"Bored and Brilliant is full of easy steps to make each day more effective and every life more intentional. Manoush’s mix of personal stories, neuroscience, and data will convince you that boredom is actually a gift." ―Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter, Faster, Better
In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s popular podcast and radio show "Note to Self," led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show us how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem. Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, exploring how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves without totally abandoning our gadgets in the process. Grounding the book in the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of “mind wandering” - what our brains do when we're doing nothing at all―Manoush includes practical steps you can take to ease the non-stop busy-ness and enhance your ability to dream, wonder, and gain clarity for your work and life. The outcome is mind-blowing. Unplug and read on.
MANOUSH ZOMORODI is the host and managing editor of "Note to Self," “the tech show about being human,” from WNYC Studios. Every week on her podcast, Manoush searches for answers to life’s digital quandaries through experiments and conversations with listeners and experts. She has won numerous awards for her work including four from the New York Press Club. In 2014, the Alliance for Women in Media named her Outstanding Host. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Manoush is the author of Bored and Brilliant and Camera Ready.
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