52 Minutes On, 17 Minutes Off

Posted on September 6th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

The next in our series about productivity and breaks. As first reported in The Muse last year, and picked up by such reputable outlets as The Atlantic and Fast Company magazines, a recent study was conducted of office workers using DeskTime, a productivity app. DeskTime tracks employees’ computer use, and peeked into its own data to study […]

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Avoiding Summer Headaches

Posted on September 3rd, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

It turns out that as the temperature rises, so does the risk of headaches in some people. In one Harvard University study of more than 7,000 emergency room patients diagnosed with headaches, the patients’ short-term risk of severe headache increased 7.5 percent with every 9 degree Fahrenheit rise in temperature during the 24 hours preceding a patient’s ER visit. Drink […]

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Sleep Tight

Posted on September 1st, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

Getting a good night’s sleep is a key part of staying healthy and being ready for work. Of course, some times there are reasons we can’t, like a new child or a lot of stress. But there are many factors within our control. Here are some keys to getting a good night’s sleep Keep a […]

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20-20-20 Rule for Less Digital Eye Strain


Posted on August 18th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

We are all staring at screens far too much. Here’s a simple method, recommended by vision specialists, for reducing eyestrain: The 20-20-20 rule Every 20 minutes Look away from the screen for 20 seconds At something 20 feet away Source: Lenstore   You can also take a few other steps to reduce eyestrain, like 1. […]

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Fuzzy Math for Mini Breaks

Posted on July 22nd, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

Often in our lives we say we are “too busy” for something. Too busy to call our Mom. Too busy to put away the dishes. Too busy to organize our junk drawer (hey, that’s why they call it a junk drawer). Too busy in our workday to get up from our desk, or step away […]

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