Put down your laptop and lace up your hiking boots!
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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Put down your laptop and lace up your hiking boots! on 01/06/2013 21:04:31 MST Print View

Interesting article about how getting away from the computer and into the out of doors enhances creativity and problem solving.

One of the interesting paragraphs: " “The current research indicates that there is a real, measurable cognitive advantage to be realized if we spend time truly immersed in a natural setting,” the authors write.

... but Strayer points out that, for everyone else, tech deprivation and nature immersion are simply different sides of the same coin. “Occasionally you’ll see the poor soul who has their smartphone out in the wilderness and is still trying to send texts and updates,” he says. Most wanderers, though, have the good sense to leave the gadgetry at home."

Story here

Edited by idester on 01/06/2013 21:13:51 MST.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Put down your laptop and lace up your hiking boots! on 01/07/2013 21:54:27 MST Print View

Hah! You're on what, your third iPad by now? :)

Kidding aside, you are absolutely correct.