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Mindful : April 2014
April 2014 mindful 3 On our cover Actor Sandra Oh shares her experience of mindfulness meditation. page 51 Photograph by Lever Rukhin Departments 65 In Practice 66 Techniques Eat, Drink, Be Mindful Eating mindfully isn’t about resistance or restriction. It’s about enjoying more. 67 At Work How Do I Get Noticed Around Here? How to run a meeting and keep ever yone’s at tention; how to help your boss see the value of a par ticular employee. 68 Ask Ms. Mindful Don’t judge parenting styles—lend a hand instead; be more relaxed on a first date; and enjoy sex even when you’re out of your depth. 70 Insight A Higher Education We’re learning ever y minute, says Mirabai Bush. Taking more time with ever yday details makes each situation a chance for discovery. 4 Your Thoughts Readers write, tweet, post. 6 Our Thoughts Editor-in-chief Barry Boyce looks ahead as Mindful begins its second year. 11 Now News from business, technology, education, neuroscience, and psychology, including a roundup of current research. 20 Bookmark This The writings, recordings, and apps that are capturing our at tention now. 22 Mindful/Mindless Cookie Monster learns to say no and Axe Body Spray clears out a grade school. Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not. 24 Body Mind Weightless Ella Ackley decided at 65 that it was time to get back in the pool. But winning national swim meets? She didn’t see that coming. 26 Mind Science You Are Where You Live How did you end up living where you do? Is it all an accident? Likely not. Sharon Begley points to new research that suggests we live in places that fit our personality. 30 Mindful Eating Chopping Away Distraction In the course of making leek-and- potato soup, Andrea Miller finds that ingredients—no matter how humble— sing when they get her full attention. Recipes by Béatrice Peltre 80 MindSpace Guest illustrator Lisa Congdon meditated for 15 minutes. Here’s what she found. 30 70