Has the Internet destroyed your ability to focus?

Nov 18, 2020

Good morning, Brief Updates fans!

Here is some wisdom for your Wednesday!

“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” -Greek Proverb

Be sure to check out the rest of our Wisdom Wednesday quotes at the bottom of this email.

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Where the missing 9-year-old spent two nights alone, lost in the woods
Image Source: CNN

Jordan Gorman was found safely on Tuesday beneath a shelter he created with a tarp. Gorman was last seen at his home on Sunday. Multiple search teams scoured the heavily wooded area near his home in Ashland City, TN.

Gorman was located about three-quarters of a mile away from his home. He did not have a jacket or shoes when he was found. Doctors are evaluating Gorman. The circumstances around his disappearance are being investigated.


This is what’s happening in the stock market right now
Image Source: CNBC

This morning pointed to stock market gains, with all three major averages on track to open higher. Dow futures showed a 100-point increase. The jump follows a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average slid over 167 points.

Said Allianz Investment Management Senior Investment Strategist Charlie Ripley: “For the most part, the economy has been recovering faster than many expected, as consumer spending has held up quite well throughout the crisis. Much of this can be seen through consumer spending habits, where the pandemic has caused consumers to shift spending away from service-oriented products and into more goods-related products.”

But, he said, this trend is creating a split recovery.


If you’ve ever wondered how your retirement savings compare with what others in your age group have stashed, then you aren’t alone.

In fact, it’s a burning question on pretty much everyone’s mind. And the great news is that this tendency is 100% natural. And, even better, this natural curiosity can also help you kick-start yourself into a strong savings position.

Now, according to a Survey of Consumer Finances conducted last year, the average retirement savings for ALL families is $255,130. While the median retirement savings for all families is $65,000.

And while knowing that could help you solve a Jeopardy question later, it problem doesn’t mean much to you on a personal level because of the way it isn’t broken down.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers in a way that makes way more sense and gives you a clearer picture of where you and your family stand.


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How the Internet kills productivityImage Source: WordPress

The human brain is a marvel of the natural world. It gives us the elegance to use spoken language and the intelligence to travel among the stars. But the technology we built with our brainpower could be destroying our ability to focus.

While the internet is probably one of our most significant technological achievements, it’s also messing with our brains. New research reveals that regular internet use reshapes how our brains process information, but in a negative way.

Ultimately, it shortens our attention span and wrecks our ability to focus. But there’s hope. With a few tricks and good habits, you can reclaim your productivity and remap your mind to regain focus. Check it out!

It’s been a rough year for most people, so if you’re looking for a way to boost your mood, look no further than 10 specific foods that can help.

Walnuts are a great way to boost your mood since they are packed with omega-3 fatty acids. These omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation and improve brain health. Lower inflammation and increased brain function is proven to help alleviate depression and positively impact your mood.

Chocolate lovers rejoice: chocolate also helps boost your mood. Dark chocolate in particular is rich in flavonoids, which promotes increased blood flow to the brain that helps with mood regulation. The taste, smell, and even texture of chocolate is also proven to help positively affect your mood.

What else can you eat that will improve your mood?

Stay Informed,


Rex Jackson

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