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Embrace the rat race with the hamster-wheel standing desk.

This is much better


Embrace the rat race with the hamster-wheel standing desk.

This is much better


Work-life balance by design: At 6 p.m., the desks retract up to the ceiling, making room for creative community uses and keeping staff from working too late. 

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Your Brain on Exercise

It’s well-established that regular exercise can help us achieve physical fitness, improved health, and even possibly that perfectly sculpted body we all secretly desire, but little thought is often given to how regular exercise can improve the health and functions of your brain.

Getting your sweat on can improve learning and mental performance, encourage the pituitary gland to release endorphins, and reduce sensitivity to stress, depression, and anxiety.

Studies have shown that physically active women 65 years and older were less likely to develop cognitive decline, and patients with psychiatric disorders who practiced yoga or walked for one hour, three times a week, showed higher gamma-aminobutyric acid levels, improved mood, and decreased anxiety.

The benefits of exercise are particularly important when it comes to their effects on developing brains. Regular physical activity has been proven to improve IQ and academic performance in school-age children. A link has also been established between attention span and concentration and exercise. Even at a university level, the education benefits are apparent. Thirty minutes of running has been shown to improve reaction times and vocabulary learning in undergrads.

So if there weren’t already enough reasons to get moving, do it for the sake of your brain!

by FIX

Good to know


How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Recent research about the mental benefits of playing music has many applications, such as music therapy for people with emotional problems, or helping to treat the symptoms of stroke survivors and Alzheimer’s patients. But it is perhaps even more significant in how much it advances our understanding of mental function, revealing the inner rhythms and complex interplay that make up the amazing orchestra of our brain.
Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brain? On the outside they may look calm and focused, reading the music and making the precise and practiced movements required. But inside their brains, there’s a party going on.

From the TED-Ed lesson How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Animation by Sharon Colman Graham

A retomar la músicaaaa :)


The Science of Happiness: What data & biology reveal about our mood

While true happiness may have a different definition to each of us, science can give us a glimpse at the underlying biological factors behind happiness. From the food we eat to room temperature, there are thousands of factors that play a role in how our brains work and the moods that we are in. Understanding these factors can be helpful in achieving lasting happiness.

Infographic by Webpage FX

Let’s be happy!! :)

Party party partyyyyy #party in #lasvegas at #marquee #nightclub

Fashion time at Las Vegas #trendy #lasvegas #fashion #shopping

Fashion time at Las Vegas #trendy #lasvegas #fashion #shopping

Up to the top en el elevador 😉😉😉 #superstar #nyc #rockefeller #manhattan #topoftherock


A TYPICAL DAY for most of us begins and ends with our smartphones. We check emails, respond to text messages, peruse social media… the list goes on. Our tech-obsessed society requires us to to keep up at rapid speeds. Even our “time off” is often spent sharing our experiences online, or browsing the lives of others.

While this overwhelming consumption of tech certainly has its benefits, it also causes us to veer from reality. Sights, sounds and conversations are missed everyday because we’re hiding behind our gadgets. Here are five ways to remain active online, while still keeping hold of the present moment.

Sure, it’s tempting to take tech to bed with you, but a midnight glance at Instagram can wait until the morning. Scouring through emails, photos, videos and social networks prior to bedtime is disruptive to your snooze cycle — not to mention, your relationship. Keep your gadgets walking distance from your bed, so it’s not the first thing you reach for from your pillow.

A number of apps offer to send push notifications, which makes your phone light up each time someone likes a photo or favorites a tweet. Turning this feature off will keep you from glancing at your phone every few minutes. Fewer virtual disruptions means you’ll have more time to take in what’s physically around you.

Admit it: You reach for your phone during every elevator ride and doctor’s visit, rather than sparking a conversation with the stranger next to you. We’re all guilty of this. Start putting your phone down and looking around. You’ll seize more opportunities, build new friendships and become more satisfied with an otherwise mundane daily routine.

We know, this one’s a biggie. There is something sincerely terrifying about leaving home without a phone. So begin by picking just one time per week to set your tech aside, whether it’s during date night, while playing tag with your kids or during your favorite sitcom. Once you master the weekly challenge, schedule tech-free time each day.

Social media outlets are beginning to look like magazine spreads – which are beautiful, but often drive comparisons. Understand you’re merely getting a glimpse into someone’s life. Never let an Instagram feed make you feel less beautiful, smart or worthy. As I often remind people on my own site, don’t waste too much time wrapped up in the virtual life of others. Instead, put more time into living the life around you.

Stop bugging over ‘Total Ariana Live’ on Wednesday night! Let’s marvel over how flawless these Ariana Grande GIFs, photos, and videos are instead.