5 on Health

The top stories in health and fitness:

17 Ways to Lose Weight When You Have No Time – Health (@amandaemac)

Weight loss can be tricky when you’re a busy person. But you don’t need more time in your day to eat less or move more. These tips can help even the busiest people lose weight.

The Best Yoga Workout for Your Abs – Greatist (@LockeVictoria)

Yoga can provide flexibility, relaxation, and less stress. It can also help increase your strength. This yoga workout is sure to target your core and help you get a great ab exercise.

Don’t Snooze on Nutrition: See How Foods Affect Sleep – Huffington Post (@firaskittaneh)

Research shows that certain nutrients in food affects our sleep, from how quickly we can fall asleep to the overall quality of sleep.

5 Unexpected Benefits of Exercising Outdoors – Fox News (@ElizabethRenter)

Exercising outside has a number of benefits including increased energy and revitalization. Your outdoor workouts are likely to be more enjoyable and soaking in that sunlight can be beneficial as well.

9 Time Hacks If You’re Too Busy to Exercise – US News & World Report (@DrSherryPagoto)

This tips from Dr. Sherry Pagoto can help you fit exercises into even the busiest of schedules.

5 on Productivity

The top stories in productivity:

9 Ways to Quickly Increase Focus and Stop Your Mind From Wandering – All Day Productivity (@AD_Productivity)

Modern technology has our minds shifting focus from one thing to the next, often leaving our minds to wander. These simple techniques can help increase your focus.

How Caffeine Can Hurt Your Potential for Success – Entrepreneur (@WriteLisaEvans)

Many entrepreneurs reach for a cup of coffee during their many long hours of work, but studies show that caffeine has side effects that may affect your performance.

The Science of Laziness – Social Work Tutor (@socialworktutor)

It is possible to combat procrastination by understanding what makes us lazy. This article from Social Work Tutor dissects the science behind laziness.

Use Action and Idea Lists to Prioritize Tasks and Get Things Done – Entrepreneur (@alexiskold)

We all have a lot of ideas, but it can be hard to prioritize them and make them grow. This system is inspired by agile software development and is a twist on traditional to-do lists.

Productivity Guru David Allen Shares His 3 Best Tricks for Saving Time – Business Insider (@LF_bigpond)

We all want to maximize our productivity. These tips from David Allen will put you on a path to a more organized and productive life.

 

 

5 on Tech

The top stories in tech:

5 Future-Focused Tech Trends of SXSW Interactive – Mashable  (@StephLizWalden)

Check out these prevalent tech trends from this years South by Southwest interactive conference.

How Will the Internet of Things Transform These Three Industries? – Forbes (@A_Farrag)

The ‘Internet of Things’ has a lot of potential to change the world and it is rapidly evolving. These industries could see the most immediate impacts from IoT.

Seinfeld, Big Data and Measuring the Internet’s Emotional Landscape – PBS MediaShift (@aleszubajak)

A group of mathematicians have been using Seinfeld to develop an algorithm for measuring the happiness of words in a large dataset.

Google Builds a New Tablet for the Fight Against Ebola – Wired (@CadeMetz)

Google has built a specialized Android tablet that lets doctors inside high-risk ebola zones record medical information and send it wirelessly to servers on the outside.

Magic Leap Just Revealed an Augmented Reality Steampunk Shooter – The Verge (@thedextriarchy)

This steampunk shooter demonstrates how the Magic Leap could be used for augmented reality gaming.

 

 

5 on Health

The top stories in health, fitness, and nutrition:

Improve Upon These 6 Areas to Reach Your Health Goals – Robb Wolf (@KevinCann1)

Kevin Cann shares his list of the 6 most common areas you can improve upon to reach your health and fitness goals.

9 Foods Nutritionists Swear By – Fitbie

These healthy foods are delicious and nutritious; and nutritionists swear by them. Incorporate these into your diet to reap the benefits.

9 Reasons You Should Eat More Beans – Health (@rswalin)

There are numerous varieties of beans to pick from, they’re delicious, and they’re good for your health.

30 Ways to Boost Your Mental Fitness Today – Huffington Post (@mindgardentips)

You can build mental fitness. These tips from Susan Pearse can help you reach your mental fitness goals.

Exercise Pumps Up Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Therapy, Study Finds – LA Times (@LATMelissaHealy)

A new study finds that regular exercise may create conditions in your body that make it hard for tumors to grow in breast tissue.

5 on Productivity

This week’s top stories in productivity:

25 Hacks That Make Your Life More Organized and Productive – Lifehack (@avjohnson92)

These useful hacks are sure to make your life easier by making you more organized and increasing your productivity.

Tomato, Tomahto: The Only Productivity Technique You’ll Ever Need – Business 2 Community (@businessdotcom)

Pomodoro is a time management technique that pushes you to capture each second and hyper-caffeinate your productivity. Taking frequent breaks can increase mental agility and improve productivity.

Happy Workplace, Happy Workers, Greater Productivity – Straits Times

Happiness and fun at work may be better contributors to productivity than economic incentives.

How March Madness Affects Workplace Productivity – Benefits Pro

The office pools, water cooler talks, and stats surfing that comes with the March Madness basketball season can have interesting affects on productivity.

How to Use Technology to Increase Productivity, Not Distract You – Entrepreneur (@MSFT4Work)

Technology should make your life easier and allow you to adapt to changes in your business. These suggestions from Thomas Hansen can help you use technology to be more productive.

 

 

5 on Tech

The top stories in tech:

Big Data Sends Cybersecurity Back to the Future – Computer World

Big data gave rise to the need for scientific approach, data science, to the consumption and analysis of data. Big data holds a lot of possibilities for cybersecurity and security professionals must take notice.

Wikimedia Foundation Sues NSA to Challenge Mass Surveillance – The Next Web (@aghoshal)

The Wikimedia Foundation and other organizations are working together to challenge the NSA’s use of surveillance to spy on communication between web users in the US and overseas.

Wearable Tech is on It’s Way to Pro Sports – re/code (@KurtWagner8)

Wearable tech has already intrigued teams such as the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors. This technology can bring benefits in the area of safety and injury prevention for players.

CISA Cybersecurity Bill Advances Despite Privacy Concerns – Wired (@a_greenberg)

The Senate Intelligence Committee passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which is designed to encourage the sharing of private data between private companies and the government.

Facebook’s Drones Will Make the Internet Better for Us All – Wired (@CadeMetz)

Facebook is building drones and satellites that can stream the Internet from the air. Improving Internet access across the world will make the Internet better for all of us.

 

 

5 on Health

The top stories in health and fitness:

Why Yoga is More Than a Workout – US News & World Report (@yogawithjake)

Exercise trends such as Zumba, Tae Bo, and P90x can be a great entry point into exercise, but can often leave you injured and unsatisfied. Quality yoga can provide a full, long-term, and meaningful workout.

How to Start Meditating – Crop Tops & Kale (@croptopsandkale)

Meditation has numerous benefits; it can help relieve stress, increase productivity and mental clarity. Many successful people engage in meditation, here’s how you can get started.

The Hottest Health Drink – Men’s Health (@MensHealthMag

Tea is good for your heart, brain, and metabolism. Men’s Health Magazine shares 14 tea drink recipes to help you reap the benefits of tea.

29 Healthy Green Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – Greatist (@ksmorin)

With St. Patrick’s day coming up, being green is all the rage. These recipes from Kate Morin can help you celebrate the healthy way.

Meb Keflezighi’s Running Diet Dos and Don’ts – Fitbie (@emilyabbate)

Running a lot of miles is good, but what you put into your body is just as important. This article shares Meb Keflezighi’s (2014 Boston Marathon Winner) dos and don’ts for a running diet.

5 on Productivity

This week’s top stories in productivity:

8 Ways to Declutter Your Life – Lifehack (@RaichuHsu)

Get rid of drama and stress from your life by getting organized and making some good routines. These tips from Rai Hsu can help you declutter your life.

Determining What Productivity Advice to Use – Entrepreneur (@Chumcubo)

Not every piece of advice works well for everyone. You need to find what productivity tips and strategies work best for you, this article can help you do just that.

A 5-Step Solution to Cut Down Time Spent on Email – Entrepreneur (@alexiskold)

Let’s face it, we all get too much email and it can really bog up our time. Alex Iskold shares his system for decreasing the amount of time you spend on email.

3 Habits Killing Your Productivity – Huffington Post (@LisaAbeyta)

Your productivity and energy is being drained by these 3 habits: email, texting, and coffee; and this article says why.

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity – Time (@bakadesuyo)

Productivity experts Tim Ferriss, Cal Newport, Dan Ariely, and Charles Duhigg share their tips for increasing your productivity.

5 on Tech

This week’s top stories in tech:

How Google’s New Wireless Service Will Change the Internet – Wired (@CadeMetz)

The implications of Google’s wireless service will change the way phones balance between cellular networks and Wi-Fi.

User Onboarding Isn’t a Feature – The Next Web (@SamuelHulick)

User onboarding is not just aspect of your product, it’s an evolving quality of your customer experience.

6 Ways to Use Psychology to Boost App Engagement – The Next Web (@kwaimind)

Understanding our minds and how small triggers can change the way we approach things can be instrumental in improving web apps.

How Disney Thinks About Virtual Reality for It’s Theme Parks – TechCrunch (@kylebrussell)

Disney has been experimenting with virtual reality for years, but recent advancements in virtual reality technology may soon see it implemented in the company’s theme parks.

Developers Divided Over Virtual Reality at Gaming Conference – Mashable (@JPManga)

Despite the increasing popularity of virtual reality, many developers see its use in gaming in a different light.

5 on Health

The top 5 stories in health:

7 Tips for Healthy (Enough) Eating on Vacation – US News & World Report (@kerigans)

It can be hard to eat healthy when your on vacation and away from your kitchen. These tips from Keri Gans can help you stick to your nutrition goals when you’re away.

Love Coffee? Your Heart May Too – MedicineNet

Drinking coffee might actually help reduce your risk for a heart attack. Maybe it’s a good idea to grab another cup of joe.

Top 3 Personal Health Tips From the Founders of Elysium – xconomy (@gthuang)

The founders of Elysium share their tips for personal health success. These tips can help you improve your health and wellness.

Here’s How to Keep Pizza, Brownies, More as Part of Your Healthy Diet This National Nutrition Month – Huffington Post (@NancyatHeart)

You really can eat pizza and brownies and still be healthy, this article from Nancy Brown tells you how.

The Fruit That Delivers a Whole Package of Nutrition for Your Bones – One Green Planet (@TheSoulfulSpoon)

Prunes are very dense in nutrition and can have wonderful benefits for your body. Heather McClees explains why this natural superfood is great for your health.