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Health

The sound of people chewing can actually stop you from getting work done

If the sound of people chewing gum in your office drives you crazy, there's a medical term for your frustration — misophonia, also known as selective sound sensitivity syndrome.

Food at work

5 ways to break free from eating the same lunch every day

Here's what to do if you're stuck in a lunch rut, and are tired of eating the same thing pretty much every weekday — whether you bring or buy your office lunch meals.

News

Study: Your office’s dim lighting could be making you a dimwit

If you are having trouble remembering what you did today at work, your office light may be the culprit. A new study published in Hippocampus found that dim lighting makes it harder to learn and remember tasks.

News

86% of people say work jeopardizes their attempts to stay healthy

New research has found that a whopping 86% of people say that work gets in the way of their attempts to lead healthy lives. How people feel about their work-life balance also seems to be trending downward, with just 30% reporting that they’re “satisfied” with it, versus 45% saying the same thing three years prior.

News

Study: Workplace wellness programs do not save employees money or make them healthier

Over 50 million workers are currently enrolled in workplace wellness programs, but a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that these programs did not significantly save employees money or make them healthier.

News

Relax! Using your cellphone at work won’t give you cancer

Frequent daily cellphone use most likely does not lead to an increased health risk according to a new report.

Health

How to meditate at work when sitting still is impossible

Sometimes, the thought of sitting quietly and clearing our minds can feel like an impossibility. Here's how to meditate when you can't sit still.

Study

The psychopathic consequence of a bad boss

If you're succeeding under a bullying boss who berates and belittles you, it may reveal something unflattering about your own personality. According to a new study in the Journal of Business Ethics, psychopaths have a natural advantage in workplaces overrun by abusive supervision, and are more likely to thrive under these terrible kind of bosses.

Advice

When to stay home if you’re sick (SPOILER ALERT: Always)

With flu season in full swing, when your alarm goes off in the morning and you're feeling groggy, a common question comes to mind: to work from home, or ignore the symptoms and haul yourself to the office instead?

Health

4 ways to eat healthy when your office is working against you

Cookies, upon donuts, upon farewell cakes for employees. Alcohol at happy hour. The sweet and salty treats never seem to end at work, so how in the world are you supposed to maintain a healthy diet? Here are a few things to keep in mind if this is your mission.

Morning Routine

8 morning habits of the most successful people

The morning habits of leaders can offer insights into how they are able to create their successful businesses, products, and achievements. Here are the everyday morning habits that some of the most successful thinkers in the world do that we can copy.

Sleep

How writing a five-minute to-do list can help you fall asleep more quickly

We already know that writing a to-do list can help us hold ourselves accountable during busy work days. What you may not know is that your nightly to-do list can also be a way to cure your insomnia.

Sleep

When you fail at counting sheep, try this word game to fall asleep

if you still can't sleep after counting sheep, try this sleep trick backed by cognitive science on how to purposefully scramble your thoughts using a word game until you can fall asleep.

Drinking

How to survive Dry January at the office

As part of our New Year's resolution to live healthier this year, many of us choose to forego alcohol for the month of January in a phenomenon known as Dry January. Here's how to stick to it at work.

Health

This is the best excuse to use for calling in sick at work

We've all been in need of an excuse to tell our employer so we can get a day of much-needed rest. If you've got to play sick, here's the best way to do it.

Health

How to alleviate your lower-back pain from the comfort of your desk

The leading cause for missing work around the world is lower back pain. Here are stretches you can do to alleviate it without getting up from your desk.

Office Life

These were the worst excuses for missing work in 2017

Some people go to absurd lengths in order not to come to work. These are the worst excuses we've seen this year that people used to take a sick day.

New Year

12 New Year’s resolutions backed by science that could actually work

Intentions are easy; following through is hard. Here are 12 ideas for resolutions — backed by science — that might actually work.

Health

6 company-wide health challenges for 2018

Improving your overall quality of life, happiness, and health is never a bad idea — regardless of what date on the calendar jumpstarts your inclination.

Health

5 ways to beat the winter blues in your office

Many people suffer from seasonal depression, especially where days become shorter and temperatures drop below freezing. Here's how to beat the winter blues.

Office Life

How to handle a hangover at work

Hungover at work and want to put your best foot forward without face-planting? Let these pros teach you a trick or two about how to get better quickly.

Productivity

This is how to be productive without being miserable: 8 proven secrets

You can be more productive without turning into a robot. Here are the 8 secrets to get you there.

Office Life

4 things that won’t be good for your career during the holidays

The holidays are here, and people are ready for some much-needed time off. Here's what you shouldn't be doing when it comes to your career this season.

Advice

5 ways to cope if you’re laid off during the holidays

Layoffs at such a pleasant time during the holiday season often feel like the worst-case scenario. Here's how to cope if you get the axe.

Health

‘Tis the season to avoid pigging out at work

Between corporate gifts and holiday parties, it can be hard to avoid pigging out on all those free work snacks this time of year. Here's how to avoid it.