Category: Lifestyle

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How Walking Makes Us Healthier, Happier and Brainier

How Walking Makes Us Healthier, Happier and Brainier

Neuroscientist Shane O’Mara believes that plenty of regular walking unlocks the cognitive powers of the brain like nothing else. He explains why you should exchange your gym kit for a pair of comfy shoes and get strolling. Taking a stroll with Shane O’Mara is a risky endeavour. The neuroscientist is so passionate about walking, and...

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How to Handle Packages During the Coronavirus Pandemic

How to Handle Packages During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With social distancing and self-isolation increasingly becoming the norm (and, in many cases, a government mandate) during the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of Americans are actively avoiding the crowds at Costco and the grocery store in favor of shopping online. (And, of course, most of the products we recommend here at Wirecutter are purchased online...

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A coronavirus cautionary tale from Italy: Don’t do what we did

A coronavirus cautionary tale from Italy: Don’t do what we did

Many of us were too selfish to follow suggestions to change our behavior. Now we’re in lockdown and people are needlessly dying. An Italian journalist is warning Britons to ‘stay home’ amid the coronavirus pandemic as one of the country’s top doctors warns Covid-19 is ‘apocalyptic’. The stark pleas to ban mass gatherings, avoid contact...

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Please Do Not Make a DIY Surgical Mask During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Please Do Not Make a DIY Surgical Mask During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Paul Kita Men’s Health March 4, 2020 The surgical mask has come to symbolize the fears surrounding COVID-19. You probably saw pictures of people wearing the masks everywhere after reports of the rapid spread of the coronavirus emerged from China in January. Then you heard of medical mask shortages—at pharmacies and via online retailers. Now, likely...

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Why Six Hours Of Sleep Is As Bad As None At All

Why Six Hours Of Sleep Is As Bad As None At All

Getting six hours of sleep a night simply isn’t enough for you to be your most productive. In fact, it’s just as bad as not sleeping at all. Not getting enough sleep is detrimental to both your health and productivity. Yawn. We’ve heard it all before. But results from one study impress just how bad...

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Kathryn Floyd Talks About Hiring A Caregiver

Kathryn Floyd Talks About Hiring A Caregiver

by Kathryn Floyd, Certified Caregiving Consultant and Educator When thinking about hiring a private caregiver you should first ask the following questions of yourself, your care recipient (we will call them your “caree” in this article), and other family members involved in the decision-making process.  What condition is the caree in?  Is it a short-term...

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Who Should You Trust? Psychologists Have a Surprising Answer

Who Should You Trust? Psychologists Have a Surprising Answer

What is the best indicator that someone you work with should (or shouldn’t) be trusted? Can you ever really know who to trust at the office? While there’s tons of research on the actions and behaviors that create trust, few studies have successfully identified what makes some people more trustworthy than others to begin with. Research...