Distraction

Tonic

5 Realistic Ways to Stop Checking Your Phone All the Time

By small increments, we can become healthier in how we respond or relate to technology.
Emily Cassel
5.31.18
mental health

The Brains of Highly Distracted People Look Smaller

You can watch TV or play on your phone—but maybe don't do both.
Markham Heid
10.12.17
mind

Evidence Suggests the Facebook Vortex Is Real

Using the internet, and Facebook specifically, could impair your perception of time.
Susan Rinkunas
2.8.17
Essays

What Does It Mean to Escape into Music?

When fighting doesn’t feel like an option, can music be a medicine through distraction?
Phil Witmer
12.26.16
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Here's Kehlani's New “Distraction” Video That’s Obviously a Little NSFW

Kehlani is the future.
Noisey Staff
11.22.16
Holy Shit

Hear Kehlani Get Soulful and Smart, Again, on "Distraction"

It's the second track from her long-awaited Atlantic Records debut.
Alex Robert Ross
7.21.16
Living With It

How People with ADHD Deal with Constant Smartphone Notifications

A new study of 221 young people found "ADHD-like symptoms" present in their smartphone habits, but what about people who actually have ADHD?
Sophie Hyatt
5.12.16
Health

How People with ADHD Deal with Constant Smartphone Notifications

A new study of 221 young people found "ADHD-like symptoms" present in their smartphone habits, but what about people who actually have ADHD?
Sophie Hyatt and Tim Noble
5.12.16
Stuff

Why Is My Generation So Bored with Life?

And why being really bored might actually be the best thing to happen to you.
VICE Staff
5.2.16
Motherboard Blog

When Selfies Kill

Selfies while driving just aren't cool enough anymore to risk your life over.
Daniel Stuckey
11.20.13
depression

Pay Attention, Daydreaming May Be Making You Unhappy

Even when we're thinking about pleasant things, new research suggests we're happier when we focus on the present. Ommmmm.
Austin Considine
4.3.13
Motherboard Blog

How to Make Flying a Drone Less Boring: Get Distracted

You're sitting in an air-conditioned trailer somewhere in Nevada, one hand clutching a joystick, the other tapping out commands on a keyboard. You're a US Air Force (or CIA) Predator drone pilot. You're about two hours into a 12-hour spy- and kill...
Brian Anderson
11.14.12
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