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Give Yourself Breakpoints To Handle The Stress That You Know Is Coming

Why are footpaths laid in sections, rather than one long strip of concrete? Simple: It’s so that when the ground inevitably shifts, the stone breaks in a controlled way, rather than ruining the job. You can use that same principle in your own life when stress comes your way.

Warp Speed Noise Generator Soothes You To The Sounds Of The Enterprise

Were you disappointed yesterday when it turned out that ThinkGeek’s Star Trek White Noise generator wasn’t real? Well good news, this web app is. You can even customise your sounds however you want.

The Surprising Health Benefits Of Hot Springs And Mineral Baths

In Japan, soaking in natural hot springs is a treasured pastime that’s steeped in thousands of years of tradition, and during my stay there, I visited a few. The experience opened my eyes (and pores) to a world of good-feeling benefits, many of which (but not all) are backed by actual scientific research.

How To Give Yourself A Spa-Like Bath At Home

You don’t have to go to an expensive spa to relax and achieve momentary bliss. You can have the same luxurious bath experience in your own home, and on your own terms, without spending a fortune or going somewhere public to get it.

Forest Keeps Your Phone From Being Distracted By Growing A Virtual Garden

Android/iOS: Your phone is distracting. If you have a hard time resisting the impulse to check notifications, Forest helps balance out that impulse with a gamified virtual garden.

How To Get Some Rest When Stress Is Keeping You Up At Night

It’s the middle of the night and you know you should be sleeping, but you can’t. Something is keeping you up: Maybe a coworker tried to throw you under the bus, or your friend said something rude. Whatever it is, you can’t get it out of your head, and you need to sleep for work tomorrow. It sucks.

Stop Yourself From Sleeping On Your Stomach With An Uncooked Pea

You might find it comfortable, but it’s usually best to avoid sleeping on your stomach. Fortunately, you can save yourself some neck and back pain with a well-placed pea.

What You Can Do If You're Having Trouble Meditating

Opinions differ on what constitutes meditation — for some, simply taking five minutes of their day for solitude is enough — but if you’re having difficult getting started, there are a few tips you can try.

How To Manage Your Tolerance For Physical Pain

Physical pain can be intimidating. Whether it’s a soreness after waking up, a sports injury or an unexpected twinge, pain can be scary if you aren’t mentally prepared to deal with it. We spoke to a few experts to learn how you can deal with — and prepare for — physical pain without feeling overwhelmed or freaked out.

Five Peaceful Places To Take Micro-Retreats During The Workday

On a regular workday, it’s easy to feel starved of peace. We crave peace and quiet so much that we’ll pay to spend time in a peaceful place. But there are peaceful places everywhere, perfect for quickly recharging and disconnecting from your workday. Here are some places you can go during your break to renew your energy.

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