From pulling a sickie because of a raging hangover, to staring bleary-eyed at the computer for hours on a Monday morning – employees’ drinking habits are costing New Zealand $1.65 billion a year in lost productivity. That’s the finding from a new University of Otago study – published todayContinue Reading

Novelty tends to increase levels of dopamine in the brain, which is part of the brain’s “reward center”. Dopamine’s role centers around motivating us to go looking for rewards, and novelty increases that urge. Novelty has also been shown to improve memory and increase the possibilities for learningby making ourContinue Reading

Productivity is the right combination of doing the right things (effective) and doing things right (efficient). — Gary Schroeder (@gjschroeder) July 24, 2014 Related articles Obama Meets Apollo 11 Astronauts to Mark Moon Landing’s 45th Anniversary by Stan Schroeder of Mashable The birth of topological spintronics Quote of the DayContinue Reading