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If you’re reading this at work in between things you should be doing, or if you like to kill time at the office by heading over to Facebook, Twitter or one of your favourite blogs, good news: that idle time — in moderation — actually makes you more productive by giving your brain a chance to reset. Here’s why.
Hi Lifehacker, I have just finished my spring session for university, and only have exams to go. I was wondering if you have any tips on things I can do in my university break before I go back in early March? I already have a job and play a sport, but having another 48 hours free a week, I feel like if I don’t have any plans I’ll fritter the time away.
You probably already know that stress is terrible for us, but thankfully there are plenty of things we can do to push back the effect of it. This video from the folks at ASAPScience explains that too much stress can actually be lethal, and sometimes the best way to combat it is a little social interaction.
Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly sceptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and hard to understand that I just decided it wasn’t for me. More recently, I’ve actually found how simple (not easy, but simple) meditation can be and what huge benefit it can have for my day to day happiness.
iOS: We’ve shared a few apps that play nature sounds to help you relax, but Thunderspace takes the idea a step further. Start the app and put on headphones, and you experience an immersive stereoscopic thunderstorm, complete with stereo 3D audio and flashing lights in sync with the thunder and lightning you hear.