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July 29, 2021

Mid-Day Break Open Thread

An emaciated, sick tiny kitten, Charlie, is also paralyzed, because (they believe) a child psychopath threw it against the wall.

But good humans are stronger than evil humans, and there's a lot more of them too. Instead of euthanizing him, they gave him spine surgery, and then physical therapy. Worth watching!

Never give up and never give up on anyone (even a kitten) who himself won't give up.

I just watched this from CBD's YouTube account. Really good stuff.

The bit about the mice being three times poorer at solving mazes when forced to "multi-task" has been proven again and again in humans. People think they can "multi-task." They cannot. What they can do is do one thing poorly, break their concentration and flow to do another thing poorly, then return to the first thing they were doing poorly, although now they will take a long time to refresh their minds to pick up where they left off, etc.

It's been proven in studies that this kind of always-interrupting-your-thoughts-and-flow is just bad for thinking and bad for work. I know that it was bad for me when I used to try to "multi-task" between different things.

I don't do that anymore. I work on just one thing for an hour or two, and then, for a break, I'll switch to something lighter or more fun. And then I turn that off, and get back to the original task.

And don't even get me started on the Phones Out in social situations thing. Or the people who have decided to make their phones their leashes, constantly beeping and buzzing that there's a new email or a new like on Twitter or a new reply on FaceBook.


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