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Fact Friday: Bad Weather? You'll be More Productive.

 
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“… while waking up to a chilly, soggy morning may very well dampen your mood … unpleasant weather is thought to improve concentration and productivity, in part because a rainy day or snowy day kills the potential for leisure time outdoors … ”

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Winter Weather = Bad Mood? It’s More Complicated Than That. | Entrepreneur.com | 1.6.14

 

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Fact Friday: People in Central America Have Better Work-Life Balance Than North Americans
May 10, 2013

Fact Friday: People in Central America Have Better Work-Life Balance Than North Americans

“Central America ranks highest in work-life balance, with 70 percent of employees saying their companies support them in achieving a reasonable balance between work and personal life. North America is second (65 percent), followed by eastern Asia (63 percent), Latin America and the Caribbean (63 percent), and Southern Asia (62 percent).”

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Work-Life Balance Off Kilter, Research Finds  | ABCNews.com | 4.19.13

 

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Fact Friday: Listen to Unfamiliar Music to Increase Productivity
March 8, 2013

Fact Friday: Listen to Unfamiliar Music to Increase Productivity

“So if you like jazz, don’t listen to jazz while working, because, although that music will give you pleasure, it will also release dopamine in your brain, actually distracting you. Unfamiliar music, on the other hand, maximizes the focus effect you could get from music—extending your concentration time up to about 100 minutes.”

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Choose Unfamiliar Work Music for Better Productivity and Focus | Lifehacker.com | 2.26.13

 

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Fact Friday: Your Desk is Trying to Kill You
August 3, 2012

Fact Friday: Your Desk is Trying to Kill You

“…when we sit all day, ‘electrical activity in the muscles drops… leading to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects,’ and sadly even getting regular doses of exercise doesn’t offset the damage. But now there’s new evidence of the harm of sitting. Not only is it making you fatter, it might also be making you dumber.”

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Your Desk is Making You Stupid | Inc.com | 7.18.2012

 

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Fact Friday: Brainpower Decreases With Multitasking
January 15, 2010

Fact Friday: Brainpower Decreases With Multitasking

“Switching from task to task, you think you’re actually paying attention to everything around you at the same time. But you’re actually not,” says Earl Miller, a Picower professor of neuroscience at MIT in the article Think You’re Multitasking? Think Again by Jon Hamilton. In fact, a study published in NeuroImage found managing two mental tasks at once has been proven to reduce the brainpower available for either task … ”

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