Change Your Commute for a Happier Life

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Commuting is one of those aspects of your life that will either bring you hours of misery a week, or can help give your mood and energy a little boost. A recent study from British researchers found that spending long periods of time in your car is making you unhappy. They also found that those who opted for walking or cycling to work instead of driving had improved wellbeing, including better concentration and minimized strain. Additionally, experts have found that using public transportation is also better for your psychological wellbeing when compared to driving.

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More Proof That Sitting All Day is Bad for You and 3 Ways to Stop It

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Looking for the latest anti-ageing technique? All you have to do is spend less time sitting. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that standing helps to protect your DNA from ageing. Sitting down shortens telomeres, which are protective caps at the end of chromosomes. These shortened telomeres can lead to premature ageing, disease and early death.

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44 Productivity Apps You Need to Know About [Infographic]

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The term “there’s an app for that” has never been more true. For every list you need to make, every task you need to complete and every meeting you need to schedule, you can do it right from your smartphone. The infographic below by Conosco outlines 44 apps that will help with every aspect of your productivity, from to-do lists to goal-tracking, and everything in between. There’s even a few Ridiculously Efficient favourites in there, like Todoist, Basecamp, Toggl and Google Drive. Check out the entire list below!

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3 Ways to Delegate When You’re on the Bottom Rung

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Photo via Nguyen Hung Vu/Flickr

This is a guest post by Joe Pawlikowski.

Have you delegated any tasks today? Unless you’re in a management position, with employees working under you, chances are you answered in the negative. Which is a shame.

How many tasks did you perform today that a person with half your brain power – or even a chimp, in some cases – could do? Furthermore: how does that make you feel at work? Chances are it makes you feel like you don’t have any value to the company.

The bad news: your boss isn’t going to give you more meaningful work just because you feel like you want it.

The good news: you can take your situation into your own hands.

There are risks, for sure. But if you want to change your situation, you have to take action. In this case, the action is delegation. How can you do that if you’re on the bottom rung of the ladder, with no one under you to whom you can delegate?

You’d be surprised at your options.

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