Swipe Without Exposing Yourself to Seductive Distractors on iOS

Most of us crave new information. There are evolutionary reasons for this. However, in the modern world, “news” in its various insidious forms, is a dangerous source of distraction, even for people who strive to be proactive. So, here’s a particular source of distraction, and how to protect yourself from it.
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SharpBrains Article: 5 Ideas to Help Knowledge Workers Increase Lifelong Learning and Productivity

To execute on CogZest’s mission to help knowledge workers use cognitive science and technology to “Thrive in the Sea of Knowledge”, I’ve written an article for SharpBrains that explains the basics and benefits of productive practice.

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Update on Upcoming Books: Getting Smarter and Discontinuities

I am currently developing two books. Their (recently changed) working titles are:

  1. Getting Smarter: 7 Principles to Improve Yourself with MacOS® (co-authored with Brett Terpstra), and
  2. Discontinuities: Limerence, Art and Mind.
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SharpBrains Article by Luc P. Beaudoin on Sleep Onset

SharpBrains is an independent market research firm tracking health and performance applications of neuroscience. Their mission is complementary to CogZest’s. It is:

to provide independent, research-based, information and guidance to navigate the growing cognitive and brain fitness market.

Today, SharpBrains published some of my thoughts on the subject of sleep onset.
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Marketing Assistant and Software Development Opportunities

CogSci Apps Corp. intends to hire a Marketing Assistant. This is not technically a CogZest hire; however, the successful employee will perform some duties for CogZest under our joint marketing agreement.

CogSci Apps Corp also plans to hire a junior software developer who is proficient with X Code for iOS® and OS X® (MacOS®).

Please see the Opportunities page on mySleepButton.com.

Mind Wandering about Paul R. Fleischman’s Lecture on Features of Meditation: Homeostasis, Meta-management and More

Last summer I blogged about using the method of loci to memorize a Buddhist lecture on art.

This past Tuesday, Lam Wong and I attend Dr. Paul R. Fleischman’s lecture at UBC on the “The Universal Features of Meditation”. We were asked to turn off our devices and refrain from using recording devices of any kind. I had brought pen and paper, but wasn’t sure whether they were taking mindfulness so far that I shouldn’t even take notes…
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