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3 Books That Teach You How to Concentrate in a Digital Age

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By Joshua Cohen

Elevator Pitch: For most of our history, “distraction” described a mental illness. With that meaning in mind, Mr. Cohen draws a wide-ranging map of our collective cultural distraction, from the death of the circus to how smartphones have created “datasexuals” (who derive a thrill from monitoring, say, their steps or heart rate).

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