Paying attention

Studying the lost art of concentration in a new book.

Concentrating – that is, resisting the need to answer e-mail, Tweet, chat, IM, read, talk on the phone, listen to music and eavesdrop on your co-worker simultaneously and focus on the task at hand – is tougher than ever in this multi-tasking age, according to Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life, a new book by Winifred Gallagher. Still with me? There’s more here (NYTimes). 

— Gretchen Schmidt

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