5 on Tech

The top stories in tech:

This Tiny Sensor Turns Your Thumbnail Into a Trackpad – TechCrunch (@johnbiggs)

NailO is a wearable sensor that sits on your thumbnail and acts as a trackpad. It can be quite useful when cooking, walking, or doing any hand intensive work.

New Dark-Web Market is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers – Wired (@a_greenberg)

Under the cover of the dark-web’s anonymity protections has emerged a new marketplace for selling zero-day exploits.

The US Navy is Giving up on Fighter Pilots and Turning to Drones – The Verge (@richmcc)

The US Navy is going to stop using manned jets in the coming years and switch over to drones. This would allow the navy to develop new fighter crafts without having to worry about pilot safety.

The $25 Million Fine Isn’t the Real AT&T-FCC Story – TechCrunch (@jtrevorhughes)

Stop focusing on the monetary pay out in the FCC’s agreement with AT&T for a data privacy lapse. There is much more to the story.

Google Falls From Grace – Mashable (@sfiegerman)

Google is having a bad year. Yes the same Google that dominates search and Android phones. However, Google is not doomed, it’s just in for a fight.




5 on Health

The top stories in health:

Health Tips from 10 Top Corporate Wellness Programs – Shape (@markhamh)

Check out these corporate wellness programs and healthy perks that encourage workers to stay healthy even while working late.

17 Ways to Burn More Calories All Day – Health

These stealth ways of losing weight can help you burn calories all day long. You can lose more weight in less time with these tips.

Simple Ways to Boost Nutrition – Dallas News (@KimP_FoodWine)

The secret to nutrition success is picking and choosing what foods work for you and slowly making more changes over time. These tips can help you make what you’re eating better for you.

Brown Rice: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts – Live Science (@JessieSzalay)

Brown rice is one of the healthiest types of rice; it’s good for heart health, digestion, energy, lower cholesterol levels, lowered risk of cancer and diabetes, and it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Can Exercise Help Cure Anxiety? – Yahoo Health (@KorinMiller)

Lena Dunham’s recent Instagram post is another recommendation for anxiety sufferers to exercise consistently. Just five minutes of exercise can lessen the effects of anxiety.


5 on Productivity

The top stories in productivity:

Ways to Boost Productivity Through Workplace Humor and Happiness – lightArrow (@MarilynSRogers)

Humor, happiness, and laughter can help improve employee engagement in the workplace. These tips can help you make your work environment a culture that people want to be a part of.

10 Habits You Should Abandon Now to Improve Productivity – Time (@sujanpatel)

Not everything is equally important. Some of the things you do everyday may, in fact, be keeping your from achieving your business goals.

The Most Surprising Way to Increase Employee Wellbeing and Productivity – Forbes (@vanessaloder)

Mindfulness and meditation may be key to improving your employees’ wellbeing and increase their productivity. This movement is changing the way we live and how we run our organizations.

5 Tips to Help You Stay Productive at Work – Huffington Post (@jonharules)

Many people struggle to stay focus and on task. While some days we may have more energy to get things done, often we can feel drained and unproductive. These tips can help you stay focused and be more productive at the office.

Inside the Psychology of Productivity – Chicago Tribune (@LeighEBuchanan)

Productivity, at least in terms of how productive you see yourself, is pretty subjective. Despite being only 24 hours in a day, here’s what you can do to keep yourself productive.

5 on Tech

The top stories in tech:

Smart Clothes: The Next Big Fitness Craze? – CNN (@vharrisoncnn)

Are clothes and shoes fitted with fitness devices the next big thing in wearable technology? Fitness trackers such as Fitbit and Jawbone have become incredibly popular, but this might be the new wave of wearable tech.

6 New Cars That Show Automakers What to Do Next – Wired (@ThatSamSmith)

The 2015 New York International Auto Show saw many bold ideas and bright innovations. These 6 cars have provided 6 valuable lessons for automakers to take with them from the auto show.

Examining Tech Solutions to Natural Disasters – TechCrunch (@davidrichards)

Natural disasters can cause numerous problems for the environment and for the people in these areas. Technology can help improve situations on the ground, increase coordination and communication, and help prevent the spread of disease.

We Are on the Brink of Discovering Alien Life, NASA Scientist Predicts – Mashable (@MichaelDWall)

High-ranking NASA scientists say that humanity is on the brink of discovering alien life. We could see strong indications of life beyond Earth within the next decade.

The US Navy is Taking Cyber Warfare to the Enemy – Engadget (@Stevetdent)

The US Navy is preparing to operate a cyber warfighting platform, that could attack other nations at the request of the White House. The US wants stronger deterrents against hacking attacks by other countries.


5 on Health

The top stories in health:

9 Habits for Optimal Brain Power – Inc. (@BarbaraMendez)

Your brain needs the proper nutrients to improve your cognition and for fuel. These habits can help you pick what’s important for your brain’s high-level functioning and avoid foods that are harmful to your brain.

34 Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings – Greatist (@ksmorin)

There are many choices when it comes to breakfast, but that doesn’t mean what you eat has to be unhealthy. These recipes are healthy, delicious, and perfect for those busy mornings.

5 Habits to Help You Succeed at Fitness Goals – Huffington Post (@firaskittaneh)

Making goals is easy, but sticking to and reaching those goals can be a challenge. These tips can help you you stay motivated and on-track to reach your goals.

15 Ways Exercise Makes You Look and Feel Younger – Time (@goodhealth)

Regular exercise can improve your health, making you look and feel younger. They key is having a consistent routine. This article shares some of the youthful benefits of exercise.

How a Plant-Based Diet Naturally Supports Your Microbiome – One Green Planet (@TheSoulfulSpoon)

Our immune and nervous systems are largely affected by the amount of good bacteria that we have in our bodies. A plant-based diet can help support your microbiome and improve your immune and nervous systems.

5 on Productivity

The top stories in productivity:

6 Powerful Actions for Improving Your Productivity – Inc. (@syedbalkhi)

Many of us are searching for ways to increase our productivity. These 6 tips can help you seriously improve your current productivity levels.

3 Tips for Insane Focus – Wolfpack Success (@ChazWolfson)

Finding the highest and best uses of your time is the key to staying focused. Without knowing where to spend your time, you may never get anything done.

How Successful People Stay Productive and In Control – Entrepreneur

Self-control signifies emotional intelligence, which is something that most top performers have. Here’s what emotionally intelligent people do to stay productive and in control.

Napping to Boost Productivity: How Long is Too Long?  – Lifehack (@robparmer)

Many of us look to coffee or soda in the late afternoon when we start to feel groggy and tired. However, napping strategically throughout the day may help you improve your productivity.

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity – Fast Company (@WriteLisaEvans)

Saying the word “done” after accomplishing even the smallest of tasks causes a neurochemical shift to happen in your brain. This shift can improve your productivity and state of well-being.

5 on Tech

The top stories in tech:

How Smart Use of Data Can Make Wearable Tech Accessible – The Drum (@TashWhitmey)

Wearable technology needs to bring an enhanced practical and emotional value to people’s lives if it wants to succeed. Wearable tech needs to make sense.

Just How Big Can Wearable Tech Get? – Forbes (@paullamkin)

Is the wearable tech revolution really the next thing? Will wearable tech take off like many have hoped it will?

IT Talk: Meeting the Demands of an Internet-of-Things-Connected Office – Mashable (@StephLizWalden)

New challenges are facing IT professionals who are trying to maintain a safe and secure network, while meeting the demands of a growing network and employee expectations.

A New Era of Wearable Computing – Designing the Human Way – WT VOX (@alexanderwear)

There is a paradigm shift occurring in the tech industry and design is at the forefront. We need to move from smart devices to wise devices and design can do just that.

Government and the Fast Pace of Innovation – TechCrunch (@hrgilman)

The first wave of technology and government brought modernization. The next wave will be determined by how well the government can utilize tools to make government more collaborative, participatory, and responsive.



5 on Health

The top stories in health:

5 Quick Munchie Makeovers – Fitbie

Late night snacking doesn’t have to be a bad thing, but you have to make healthy choices. These tips can help you curb cravings and provide vital nutrients.

5 Healthy Meals With 5 Ingredients – Peanut Butter and Peppers (@JenatPBandP)

This 5 meals are good for you and require only 5 ingredients. These recipes don’t even include salt, pepper, or olive oil.

Keep a Fitness Journal to Prevent Excuses – Lifehacker (@DickTalens)

We all make fitness excuses at one point or another. By keeping a fitness journal we can hold ourselves more accountable and prevent these excuses from happening.

How to Work Out Your Whole Body in 20 Minutes – New York Magazine (@kathleenhou)

We all lead busy lives and it can be difficult to find time to exercise. Workouts need to be efficient and this 20 minute workout targets your whole body.

Top 10 Ways to Eat Healthier Under $6 a Day – Huffington Post (@OrnishLiving)

Many people think that healthy and natural food is more expensive than packaged, fast food; but this is not necessarily the case. Check out these tips for a plant-based diet that costs less than $6 a day.






5 on Productivity

The top stories in productivity:

Save Yourself Time With a Time Audit – Forbes (@fran_booth)

Time is something most of us need more of in our day, yet many of us waste time or spend it on unsatisfying things. It might be worth it to see just where your time goes.

How to Stay Productive in an Open Office Space – Pick The Brain (@Oneflare)

Open office spaces can inspire innovation and collaboration and provide a sense of community. However, working in an open office space can be challenging to stay focused during the work day.

10 Things You’ll Never Find in a Productive Office – Lifehack (@Sibbyy)

Work environments can foster creativity, proactivity, and productivity. However, they can also be uninviting and cause employees to feel overwhelmed. Check out the 10 things you’ll never find in a productive office to help make your work place constructive and engaging.

7 Tips for Managing Your Schedule Like a Pro – Entrepreneur (@alexiskold)

Planning and following a routine can help you feel more relaxed and more productive. These tips from Alex Iskold can help you better manage your schedule.

22 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Productivity Hacks – Business Insider (@RichFeloni)

These entrepreneurs have figured out how to get the most out of their days. Check out these productivity hacks to see what you can apply to your own life.

5 on Tech

The top stories in tech:

How Facebook’s Chief Geek Will Meld Reality With the Oculus – Wired (@CadeMetz)

With Facebook announcing the Oculus Rift’s debut later this year, here is how the company is diving into the world of virtual reality.

How the World’s First Robot Astronaut is Helping Pave the Way for the Future of Human-Android Interaction – The Next Web (@TheNextWoods)

With all of these rapid changes in technology happening, the way we interact with said technology is going to shift. A talking robot designed to accompany astronaut Koichi Wakata into space may help us better understand human-robot interactions.

Facebook’s Next Step to World Domination is the Internet of Things – Mashable (@HeySamantha)

Facebook just announced a SDK to for the latest trend in web-connected smart home devices. They will be opening up their mobile app suite for web-connected devices.

Google to Build Robotic Surgery Platform With Johnson & Johnson – TechCrunch (@etherington)

Google and Johnson & Johnson have teamed up to develop a robotic surgery platform, which will be used to supplement human surgeons.

Google Taking Augmented Reality Game ‘Ingress’ to TV – Engadget (@JessConditt)

Google is planning on launching a TV show based on their augmented reality game ‘Ingress’. Google is said to be working with Sean Daniel Co.