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Technology Distractions

Why You Should Really Stop Using Your Smartphone At Dinner

The Washington Post | Caitlin Dewey | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

In the summer of 2011, when Twitter was just entering the mainstream and the iPhone 4 was all the rage, a particularly tech-obsessed friend invited me...

How Facebook, Wine and Television Almost Destroyed My Life

Heather Martin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

If I was going to achieve these goals, I would have to understand what was holding me back from let's say... writing my book. In my mind I wanted to complete it and see it published, hopefully people would enjoy reading it, but why wasn't I writing in it now?

Hey, Are You Paying Attention Right Now? (Probably Not)

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 02.05.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

The real question is, if you're doing your homework, checking Facebook and watching TV at the same time, are you really absorbing anything that's going on? The real answer is no, and that took me longer than I would like to admit to realize.

Tips on How to Focus

Azeem Khan | Posted 01.27.2014 | Small Business
Azeem Khan

Use these tips to get started on doing more, and doing it faster, so you can spend the rest of your day doing whatever you want.

I Want to Die a Wealthy Man

Ari Andersen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

For the first time in my life I can do whatever I want to do, yet I sometimes find myself wishing the hours of the day would move faster. I am filled with self-doubt about my ability to do something meaningful. I do not think I am alone in thinking these things.

Proof That Boredom Isn't As Bad As Your Parents Always Told You

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

City-dwellers (especially New Yorkers) tend to pride themselves on their jadedness. A blasé, don't-know-don't-care attitude allows them to walk by va...

What A Harvard Economist Discovered From Dropping His Phone In A Toilet

Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Epiphanies often come at the most unexpected moments. When Harvard economist Sendhil Mullainathan accidentally dropped his cell phone in a toilet, he ...

The Attraction of Distraction

Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | College
Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D.

For me -- for the subject matter I teach and more importantly how I aspire to teach it -- gadgets are distractions. Attractive distractions, I concede; but still distractions.

Technology Killed Neighbors, Kindness

The Daily Collegian | Posted 06.03.2012 | College
The Daily Collegian

Technology is at our fingertips every moment of the day, and we're losing sight of our old ways. We can connect more with someone who is halfway across the world than someone who goes to the same school.

Does Self-Control Come in an App?

Maggie Jackson | Posted 03.29.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

Parents and educators alike are buzzing about this new cure for our distracted, multitasking children. The name of the app? SelfControl.