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12 Things No One Will Tell You, Not Even Your Smartest Friend.

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

Here now, 12 things no one will tell you. Not even the smartest person you know. That is, until now. You're welcome! 1. What if I needed to eat a ban...

Now, This Is A Milestone For The Digital Age

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

As every parent knows, multi-tasking is a job requirement. This kid clearly has the gene that will enable her to push a stroller with one hand, while ...

Children Warn: Christmas Multi-Tasking Is Dangerous

Kellie Edwards | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Kellie Edwards

It's funny how in times of stress or "busyness," old habits can resurface and I find myself on autopilot again. I forget that I can't get away with it. Doing more than one thing at a time, that is.

How To Stop Making Tiny Mistakes That Make You Look Stupider Than You Really Are

Posted 09.19.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Columnist Leigh Newman finds out a new way to fix our mental glitches with the help of Sendhil Mullainathan, the co-author of the n...

How The Internet Can Help You Stop Wasting Time On The Internet

Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

When it comes to getting stuff done, it seems we're all in search of assists from technology -- "life hacks" (much to one writer's chagrin) that lead ...

My Worst Parenting Decision

Wendy Bradford | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Whatever we imagine is going on without us, can go on without us. In fact, all things either continue, or will wait for us. There is never an extra moment with our children.

My Real Life Had Already Begun

Lindsey Mead | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

I was never really there. There are great swaths of Grace and Whit's babyhoods that I simply don't remember.

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.

The New Paradigm Prescription for Women: Go to Sleep

Karen Brody | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Karen Brody

It never occurred to me to get more sleep. Sleep was for wimps. Sure, I was tired, I'd joke, but there was no way I was going to take a nap. I didn't have time for a nap. What woman has time for a nap?

Losing Your Memory? Not So Fast...

Stephan Spencer | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephan Spencer

There are a great many ways to work at maintaining and even improving your memory functions as you get older, and there's no question that both mental and physical stimulation keep your brain sharp. But the simple truth is that our memories may not be fading as quickly as we think.

Can I Have Your Hand?

Amanda Magee | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

"I'm too tired. I. Need. To. Sleep." I collapse (delicately) over my daughter. I feign magnificent snoring and thrashing, and she laughs with her whole body. It's perfect and yet some nights, the ugly secret I try to keep secret rears its nasty head.

The Hybrid Halloween Witch of 2012

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Today, black magic is out, replaced by blogs and picket lines where the Halloween witch can express her complaints about social injustices without the risk of being burned at the stake.

Being Fully There

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 11.10.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

I can't guarantee I'll give up multi-tasking, power-walking around campus, and writing all over my planner, but I will try to find some time at least once a week to be fully there.

The Master of Delegation

Samira Asemanfar | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Samira Asemanfar

I argue that delegation is best because it allows the servicemen to do what they are good at so one can focus on what they themselves are good at. But are we really doing what we are good at, or are we just spending more time distracting ourselves with less-important tasks?

Ann Brenoff

Have Good Manners Been Lost In The Name Of Constant Connection?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.17.2012 | Fifty

Why do you keep looking at that computer? We're having a conversation! It's so rude ... like leaving your phone on during dinner!

10 Ways to Make 70 a Healthy Birthday

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Yarberry Allen

A milestone birthday is a precious gift. Treat your body and mind carefully and look forward to the next milestone.

Multitasking: There's an App for That

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff DeGraff

Thanks to your fairy godmother and Steve Jobs you just need to find the right app, consult it every five minutes and maybe offer up a human sacrifice now and then and your dreams will come true.

Life Lessons from My Children

Signe Whitson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Kids can be our greatest teachers. When I am ready, mine are always there to show me what I really need to know.

Get Your Life

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Rev. James Ellis, III

By now we should know that busyness doesn't equal productivity or importance. Lord knows, however, that we are remedial in our understanding of this.

Are You Present?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

In our mulit-tasking world, we can fool ourselves by being proud of all we can get done. However, you have to ask yourself what the goal is. Is it to get things done or to do things that matter?

Top 5 Reasons Moms Should NOT Take Sex Advice from Magazines

Jenny Isenman | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Mommas, do yourselves a favor, throw out those, "spice it up" pieces and top 10 lists. Don't be too concerned about the quantity of the sex you're having as long as your having some.

Fast Ain't Necessarily Better

Michele Willens | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Michele Willens

A man once explained he'd grown a beard because not shaving saved him ten minutes every morning. He then shaved it off because "it turned out I had nothing to do for ten minutes." I get it.

Think The Grass Is Greener Over There? How Multitasking Wilts Your Results And Relationships

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

One of the most powerful ways to engage your body and brain is so simple: Focus on one task at a time. Your brain can deeply engage, and your body's senses can fully experience your environment, other people and the situation at hand.

A Magician of Time

J.D. Roth | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

I don't have time for everything I want to do, but I'm still able to accomplish a lot. Because I embrace new experiences, it probably seems like I'm doing more than I actually am.

Motherhood on an Inhale

Kate McIntyre | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate McIntyre

It is amongst the daily chores, to-do lists, dentist visits and parent-teacher meetings that I breathe, listen, remember and use the skills yoga has given me to find that peace and balance I'm looking for.