Archive for the “Workplace” Category

Working Comfortably on a Laptop

Posted on April 12th, 2016 by Seth Nickinson

Hate to say it, but the laptop computer is bad for your body. Some researchers over at Cornell have phrased it with understated simplicity: Un-ergonomic Laptops – the design of laptops violates a basic ergonomic requirement for a computer, namely that the keyboard and screen are separated. In the early days of personal computing desktop […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Adult Brain Breaks

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

“Brain breaks” are a concept that has caught on in K-12 education, as a way to help keep students alert, re-invigorate the mind, and adapt to different learning styles. Brain breaks for kids can include games, kinesthetic activities, and dancing to well-known songs. We want to encourage you to not be so age-focused: check out our […]