andrewducker + attention   31

Did You Hear We Got Osama? Why you should stop reading news.
And also this link post. Go out and do something interesting instead.
attention  life  advice 
february 2012 by andrewducker
The Benefits of Distraction and Overstimulation
Twitter, Adderall, lifehacking, mindful jogging, power browsing, Obama’s BlackBerry, and the benefits of overstimulation.
attention  psychology  productivity  technology  science  brain 
june 2009 by andrewducker
Deferred gratification
n the 1960s, a group of four-year olds were given a marshmallow and promised another, only if they could wait 20 minutes before eating the first one. Some children could wait and others could not. The researchers then followed the progress of each child into adolescence, and demonstrated that those with the ability to wait were better adjusted and more dependable (determined via surveys of their parents and teachers), and scored an average of 210 points higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
psychology  life  attention  self-improvement 
may 2009 by andrewducker

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