8 Lessons Learned from Testing 1,000 Morning Routines

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It’s Friday afternoon and, once again, there wasn’t time to get enough of the important work done this week. You’re overwhelmed by the needs and agendas of others — email hounding you from the moment you wake up until you set the phone down for the night. When you finally dig into an important project, the day …

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What Really Happens When You Switch to a Standing Desk

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Aw, maaan… not again! It feels like someone is twisting a screw into the base of your skull. The pain began in its usual way — a slight pulling sensation in your neck. Three hours later it‘s a full-blown headache. You stand to stretch your stiff muscles, twisting left then right. Something you’ve done a hundred times …

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Men: Why Avoiding Stress Will Never Make You A Top Performer

man with both hands covering face as if feeling overwhelmed

You’re under siege… Increasingly, you wake up thinking about the bills. Pleasant as that is, those thoughts must take a backseat because it’s time to get the kids off to school. If you’re lucky your commute won’t be too hellish. At work your inbox is expanding, projects are piling up, and you’re pretty sure the …

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Why You Feel Tired After Work — and Other Men Don’t

hippo sprawled face down on sand

You want to do more in life. A fact that becomes painfully obvious when your coworker Erik talks about all his adventures outside of work. He gets out to the mountains, makes it to his girls’ games and recitals, volunteers at a local animal shelter, runs marathons, plays classical guitar… You can’t help but feel …

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How to Unwind Without Alcohol, Porn, Video Games, or Junk Food

man lying in bed in the dark staring at laptop screen looking wiped out

You’re headed home after a long day. Feeling strangely tired and alert at the same time, you look through your news feed for some distraction. A quick scroll leaves you feeling even more restless. You need something, but… what? So you grab a bite. Not the healthiest food, but you don’t have the energy to …

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5 Ways Your Morning Routine
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(and What To Do About It)

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