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Manoush Zomorodi

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Manoush Zomorodi on Well-Being and Self-Care

Kelly Corrigan Wonders

Kelly continues the "Mind the Gap" series with writer and podcaster, Manoush Zomorodi as they look at well-being and self care through the lens of different generations. The two touch on topics such as the commodification of self-care, staying true to oneself and the importance (or not) of dyeing your hair. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan and read the essays from this episode on Medium.


24 Aug 2021

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Summary of Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi | Free Audiobook

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Bored and Brilliant (2017) invites readers to embrace the unique power of a state that’s rarely viewed in a positive light: boredom. Positing that a healthy experience of boredom is vital to unlocking our creative potential, Bored and Brilliant illustrates the invaluable resources boredom can provide and encourages readers to disconnect from the busy distractions of modern life, especially email, social media, and our addiction to our smartphones. Arguing that disengaging from technology and giving our minds the freedom to be bored will help us boost our creativity, productivity, and potential for brilliant ideas, Manoush Zomorodi sets out to teach readers how to (effectively) be bored. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. DISCLAIMER: This book summary is meant as a preview and not a replacement for the original book. If you like this summary please consider purchasing the original book to get the full experience as the original author intended it to be. If you are the original author of any book on QuickRead and would like us to remove it, please contact us at hello@quickread.com


4 Jun 2021

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Our Ted Talk Take: Manoush Zomorodi & Boredom

We Talk Real Talk

Welcome back! This week, Paige and Lydia discuss a popular Ted Talk by Manoush Zomorodi. This Ted Talk is titled "How Boredom Can Lead to your Most Brilliant Ideas", and is very eye-opening for those of us who are prone to multi-tasking tendencies, and for those of us who spend a lot of time on our phones. Give it a listen and let us know what you think! https://www.ted.com/talks/manoush_zomorodi_how_boredom_can_lead_to_your_most_brilliant_ideas?referrer=playlist-ted_talks_for_20_somethings&fbclid=IwAR0o4Hg6F_ZI14TUKF3e4ozM0gu5AdjPUuS5MHSZLZ64TINSIg_AsWRxe8E#t-218316--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wetalkrealtalk/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wetalkrealtalk/support


27 Feb 2020

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Bored and Brilliant with Manoush Zomorodi

Vrain Waves: Teaching Conversations with Minds Shaping Education

Connect with Manoush Zomorodi Website: www.manoushz.com | Twitter: @manoushz | Book: Bored and BrilliantConnect with Vrain WavesWebsite: vrainwaves.com | Twitter: @VrainWaves | Becky Twitter: @BeckyEPeters | Ben Twitter: @mrkalbManoush’s work (01:08)  Note to Self podcastZig Zag podcastTed Radio Hour podcastStable Genius ProductionsBored and Brilliant BookManoush’s TED TalkTechnology and our Brain, background of the book (02:07) Bored and Brilliant challenges, 2015Ways we ‘pay’ for ‘free’ appsTaking pictures and our memory (06:04)B & B Challenge 2: Photo Free DayMuseum studyPhoto-taking impairment effectSelf-regulation with technology (08:52) Stories from Bored and Brilliant challenges in the classroom (10:10) Skim reading v. long form readingMaryanne Wolf - researcher, language processing on screens vs in booksSherry Turkle's - Reclaiming ConversationBoredom in the classroom (14:15) Default ModeAutobiographical PlanningEmbracing boredom - positive constructive mind wanderingMemory for future imaginingDigital Minimalism Vrain Waves Episode with Cal NewportKnowing-Doing Gap for tech use (18:14) Cambridge-Analytica ScandalCalifornia’s new privacy law - Jan 2020The more tired you are, the more likely you are to get stuck in Facebook What Manoush is reading: Super Thinking (22:22) Gabriel WeinbergDuck-Duck-GoFarnam Street BlogWho are you online? (24:19) Manoush’s No Filter ProjectTakeaways (25:42) Bored and Brilliant challengesAdd a new behavior instead of taking away behaviorSeinfeld jokes calendarStreaks appBrainscape appBrainscape article on diffuse and focused modes of thinkingFarnam Street blog on diffuse and focused modeSubreddit: Shower Thoughts - Best of Shower Thoughts


13 Jan 2020

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Media entrepreneur Manoush Zomorodi shares how to make engaging with tech positive

Ed Influencers

In this episode of “Ed Influencers,” ISTE Chief Learning Officer Joseph South sits down with media entrepreneur and author Manoush Zomorodi to discuss where technology is taking us and how we can make it a positive experience. She delves into the science behind default mode, how digital habits can serve or harm students and ourselves, and how to know when tech is taking over our human capacities. Listeners will also be introduced to Zomorodi’s book Bored and Brilliant, and her podcasts “Note to Self,” “Zig Zag” and “IRL.”


13 Nov 2019

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Part 2 Bored And Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi

Self Help Obsession

Without fail, when I am on my phone or computer my children will repeatedly interrupt me with requests for chocolate milk, to discuss their pressing social engagements, to resolve a dispute, or tell me the curtains are on fire. Well, luckily the last one has never happened and I would definitely hang up the phone… Continue reading Part 2 Bored And Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi


7 May 2019

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Part 1: Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi

Self Help Obsession

Join us as we discuss Manoush (we love her name and her book) Zomorodi’s book, “Bored and Brilliant”. Investigating how technology is transforming humanity is Manoush’s passion and expertise. In addition to writing her book, she gave aTED Talk about surviving information overload and the “Attention Economy.” She is one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative… Continue reading Part 1: Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi


26 Apr 2019

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287: Togetherness! Is There Anything We Like Doing As A Family? Plus Podcasters Manoush Zomorodi & Jen Poyant

One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa ask the big question…is there anything we like doing together as a family? Togetherness, a word that goes hand in hand with family and yet, in practice, seems hard to achieve (unless you count everyone sleeping in the same house as togetherness). Is there a small window where we all like doing the same thing or is the secret in accepting that there is no perfect togetherness scenario? Plus Biz gives an update on feeding her kids, Theresa is a great mom and we talk to Manoush Zomorodi & Jen Poyant of ZigZag. Check out ZigZag podcast at Zigzagpod.com, on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow ZigZag on Twitter @zigzagpod. Manoush is @manoushz and Jen is @JPoyant. Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting! Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsor this week is Care.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe! Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485 Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you're leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!! Share a personal or commercial message on the show! Details at MaximumFun.org/Jumbotron. Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes Join our mailing list Join the amazing community that is our private One Bad Mother Facebook group Follow One Bad Mother on Twitter Follow Biz on Twitter Follow Theresa on Twitter Like us on Facebook! Get a OBM tee, tank, baby shirt, or mug from the MaxFunStore You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org. Show Music Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes) Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes) Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes) Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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10 Jan 2019

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Inside the first year of a jump (feat. Manoush Zomorodi)

When to Jump

Manoush Zomordi was one of the first guests on the When to Jump podcast. In the year since that came out, she's made a few huge jumps. --• Buy the When To Jump book here: https://amazon.com• For more on Manoush Zomorodi and her new project, check out zigzagpod.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


27 Nov 2018

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Manoush Zomorodi: Ditching your high-profile career to go it alone

FWD: Thinking

Manoush Zomorodi launched Stable Genius Productions, a women-led podcast company after sexual harassment allegations rocked WNYC. Discover how to build a business when you quit sooner than anticipated and how to negotiate with a co-founder.


29 Oct 2018