Living Well

Your Phone Makes It Harder for You to Think Clearly (Even When You’re Not Looking at It)

Your Phone Makes It Harder for You to Think Clearly (Even When You’re Not Looking at It)

I don’t own a smartphone. I’m guessing that there are only about ten other people in the world who don’t have one. (They probably live in super-remote areas or they’re too young to push the buttons.) I’ll probably have to cave in and get one eventually. But if I do, it looks like I’ll need(…)

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The Power of Color

The Power of Color

Can certain colors affect your mood and influence your behavior? Marketers, artists, and interior decorators certainly believe they can. But to be honest, there isn’t a lot of scientific evidence to support this idea. People tend to react to colors differently. (For instance, I’m a big fan of white walls, but I know that plenty(…)

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Learn From Your Dog

Learn From Your Dog

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the many things that cats can teach us. By following their furry lead, you can be both happier and more successful at work. Now I think it’s time to turn our attention to dogs. Dogs are the best! They’re loving, loyal bundles of joy. My parents’(…)

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Are You Weird? Join the Club.

Are You Weird? Join the Club.

Do you feel like you’re not entirely normal? Maybe you have long conversations with yourself as you’re driving in the car, or you always have to recheck your doors to make sure they’re really locked, or you worry a lot about minor things. And maybe you even try to hide your weird behavior in order(…)

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Want to Be More Creative? Drink Tea.

Want to Be More Creative? Drink Tea.

Does your work require you to be creative? But do you sometimes find it difficult to come up with unique and innovative ideas? Well here’s an easy solution to that problem – drink a cup of tea. According to a recent study conducted at Peking University, drinking tea can help to boost your creativity. Researchers(…)

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