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One Thing at a Time, Please

The biggest cost — assuming you don’t crash — is to your productivity. In part, that’s a simple consequence of splitting your attention, so that you’re partially engaged in multiple activities but rarely fully engaged in any one.

March 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Girl dies, was texting every 90 seconds at 80 mph

going more than 80 mph, slammed into a tanker truck that was slowly creeping up a hill at 15 mph. She was killed instantly

March 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Essentials vs. Baggage

As you move along in life, you need focus to succeed and thrive. The notion of a packing list for your life’s journey could apply not only to your professional life, but to other parts of your life as well. Business thinker Brian Tolle outlines the essentials, reblogged below.

To stretch the metaphor—we’d ask you to think about the difference between your essentials and your unnecessary baggage? What do you really need and what can you leave behind? Let us know in comments!

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Focus Your Brain

We’ve been thinking a lot about the brain lately, and we’re not the only ones. Big Think blogger Megan Erickson interviewed Margaret Moore, founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital for the piece “Life’s Messy. Train Your Brain to Adapt.”

February 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Arianna Huffington Admits Addiction…to Blackberry

“how, in our hyper-connected lives, do we pull the plug on our hyper-connectivity, disconnect from our devices and reconnect with ourselves?”

February 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Limit Dashboard Distractions

How much stuff do you really need to do while you’re driving? Answer a phone call? Get directions? Eat a sandwich, watch a movie, reply to a text—maybe all at once? No problem! <-sarcasm.

We’ve written about this before and finally, it is dawning on car makers that all these distractions might be a bad thing.

Let’s see what happens to dashboards after a multi-million-dollar lawsuit when someone claims that car makers have liability for an accident or injury caused by a distracted driver.

February 17, 2012 · Leave a comment


there is a growing new tactic for countering the data assault: the addition of a second computer screen. Or a third.

February 16, 2012 · 1 Comment