Eating on the run. Using the cell phone while driving. E-mail avalanches. Distracted living. We prize knowledge at work, yet have little time to think. We can contact millions of people worldwide, but have trouble sitting down to chat or eat with those we love, writes Balancing Acts columnist Maggie Jackson.
Check out 10 tips adapted from Jackson's book Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age that can reduce distraction in your life, and help bring about what she calls a "renaissance of attention."