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What Makes Our Listening Ineffetcive and to Improve It

Engaging in selective listening may be the easiest way to pick a fight with your significant other. I know I’m guilty of it. I listen to what he says and assume I understand what he means, and not always in a positive way. This misunderstanding typically stems from the fact that I am not actually listening at all. I am hearing what I want to hear and tuning out everything in between. This causes me to have my own version of the entire conversation, and it usually isn’t very accurate. Many women will joke that their husbands have selective listening, but could it be that we are all a little guilty of it? What Is Selective Listening and Why It Is Problematic Selective listening, or selective attention, is the phenomenon that occurs when we only see what we want to see and hear what we want to hear. It’s a type of mental filtering in which we tune out someone’s opinions or ideas when they don’t line up with ours. [1] This isn’t just a bad habit or rude behavior. It’s part of a big pr

Apps Aren't Always Distracting. These 10 Apps Actually Help You Focus!

Our computers and smartphones are often considered the ultimate machines of distraction. They can be so full of entertainment possibilities that many of us can’t go a single hour without looking at our phones many many times. When some apps seem built to test our self control, placing themselves in our minds, almost like addictions. These 10 apps don’t demand our attention, but instead aim to improve it. With them improving your productivity and reducing stress  [1] in your day-to-day life will be easier. Headspace 2.0 Headspace  is a very popular meditation app. Don’t worry though, the meditation here is stripped of any religious and spiritual stuff and instead aims to help you receive the many benefits meditation can give you. Aside from improving your focus and concentration, meditation has been shown to make you less prone to anger, improve memory, make you more empathetic, and improve your ability to make good decisions. It’s little wonder then that Headspace advertises it

Sophie Standing’s Textile Art Sophie Standing is a British-born... crss

Sophie Standing’s Textile Art Sophie Standing is a British-born artist who has lived in Africa for 15 years. She produces her art by combining applique and free motion embroidery. The details of the animals are created by sewing with different colored threads only.  Don’t forget to tag #crossconnect in your tweets ! posted by tu recepcja crss

Sophie Standing’s Textile Art Sophie Standing is a British-born...

Sophie Standing’s Textile Art Sophie Standing is a British-born artist who has lived in Africa for 15 years. She produces her art by combining applique and free motion embroidery. The details of the animals are created by sewing with different colored threads only.  Don’t forget to tag #crossconnect in your tweets ! posted by tu recepcja

Villa DedalosDesigned by award winning firm G-Architects, the...

Villa Dedalos Designed by award winning firm G-Architects, the arresting Villa Dedalos fuses classical whitewashed Cycladic style with magazine-worthy aesthetics for a glamorous Mykonos getaway. Situated high above the sandy Elia beach, it commands spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding islands, all of which can be enjoyed in their full splendor from the sumptuous outdoor spaces gracing the property. The 6 glistening all-white bedrooms are an alluring mix of rustic chic and contemporary elegance, with rough stone wall features and futuristic beds illuminated from underneath. More than that, the villa boasts a stunning infinity-edge swimming pool and comes appointed with the latest amenities and in-house technology.