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Increase productivity? Forget multi-tasking, try mono-tasking

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On 08, Jan 2013 | One Comment | In Life, Neuroscience, TED | By Sarah Doody

I’m sure you’ve experienced this many times, you’re in a meeting, someone is called on for input, and then they say “sorry, I was multitasking, can you repeat the question?”. Have you ever gone to the address bar of your browser and then drawn a blank of what URL you were going to type in? Keep Reading >

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TED Tuesday: Graham Hill “Less Stuff, More Happiness”

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On 19, Jun 2012 | No Comments | In Society, TED | By Sarah Doody

I have to admit, lately I’ve found myself on a de-cluttering kick. I’ve been trying to figure out what triggered this new hobby – and my subsequent new weekend ritual of taking bags of stuff to HousingWorks in Tribeca.

When I think about it, it really boils down to wanting a simpler life. With less stuff, comes more time, more freedom, and more space. It’s about having more opportunity to surround yourself with the things and people that matter, creating less physical and mental distractions, and exercising restraint against the ever present addiction we have to consumption as a society. I think that our homes and how we live are a projection of how we approach the rest of our lives. If we don’t recycle and are wasteful at home, it’s likely that we are wasteful with other resources, such as at the office or in relationships. Keep Reading >

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