How Do Face Masks Work?

Initially, at the start of the pandemic, there were mixed messages on whether or not the public should wear face masks. This left many wondering if face masks work and why they should bother wearing one. The good news is, they do help protect us! While the guidelines for COVID-19 may be rapidly developing, and confusing us all, we can look to other well-established healthcare guidelines to understand how face masks protect us from becoming infected and infecting others. So, what exactly do these masks do?

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4 Ways to Up Your Mood When the Weather is Down

It’s officially just past #PSL season, which means it’s time to put on our cozy knits, binge watch Netflix, light a million candles, and excitedly cancel plans with friends. Even though we all look forward to fall and winter, the novelty of the season can wear off quickly as the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, lowering our mood and affecting our health.

People often joke about “winter blues” and Seasonal Affective Disorder, but it’s actually a diagnosable type of depression that is prompted by cold weather and less sunlight (and affects 5% of Americans).

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A Stress-Reduction Guide for Busy Professionals

If you’re feeling burned out and unmotivated, you aren’t alone. Nearly 40% of American workers report feeling so burned out that they want to quit. Whether you’re an entrepreneur running your own business or an employee working for a company, it’s important to avoid this scenario.

By proactively taking care of yourself and reducing stress, you will be able to better work towards your goals. This guide to self-care provides actionable tips to get you started.

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5 Ways To Glow Up Post-Quarantine

After the year we have all been having, now is the best time to start working on some self love. As lockdown rules are easing and the end of the road is looking nearer, what better to focus on than your post-quarantine glow up and we’ve got the top tips for you.

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Can Your Computer Screen Damage Your Skin As You Write?

If you’re a writer, you typically spend a long time staring at computer screens. You sit there for hour after hour, pondering, typing, and transferring ideas from your brain to a digital medium. 

As you do so, however, the backlight from the screen shines on your face. And all that light radiation hits your skin, potentially damaging it and leading to health issues. 

In the 21st century, we’re used to the idea that light and skin don’t mix very well. Everyone slathers themselves in SPF before they leave the house in the morning, just in case an errant UV ray smashes their DNA and causes skin cancer. 

But what about indoors risks, like computer screens? Could they damage the skin too? And if so, what should writers do? 

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