Myths and Facts About Sleep

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There are many common myths about sleep. We hear them frequently, and may even experience them far too often. Sometimes they can be characterized as “old wives tales,” but there are other times the incorrect information can be serious and even dangerous. The National Sleep Foundation has compiled this list of common myths about sleep, and the facts that dispel … Read More

Relaxation techniques for stress relief

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Relaxation can help to relieve the symptoms of stress. It can help you calm down and take a step back from a stressful situation. Although the cause of the anxiety won’t disappear, you will probably feel more able to deal with it once you’ve released the tension in your body and cleared your thoughts. All relaxation techniques combine breathing more … Read More

Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep

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Do you ever feel sleepy or “zone out” during the day? Do you find it hard to wake up on Monday mornings? If so, you are familiar with the powerful need for sleep. However, you may not realize that sleep is as essential for your well-being as food and water. Sleep: A Dynamic Activity Until the 1950s, most people thought … Read More

Ten Top Tips for a Relaxed Job Interview

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The days and hours leading up to an interview can be a very stressful time. Much as we may try to block the worries from our mind it is difficult not to get nervous. Even the best prepared candidates often need help relaxing, so we’re bringing you 10 of the most popular tips for reducing that pre-interview stress. Best of … Read More

Why is Sleep so Important?

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Sleep seems like the ultimate passive activity, and the least productive part of our day (or night).  But just the opposite is true. Sleep is a remarkably productive and critical part of our lives.  Sleep helps both the brain and the body rejuvenate.  Sleep has been shown to help keep the body’s immune system strong, and can also help regulate … Read More

14 Tips For Staying Calm During A Job Interview

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Jacquelyn Smith ,  Forbes Staff You’re in the hot seat. Your palms are sweaty; voice is shaky; face is flushed; and mouth is dry. Maybe you’re bouncing your knees and talking too fast. Perhaps your heart is racing or your stomach is turning. You’re nervous. Why does this happen to so many job candidates? “When we perceive that we are … Read More

How to Take a Power Nap?

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These Power Napping Tips will help you discover and try Power Napping at home or at work. In an ideal world you would be able to sleep whenever you like and how long you please. But your body has habits and cycles that make such a simple approach counter productive. By following some dos and donts however, you will enjoy … Read More

Exam Anxiety – How to be Better Prepared

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Common fears…. Going blank Having a panic attack Not finding any questions I can answer Not having enough to write Exams…… Are designed purposely to test your performance under stress Are a highly artificial situation – absence of normal resources: books, telephone, other people, food, drink, distractions Are physically and mentally demanding – 2-3 hours in one seat without moving … Read More

How To Power Nap For All-Day Energy

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09/15/2014 08:21 am ET | Updated Sep 15, 2014 By Christopher Ketcham for Men’s Journal When billionaire adventurer Steve Fossett broke the record for around-the-world solo jet flight in 2005, he slept just 60 minutes in 67 hours of flight time — 60 minutes broken into two- and three-minute naps. “I slept when I needed it and awoke refreshed,” he … Read More

Helpful facts and tips about office relaxation

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Whatever line of work you’re in, it’s likely that some days in the office will be stressful. Tight deadlines, looming presentations and heavy workloads can all create stress. But work-related stress can lead to illness, so it’s important to know how to relax when the pressure builds. Pressure or stress? A bit of pressure at work can actually be a … Read More