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Little Cell Phone Safety Tips

Cell phones emit electromagnetic fields, which in turn might be carcinogenic. That means every call you take on the go might be trying to kill you in a teeny-tiny way. Thus, an article at Reader’s Digest provides basic tips to keep you alive. Notably, keep your long calls reserved to landlines, or just start wearing a headset; anything that keeps the waves directly away from your head is a big improvement. Alternatively, you can have …

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4 Things to Know about Office Injuries

Falling down is the most common office accident, and it causes the most disabling injuries too. Tripping over loose wires or carpet, slipping on a wet floor, and bending over in a bad chair are all an express trip to a wheelchair. An article from Albert Einstein College of Medicine shares this and three other tips. Tip number two—even lifting small loads can be injurious if you lift the wrong way. When taking something off …

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Tips to Recognize and Avoid the Office’s Hidden Dangers

In an article for Safety+Health, Lauretta Claussen pinpoints a whopping 25 different ways you can keep safe at the office—in areas as diverse as falls, ergonomics, vision problems, fire safety, and administrative controls. If you read the whole thing, you get free membership in OSHA (not really). Among other things, she says to keep drawers shut and not to fully extend filing cabinets, because it can be uncomfortable to bang your knee on a drawer …

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Spend More Time Actually Sleeping in Bed

With rare (Robert Herjavec) exception, lack of sleep hurts your productivity and wrecks your health. An article at Men’s Health shares some fast and basic tips to get you sleeping longer. These may not help insomniacs (sorry), but they will benefit the rest of you: In the late afternoon, do not take a nap or consume coffee; you will be awake all night. Set a regular bedtime to program your brain to power down at …

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Ways to Squeeze Workouts into Your Busy Schedule

Everybody wishes they had more time to be healthy. Wish granted. In an article for Fitness Magazine, Marianne Magno describes several ideas for squeezing some workout time into your day: Bike to work, or get off your bus/train at an earlier stop to give yourself a reason to walk. Work out first thing in the morning to get it out of the way and get yourself energized for the rest of the day. Alternatively, use …

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What You Need to Know about Ergonomics for a Healthier Work Life

A desk job can be hazardous to your health, as sitting in the same spot for a long time can induce many serious health problems. Instead of being stagnant all day, taking a break to stretch your body or alternating with other activities can ensure the health of your spine. The concept of ergonomics is all about adopting healthy work habits to achieve efficiency, productivity, and a good physical condition at work. However, does everyone …

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5 Ways to Stay Positive When Things Get Negative

In a post for the IT Managers Inbox, Sam Grier shares his five rules to stay positive. It requires more discipline than you might expect, but it is more than worth it. His first rule is to control your response to negative happenings; count to 10 if you have to in order to avoid saying something you will regret. The second rule is to look for opportunities to learn from every negative situation. The third …

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The Dangerous Power of Negative Thinking

Negative thinking is a self-fulfilling prophecy made more dangerous by the fact that we may not realize we are engaging in it. Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. discusses this trap in an article for the Huffington Post. He says we must become more self-conscious of the thoughts that enter our heads and develop sensitivity to when we are becoming too negative. After all, negativity is a defense mechanism, and while it might make us feel safer …

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Can Powerful Emotions Kill You? Health Effects of Specific Negative Emotions

There is “more than one way to skin a cat,” and the cat is you when it comes to negative emotions. In an article for Medical Daily, Lecia Bushak examines what happens to you when succumb to specific bad feelings. Maybe this will convince you to calm down. For starters, there is anger. Anger inspires a surge of chemicals that can result in heart attacks and general cardiovascular problems (the threat of which increases over …

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What Negative Thinking Does to Your Brain

Thousands of years of early man chasing and fleeing from savage animals led our brains to fixate on threats to our well-being. What does such a deep-rooted fixation with threats do to us as modern people? Kathleen Toohill looks into the repercussions of negative mindsets in an article for ATTN:. Interestingly, more neural activity occurs from negative occurrences than positive ones, and we can identify angry faces faster than happy ones. Again, this is all …

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