Improve Your Work Performance By Taking A Nap
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This January, Curiosity is digging into the science of productivity. Start your 2017 on the right foot with our full series on scientifically proven ways to do more, faster.It's about 3 pm on a work day, and you're experiencing the dreaded midday slump. Before you gulp another mug of caffeine, consider a different option: napping. You might've dismissed naps as a respite for toddlers or your 80-year-old grandmother, but science has proven that naps can be incredibly beneficial for getting those brain juices flowing and boosting your productivity.Related: The Surprising Side Effects Of Your Sleep Schedule
Why Gyms Want You To Skip Your Workout
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It's a familiar story: for your New Year's resolution, you pledge that this is the year you'll lose weight. The next day, you show up to your local gym, hand the staff your credit card, and boom—you're a member. Fast forward to April, and you realize that despite that membership fee leaving your bank account each month, you haven't gone to the gym in forever. Sure, that's bad news for you, but it's great news for the gym. Their business model relies on the fact that some members never show up.Related: A Workout A Day Keeps Depression At Bay?
Follow These Steps To Retire A Millionaire
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The world of finance can be confusing, and for many twenty-somethings, retirement seems forever away. Well it's not, and you should start saving money, like, yesterday.Related: The Zero-Sum Budget Has You Spend All Your Money
Your Restaurant Could Be Lying About Its Farm-To-Table Fare
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If you've ventured to a trendy neighborhood eatery in the past decade, you've probably been inundated with the foodie terms "locally sourced" and "farm-to-table." Menus boast pork shoulders from a well-known farm just outside your city and cocktails made with artisanal honey from nearby co-ops. If you were to actually visit those places, though, you may find out the sad truth: most of restaurants' claims about where they get their ingredients are totally false.Related: You've Probably Never Eaten Real Wasabi
Meet The "Gentleman Peeler," Who Made Millions Selling Potato Peelers On The Street
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Salesman Joe Ades became a New York legend selling potato peelers on the streets of Manhattan for more than a decade. By slinging these everyday kitchen tools at $5 each, he earned a small fortune.