Beware of Three-Second Distractions

Here’s a surprising fact (or maybe not): even a 3-second distraction can screw you up, especially at work: Researchers asked 300 Michigan State University undergrads to complete a tedious computer exercise in which subjects needed to remember exactly where they were in a precise sequence of tasks. The researchers evilly programmed interruptions to occur after [Read More...]

The Perfect Essay

This is a great essay – about essays, and about what a mother can teach a kid who think his writing is flawless. Criticism, at its best, is deeply personal, and gets to the heart of why we write the way we do. Perhaps you’re a narcissist who secretly resents your audience. Or an elitist [Read More...]

Numb Generations?

At QIdeas, Kara Powell’s talk about “numb generations” is available to watch. In it, she argues that stewardship of technology doesn’t start with kids; it starts with parents. If parents are addicted to technology and are not fully present as a result, that’s the posture children will mimic. Watch the talk here. [Read more...]

Endurance Makes Us Stronger

Over at The High Calling, they’re doing a series on thriving through stress, and John Blase writes on how endurance makes us stronger: I am a man of prayer. I don’t do it very well, but I believe in its efficacy regardless of me. Needless to say, I was a praying son of a gun [Read More...]


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