Here’s what happens to your brain when you don’t sleep

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Sleep deprivation can affect you in more ways than you think. Americans don’t get enough sleep. Even though it’s recommended for adults to log between seven and nine hours per night, most of us never meet that goal. And after a restless night—thanks to our newborn, that late cup of coffee, or work stress—we still pile into our cars or take the train to work. Being productive when our body wasn’t able to properly rest overnight is an uphill battle, and one that can have serious impacts on our productivity. But what exactly is happening to our brain the morning after an unintentional all-nighter? Here, experts explain exactly what happens when we don’t get enough sleep. (Spoiler: It’s not great.) Read Full Story

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Managers, think twice before you send that 2 a.m. email

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Here are three helpful ways to keep your team productive and relaxed by emailing with consideration and timeliness. First off, follow inbox decorum rules yourself. As millions of people navigate workdays that blend video meetings, homeschooling, pet sitting, and cooking, setting up boundaries is critical. Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic requires flexibility. Moreover, after working from home with my company, I realized many factors are out of our hands. Read Full Story

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The six most immersive online art exhibits to explore over the holidays

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Many museums now offer virtual tours. We’ve picked six of the most immersive, so it’ll feel like you’re right there. After a long, difficult year, the holidays are finally here. We deserve some time to relax with loved ones, decompress, and perhaps even take in a bit of culture. As you curl up to read books and get through the movies on your list, you might also consider visiting a couple of art exhibits over the break. Read Full Story

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This one thing is holding you back from becoming a leader

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Futurist Merilee Kern asserts, “Once you embrace the unnervingly unfamiliar, you open yourself up to the possibility of accomplishing more than you ever dreamed possible.” If you are like most individuals, you revel in the ease and relaxation that comes with feeling comfortable at work. Having confidence in your ability to perform a job well—with poise, proficiency, and efficiency—provides feelings of satisfaction and security. What’s more, stress remains at a minimum when you are safely ensconced inside your comfort zone. Read Full Story

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