Feeling the midday slump? Get out of the office and bring your laptop to a coffee shop! The right level of distraction is actually good for you:
When you need nose-down concentration, it might not sound efficient to head to a coffee shop, but studies show that the noise provided by most coffee spots give your brain the right amount of productivity boost it needs. One study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, for instance, found that a small level of distraction (in this case, a coffee shop’s ambient background noise of 70 decibels) was just the right formula for heightened focus and creativity.
Read more of our great tips for boosting your brain power on OPEN Forum.
We love them for their cookies, but Girl Scouts offer up some valuable lessons about what’s really important in business:
Via OPENForum.com: “5 Business Skills You Can Learn From the Girl Scouts”
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