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When the Mind Wanders

An anatomy of daydreaming
Source: Christopher DeLorenzo

one in 16 Americans visited the ER for home injuries that resulted from, among other things, fumbling knives (the cause of at least 249,000 injuries), ladders (at least 105,000), and cookware (at least 22,000). One of the main causes of these accidents? A wandering mind, says Steve Casner, the author of . By one estimate, he notes, people

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