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Getting Focused: Choose Your One Thing

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Getting Focused: Choose Your One Thing

As you might remember from my previous newsletter: back in June I was waking up and asking myself: "What are all the things I need to do today?" and this meant I was starting my day feeling harried and already behind schedule. So in July, I started asking myself instead: "What one thing does your body need this week to stay healthy?" and "What one thing matters most today?"  In the beginning, the latter question freaked me out. But I now, it's become so important that my husband and I began incorporating this into another new ritual: a daily morning walk. We bundle up, head out for a walk at 7:30am, ask each other, "What's your one thing...

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Paper Rules: The Science of Laptops vs Pen & Paper

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Paper Rules: The Science of Laptops vs Pen & Paper

Quick Tip Friday! Whether you're studying for school, or in a work meeting trying to process more information: Reach for paper (not your laptop) to get the most gains from your brain.   THE SCIENCE: Studies show that taking notes on paper, aka analog style, increases your brain's ability to both understand AND remember the information later (compared to taking notes on your trusty laptop).  One study found that students performed worse on tests of conceptual knowledge (vs strict memorizing) when they took notes on laptops instead of on paper.  Another study shows that writing with pen or paper improves retention of information (vs using...

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