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The Multitasking Myth

Ray Dodd | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ray Dodd

Even though I subscribe to the practice of being present-in-the-moment through mediation and Yoga, it's often more of an ideal than a practice. Every day I have a "to-do list," what I need to get done to keep everything moving, and in my mind, to keep everything from falling apart.

How To Truly Be More Productive

Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living

By Katie Golde Quick reality check: We live in a busy world where a million things are happening at once. For many of us, multitasking is a way t...

The Simultaneous Present

Marissa Lepor | Posted 03.18.2014 | Media
Marissa Lepor

So why do we spend so much time capturing and sharing moments if they prevent us from actually living in them? Maybe it's not just about stopping and smelling the roses; maybe it's about sharing a moment with that rose and truly appreciating it.

Mardi Gras and Multitasking: More in Common Than It Seems

David Ropeik | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

We ought to worry what the constant cognitive Mardi Gras of our über-connected/multitasking existence is doing to our social and intellectual health, to our decision making, and even literally to our safety.

Kids, Tech and Those Shrinking Attention Spans

Diana Graber | Posted 02.28.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

It's convenient for those of us who can remember a time when there were no distracting digital devices clamoring for our attention to place the blame for shortened attention spans squarely on the shoulders of technology. But that doesn't really get us anywhere, does it?

Big City, Big Dreams

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.11.2014 | Small Business
Suzanne Skees

Feeling like she's always running in circles, Anali runs a small weaving microbusiness, studies accounting at university, and cares for her partner and daughter at home. She left her rural village and is already banking on a brighter future for herself and her kids.

Mindful At Work Challenge, Day 2: Eliminating Distractions

Posted 01.28.2014 | Healthy Living

This post is part of an ongoing partnership between the Institute for Mindful Leadership and Huff Post as we work together to bring mindfulness to t...

Multitasking Costs Us How Much?!

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

We've all been guilty of it -- sending a quick email during the middle of a meeting, checking Facebook in the middle of a project or updating a calend...

WATCH: Are We Experiencing A Mindfulness Revolution?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Are we in the middle of a mindfulness revolution? That's what the cover of TIME Magazine's latest issue claims -- and it isn't without some merit. ...

Coping With Contagious Affluenza: Mindful Consumption

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Do we really need all this stuff? Why are we eating so much? Why can't we focus on what's happening right now? The symptoms and effects of affluenza are plentiful, but there is good news -- relief is possible, and it can be put into action right away.

8 Easy Homework Tips for All Parents

Barbara Levy | Posted 03.09.2014 | Parents
Barbara Levy

Whether you are at the office or home with the kids, I'm betting you struggle with the homework question. How do we, as parents, get our children to study and learn, setting them up for future success?

Debunking The Myth Of Multitasking

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Debunking the myth of multitasking, we become much better at what we do and increase the chance of being able to remember the details of work we have done in the past.

Our Powerful And Fragile Attention

Linda Stone | Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Stone

What if I told you that the way we are talking about attention is part of the problem? Our conversation about distraction, multitasking, and the stern command to focus, actually creates a level of stress, anxiety, and shame.

Women and Multitasking: Asset or Enemy?

Anushay Hossain | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Anushay Hossain

Like most women, I never really valued our amazing ability to multi-task until I became a working mother. I think although this innate ability in us is always "on," it really develops into our secret weapon as we get older and have more responsibilities.

A Day of Being 'Stuck' (And How to Deal!)

Rupa Mehta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

t's plain and simple: sitting behind a desk all day can deplete your energy, leave you uninspired, and inhibit your productivity. Incorporating mental and physical exercises into your day allows you to take steps (literally!) towards a healthier you, rewarding workplace and a happier life.

10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brains That You Can Do Every Day

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Belle Beth Cooper

One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually work. For example, I always found it understandable that we can multitask, but according to the research, it's impossible for our brains to handle two tasks at the same time.

An Open Letter to List Articles

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Dear List Articles, you are killing us. You know who you are --the type of article shared on Facebook at an every-other-status-update clip: "22 Things Right Behind You That Could Kill You Right Now."

The Myth Of Multitasking

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

The truth is, effective multitasking is an oxymoron. Research has shown that your brain can only process one activity at a time. But what the brain is extremely good at is rapidly switching from one task to another.

Effects and Remedies for Scatterbrain Creativity

Caryn Chow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Caryn Chow

Like a fantastic dream you don't want to awake from, you want the floodgates of genius to flow for as long as possible. Here are five easy tips to sustain the flow when it arrives.

Karen van Bergen: Where Should We Meet? Sustaining Real Connection in a Hyper-Connected World

Karen van Bergen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Karen van Bergen

More than we care to admit, we now pay for the ease and frequency of our communication with the depth of our relationships. And those depths are where true and meaningful human connection resides.

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.

Focus Is the Gateway to Business Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Focus doesn't get the respect it deserves in the business world. We hear a lot about motivation, stress, emotions, leadership, and team culture, but not much attention is paid to the role that focus plays in your ability to be productive. Well, I'm here to change all that.

Spending More Time On The Toilet Could Actually Make You Smarter

Posted 11.01.2013 | Comedy

Blaise Pascal once said: "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." While Pascal never specified which room, ex...

Are Women Better At This Than Men?

Posted 10.29.2013 | Women

By: By Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/28/2013 02:48 PM EDT on LiveScience Anecdotal evidence has long supported the hy...

The Mental Health Threat Lurking in Your Child's Bedroom

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

Morning grouchiness is not an uncommon complaint from parents -- especially parents of teenagers. But what happens when your child's mood lasts not just for a day or two, but for several weeks or months?