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Bulleting “The Organized Mind”—Vinyl Record Care (Redux)

Welcome back to my multi-part blog series wherein I will briefly discuss bullet points taken from Daniel Levitin’s 2014 book entitled The Organized Mind—Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. In this installment we will look at a topic I have looked at in the past: The Care and Feeding of Vinyl Records. When […]

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Of Marshmallows, Brain Plasticity and Attachment (part III)

Part I introduced the reader to the work of Walter Mischel. Mischel developed the Marshmallow Test back in the 1960s. The Marshmallow Test is used to assess the psychological dimension known as “the ability to delay gratification.” Kids assessed as “high delayers” on the Marshmallow Test tend to go on to have successful lives. High […]

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Summarizing “Hamlet’s BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age” (part 7)

To refresh your memory, here’s my “sum the sum” from part 6 of my summary of Hamlet’s Blackberry: There seems to be a backlash forming against digital busyness, a backlash that philanthropists could potentially support. Generally, one of the names this backlash goes by is the Slow Life Movement: slow food, slow parenting, slow travel, even […]

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Does Chronic Internet Use Mimic Insecure Attachment? Bowlby’s Theory Gives Us a Possible Answer (Part III)

In this final installment I’d like to continue blogging about Nicholas Carr’s book The Shallows—What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. In my post from October 21st, 2011, I finished up by saying that I would look at what Carr calls “deep relationships.” Throughout his book Carr suggests that deep relationships are the royal […]

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