Because your Barcelona 2020 trip is finally gonna happen

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Now that Covid is winding down (hopefully), international travel is becoming a part of life once more. Newly-vaccinated folks are boarding planes again and heading for exotic locations. With that comes one of the traveler’s worst enemies: jet lag.

Jet lag occurs when you cross a large number of time zones in a short period of time. It’s a fairly new phenomenon in world history, having begun when the airplane was invented. Passengers aboard the Titanic, for example, didn’t have to worry about jet lag (although they did have other problems).

If you’ve ever experienced jet lag, you know it’s…

Secrets to napping well

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Do you have that one friend who swears by naps? Or maybe you’re that friend-the one who works a power nap into your lunch break every single day. You feel like you can’t live without your daily nap, but does science agree with you?

In many cultures, naps are as essential as eating breakfast or taking a shower. Most Spanish businesses and shops close for three hours so that everyone can take a siesta. In China, people typically take a 2-hour lunch break in order to incorporate an afternoon nap. …

Which tech wearable is right for you?

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After the crazy year we’ve had, we’re all looking for ways to reduce stress, focus more effectively, and sleep better. Two intriguing wearables that claim to do all of these things are Hapbee and Apollo Neuro.

Both of these devices seem like they could be the future of neuroscience, but which one is most likely to come out on top? Which product is worth the money?

Here is a thorough comparison of Apollo Neuro vs. Hapbee that will help you decide which wearable is best for you.

Apollo Neuro vs. Hapbee: An Overview

While Apollo Neuro and Hapbee are quite different in appearance, they both profess…

Enhance your productivity with these must-haves

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Many of us have been working from home (WFH) for over a year now…and we still haven’t put much effort into creating the ideal work-from-home environment. Maybe you’re still sitting on a hardwood chair at your dining table most days or working from the couch.

I have a confession: I still haven’t bought a wireless mouse-and my right hand is suffering from using the trackpad all day every day (don’t worry, a new mouse is on the way!)

Whatever happens in the future, lots of us will continue working from home indefinitely. After all, we like the flexibility, we don’t…

Insomnia remedies to help you fall asleep faster

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If you struggle with insomnia, you may be tempted to start relying on sleeping pills to overrule your mind’s tendency towards nighttime wakefulness. Unfortunately, it’s easy to become addicted to sleeping pills, which makes you unable to fall asleep without them.

According to research, 80% of people who take sleeping pills report feeling negative side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and headaches the following day. Still, some people feel like sleeping pills are their only option for alleviating insomnia.

What if there was a safer, more effective way to get a good night’s sleep? Here are some natural remedies for…

It’s time to take back your lost time

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What are you doing right now? Sure, you’re reading this article…but I’m guessing you’re doing something else too.

Maybe it’s listening to music or watching TV in the background. Perhaps you’re reading on your laptop and casually scrolling through Instagram on your phone. Maybe you’re even in the middle of an important Zoom meeting (don’t worry–I won’t tell your boss).

Whatever it is, you’re multitasking.

Multitasking seems relatively innocent on the surface, maybe even helpful. After all, you can finish things so much faster when you’re doing two things at once, right? Wrong. …

8 tips for getting in the flow wherever you are

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There’s nothing more satisfying than getting into flow state and getting sh*t done. Whether you’re working, creating, playing, or grooving, flow state is bound to enhance your experience. I do my best work when I achieve flow state with my writing.

The trouble comes when you just can’t seem to get in the zone. Perhaps you’re distracted, bored, anxious, overwhelmed, or any number of negative emotions…and it feels like your typical flow is out of reach.

In times like these, the smartest thing to do is try out some strategies for inducing flow state. …

Hint: your age could be a factor

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Your eyes open yet again and you roll over to look at the clock. 2:53 AM. Why do you keep waking up during the night? It wasn’t always like this.

There are several possible reasons you’re not able to sleep through the night like you used to. Whatever the underlying issue, insomnia is tough to deal with. Not only does it leave you exhausted during the day, but it also has the potential to cause numerous other issues, including:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Low energy
  • Inability to focus
  • Lack of coordination
  • Tension headaches

If you’re waking up at night…

12 ways to build creativity in your daily life

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It might sound hard to believe, but every single job involves creativity. Software developers, CEOs, engineers, and administrative assistants all use creativity to get the job done. Without this important element, our jobs might as well be taken by robots.

Here’s the question: how do you become more creative when you don’t have an artistic bone in your body? For those of us who aren’t naturally inclined to be creative, it can seem overwhelming to have a creative project come our way. Many people find themselves thinking, “I can’t focus. I can’t do this.” …

Poor sleep is affecting your mental health

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If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or any number of mental health disorders, you probably know what it’s like to lie awake at night. Let’s be honest, even those of us without an anxiety diagnosis have been feeling a little on edge recently…and that stops us from getting the sleep we need.

Health experts have known about the correlation between sleep and mental health for a long time. Until recently, the main focus was on how mental health disorders prevent people from sleeping well. Now, scientists are starting to explore how sleep disorders affect mental health conversely.

You probably don’t…

Heather Bakire

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