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Author: Halley Bock

9 Sleep Hacks Everyone Needs to Know

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), school-age children need at least 10 hours of sleep daily, teens need 9-10 hours, and adults need 7-8 hours lest we wish to welcome several potential and serious health risks. Unfortunately, the findings from a National Health Interview Survey showed that nearly 30% of adults reported an average of ≤6 hours of sleep per day while only 31% of high school students reported getting at least 8 hours of sleep on an average school night. That’s not good. It’s hard to get to bed these days, let alone fall asleep. With so many devices on the...

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How Engaging in Play Makes You Smart

[Excerpted from the book, Life Incorporated, by Halley Bock] On August 1, 1966, the world came to standstill. It was the day Charles Whitman climbed a tower at the University of Texas and opened fire, killing sixteen people and marking the largest mass killing in the United States at the time. In response, then governor of Texas, John Connally, pulled together the most extensive and comprehensive group of researchers, psychologists, and experts he could find to understand how something like this happens. He wanted to know what it was that could incite such violence in an individual. His hope, of course, was to lessen these occurrences by understanding the factors...

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Why You’re Addicted to Social Media

Originally posted by By Thom Forbes, MediaTech | October 6, 2016 The social media recovery movement is gathering momentum. “Put Down Your Phone” commands the cover line of New York magazine’s Oct. 2 issue. The  headline atop author and proto-blogger Andrew Sullivan’s essay inside: “I Used To Be A Human Being.” The subhead puts it all in context: “An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.” Roughly 7,000 words follow. The paperback edition of “Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done” by Jocelyn K....

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8 Reasons to Make Sleep A Priority

Sleep is one of the most powerful, effective, and efficient tools for maintaining our health, yet it is also the most underutilized, overlooked, and downright abused. “Hello, my name is Halley, and I’ve been appreciating sleep for sixteen days now.” I don’t say this to make light of recovery programs; in fact it’s quite the opposite! I, and others like me, have become addicted to the always-on, never-sleep mentality. We tear through life at breakneck speed, all in the name of getting things done. We hit the caffeine tap throughout the day to keep us going, and when we finally consider retiring to bed, we find ourselves tired...

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Passion or Purpose: Which Should You Pursue?

Having planted my feet squarely in the work of transformational leadership over a decade ago and having now participated in well over 10,000 conversations about what one might do with their life, the topics of passion and purpose come up a lot. And I mean, a LOT. Regardless of your field, there is frequent chatter about the two. No matter what social media timeline you’re skimming on any given day, you are bound to come across at least one post espousing the importance of finding purpose in your life and/or engaging with work that you’re passionate about. While these...

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