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Never Waste Time Again

Michael Taft | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

This meditation in motion practice will serious up the hours per week you spend doing something useful and positive. They may even help you to be present in every situation and experience of your life. And that's the goal, isn't it?

How I Stay Motivated to Meditate

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman

I believe meditation practice on the cushion is exactly that -- "practice" for the rest of life. When I sit down each morning to meditate, I hone my power of concentration.

The Etiquette of Personal Mobile Device Use in Public

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Dr Layla McCay

Probably one of the more mortifying moments of my mother's life happened when she was at a talk by the Dalai Lama. At a particularly meaningful moment...

Airline Deregulation: A Triumph of Ideology Over Evidence

David Morris | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
David Morris

If we take into account the remarkably degraded service, a modest reduction in price, and factor in the full costs to employees, customers and communities, any rational cost-benefit analysis must conclude that deregulation has been a failed experiment.

Why We Should Stop Doing So Many Things At Once

Michael Taft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

The antidote to doing too many things at once, is of course, to only do one thing at a time. That's the most basic definition of concentration: doing one thing at a time.

5 Easy Ways of Undoing Distraction

Michael Taft | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Distraction dilutes brain power, frazzles the nerves and results in non-optimum outcomes. The cure is to do one thing at a time. That's it in a nutshell. Do just what you're doing, and don't do anything else.

Walking the Middle Path: If You Are Out of Balance in One Area of Your Life, You Are Out of Balance in Every Area

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Suffice it to say, excessiveness in any area of our lives can prove to be unproductive if not damaging. The Buddha himself had ignored the well-being of his body while trying to free his mind. It caused him to be extremely out of balance.

Look Who's Distracted Now

Karen Firestone | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Karen Firestone

Are mothers at work more distracted than non-mothers, men, or fathers, and, if so, is there anything we can do about it?

13 Ways To Improve Your Focus At Work

Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Gardner If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may have a more difficult time on the job than most. The limit...

12 Reasons To Stop Multitasking

Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today’s...

7 Foods That Can Help Boost Your On-The-Job Focus

Women & Co | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Women & Co

Keeping focused when that post-lunch, 3 o'clock slump hits is challenging. After all, if the brain's fuel supply dips too low, not only will you get foggy, you'll probably get cranky and light-headed, too -- which is not exactly conducive to rocking that late-day presentation.

The Backward Step

Tara Brach | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

In practicing open awareness, I've found it helpful to think of existence -- the entire play of sounds and thoughts and bodies and trees -- as the foreground of life, and awareness as the background.

How To Improve Your Focus And Concentration (Surprising Lessons From A Lion Tamer)

James Clear | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Anyone can learn how to focus -- but only if we decide what is important to us and what we want to commit to accomplishing. The only wrong choice is no choice.

My (Not-So-Secret) Addiction

Robin Hardman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Robin Hardman

In honor of National Work and Family Month, I'm coming clean: I'm a napper. Have been all my life.

Multitasking Might Be Damaging You

Intent | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

In an age where multitasking hasn't just become second nature, but our only nature, it's important to take a step back and think about the effects these choices are having on our lives.

Are You A 'Know-It-All'?

Doug Binzak | Posted 09.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Finding ways to practice becoming aware of our presumptions and prejudices, even the very small ones, can put us on the road to rediscovering the vitality, the "juice" of life.

'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...

What It Really Means To Concentrate

Tsoknyi Rinpoche | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Concentration means allowing everything into our awareness, without focusing too narrowly or strenuously, and without being distracted by our judgments, our opinions, or the challenges that life continuously offers.

Why Our Children Should Be Taught to Meditate in School

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Richard Schiffman

"Pay attention!" we tell the young. Yet we fail to give them the tools that they need in our increasingly distraction-filled world to calm and center their minds and get down to the business of learning.

Being Smarter About IQ

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Are we still debating whether IQ is fixed or whether it is malleable and can be pushed around? Are we still fighting the nature versus nurture battle? We thought this had been resolved ages ago. In fact, 30 years ago.

What Is Twitter Doing To Teen Brains?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Today's teens and college students are certainly using their skimming cells and connections... But what's the lose-it part of that equation for this technology-tethered generation?

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.

Can One Second Of Silence Change Your Life?

Michael Taft | Posted 09.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Want to connect with people? Want to really understand where people are at and what's going on? Let some silence happen and make a practice of deep listening.

The Study Drug Problem

Daniel Luzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Daniel Luzer

Oh, Ritalin. Such an important part of college were you. Little and round and white, the source of, and solution to, so much anxiety during exam periods. And now colleges are cracking down.

Balanced Life -- Why Something as Simple as a Knock on the Door Boosted My Happiness.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Instead of thoughtlessly accepting a situation, I ask myself, "What's the problem? What's the problem?" and often by forcing myself to understand the exact nature of the problem, I identify a solution.