The Distraction of Being Distracted

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What a terrific guest post we have today over on the Friends of Little Portion Hermitage site! Dr. Kevin Vost is the author of many books, as well as a guest on Catholic Answers and EWTN’s “Women of Grace” and “The Journey Home” programs.  In today’s post on behalf of FLPH, Kevin discusses the answer to a perennial problem, something that all of us face at one time or another, which is how to pray when we’re distracted by other things.

I’m one of those people who mercifully tends to stay asleep once I actually fall asleep, but it’s the getting there that’s often the problem, because my brain won’t pipe down when I want it to; a similar thing tends to happen with my prayer life.  I often have so many ideas and concerns going at any one time, that when I try to get quiet and focus…

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NowThisNews Is Working With Snapchat On An Ephemeral News Service

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TechCrunch

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Mobile news startup NowThisNews, built around the idea of short and viral-friendly clips of news stories, has made some inroads into big media with an investment and content partnership with NBCUniversal, but it’s also looking to build its presence in the opposite, more disruptive direction. The VC that incubated it says that NowThisNews is working on a partnership with Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging service.

Speaking on stage at TC Disrupt, Ken Lerer, a partner at Lerer-Hippeau Ventures (new name to incorporate the role of Eric Hippeau) and the person who helped originally conceive of NowThisNews, says there is a “deal to be done shortly” between the two.

It’s not clear exactly what that deal may entail, but there had already been some ideas laid down before today.

From its earliest inception, NowThisNews has set out to use social networks as a primary distribution channel. You can share clips on sites like Facebook and…

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Live Blog: The Friends Finale, 10 Years Later

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Cookies + Sangria

Today is the tenth anniversary of the Friends finale. For us, this was the end of a decade that shaped the way we watched TV. Friends was the first “grown-up” sitcom I watched, the first time I really experienced ships and running gags and over-investment in TV characters. When we watched the finale on May 6, 2004 we knew that something special was coming to an end. Now that a decade has passed, and Friends has been off the air as long as it was on, we thought this was the perfect time to live blog The Last One – the final episode of Friends.


T: For the record, this finale gives me a lot A LOT of feels, so I tend to avoid it like the plague. I’ve only seen it maybe five times (?) in the past 10 years, as opposed to all the other eps which I’ve…

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The tech trends to watch while America is boiling, storming, burning & drying up

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Alarming!

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The warming climate will be one of the most powerful influences on the planet that human beings have ever seen, and the changes are already happening, notes a new report published on Tuesday written by a large group of scientists and organized by the U.S. government. For Silicon Valley — which saw a bubble grow and burst in recent years around building and investing in clean technologies — the report should highlight those (unfortunate) trends that are coming our way and that will change our lives fundamentally.

The environmental trends detailed in the report highlight what different regions of the U.S. will look like in the future. In particular, as Time summarizes it, “the southwest will bake,” “Alaska will melt,” “coast lines will be in danger,” and “agriculture will be resilient. . . at first,” (for about 20 to 25 years). For the entrepreneurs and investors who are trying to…

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