Articles about Wellness

Health

This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet. And this is the one post where if you fell asleep while reading it, well, I’m not offended.

wellness

The 5 best stretches to counter all your desk sitting

All of the time spent stuck in a chair is wreaking havoc on your lower back. These stretches will help to mitigate these unwanted symptoms.

wellness

Use these 7 tips to squeeze some fitness into your next business trip

Fitness gurus share how you can put a jump in your step with a little bit of effort the next time you’re on a business trip.

technology

There’s a less stressful way to receive smartphone notifications

Researchers found a way to receive notifications that left study participants happier, less stressed, feeling more productive, and more in control.

The Whole Human

What mistakes did you make in your 20s that you don’t want anyone else to make?

As I spend time looking back on my 20’s, I don’t have many regrets. I built the business of my dreams, developed a strong body, have an amazing social circle, a beautiful girlfriend, and I’m proud of the person I’ve become. But just because I don’t have many regrets doesn’t mean I don’t have any regrets.

wellness

Stanford professor: The workplace is literally killing us

No good employer is going to outright say that they kill you, but new research finds that too many modern workplaces are grim reapers inflicting a fatal amount of stress on our bodies and minds.

News

Study: ‘Night owls’ have increased risk of death over morning people

People who described themselves as partial to the later hours had a 10% higher risk of passing away than those who prefer the morning. The study was reportedly the "first" one finding that night people are more likely to be dealt this fate.

News

Walking while texting could make you dangerously distracted

Before you cross the street, you need to remember to first look up from your phone. We are taught to watch out for distracted drivers when walking, but a new report is asking us to be more mindful of our own addictively distracting devices.

Productivity

What can I do for 10 minutes every day that will change my life?

Even though I practice these habits for more than 10 minutes a day, they can be practiced for as long or short a time period as you want. All you need is a timer, a piece of paper, a pencil, and a motivated attitude. Here are 4 habits that can change your life in only 600 seconds a day.

Food at work

Is your lunch making you depressed? What you’re eating may be the problem

Are you feeling constantly down at work, unable to shake off that feeling even when you are home? What you are eating could be a factor. We are taught to examine what's going on in our heads when depression hits us. Less attention gets paid to what is going into our guts.

Productivity

7 wellness hacks to supercharge your creativity before 10 a.m.

From what happens within the first hour after your alarm clock sounds to what you do right before you lock your front door, try these wellness hacks to boost your creativity, ASAP.

Technology

5 ways your phone is ruining your sleep (and your life)

Did you know that 71% of people actually fall asleep either holding their smartphone, having it in bed with them, or having it on their nightstand? In other words, we are addicted to our phones and it is really taking a toll on our sleep which can throw off our waking hours.

career change

How to stay calm during the first few weeks of your new job

It's completely normal to feel like you've been thrown into a "sink or swim" situation during your first few weeks in a new position — especially when it's super stressful. It's not just about getting through the first day. Here's how to handle whatever emotions come your way.

News

Study: 45% have shed tears, 52% have gotten visibly angry at work

New research shows that a whopping 52% of employees say they have visibly gotten angry at work, and 45% say they've shed tears.

meditation

This may be the key to making your next meeting tolerable

Though banishing all meetings sounds like a nice solution, it's just not realistic.

Productivity

4 ways to be more formulaic in a good way

Adding as many formulaic activities to your professional life as possible can help with your own formula for success.

The Whole Human

How to immediately change your life for the better

Don't allow your future to be limited by your age or your situation; stop being afraid of what might go wrong and start getting excited about what could go right. Here are 10 ways you can begin right now to steer yourself toward a more fulfilled and happy life.

Inspiration

What I learned from Sheryl Sandberg’s class on resilience

I took Sheryl Sandberg's class on resilience. Here's what it taught me that can be applied to our careers.

News

Survey: These are the loneliest professions in America

If you've ever been in an office, you know it's possible to be surrounded by people at the office and to still feel completely lonely. This feeling is isolating, and it's a growing epidemic.

Job Search

What to do after being rejected for a position you really wanted

There are steps you can take to stop a downward spiral when you are rejected for a position that you really wanted. Here's what to keep in mind.

Health

4 out-of-the box ways to lower your work stress, according to science

We know all about the tried-and-true ways to reduce our work stress.

wellness

Sounds of silence: Could ‘colored noise’ be the secret to better sleep?

Those of us in search of a better night’s sleep might assume the best environment for this is one of silence. But could the solution actually lie in immersing ourselves in more colored noise?

Health

The 3 most harmful sleeping habits for professionals

The era of burning the candles at both ends has burnt out.

Advice

7 productivity hacks for when you don’t sleep a wink

There’s nothing more taxing — or overwhelming — than attempting to get through your workday when you’re exhausted. Before your boss catches you napping in your cubicle, read these tips on how to maintain steam at the office, no sleep required.

Health

Survey: Sleep habits are problematic on a global scale

New research shows that 67% of adults around the world believe sleep has a major impact on their personal wellness, and "worrying" is the top culprit.