Philip Smith's insight:
Technology may be responsible for chipping away at our attention span, but it can also help us focus. Check out the Clearly app or Chrome extension. This wonderful little button removes the clutter and distractions from webpages, helping you to focus on the content of the article rather than the ads and leads for other stories.
The app is also easy on the eyes -- allowing you to customize the background color and font type and size -- and doubles as a bookmark and citation storage manager if you use Evernote.