Author: Amy Blankson

5 Strategies to Increase Focus in the Digital Era

Amy Blankson

Did you know that the average attention span of a human has officially dropped below that of a goldfish? Yes, the frequently mocked unintelligent goldfish has an attention span of a brief nine-seconds, while ours now averages at an even briefer,

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Relax, Your Smartphone Probably Isn’t Destroying Your Relationships

Amy Blankson

In a 2011 study at Stanford University, researchers asked a group of girls ages 8 to 12 by to surf the internet for up to five hours, then share how happy and socially comfortable they felt. The results weren’t encouraging. The

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3 Happiness Hacks to Savor the Holiday Season

Use technology to get more out of life, not distract you from it. Buy the groceries! Prep the turkey! Set the table! In the midst of the scurry to get ready for Thanksgiving, sometimes it can be difficult to just

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Back to the Future…of Happiness

Recently, my husband and I decided to show our three daughters (ages 9, 6, and 3) the classic movie Back to the Future. Of course, my kids were immediately enthralled, but my youngest had a few key questions like, Mommy,

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Is technology good or bad for us?

In recent months, I have seen a growing number of posts about how bad technology is for us. Technology is blamed for social isolation, disconnection, and corruption.  But I’ve also heard and seen how technology can be used for good

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Bringing Up Positive and Productive Leaders

In the weeks following the Sandy Hook tragedy, the lead stories on the news had been truly heart wrenching. Sometimes I found I could not bear to read or watch another story, and other times I simply couldn’t look away. As

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