Follow These Tips for a Stress-Free Workspace

  Does your workspace energize you to feel productive and focused? Or is it a cluttered mess of papers on a desk that makes you crane your neck and shoulders down? If it’s the latter, here are a few tips that can help transform your desk space into one that not only helps you get more done but also makes you feel good.    Keep it Simple The fewer files, objects, and clutter you have on your desk, the fewer [...continue reading]

How Much Time Should Your Child Spend in Front of Screens?

The accelerated rise of screen time has impacted many aspects of life. One, in particular, is parenting. With children exposed to engaging, and even addicted to games and content on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, there is a growing concern for how much screen time kids should have access to and how that time impacts their development.  Amid these concerns, the World Health Organization (WHO), created guidelines regarding screen time and physical activity for children under the age [...continue reading]

What You Should Know About Your Circadian Rhythm

  You've probably heard of the term "circadian rhythm" and know that it relates to your body's sleep cycle. However, to give you a better understanding of this concept, we're taking a closer look at how exactly the circadian rhythm works and everything you should know about yours.  In simple terms, your circadian rhythm is an internal clock that tells your body when to be awake and when it's time to sleep. This rhythm is controlled by a part of [...continue reading]

Tips for Teachers Shifting to Teaching Online

While many schools have begun to reopen with students entering the classroom once again, other institutions are transitioning to remote learning. From elementary schools to universities, many instructors are having to find new ways to teach and support their students from a distance through digital courses and online lectures. For teachers feeling overwhelmed at the task of digital instruction, here are some helpful tips for your best school year yet.  Find a Platform That Works for You Finding a digital [...continue reading]

Trying to Enjoy Quarantine

With a pandemic still going on, things are undoubtedly different. Despite being in quarantine and adjusting to this new normal, there are many ways you and your family can still enjoy the long days while practicing social distancing and health safety measures.  Rearrange your space With more time spent at home, it can be easy to feel unproductive and uninspired. A quick and fun fix to this is to rearrange your space. Getting rid of clutter and renovating or redecorating [...continue reading]

Back to School Essentials for Kids

With school back in session and a pandemic still going on, sending your children to a busy campus can be daunting. However, with just a few essentials, you can feel more relaxed knowing your child has the tools to keep themselves and those around them safe.  A Mask and Hand Sanitizer Two items your child needs to carry with them daily are a face mask and a small bottle of hand sanitizer. A protective, yet breathable face mask will prevent [...continue reading]

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

August is a busy time filled with back-to-school preparation, extracurricular activities, and creating new routines. During this month, take some time between school supply shopping and athletic tryouts to take your child for a comprehensive eye exam.  August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and serves as a reminder to ensure your child is seeing their best before heading back to the classroom. Eye exams not only help detect issues like nearsightedness and farsightedness, but they also detect diseases [...continue reading]

Artificial Light Can Lead to Poor Sleep and Anxiety for Teens

It is no secret that over-exposure to bright lights from digital devices can cause eye strain, fatigue, and lead to lack of sleep. However, a new study by JAMA Psychiatry found that bright outdoor lighting in neighborhoods can also lead to sleep disruption and an increased risk for anxiety and depression for adolescents.  The researchers behind this study interviewed more than 10,000 teenagers living in neighborhoods with intense outdoor lighting and tracked their sleeping patterns and mental health status.  The [...continue reading]

4 Ways to Avoid Scratching Your Glasses

If you wear glasses daily, you might be used to the task of cleaning your glasses from fog, water, and anything else that seems to find its way onto your lenses. While most messes can be cleaned with a simple wipe, scratches on lenses are less of a quick fix and, aside from being an annoying obstruction to your view, can be costly to remove.  This is why it's important to protect your glasses from being scratched in the first [...continue reading]

Why Blue-Light Glasses Are a Work From Home Essential

If you're one of the thousands of people now working from home, you'll know the transition from office to home-office isn't as easy as it sounds.  Working from home can be challenging but with the right essentials and a few tweaks to your surroundings, you might find yourself even more productive than before.  One essential to efficient remote working spaces is a designated workspace. Having an area in your home that is designated only for work will help you feel [...continue reading]

4 Ways to Prevent Burnout

For many people, over-exposure to technology and the blue-light it emits is completely unavoidable when it comes to working. After a day of working behind bright screens, strained eyes and headaches are common.  Although technology is essential to completing tasks and connecting with coworkers, it can also lead to digital eye strain and fatigue.  Fatigue and stress at work can often lead to a state of physical and mental exhaustion, better known as burnout.  Symptoms of Burnout:  Exhaustion Lack of [...continue reading]

How Blue Light Can Be Damaging to Your Skin

Watching TV, working on a laptop, and browsing social media on a smartphone are all activities that are part of most people's daily routines. It's no secret that constant exposure to bright screens and LED lights can be straining on the eyes and taxing on one's ability to get sleep. However, recent studies show that blue light can also contribute to premature skin aging.  How does blue light affect the skin? A recent report by the World Health Organization found [...continue reading]

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