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The One Thing to Immediately Oust From Your Workspace to Up Productivity

We all know that phones are a huge distraction. They’re always lighting up with some sort of notification, pulling you out of your work. New Instagram […]

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What Crying at Work Says About You

About six months ago, a coworker and I were on a hike through the Wissahickon, passing our time traipsing through the woods with a game […]

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Spend Your SEPTA Commute Thinking About This, Science Says

This morning, I spent my SEPTA commute — a super-short ride compared to the commutes of some of my coworkers, who train in from places like […]

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The Magic of Ditching Email 

At least once a day, as I watch a wave of email alerts come across my desktop, I think to myself, “I wish I could […]

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The Checkup: This Is How Much Time You Waste at Work, Research Says

• Well, this is a total surprise. Researchers recently crunched the numbers to figure out how many minutes a day we fritter away while we’re […]

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The Checkup: Here’s How Many Extra Calories You Burn Using a Standing Desk

• You’ve probably wondered: Is a standing desk worth it? A new study found that people with adjustable standing desks — the ones that lower […]

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The Checkup: How to Extend the Fridge-Life of Your Favorite Foods

• Dana Gunders of the Natural Resources Defense Council wrote the book on not wasting food (literally), and she says you can cook with milk […]

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Cheat Sheet: How to Have the Best, Most Productive Workday Ever

We all have off days at work, and sometimes they’re simply unavoidable. I mean, after all, you can’t help the fact that six people in […]

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The Checkup: The Many Benefits of a Six-Hour Work Day

• Get this: Employers in Sweden have been test driving a six-hour work day and have all sorts of amazing things to report about their employees’ increased […]

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The Checkup: Why Science Says You Should Watch Cat Videos at Work

• Who needs endless Starbucks soy lattes when you have cat videos? As a new video from the American Chemical Society points out, science shows […]

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Why Science Says You Should Really (Really!) Work Less 

If you work upward of 55 hours on a regular week, you might want to cut back in the name of health (not to mention […]

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Burnout at Work? Follow These 5 Tips

It’s the middle of August. The sun is shining, kids are out of school and it’s scorching hot outside — but you’re likely to still […]

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BizFeed: Avoid Out-of-Office Hell This Summer

1. Avoiding Out-of-Office Hell This Summer The News: There will be points this summer when it will feel like everyone you call or email is on […]

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This Surfboard Platform Puts Your Wimpy Standing Desk to Shame

Fast Company’s Co.Exist blog has a fun little scoop today about a new surfboard-like platform called the Level that will basically take your plain ol’ […]

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What It Was Like to Turn Off Work Email for Two Weeks

The savviest of Be Well Philly readers may have noticed I was a bit quiet here on the blog these past two weeks. Sure, we […]