Posts by Arye

You Should Get More Sleep. Here's How and Why

Remember earlier this week when we spoke about ways to be productively lazy? I want to focus on one part of that post in particular: sleep. Somewhere down the line, it became an accepted part of our culture to eschew sleep in favor of working. It became such a social currency for us that if…

Be Productive and Lazy?! Sign Me Up

This really is the most wonderful time of the year, but why? Is it because of the holiday spirit? What about the gifts? Or the music? These are all wonderful candidates for what makes this time of the year the best, but what about an often overlooked perk? What about just being able to be…

Give the Gift of Feedback This Holiday Season

It’s the season of giving, but the season of giving need not only apply to physical gifts. In fact, it’s argued by some (me) that one of the best gifts you can give someone has no physical presence of any kind. What is this mysterious, non-physical gift of which I speak? It’s…

Save Your Holiday Season, and Your Money, With Slice Drops

For close to a month now, all anyone has heard about is holiday shopping, and how to get the most bang for your buck from Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There have been listicles, and TV segments, and radio play all dedicated to this month-long phenomenon and then, once Cyber Monday week ends, it’s…

Make Black Friday and Cyber Monday Work For You

The morning after is never easy. We feel bloated, lethargic, and maybe even a little under the weather. The fact is, we ate too much on Thanksgiving and even though it was everything we could have hoped for, and probably more, our bodies are thanking us in their own sadistic ways. Well, what better way…

Let's Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

Somehow it’s been an entire year since last Thanksgiving. It feels impossible not only because last year’s “Best Day of the Year” – a title Thanksgiving should hold into perpetuity – feels like yesterday, but because so much has happened in the last 12 months that it feels like this week kind of sneaked up…

How to Smile Through The Changing of the Seasons

It used to be that the end of the day marked the start of a beautiful sunset, or at least a few last hours of outside-time. Not anymore. Times (and the clocks) have changed and now the end of the day is marked by night. Dark, sun-less night. This can have a lot of negative…

Optimize Your Immune System Against Illness

Our office is small enough as it is, but when the majority of the people don’t show up, this place becomes a ghost town, and that’s exactly what happened earlier this week when only three of my company-mates made it into the office. No, they weren’t all playing hooky (your secret is…