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Secrets of the Productive Nap

This article was written by Jessica Stillman and published in Inc.com.  An afternoon snooze can improve your effectiveness on the job. But achieving the optimal nap isn’t as simple as it first appears. If you think naps are only for slackers, think again. Forward-thinking companies such as Zappos, Google, and Nike have heeded the research of sleep scientists, and now encourage … Continue reading

How to Nap

This infographic was created for the Boston Globe. The text was written by Jennifer Ackerman and the graphic was created  by Javier Zarracina. (Text by Jennifer Ackerman, graphic by Javier Zarracina)

12 Tasks That Killer Employees Always Finish Before Noon

This article was written by Jada A. Graves and was published in the Business Insider. A recent study published in an American Psychological Association journal, Emotion, suggests that early birds are generally happier than night owls. More than 700 respondents, ranging from ages 17 to 79, were surveyed and asked about their emotional state, health, and preferred time of day. Self-professed … Continue reading

The Case for Vacation: Why Science Says Breaks Are Good for Productivity

This article was written by Derek Thompson and published in the The Atlantic. The first week of August is one of the most popular times for people to take off work. But it might just make us better at our job. For proof, we’re republishing this article from 2011 on the science of productivity. American workers love to … Continue reading

10 Ways to Boost Your Energy

Staying hydrated is one way to boost energy, but you don’t need to reach for caffeine. Here are natural energy boosters, some as simple as drinking a glass of water or sprinting up a flight of stairs. Feeling sluggish? Experiencing low energy by midday? Many factors can cause a drain of energy, but there are just … Continue reading

The Real Reasons You’re Tired All the Time and What To Do About It

Feeling sluggish, overwhelmed and constantly in need of a caffeine fix? Find out how to fix what’s burning you out Energy stealer: a low-grade sinus infection Sinus infections that just won’t quit are the most common chronic health problem in the U.S. — and struggling with one triples your risk of fatigue, say researchers at … Continue reading

How to get home on time

A few simple measures will get you out of the door an hour earlier every day. Let’s face it, for many people, the way they are working just isn’t working. Life as we know it is getting faster and we are constantly being asked to do more with less at work. The most obvious solution … Continue reading

Eight Ways Goofing Off Can Make You More Productive

One of my colleagues used to head to the men’s room and brush his teeth every time he felt a surge of writer’s block. He swears it did the trick. Another exits the building and walks around the block to clear his head. I like to take advantage of the mid-day yoga sessions that Forbes … Continue reading

Train Your Brain to Focus

Next time you are sitting in a meeting, take a look around. The odds are high that you will see your colleagues checking screens, texting, and emailing while someone is talking or making a presentation. Many of us are proud of our prowess in multitasking, and wear it like a badge of honor. Multitasking may help … Continue reading

Learning while you sleep: Dream or reality?

A good night’s sleep is remarkably powerful. It restores mind and body, preparing both for the challenges that lie ahead. Without restful sleep, mood, concentration, and mental performance suffer. Sleep deprivation is a major cause of car crashes and other accidents, and it has been linked to important medical problems ranging from hypertension, obesity, and … Continue reading