Lyme Prevention Tips

These tips are from the CDC on how to prevent getting bitten by a tick. Know where to expect ticks. Blacklegged ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly in or near wooded or grassy areas. You may come into contact with ticks during outdoor activities around your home or when walking through vegetation such as […]

A 10 Minute Nap Can Boost Your Work Performance

"Cat napping" in the office can boost your performance An indepth study looking a different napping techniques showed that 10 minute naps are the way to go: These ļ¬ndings suggest that the 10-minute nap was overall the most effective afternoon nap duration of the nap lengths examined in this study. The implications from these results also […]

Want To Be Happy? Have More Deep Conversations

The New York Times has an article on the positive effects of deep conversations: It may sound counterintuitive, but people who spend more of their day having deep discussions and less time engaging in small talk seem to be happier, said Matthias Mehl, a psychologist at the University of Arizona who published a study on […]

“Food, Inc.” – The State of Food In America

It is quite scary. Here's a descriptoin of the documentary: In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled […]

The Health Benefits of Garlic

Disabled World has an outline of the health benefits of garlic:   Garlic is one of the most valuable and versatile foods on the planet. Garlic belongs to the Allium family of vegetables which also includes onions, chives, shallots and leeks.   Today garlic is a widely recognized health enhancing supplement. Garlic promotes the well-being […]

Improving the Air Quality in Your Office with Plants

The very green site Sustaniablog has a great post on how to improve air quality with plants:   The first step to preventing poor indoor air quality is to seek out natural alternatives to everyday products (choose low or no VOC paint, for example), but in cases where you simply can’t revamp your indoor space […]