productivity

Spring Forward: 4 Myths About Daylight Saving Time

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthLet’s hope you’ve recovered from Groggy Monday, the day after we turn our clocks ahead an hour (and lose an hour of sleep) for that  convoluted practice called daylight saving time. Even though studies show that this fiddling with our sleep schedule is a bad idea — a higher risk of car accidents from sleepy drivers during the Monday morning commute, workplace injuries because of tired workers, a spike in heart attack risk — we’re still somehow wedded to “springing …

Older Workers More Productive (As If You Didn’t Know)

Posted on 07/11/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkHiring managers who think that older workers are less productive than younger employees, wake up and read this. New research found that workers between the ages of 60 and 74 were actually more productive on average than their younger counterparts. Gary Burtless, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, used funding from the Social Security Administration to examine whether an aging workforce has dragged down worker productivity over the past 25 years. Contrary to what many employers may believe, “the …

Can Watching Viral Videos Make You Smarter?

Posted on 06/3/2011 by | Washington D.C. | Comments

EntertainmentCan watching viral videos make you smarter or more productive? In a study published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers from the University of Western Ontario found that people who watched happy videos increased their problem-solving abilities over those who watched neutral or sad videos. Woo hoo! According to researcher Ruby Nadler, “If you have a project where you want to think innovatively, or you have a problem to carefully consider, being in a positive mood can help you do …