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"Well-rested employees are better employees."
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Why sleeping on the job isn't such a bad thing.
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"We all share a common need for sleep."
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It all starts before you even enter the bedroom.
"Stop worrying. And get a good night's sleep."
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Having a hobby has been noted time and again as an easy and productive way to improve your quality of life. That's right — everything from your stress levels to your heart health can be improved by fi...
Many people dream of giving it all up to live on a beach or to help make the world a better place. Earl Cahill managed to do both of those things, all by the age of 36. Cahill, a Kingston, Ont. native...
In the second episode of the current season of House of Cards (don't worry, no spoilers follow), Frank Underwood has an epiphany. Faced with a series of obstacles even his devious mind cannot defeat, he suddenly realizes that if he can't get the Congressional leadership "to do what they're dead-set against doing ... we have to reverse our thinking."
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When Caroline Spencer was first offered the opportunity to take a leave of absence from work to become a part-time student, she was terrified. “My first thought was, 'I've worked for at least 25 years...
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Findings revealed that participants who read on an iPad produced 55 per cent less melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that tends to increase in the evening to induce sleepiness and regulate sleep. It is also a strong anti-inflammatory known to suppress cancer cell growth. When melatonin levels decrease they can shift the body's circadian rhythm and make it difficult to fall asleep.
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What takes your breath away to look at just might also keep you healthy, according to a new study from the University of California at Berkeley that makes the anti-inflammatory diet seem tempting to f...
Many of us forget what it's like to be well-rested. Sleep is often the last priority in our daily routine, and by the time we're actually in bed, our minds are spinning. If one of your New Year's res...
Many of us have jobs that require us to come up with new ideas on the regular, but we all have days where we're not feeling that creative. Staring at a blank screen is unlikely to get you anywhere, s...
Wellness isn't simply about getting enough exercise, eating our greens and ensuring that we have enough good-quality sleep. Wellness is also about paying attention to all the other things that constitute well-being: it's considering the toxins we're being exposed to every day.
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What is it, exactly, about corn syrup and carbonation that will stop the bullying of online trolls and bickering TV hosts? We're not sure, but we're willing to give it a try. In Coke's 2015 Super Bowl...
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Rather than free us from the drudgery of work, technology has made us slaves to our phones and laptops. It has taken the entry of the most technologically savvy generation in history to realize that fact and, hopefully, to change it.
In a recent counselling session, I was struck once again by how much perfectionism limits our potential. The reality is if we allow ourselves to get lost in our perfectionistic tendencies, we will limit our ability to live to our full potential and impact others. To become an exceptionalist, follow these simple pointers.
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A mindfulness program for children, co-developed by actor Goldie Hawn, resulted in less stress, more optimism, and improved math abilities for Grade 4 and 5 students in Coquitlam, B.C., a UBC study ha...
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When you’re at a job interview, do you claim your biggest weakness is that you’re just too much of a perfectionist? You’re probably not fooling anybody with that old trick, but you could actually be h...
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Good friends can actually make you healthier in the physical sense in addition to improving your mental well-being, according to a new study from Concordia University in Canada. Working with a group o...
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Whistling while you work may not help melt the stress away, but a little mindful breathing does the trick for some. A new survey of more than 2,700 Globe and Mail readers has revealed work was the bi...
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There tends to be this common constant act, celebrated by many that's troubling me lately...the act of giving gifts. As we get closer to Christmas, I hope you consider a few ideas I've put together for you and loved ones to do this season, to practice staying present and building lasting memories.
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A new year brings excitement and anticipation of what's to come. It gives us the permission to make changes in our lives or not. With a little orchestration, we can map out 2015, set goals and accomplish more. This might be the best gift you could give yourself. Let me show you how.
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Around the holidays we hear all about spending time with loved ones, being grateful and showing them how much we care. A lot of our thoughts will be about our family and friends. But lately social media has changed our perception of friendship, how we view it, how we behave towards our friends, even how we use the word "friend."
I regret the time I gave up, the memories, the fun, the time with friends. But that's me. For some the "gains" in the gym, the Instagram fame, the self sacrifice make them feel more whole as a person. This fitness life is for a select few.
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When you're the host on a number of HGTV shows, there are some assumptions people make. Like, for example, that no matter how rough and dirty you get on screen, your life is actually filled with fancy...
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At first glance, Terry Crews is everything you would expect from an "alpha male." He's a former NFL football player, he plays macho movie and television roles, and he's pretty good at bouncing his pec...
What would a 10-page letter from your Grade 9 self look like? While our keyboard-exhausted fingers could barely even pen more than 15 holiday cards this year, it's amazing to think that once upon a t...
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This will come as no surprise to anyone who's gotten lost in the repetitive motion of rolling out dough: all of that holiday baking could be really good for your mental health. The notion that cooking...
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Many millennials have grown up on social media. We communicate in 140-characters or less. Our memories are edited through filters to look their best. Our accomplishments are constantly compared to the...
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As parents we are often concerned with our children's sleep during the holidays but about what about our own? With all the hustle and bustle of the festivities, protecting our own sleep patterns tends to fall by the wayside. This holiday season, here are a few tips that can help you take care of yourself as well.
Ninety-two-year-old Johanna beams at the 20-year-old stepping into her room -- not a visiting grandson, but rather a housemate at her retirement home. Town planning student Jurrien is one of six who h...