Driver's education We spend hours in our cars, and almost as much time talking about traffic, yet how much do we think about the act of driving? The author of a new book says the way we drive tells us a lot about how our minds work, how we relate to others, and who we are.9:06 a.m.
Tom Vanderbilt: Author of "Traffic." He's written articles about design, technology, science, and culture for Slate, the Wall Street Journal, and Rolling Stone.
Distracted Between cell phones and BlackBerries, iPods and iMacs, we have numerous gadgets to occupy our every second. But author Maggie Jackson worries that having all this technology at our fingertips is chipping away at our ability to focus, and could ultimately lead to an age of cultural decline.10:06 a.m.
Maggie Jackson: journalist and author of "Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age." She writes the "Balancing Acts" column for the Boston Globe.