3 boredom challenges you should try todayIn her new book, Manoush Zomorodi argues that if we put down our phones, we could all be a bit more brilliantThere's no question that we're at an unprecedented point in history, where our attention is in hot demand. With the advent of smartphones and tablets, mobile consumers now spend an average of two hours and 57 minutes each day on mobile devices and about 11 hours a day in front of a screen.
We asked our contributors to share the best book they read last month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more—there are book recommendations for everyone here! Some are old, some are new, and some aren’t even out yet. Enjoy and tell us about the highlight of your reading month in the comments. I have a regret about this book and that is that I shall never again read it for the first time. I loved it so very much.
Engagement projects, interactive journalism, multi-platform storytelling…whatever you want to call it, more media brands will try to deepen their relationship with the consumer in a self-helpy kind of way. In 2017, The New York Times’ Smarter Living saw further success with its How-To Guides, Mozilla and Tactical Tech rolled out their Data Detox kit, and Axios partnered with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global for a sleep survey.
@_RhiannonLawson whoa. you are a super-commuter! I suggest starting with just half an hour a day. Agreed that you are getting value out of consuming content during all those hours! Now, give your brain time to digest all those ideas? Thrilled to hear you like the book :)
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Selecting a term
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