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Wildmind Meditation News

Feb 10, 2014

Children ‘need lessons in how to concentrate’ because of impact of social media

wildmind meditation newsRichard Garner, The Independant: Children should be taught “attentiveness” skills to help combat the influence of social media, the shadow Education Secretary has said. In an interview with The Independent, Labour’s Tristram Hunt said: “They need to learn the ability to concentrate for sustained periods – especially in today’s world of short attention spans. I think young people need help with being able to do that.”

The intervention comes at a time of rising concern about the impact of the internet and digital gadgets on children’s brain development. The pledge is part of a drive to give more emphasis to developing attributes like …

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Bodhipaksa

Feb 21, 2013

Wildmind in Zite’s Top Articles of 2012

Zite is an app that presents you with an ever-changing personalized magazine on your iDevice, Android, or Windows mobile device. Zite is, as they say, “all your interests in one place.” (“Zite” is a play on “zeitgeist” — the spirit of the times.)

I’m a Zite user, and I have to say I’m very impressed with some of the gems that it finds for me — truly fascinating articles about science, culture, and philosophy for the most part (although if you’re into sports, or television, or celebrities, your own version of Zite would include those). Bob Tedeschi of the New York Times said, “This app is the closest thing to the perfect magazine.” I have to agree.

Now, Zites users can …

Wildmind Meditation News

Dec 09, 2008

Wildmind on Facebook (and more!)

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