- Growing plants at your desk could boost productivity by 15 percent according to researchers at the University of Queensland. Greenery also improves levels of happiness and a feeling of consecutiveness
2. Watching cute video’s of baby animals like kittens during working hours boosts concentration and productivity by up to 44 percent according to researchers of Hiroshima University in Japan. Hey you might even get a raise.
3. Color your world. Decorate your office surroundings with color such as red which can increase your attention to detail. Blue – well that can spark creativity. This is a study done by the University of British Columbia in Canada.
4. Walking – Billionaire Richard Branson a person whom I admire is known for his walking meetings. Research done by the Stanford University in the US shows that a leisurely stroll can boost your creativity by about 60%.
5. The Kind of music listen to – A Study from Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan discovered music with lyrics can reduce a person’s ability to focus. The research from Canada’s University of Windsor found that background the background music can assist with repetitive tasks in particular.
1. 95% of Supercentenarians – that is those who live longer than 110 are women. Stem cells appear to regenerate faster in women.
A thorough search for longevity gene variants in 17 supercentenarians – average age 112 (the oldest was 116) – has drawn a blank. The Stanford University in California have done many studies but have not been able to come to any conclusion on why some people live longer than others.
2. That being in greenery soothes your brain. Being in greenery decreased anxiety, depression, anger and fatigue for adults. One study shows that kids with ADHD spent time in the natural outdoor environment had a reduction in their symptoms.
Another study shows that when you inhale forest air, you breathe in phytoncides, plant chemicals that have antibacterial and ant fungal qualities and increase the immune system’s disease-fighting natural killer cells.
3. American Football grew out of English sports such as rugby and soccer and became popular on American college campuses in the late 1800s.
It takes about 600 cows to make one full season’s worth of NFL footballs.
A cow has only a 1 in 17,420,000 chance of becoming an NFL football that is used in the Super Bowl.
4. Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.
Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870 and Mistletoe (Viscum album) is from the Anglo-Saxon word misteltan, which means “little dung twig” because the plant spreads though bird droppings
5.A wolf pup’s eyes are blue at birth. Their eyes turn yellow by the time they are eight months old and Under certain conditions, wolves can hear as far as six miles away in the forest and ten miles on the open tundra.
Who is responsible for paying off reverse mortgage when the borrower dies?.
The person who inherits the house must pay off the reverse mortgage, which falls due when the borrower dies. For more information go to AARP.org
Greenery is good for our air
Research reveals specific species may rid your home of toxins. One study found that weeping fig and Fatsia japonica help remove formaldehyde gas released from some carpets and curtains.
If You cut TV viewing time in half per day.
Cutting daily television viewing time by half from 5 hours to two and half hours would help the average adult burn 119 more calories – about what it takes to walk one mile.
“If they continued this calorie burn every day, it would amount to about 12 pounds a year,” says lead researcher Jennifer J. Otten, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto California.
If you find a way to save $25 a week
You free up $100 a month. Invest it and in 25 years you could have $80,000.
That you can heal burns using spray on skin
Scientists have developed a new technic that allows them to harvest skin cells from a small biopsy and suspend them in a solution. The mixture is sprayed directly on the burn, cells rapidly divide and migrate to cover a wound up to 80 times larger than the donor site.
Technology is already available in Europe, Australia, Canada and China and being tested for FDA approval – you may see it here in less than 5 years. – Lauren Dzubow, University Of Pennsylvania