Staring at a computer all day can lead to "digital eye strain," resulting in symptoms like dryness and blurryness, Business Insider's Erin Brodwin reported.Enter the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds, Rahul Khurana, the clinical spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmologists told Business Insider's Kevin Loria. A 2015 study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology suggests that the more time that's passed since the beginning of the workday, the less useful a break is.
If nothing else, it makes practical sense to start with the hardest tasks, since you never know what scheduling conflicts will pop up later on.
The siren call of your inbox can be hard to resist.
For example: You might automatically keep your phone on your desk at work, or grab a smoothie as a go-to "healthy" snack.
But these aren't the wisest choices you could make.
That's possibly because we feel jealous of everyone's (seemingly) glamorous lives that they're broadcasting publicly.
So instead of merely browsing, consider sending a message to an old friend or commenting on someone's happy family photo.
The exception is when you're performing tasks that are repetitive or monotonous, such as when you're working on an assembly line or driving for long periods of time. Levitin said that a better bet is to listen to music for about 10 to 15 minutes before you start doing focused work, which can put you in a better mood and relax you.
are good for you, but aren't and foods that you think are bad for you, but aren't really.
Generally, it's not because they spent time deliberating and somehow arrived at the wrong answer.
It's because they didn't spend any time thinking at all.