‘Magic mushroom’ compound may work just as well as antidepressants, small study finds

Psilocybin, the hallucinogen found in “magic mushrooms,” may work just as well as a common antidepressant drug at treating symptoms of depression, a small new study suggests. The study found that people who took psilocybin twice under the supervision of psychiatrists showed similar reductions in depression symptoms — based on scores on a survey — compared with people who took […]

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Shocking New Facts Reveal why You Should ALWAYS Sleep at Work

It’s time to put the myth to sleep. The Spanish didn’t really invent siestas as we know them, they just perfected the practice. The word siesta has its origins from the Latin word sexta. In days gone past, the Romans stopped to eat and rest in the sixth hour of the day. The Spanish have historically had peculiar working hours, […]

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Study finds those late night snacks may be hurting you at work

A recent study finds that unhealthy eating behaviors at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work. “For the first time, we have shown that healthy eating immediately affects our workplace behaviors and performance,” says Seonghee “Sophia” Cho, corresponding author of the study and an assistant professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. […]

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When You Work From Home Every Day, This Happens To Your Body

While there are some undeniable perks to working from home, like being able to make a fresh cup of tea in your own kitchen between meetings and not having to change out of your comfiest sweats (at least from the waist down), anyone who has been hunkered down at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has likely also noticed some not-so-great […]

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Here’s why you’re checking work emails on holidays (and how to stop)

Finally, the holidays are here—the break you’ve been waiting for. You want to leave work behind, kick back and enjoy time with family and friends. But you’re still checking work emails and taking work calls. Even if you are at a remote location that screams holiday, you’re still thinking about work, or even doing work, although you promised yourself this […]

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What is the COVID ‘bubble’ concept, and could it work in Australia?

The concept of a COVID-19 “germ bubble” refers to close contacts with whom we don’t practice mask use or keep physical distancing. In strict lockdown, this generally means just the members of your own household. But several countries, such as New Zealand and the United Kingdom, have experimented with bubbles larger than a single household. Victorian Premier Dan Andrews will […]

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France weighs mask mandate at work as virus reawakens

France’s government is conferring with unions Tuesday about requiring masks in workplaces to contain growing virus infections. France’s High Council for Public Health recommended obligatory masks in all workplaces this weekend as the country’s daily infection count jumped past 3,000 for the first time since May. While masks are routinely worn in many Asian countries and increasingly required in public […]

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Explainer: what’s the new coronavirus saliva test, and how does it work?

A cornerstone of containing the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread testing to identify cases and prevent new outbreaks emerging. This strategy is known as “test, trace and isolate”. The standard test so far has been the swab test, in which a swab goes up your nose and to the back of your throat. But an alternative method of specimen collection, using […]

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