The reason why that’s the case is that when you practice distraction (which is what multi-tasking really is – paying attention to something that distracted you from what you were originally paying attention to), you’re training your brain. Why do most all of us seem to fall prey to these devices even as we know they’re causing a real problem for us? The first is that we’re perfectly mal-adapted, biologically speaking, to these devices. We’re radically over-developing the parts of quick thinking, distractable brain and letting the long-form-thinking, creative, contemplative, solitude-seeking, thought-consolidating pieces of our brain atrophy by not using them. Part II – What are we losing as a result of our short attention span and easy distractability? You’re eating lunch with a friend and they excuse themselves to the restroom. Now, you pull our your phone because being unstimulated makes you feel anxious. We didn’t think gap time and “boredom” were valuable.You’re training your brain to pay attention to distracting things. When our ancestors, the Geico guys, were sitting out on the savanna and the tree next to them rustled. My favorite summary line on this whole topic comes from Sherry Turkle, an MIT professor who studies technology and society. Digital connections offer the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. Now that we’re losing it, we get a sense of just how valuable it was. Besides taking a break from distraction, another step is to ACTIVELY TRAIN your long-form attention and mindfullness. Whatever form it takes, make it a DAILY practice of slowing down. Perhaps the most interesting or provocative approach to solving it, harkens back to that line at the end of the Microsoft commercial – ‘we need a phone to save us from our phones’. There is a small academic movement called Slow Tech. Top notes are apricot, plum and coconut; middle notes are tuberose, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose, brazilian rosewood and caraway; base notes are sandalwood, almond, vanilla and musk. However something about her kept me coming back to try her out.... Then the other notes come in and blend everything together. The oil content and projection in this is through the roof, especially for an EDT.That is when I know it is time to leave because I am convinced every perfume can be wonderful just depending on certain aspects such as skin chemistry, time, place and dose... On the other hand, I complimented a Lady taxi driver on her beautiful perfume, since on her it was really totally different, when she surprised me by saying it was hypnotic poison. I Love her in All Her Incarnations, Play-Do And ALL!! But when hours pass, vanilla fades weaker, and there appears also a scent of pepper. ...I am usually not able to deal with too much sweetness. Because this is a straight blast of vanilla extract.I know HP has a devoted following but to be honest, I didn't enjoy wearing it today.It's just too sweet and a bit..loud, I guess I would say. A crisis of attention I want to ask people a simple question: are you happy with your relationship with your phone. I don’t think I have a healthy relationship with mine. If I let it, it easily fills up those gaps in my day—some gaps of boredom, some of solitude.
Today I wore Hypnotic Poison as the next leg on my vanilla note perfume journey.I have been analysing its followers quite a time and for my taste it suits blondes and women with dry skin better. I keep giving it a chance, 2, 3, 4, more times than I can recount. So, it seems it's no plasticine for me and no Hypnotic Poison either... My Problem are 2: 1) the saltiness and the spicy notes that I notice in the opening of the scent..make me unfortunately a little bit nauseous 2) it doesn´t last longer than 4 hours in my Skin..my god? But I know that I will repurchase it, because despite these 2 issues mentioned above, the vanilla-coconut-almond dry down enchanted me in a way... Almond Joy is probably 97% sugar, 1% coconut, 1% almond, and 1% milk chocolate.I guess I'll have to stick to prisma-colors and almond oil... (I might be exaggerating a bit.) Now remove most of the sugar and replace the milk chocolate with a gourmet dark chocolate, and that's what Hypnotic Poison smells like to me.Some people call switching our attention between things that vie for it “multi-tasking”.Like were a computer with dual cores running two simultaneous processes. Numerous brain imaging studies have shown that what we call “multi-tasking” in humans, is not multi-tasking at all.