You’ve probably heard plenty about morning routines — most likely from us. From the five things you must do to have a productive day to the morning routines of billionaires and geniuses, there’s no limit to the praises sung to those a.m. rituals. But what about evening routines? When it comes down to it, what you do at the end of the day is no less important for …Continue Reading
3 Back-to-School Essentials For A Better Year
For some of us, back-to-school season is an exciting time for new beginnings, old friends, and cooler weather. In the other camp are those who feel a prolonged version of the Sunday Scaries, worried about fitting in academic work with everything else. But we think that with a little bit of organization and a few helpful back-to-school essentials, we can all have a great season. …Continue Reading
This is Why We’re Happier in Summer
The days are longer, the temperatures are warmer, and all of a sudden, you're a lot happier than you were during the dark of winter. Sound familiar? We all probably have a lifetime of personal experience that tells us that we're just plain happier in summer. ...at least those of us who live in places with legit winters (hello, Boston). But it turns out that there’s also …Continue Reading
Why Does Exercise Make You Happy?
We all know that exercise is good for our physical health. It keeps some things low (blood pressure, weight, and risk of diabetes) and other things high (muscular strength and bone density). While your body benefits from exercise, some of the biggest advantages of getting active are for your brain. But why does exercise make you happy? To find the answers, we turn to science …Continue Reading
Why is Nature Important to Happiness?
From forest bathing to Thoreau, from your friends who practically live at REI and even this site, you’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits of nature for your well-being. But why is nature important to happiness? In honor of Earth Day, let's dig into the answers, according to science, and talk about a few ways you can get your nature time, even with your busy schedule. …Continue Reading
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