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Meditation helps kids pay attention, leading researcher says

Meditation helps kids pay attention, leading researcher says | Teaching in the XXI century | Scoop.it
Simple meditation techniques, backed up with modern scientific knowledge of the brain, are helping kids hard-wire themselves to be able to better pay attention and become kinder, says neuroscientist Richard Davidson.

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10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus

10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus | Teaching in the XXI century | Scoop.it
Finding focus is rapidly becoming the biggest workplace challenge. We highlight a handful of apps to help cure internet addictions and better manage your time.

 

Great article, we can all use a little help in this area

 

A recent happiness study from Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert found that the more our minds wander, the less happy we are.

 

Summing the research, the New York Times wrote, "Whatever people were doing, whether it was having sex or reading or shopping, they tended to be happier if they focused on the activity instead of thinking about something else."

 

**In short, being mentally "present" and focused on the task at hand really does matter – quite a lot, in fact.

 

http://the99percent.com/articles/6969/10-Online-Tools-for-Better-Attention-Focus


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