I confess, I love my unproductive time. If fact, if I am busy, busy, busy… I am not only less productive but also unhappy. I crave unstructured time where my mind can wander. But sometimes it can feel excruciating and I want to escape with a little (mindless) surfing. It’s a bit of a love-hate … More How Doing Nothing On Purpose will Help Your Recovery and Mental Health… But at First It Will Drive You CRAZY!
According to an article by the BBC, how you use your smartphone will have a huge impact on your mental health and well being. Sorry folks, it doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone, a Samsung or a generic fone. Right now, about 40% of the world’s population have a smartphone and use online social … More 11 Ways that Your Smartphone May be Chipping Away at Your Mental Health
Ask yourself how far your lectures have gotten you? ___ There are a lot of things that you can start at New Years. New exercise programs. New eating routines. New approach to your marriage. New, new, new. Starting new things is fun. But there is one thing that is even better. I want to stop … More The Best New Years Resolution: Go on a Lecture Diet
Learn how the super-scientific ten stages of learning can help you Unlearn your bad habits ___ Doreetha Daniels is 99 years old and she recently graduated from University. Her story reminds us that we are never too old to learn. Interestingly, Daniels is not the oldest person to go to university. Brian Lowe is 102. … More I Have Decided it’s Time to Abandon One-Finger Texting
10 Reasons you should be afraid when your teenager becomes one with their computer. ___ My teenager has bonded with his technology. In computer-speak, this is called HCI: Human Computer Interaction, the study of how humans interact with computers. I don’t know why they need a new term for it. In my world, HCI is called Parenting. AKA: How loud do I have … More Terminator: Adolescent Day
This is how Google is redefining maleness. ___ Everyone knows Google. Google is the source of Gmail, and Google is also redefining what it means to be a man. It used to be that men were men because of their tools, their sports or their cars. Google is giving the vast group of “other men,” … More Gmail, eMale and What It Means to be A Man
Technology is great when it works well, which is as often as my teenagers listen to me. ___ My Windows just upgraded itself. I found out as I stared at a blue screen with one word on it: “Hello.” At first I thought it was from Adele. Then I realized that my computer had upgraded. … More 9 Things I Hate to Hear From the IT Department