kind of attention that I was looking for.

The Case Against Summer Camp

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.04.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Self-sufficiency isn't something most kids are born with. The school year, with its rigorous after-school sports and activity schedules, doesn't offer this sort of platform for learning how to be alone, or for knowing how to create their own fun -- a skill that's not only a good thing but also essential.

'There's Nothing to Do!'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.24.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Children are born with an almost unlimited capacity for having fun. Until recently in human history, kids happily figured out how to enjoy themselves without mountains of toys or electronic devices.

Slim Loris: A Swedish Band Trying to Find Happiness in the Mundane

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

Slim Loris? The last thing that might come to mind is that it is really a mispronunciation of the nocturnal primate -- slender loris -- native to India and Sri Lanka. Once this is all figured out, you might wonder why the Swedish band, Slim Loris, would want to choose this name for their troupe.

Proven Ways To Cure Your Boredom

Posted 08.20.2013 | OWN

7 scientific solutions to try