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Fact Friday: You Can Get Secondhand Stress from Busy CoWorkers

“People who appear rushed all the time have a big affect on colleagues. They may not know it, but they’re usually causing secondhand stress. Seeing colleagues—especially managers—operate at a frenzied, frantic pace can make the behavior contagious, says Robert S. Rubin, an associate professor of management at DePaul University, Chicago.”

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How Busy Colleagues Spread Secondhand Stress | WSJ.com |12.10.13

 

 

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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: 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

“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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The Awful Truth Behind Multitasking | Avery.com | 2009

 

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