Anyone who sits at a desk all day knows: Sitting at a desk all day is bad for your health. We don’t need studies to tell us that sitting for eight to ten hours makes us feel sluggish, tight, and even overweight. But studies do confirm: sitting for six hours or more increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. And researchers say that even if you’re a slave to the gym in your time off, the health benefits are undone if you spend the rest of your day seated. If that wasn’t depressing enough, it gets worse: Research shows that standing desks, a popular compromise for people who have to spend hours in an office but want to get off their butts, aren’t necessarily any better: Standing all day can be bad for circulation, and your posture may be just as bad as it was in a chair if you’re staring down your compute screen all day. More
The financial crisis has not only led to a high rate of unemployment, but it’s also made a lot of people depressed: Jobless, broke, and without economic opportunity, we assume that this is as bad as it gets. But according to new research, bad jobs can be worse for your mental health than unemployment. More
Come write for us! We’re looking for writers and editors to join our team as we launch two new sites and expand coverage here at Blisstree and our sister site TheGloss.
Our parent company, B5Media is creating a new parenting site and a professional women’s site. We’re looking for editors in New York and Toronto to get these new projects off the ground. We’re also looking for a part-time health writer to work with us here at Blisstree. If you think you’d be a good fit, tell us why.
The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 9.8% in November and fewer jobs were added than predicted, according to a grim report released by the U.S. Department of Labor this morning. But alongside continually disheartening news about our economy are articles that trumpet women’s growing economic power, like The Rise of the Sheconomy, published in TIME last month. The gist of that article, and many others like it, is that women hold the reins to our economy through their overwhelming consumer power. Even in categories that are normally considered male territory, like tech gadgets and cars, female shoppers hold overwhelming influence over how to spend. And now, they’re also the primary earners.
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By this point in the fall semester, most college students are already situated in their fall internships and probably have their weekly routine down. But our parent company, b5 media, is looking for some college students to help with some new business development and social media initiatives, and these positions just can’t wait until the spring.
So if you (or someone you know) put off applying to an internship this semester, found you have a little bit of extra time in your schedule or just want to squeeze in a little more experience by working for an online media company, we might have the perfect opportunity for you. Or, at the very least, you can see how weird we all are in person. More
If you’re anything like us, sometimes you have trouble focusing â€“ after all, the universe wouldn’t allow ManBabies.com to exist if we weren’t meant to spend some time browsing it everyday. But even we have to buckle down and get … More
We’ve all known since high school that perfectionism is a double-edged sword. While we might envy a golden girl’s body or brain, we certainly aren’t jealous of her bad temper or control-freak tendencies. Now there’s evidence that the stress of … More
Whatever your work hours, we’re guessing you’ve labored over an inane task or two that have gotten you a little loopy at least once during the past week. We don’t mean the kind of loopy that comes with being in … More
We all adore spending hours on YouTube, whether we’re watching dogs teaching babies to high-five or trying to learn how to do a French twist (for the tenth time). Now, with Youtube’s new Leanback feature, you can watch a nonstop … More
Uncivilized behavior in the workplace doesn’t just put everyone on edge, a new study shows that workplace altercations actually affect the way workers perform. And you don’t have to be directly involved in a squabble to feel the effects of … More
Excuse us, but Blisstree wants to step into your office (not literally, don’t worry). Just submit a photo of your work space to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll publish our favorites. But if you work in an ice cream parlor, can we please come visit?
Let’s say you work in a finance job and sit in a grey cubicle all day crunching numbers and have a high productivity rate. Do you go home and think about numbers? Do you daydream about numbers? Do you crunch … More
Check out our previous exclusive video chat with Piper Kerman, where she reads an excerpt from a personal letter she wrote to her then-fiance after a month behind bars. At 34, Piper Kerman was sent to federal prison on a … More