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Have you ever wasted time on Facebook? If you’re like most people, the answer is yes, and more than you’d care to admit (especially to your boss). Social media can no doubt be a time-sucking productivity killer. But time isn’t the entirety of the table stakes here. Facebook use has…

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Back in 2012, I Macgyver’ed my first standing workstation from common doohickies sitting around my office, cobbling together boxes, books, and binders into an ergonomic solution that treated me comfortably for the months. Then my company ordered us “proper” sit-to-stand desk attachments. I’m sooo glad I didn’t wait. Even today,…

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Published March 17th, 2015 by

You can’t walk through a modern office without noticing them. They’re hard to ignore, sticking out above the surroundings, a glimpse of freedom from hours of sitting. It’s a sign of an inquisitive young generation of workers yearning for a healthier work environment. But it’s also a harbinger of things to come. (And…

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Published March 16th, 2015 by

Mousing around all day with an ergonomically improper setup just about guarantees wrist pain, shoulder tightness, and carpal tunnel syndrome. And with an estimated 30-50% of the computer working population affected, it’s clear that using a standard computer mouse is damaging our bodies. Fortunately, an ergonomic mouse is a simple and…

Read More The Best Ergonomic Mouse – Why You Need to Go Vertical

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When I was a practicing mechanical engineer, I was tasked with designing a big steel structure to be placed in high winds in the desert. I ran calculations and designed the structure. The parts were made in a factory, and shipped to the field for assembly. When construction was complete, my…

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Published March 12th, 2015 by

We love lateralization of skills here. And slacklining (think tight-rope walking without the tight) is a great way to build a stronger core, better balance and coordination, and encourage healthy tissue sliding. Put it outside, and you’re getting some nature time and Vitamin D as well. I got a slackline…

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