Go to bed early. Make sure you’re in bed with enough time for you to get at least seven hours of sleep each night.Wake up, and then relax. Start each day with a relaxing ritual, such as meditating, reading or stretching.Learn how to say “no,” politely. You aren’t a superwoman or man, and no one expects that of you. Still, people will continue to ask things of you until you tell them you’re at capacity. If your boss is asking too much of you, sit down and have a talk about your workload. Chances are, he doesn’t even realize that you’re overextended. Try to work on one thing at a time. When you’re working on a big project, shut off your email notifications and anything else that will distract you. This will not only help you feel less stressed, but you’ll manage your time better and may become more productive.Be creative. Find ways to be creative at work, if at all possible. If your job doesn’t allow for any creativity, do … [Read more...] about Is Your Job Derailing Your Diet?
The thinking man
Our aim here is neither to demonize, nor to defend, religious belief. While religion is a source of solace and comfort for millions, particular religious beliefs can be “malignant” in Pinker’s sense – devaluing and damaging mortal lives. And, unfortunately, malignant beliefs that are shared by the many are far more dangerous than those shared by the few. … [Read more...] about Is belief in God a delusion?
Microsoft revealed its Xbox Series S console last week, aiming to offer more budget-friendly next-gen gaming for $299. The console is specifically targeted at 1440p resolution rather than 4K, leading to some lingering questions and confusion around just how well it will play next-gen games. There are concerns around the GPU performance, memory, and whether the Series S could hold back next-gen gaming. I got a chance to speak with Jason Ronald, Microsoft’s director of Xbox program management, to dig into what’s really going on with the Xbox Series S. … [Read more...] about Will the Xbox Series S hold back next-gen gaming?
Microsoft and Sony are often considered direct rivals in the game space, competing for players through new consoles and exclusive games. Brand loyalty and “console wars” for some players dictates whether they’ll grab a PlayStation or Xbox. Extreme fans have even escalated their affinity for one over the other into harassment. But Microsoft’s real threat isn’t Sony, Nintendo, or any other company, says Microsoft’s head of gaming Phil Spencer. “We’re in the entertainment business. The biggest competitor we have is apathy over the products and services, games that we build,” he says. … [Read more...] about Xbox head Phil Spencer says console tribalism is ‘one of the worst things about our industry’