Take a Break: Scheduling Breaks to Increase Creativity (Harvard Business Review)


Researchers from Harvard Business Review have discovered that boosting creative thinking may mean stepping away from the problem. By pausing or transitioning to another problem at scheduled intervals, you are able to refresh your thinking and spark creativity. Do not feel hesitant to take a break between tasks while working: it may be the best use of your time. Read more in Harvard Business Review.

Do You Have One of the 10 Worst Jobs of 2017? (CNBC)

Research teams from CareerCast examined the 200 most common jobs in the United States and ranked them according to salary, growth, competition, physical work, safety, and stress.

Click to read CNBC’s list of the ten worst jobs of 2017.

Slideshow: An Ivies Weekend — And More

Students enjoy Ivies 2017

Bowdoin students celebrated Ivies this weekend, checking out three musical acts in two days — Vanic, Small Pools — and the Saturday headliner, ASAP Ferg. Plus, the Muslim Student Association offered its “alternative Ivies,” with henna, music, and catered Indian food. The track and field teams competed in the NESCAC championships, and the softball and women’s tennis teams had home games and matches. Check out the Ivies 2017 slideshow.

The More You Use Facebook, The Worse You Feel (Harvard Business Review)

A Harvard Business Review study measured participant well-being and its relationship with Facebook usage. Despite positive effects of real-world social networks, the study confirmed a negative association between mental health and Facebook.

The study also suggested that declines in well-being depended on quantity of use rather than quality, contrasting with previous research. Read more in Harvard Business Review.