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Mindfulness Could Lower Your Blood Pressure

Mindfulness can help lower high blood pressure by boosting attention control, emotion regulation, and self-awareness of both healthy and unhealthy habits.

Why Workers Spend All Day at the Office

Why Americans work more than anyone else.

The False Promise of Morning Routines

Why everyone’s mornings seem more productive than yours.

You’re More Likely to Mess Things Up Without Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with our 'placekeeping' ability, which makes us make more mistakes on tasks that have more than a few simple steps.

Laboratories of Democracy in Action: Investing in What Works

The mere availability of information is not enough to get policy makers to actually use it.

Why Saying ‘OK Boomer’ at Work Is Considered Age Discrimination – but Millennial Put-Downs Aren’t

An employment law expert explains why you shouldn't use an age-related insult at work to demean an older colleague.

Nearly Half of Sexual Harassers Can Go Back to Work

After getting fired for sexual harassment in the workplace, many harassers are able to come back to work because of weak company policies.

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Federal Agencies Can Succeed at Leadership Development Even Amid Tight Budgets

Data on the impact of training programs will help make the case for sustained funding.

Leading and Succeeding Where Organizational Boundaries Are Unclear

These are the gray zones—visible an irritating to all—where authority and responsibility are muddled.

Deep Sleep Can Ease Your Anxious Brain

A sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels. But there are several things you can do to get a deep night's sleep.

You Learn More From Success Than Failure

Though you've probably heard a lot about learning from failure, new research finds we learn a lot more from our successes.

We Have the Tools and Technology to Work Less and Live Better

Keynes was almost right about the 15-hour working week of the future: we could live as well even on half those hours.

A Checklist and Process to Create Daily Success at Work

It’s one way to avoid losing yourself in your organization’s maelstrom.

How to Make the Most of Your FEVS Data

It’s critical that managers selectively focus on key questions in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

How Employees Pollute Their Own Office Space

Data show that people and ventilation systems greatly affect the chemistry of indoor air—possibly more than anything else in an office space.