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Sleeping on the job? Actually, that’s a good thing

ANN ARBOR — Employees seeking to boost their productivity at work should take a nap—yes, sleeping on the job can be a good thing.

A new University of Michigan study finds that taking a nap may be an effective strategy to counteract impulsive behavior and to boost tolerance for frustration. (more…)

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Civil War Stories Forever Preserved

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Faded and sometimes tattered, letters and journal entries written 150 years ago by hopeful and homesick Civil War soldiers will forever be preserved online, thanks to digitization by Michigan State University archivists.

University Archives and Historical Collections started the project two years ago in recognition of the sesquicentennial celebration of the Civil War. Today, nearly 3,000 pages and images have been digitized and placed online, with more materials added every day. (more…)

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6 Daily Routine Changes to Help You Lose Weight

Weight loss isn’t easy, if it was everyone would be at their healthy goal weight but there is a reason why many countries are finding themselves topping the weight charts. A lot of people don’t have the time and the money to take care of themselves. So here are 6 small changes you can make to your daily routine that will help you drop a few pounds:

Drink more water: Skip the sodas and fruit juices that are full of sugar and opt for water. Water is so good for you and most adults are unaware that they are dehydrated. A good way to always keep yourself drinking water is to have a water bottle with a sports cap with you at all times. This will keep you drinking more and faster than having to fill up a cup of water.

Walk: To increase your daily exercise, try walking everywhere. If you need to run to the store and it’s within walking distance, go. Or if you are at work, take the stairs and not the elevator. Take 30 minutes out of your day to walk around your neighborhood. It is a great way to burn calories and get rid of stress. (more…)

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