The Grip Of The Smartphone

A thought-provoking idea was posted recently on Cal Newport's Study Hacks blog. It asked, "Are smartphones necessary anymore?" That notion was based on the premise that a smartphone is nothing more than a connected mobile device. But many of the responses in the comments showed that the smartphone is much more than that. When Steve …

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Human Being Or Human Doing

You've probably heard this distinction before: human being versus human doing. We're all human beings, but we're also super busy, always doing something. So call us human doings. Yet the busyness gets overwhelming and makes you want to stop and just be. It's worth noting that 'being' and 'doing' are both verb forms and relate …

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