‘I’m not sure we’ll survive it’: How constant tech is breaking our brains

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What’s the antidote to all this connectivity? According to 3 experts who spoke at the Fast Company Innovation Festival, there’s no magic bullet yet. If you’re worried that our brains are being permanently and irrevocably altered by the constant use of technology during the coronavirus pandemic, Jaron Lanier has bad news and worse news. Read Full Story

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Is the content you are watching ‘digitally nutritious’ for your brain?

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The breadth of content flowing across our screens can either uplift or plummet our mental well-being. Here’s how to plan a more healthful digital diet. Trapped. Lonely. Blanketed in heavy folds of boredom. That’s how many of us feel after weeks of quarantine and mandatory social distancing. What comes next, in terms of getting back to a form of normal, is not yet clear. What is clear is that as we seek to fill our days, screens are now a constant in our lives . Read Full Story

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Start the new year with a digital declutter

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Clear out your digital clutter and find focus and calm in 30 days and 5 easy ways to maintain it over the long-term. “How do you simplify your digital life?” is quickly becoming the question of our generation. Between packed calendars, overflowing inboxes, and the constant pull of social media and news (and Netflix) it can feel like how you spend your time online isn’t really up to you. Read Full Story

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Drexel University researchers just blew up everything you believed about creativity and the brain

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For once, we can say “mind-blowing” research without exaggerating. Time to implode one of your sacred cows: Creative excellence is mostly driven by the left brain, not the right brain, according to new research. This flies in the face of all of our popular notions about how right-brain thinkers are free-spirited creatives while left-brain thinkers are steeped in logic and analytics. Read Full Story

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Why your brain turns to biases under time constraints

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Ask yourself if you are guilty of making these cognitive shortcuts. At this point, most of us know that to be human is to be biased. At any given moment, we are faced with 11 billion bits of information and our brain can only actively process 40 of them. There’s a huge delta there, and the way our brains handle the gap is through cognitive shortcuts. While these cognitive shortcuts can help us navigate the world, they can also lead to incomplete, overly simplistic, and sometimes even problematic thinking. Read Full Story

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An SEO's Experience in 2020: Opportunities and Challenges

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Posted by desordi It would be downplaying it to say that 2020 has been a whirlwind of a year. Many digital marketing companies packed up their office spaces in February, and employees — from the C-Suite to entry-level — had to adopt a new working style many were not accustomed to. While few digital workers were previously able to work from home , the industry — and the world as a whole— had to adjust to full-time remote working during the coronavirus pandemic. Luckily, as SEOs and digital marketers, we have great experience in pivoting and adjusting our working styles and strategies, regardless of what challenges are thrown our way. It comes with the job. Throughout this blog post, I’ll discuss the various tactics I’ve seen work incredibly well for our clients and in the wider industry as a whole, in addition to advice for increasing productivity and overall happiness …

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