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Three Ways To Focus The Wandering Mind

It happens to all of us. You are working on something that needs to get done and your mind starts to wander. All of a sudden you realize that for quite some time you have been lost in thought about something else entirely. Where did the time go? How did it happen? You have no [...]

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7 Tips to Survive the End-of-Summer Blues

End of summer blues is a common affliction. I see it in my office, I hear about it from friends and in the spirit of transparency, Labor Day is more bitter than sweet for me. Transitions are hard and the end of summer can be particularly difficult for a number of reasons. On a symbolic [...]

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mind Tonic

Does Your Computer Know You Better Than Your Friends Do?

Computers are pretty amazing: I can make it to the Hamptons in less than two hours from Manhattan thanks to the ingenious directions app Waze; I can peer into someone’s brain without doing a biopsy thanks to an MRI; I can read academic papers without having to go to the library thanks to Google scholar. [...]

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Is Lack of Sleep Ruining Your Social Life?

When we do not get enough sleep, strange things start to happen to our bodies and minds. I have written a great deal about the importance of getting enough rest. A lack of it has been shown to reduce productivity, destabilize relationships, lead to weigh gain, disrupt concentration, increase anxiety, and make us look older [...]

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