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Forget multitasking, try monotasking

Medini Cardenas

People aren’t just cooking anymore -- they’re cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just made. Designer Paolo Cardini questions the efficiency of our multitasking world and makes the case for -- gasp -- "monotasking." His charming 3D-printed smartphone covers just might help.

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  • Adele Peters

    Ha, love this. Multitasking really doesn't work...I wonder how the myth ever got started that it was a good idea. There's a great quote from Lord Chesterfield, an English politician in the 1700s, who said "There is time enough for everything in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once, but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things at a time."