Topic: health

Founders Of Sleep Aid Business Bedtime Network Tell Us The Perfect Time To Shut Off Our Laptops

Founders Of Sleep Aid Business Bedtime Network Tell Us The Perfect Time To Shut Off Our Laptops

How did you sleep last night? My night was not so great. I was worried about a deadline today and my alarm woke me up in the middle of a dream, which pretty much guarantees a groggy morning. At the very least, however, I can take comfort in knowing I’m not alone. Sleep aids and advice have turned into a booming industry, targeted at those of us who are so tired (OMG, SO TIRED) but can’t seem to get any sleep — particularly women. More »

Meditation: Sitting Still Is The New Career Move

Meditation: Sitting Still Is The New Career Move

No doubt you have already heard about the benefits of meditation—decreased stress and anxiety, greater focus, and increased creativity. You may have even meditated on occasion, even without developing a consistent practice.

What you may not have realized is that institutions filled with ambitious, stressed-out high achievers working in very intense environments have started to teach meditation to help improve performance. More »

Finally, A CSA That’s Delivered To Your Office

Finally, A CSA That's Delivered To Your Office

Within the last few years, the concept of CSAs — community-supported agriculture — has gone totally mainstream, and for good reason. The way it usually works is that you pay a lump sum for a year that essentially works as an investment in a local farm of group of farms. The payout is fresh food all year round, often in the form of a generous box of in-season produce that you’re responsible for picking up from a farm, health-food store or other location. Great system … if you have tons of time on your hands. More »

A Glimpse At What It’s Really Like To Be Pregnant At Work

A Glimpse At What Itâs Really Like To Be Pregnant At Work

“I can’t focus at all. It’s a serious struggle.”

These were the words recently told to me by a very pregnant friend of mine about trudging through the work day. We all know pregnancy can be difficult, but what is it like to work seven hour days, or longer, when you’ve got a bun in the oven? We decided to find out by going straight to the source: pregnant working women. More »

New Survey: Women Experience More Work Stress Than Men

New Survey: Women Experience More Work Stress Than Men

Thirty-five percent of American workers are chronically stressed this year, but hey, that’s actually great news! Last year, a whopping 41% of workers said the same, according to a new survey from the American Psychological Association. But there are some fascinating differences in how men and women experience work stress: Namely, women are significantly more stressed out than men. More »

Why Relaxation Is The New Stress

Why Relaxation Is The New Stress

I don’t mean to brag, but I’m pretty good at relaxing. Take this weekend, for example. On Friday, I worked until 6 or 7, and then I made a homemade pizza and caught up on Breaking Bad episodes with my husband. On Saturday I did a little work in the morning and then started reading a new book of short stories. On Sunday I played board games with some friends, and then went cross-country skiing. See? That’s primo relaxation stuff. And little did I know when I performed this master class in Taking It Easy, I was also increasing my productivity! More »