The benefits of “thinking for fun,” how to prevent stress and anxiety from ruining your vacation, and more.
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Why you shouldn’t drink 8 glasses of water a day. According to a recent study in the journal chemistry, the long-standing advice to drink eight glasses of water a day is not accurate. While not dangerous, most healthy adults don’t really benefit from consuming 64 ounces of water each day.write for washington postIn Eating Lab, Anahad O’Connor explores the origins of this misleading guidance and offers research-backed tips for those wondering exactly how much water they need.
How to talk to relatives like an anthropologist on holidays. How is it that you spend so much time with your parents, grandparents, and other family members that you really know so little about their lives? You might think. Elizabeth Keating explains conversation This is not a question of listening to loved ones, but of asking the right questions in the first place. Learn how she came to this discovery and what it means to engage in conversations with her relatives as an anthropologist this holiday season.
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How to prevent stress and anxiety from ruining your vacation. Decades of research suggest that time away from the office helps employees improve their mental and physical health. But for many people, taking time off from work often feels like “unnecessary stress.”write for new york timesAlisha Haridasani Gupta outlines six strategies to help workers manage the stress and anxiety associated with returning to work after vacation.
Benefits of “thinking for fun”. Research shows that most people “feel less rewarding and unsatisfying” to spend time “just thinking.”But this habit is good for us, and we can even learn how to get better. washington postRichard Sima explains the benefits of learning to think for fun.