Category Archives: Productivity

The Lost Art of Memorization

Since the beginning of time, man has accumulated information. Historical finds have documented this fact with discoveries in art, writing, the printed word, and song. Due to limited literacy, most societies have relied at least somewhat on oral tradition and memorization to capture and retain the important. Recently, the advent of the Internet, handheld computers,

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man walking on hazy day

Hazy Days

Living in a Connecticut shoreline community, I periodically have the opportunity to get out on the water. I’m always fascinated by how different the view is from one day to the next. On clear days, I can see more than 40 miles to New York City where the Freedom Tower and Empire State Building decorate

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The Downside of Habituation

  Have you ever heard of habituation? Even if you don’t know the word, you have likely experienced its impact. Habituation simply refers to the decrease in a person’s (or animal’s) response to stimuli after the stimuli are repeated. In other words, it is when we “get used to” things in our environment, and therefore

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Five Tips for Starting Strong In a New School

  Do you know someone who is headed off to a new school? This week I am delighted to welcome guest blogger Melanie Turner, a college sophomore, who provides insight on what to do during the first week to ensure a smooth and successful transition.    *     *     *    

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Not According to Plan

I heard a great story that shed perspective on what to do when things don’t go according to plan. A young woman had experienced several strokes over a period of months, and the medical professionals didn’t know why. A test had been scheduled for a Friday morning, and hopes were high that this would finally

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