The Introverted Extrovert

Cerys Aedy | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

The extrovert, you see, is a part I play (or at least this is how it feels), and I can play her very well most of time, and I do have a good time for a short time, but at the end of the day, something's got to give, and the shy, retiring girl emerges in her place.

Is Sibling Rivalry Really So Bad?

Jen Faulkner | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Parents
Jen Faulkner

Don't get me wrong, my children are very pleased to have siblings, but sometimes I think they'd rather not have them around all of the time. Rivalry between people who share blood is inevitable. Even the most placid of personalities can be riled by those closest to them and as a parent it can be frustrating and upsetting to watch.

Why We Need To Start Minding Our Own Attention

Antony Mayfield | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech
Antony Mayfield

Now, look at your attention. Loose, flabby and spilling out all over the place. Yes it is. Pull yourself together! Get your attention straight and stop blaming your distracted state on all those apps, streaming services and smartphone alerts.

Just 168 Hours In A Week. What Will You Do?

Mark Hillary | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

Although everyone has different priorities and needs, there is a valuable message here. Your time is limited and advertisers like Google and Facebook have realised it - although most of us still seem blissfully unaware. Our time is one of the most valuable commodities that we can give to advertisers because we generally have so little available.

Fame, Fundraising and 400 Marathons: How the UK's Marathon Man Has Gone Unnoticed

Alex Gatenby | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Sport
Alex Gatenby

At the end of the day, whether someone's a celebrity fundraiser or a "normal" person, the underlying moral of selflessness is still the same - they're just trying to raise money for a good cause.

Have Advertisers Fully Adapted to Dwindling Attention Spans?

Richard Shotton | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK
Richard Shotton

To maximise effectiveness, brands need to adapt to reduced attention spans. There are two tactics. Either, seek out the rare moments when consumers are forced to concentrate deeply, the cinema being a prime example, or accept that consumers will only be paying partial attention and brutally simplify the copy. Make it shorter and simpler. Brands that adapt will be at an advantage compared to those who don't.

Is Junk Content Killing Us?

Tim Bichara | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Tech
Tim Bichara

This article is 584 words long. Not because I think that's the right length for the article, but because I've been told that people won't read more than that. Is that true? Probably. Better qualified people than me say so. But if it is, I think we may have ourselves to blame.

Watching Apple Take Our Attention Away

Jane Sparrow | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jane Sparrow

This new breed of attention-spans-of-a-butterfly are going to soon be perfecting the art of casually glancing at and fiddling with their Watch.

Are You Really Paying Attention To Your Partner? We Asked 5 People To Tell The Truth

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You might think you listen attentively to your partner when they come through the door each evening. But are you genuinely paying attention? Allowi...

The Best Christmas Present You Can Give Your Family This Year Is to be Present!

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

Whatever you are doing this Christmas, however you are feeling, the invitation is to be fully present with what is. Whether you are feeling light-hearted, upbeat or downright humbug-ish, being present with the present moment will bring you peace.

Just 'DÒ' It

David Mochel | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

This symbol is the Japanese character "DÒ" (pronounced doe). "DÒ" refers to practice as a way of life. The closest (and rarely used) word in the English language for one who lives according to this principle is "practic." The definition of practic is "a person concerned with action or practice, as opposed to one concerned with theory."

The Need for Attention

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Humans crave attention, whether we care to admit it or not. For some people, this manifests as the desire for fame and fortune, while for others it can be as simple as feeling as though someone is proud of you. But it's there in all of us, that little selfish streak that wants people to notice you.

10 Signs You're Digitally Distracted

Frances Booth | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frances Booth

We often don't even realise that we're digitally distracted, or notice how much our behaviour has changed. But by being aware of this, and making simple changes, we can make a huge difference to our productivity, health, and relationships.

The Art of Getting Attention: Has Attention Become Our Most Valuable Commodity

Planet Ivy | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

Attention has become a valuable commodity, especially its hairier cousin, fame. We live at a time where mass communication is ubiquitous, so getting people to notice you is easier than it has ever been. But despite the well-known phrase, not all publicity is good publicity.

Can You See The Dancing Gorilla In This CT Scan? 83% Of Radiologists Couldn’t

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK

Look carefully at the lung scan below. Do you notice anything strange about it? If you didn't spot the dancing gorilla in the top right hand corne...

The Attention-Seeking of North Korea

Mike Bonnet | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Mike Bonnet

This is not the North Korean way. By all means be a threat to world peace, that's what you do best, but please try and be a little bit less showy with it. Remember the quiet dignity of your secret nuclear weapons programme? Oh how we feared you then, but we also respected you.

We're Rapidly Running Out of Our Rarest Commodity: Attention

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Fletcher-Brown

Is it time to take stock and look at where our time goes? Do we have time to switch off the smart phone (we ignore the TV anyway) and spend time in real-time with people we want to be with?

The Inside Story on UK Teenagers

Natasha Devon | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Devon

A young female rioter famously told a BBC cameraman at the time "we want to show what we can do", which is of course a euphemism for 'look at us!'. The message was clear - we'd made Britain's teenagers feel undervalued for far too long and now we were in the midst of their collective temper tantrum.