Month: September 2018

Training our brains to think in new ways

The irony of it all is that most people suffer from sleep deprivation so that they can work more and get more done, but the drop in performance that comes from not enough sleep ruins any potential benefits of working additional hours. Studies have shown that in the United States alone, sleep deprivation is costing businesses over $100 billion each year in lost efficiency and performance.  “Unless you’re doing work that doesn’t require much thought, you are trading time awake at the expense of performance.” Gregory Belenky, Director of the Sleep and Performance Research Center at Washington State University...

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Where to travel in September

Summer comes to a close, kids go back to school and the crisp cool temperatures start rolling in making these all the best reasons to plan a vacation in September. You’ll typically score better deals on flights and travel, avoid the large summer crowds and enjoy cooler temperatures at the start of fall. What’s not to love? Here’s our list of top destinations worth considering for your next September vacation:   French Polynesia If you didn’t book a summer getaway this year, you’re in luck. September is an ideal time to visit French Polynesia; most summer tourists have visited in the earlier months of June and July so you’re likely to find yourself a nice overwater bungalow available. You’ll also reap the same sunshine and crystal blue lagoons in September as you would in the summer, the only difference is, the humidity has come and gone. If you’re looking for some culture, check out the pearl farms of Taha’a or admire the giant blue-eyed sacred river eels of Huahine.   New Orleans Not into muggy, humid climates? We don’t blame you. Come to New Orleans in the summer and that’s exactly what you’ll get. But, if you’re patient, September isn’t a bad time to visit, especially towards the end of the month. This city, in comparison with the majority of other tourist destinations in America, remains a bargain. During...

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