Health and Medicine

Star neuroscientist Andrew Huberman breaks down two simple exercises to improve vision


Star neuroscientist Andrew Huberman breaks down two simple exercises to improve vision


We spend a lot of time looking at things up close, particularly our screens. For many of us, it’s the first thing we look at in the morning, the last thing we look at before going to sleep and the thing we look at most during all those hours in between. According to a study commissioned by Vision Direct, the average American will spend 44 years looking at a screen. You read that right. Over. Four. Decades.

Really, it’s no wonder that eyesight has worsened. Experts have declared that myopia, aka nearsightedness, has grown to an epidemic level. In addition, we suffer more headaches and migraines, get poor sleep, and tend to feel more fatigued.

Luckily, there are a few things we can do to help, whether we boast 20/20 vision or are already constantly squinting.

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Majority of workers who trialed a 4-day workweek say they’ll never return to a 5-day routine: Study

People around the world have realized during the Covid-19 pandemic that there is more to life than just work. Many are attracted to the new idea of companies having four-day work weeks. This has been proved by the largest-ever four-day workweek experiment, It indicated that the majority of UK companies participating are not reverting to the five-day usual, and a third are ready to make the move permanent, per The Economic Times.

From June to December 2022, 61 firms and around 2,900 people voluntarily embraced shortened work weeks. According to statistics revealed Tuesday, just three firms elected to suspend the experiment, and two are still investigating for fewer hours. The others were persuaded that four is the new five when it comes to working days by revenue increases, fewer turnover, and lower levels of worker burnout.  The fact that thousands of employees chose reduced work hours is noteworthy considering that the research took place amid challenging economic times for many British firms, including fast inflation, political instability, and the aftermath of Brexit.

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Mom explains why she doesn’t teach her kids about ‘stranger danger’ and it makes a ton of sense

In the 1960s, the Little Golden Books series included a book called “Never Talk to Strangers,” a cute little sing-songy rhyme with a host of silly animals and an ominous, repeating refrain: Never talk to strangers.

For generations, the “Don’t talk to strangers” message for kids has been as ubiquitous as “Wear your seatbelt” and “Look both ways when you cross the street.” But unlike those clear-cut safety rules, “stranger danger” messaging comes with some significant drawbacks and glaring omissions.

Mom and life coach Marcie Whalen shared why she and her partner don’t teach their kids the concept of “stranger danger” at all, and her alternate approach makes a lot of sense.

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We are ‘brainwashed’ every time we go to sleep at night. And it’s actually a good thing.

We know on an intuitive level that sleep is a rejuvenating process. After a really good night’s rest, we wake up refreshed with a clear mind. A 2019 Boston University study shared by Scientific American helps explain why this happens.

Researchers found that during non-rapid eye movement sleep (which happens at the beginning of the night) neurons shut down as blood flows out of the head, allowing space for cerebrospinal fluid, aka CSF, to flow in. This liquid pulses through the brain in slow, rhythmic waves, quite literally washing away toxic metabolic waste products.

So yes—while the term “brainwashing” might initially make us think of mind-controlling commercials and zombie apocalypses, it could actually be a gift from Mother Nature.

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Woman explains what dry cleaning actually is and people are legitimately shocked

Have you ever wondered what happens at the dry cleaners? Or are you like me, who just assumed the people at the dry cleaners were wizards and never questioned their magic? Turns out, dry cleaners aren’t magic and there’s actually a pretty interesting explanation of how they came to be and what they do.

Melissa Pateras is known on Tiktok for her laundry knowledge. Seriously, her ability to fold laundry is hypnotizing. This time, she created a video explaining what actually takes place at the dry cleaner and the internet is aghast.

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