According to a new Danish study, cycling or walking to school increases a child’s ability to concentrate in the classroom. Children who were driven to school, or who took public transport, performed less well in a test measuring concentration levels, than … More
Topic: work productivity
Can you transform your life in four hours? According to Tim Ferriss, four is the magic number when it comes to working productively, exercising and losing weight and now conquering the art of cooking and pretty much any other skill. Is the man a magician? No, just an innovative and driven thinker who will probably make you feel lazy when you read his bio. More
Here is a letter I received shortly after Hurricane Sandy. I had evacuated to my fiancé’s parents’ house and was going a bit stir-crazy (I did discover that you can make a pretty decent fake espresso with half a mug of hot milk and about ten times more instant coffee than the package suggests.) More
You may think not staying at your office until 8 pm and instead going home and putting some work in from your comfy bed makes you healthier, but you would be wrong. This kind of habit actually leads to procrastination during the day when you should be working, hurts your sleeping habits and makes you more of a workaholic. Plus, it kind of ruins the whole concept of the bed.
Researchers have now analyzed over 70 studies regarding the relationship of work-related stress and physical illnesses. In general, they found that heavy workloads and long hours were directly and clearly linked to illness. More
It is voting day! Well we are getting close to the end so hopefully you already went out and voted so you have a ton to feel great about. But if you are still glued to your office chair and haven’t gone out to vote, keep these things in mind. Here are 10 great things about voting during the work day:
A 2008 study of 12,395 workers found that 70% of employees go to work sick at least once a year. The main reason for working when sick according to workers in Sweden was fear of “being judged as fragile or unreliable” if they say they are too ill to work. “I have to be so sick I can hardly get out of bed,” before taking a sick day, one Seattle government-agency manager told The Wall Street Journal. Though some people abuse sick days or make up ridiculous excuses as to why they need one, it seems like the majority of people drag themselves into the office even if they have a fever, a hacking cough or are contagious. More
With Hurricane Sandy stirring before striking the Northeast, lots of my fellow coworkers will be doing the same thing I’m doing: working from home in house slippers. How can you do this from your couch without missing a beat in your usual workflow? Here are 10 tips. More
We know the obvious benefits of working from home: writing emails in your underwear and having the TV on a low volume during long conference calls. Those are givens. But did you know that by telecommuting you actually help the environment and your health? Plus, think of all the money you will save. For instance, the average commuter could save up to $1,500 on gas per year, as well as shave 109 hours of time spent in car. And despite what previous studies have said, this one says working at home increases your productivity by 10-20%. More
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Are deadlines chasing you like fiery hell-demons? Do they thump from under the floor like Poe’s tell-tale heart? Do they watch you like the all-seeing eye of Sauron?
If you have an impossible deadline, here’s a quick read (it should be – you have a deadline, right?) with a few ideas, and some important questions to ask. More
According to new data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in a study highlighted by Harvard Business Review, people are either big liars when it comes to saying how much they worked or simply can’t count. When asked how much work they do each week, Americans tend to report longer hours than when they keep a more accurate account of their work. More
The candy and junk food season is upon us. Halloween is only a few weeks away and it seems that everywhere we turn candy and cookies are thrust upon us. If you’re anything like me, you started eating Candy Corn on October 1st. I mean, tis the season! More
Most staff meetings are drab, monotonous tasks that most people only put up with because they are a job requirement. Boring! There is no reason why staff meetings cant be fun! Or if not fun, at least a little more interesting. After all, these meetings are all about getting people involved, hearing ideas and making sure everything is running smoothly. No one can participate if they are asleep. Besides the occasional snore of approval, its pretty much impossible. To optimize everyone’s performance at your staff meeting, try some of these tips from brazancareerist.com and Monster and spice it up! More
Practically every woman I know lives in a state of near-constant guilt for not getting enough done.
Of course, I have ambitious friends.
When you look for advice on a problem like this, your ambitious friends typically say, “Me, too!” and sometimes try to compete with you about who is the most behind on their goals. More