29 Jan

What’s the Origin of Chinese New Year?

Source: The Culture Trip Written By: Rachel Deason

Chinese people have been marking the beginning of a new year with celebration for more than 3,800 years. What started as a ritual for a good harvest has slowly turned into China’s biggest and most important annual holiday. Here’s how. Long before China was unified, its people understood the concept of a year. As early as the Shang Dynasty, farmers would offer sacrifices to their ancestors, praying for a hearty harvest in the new agrarian cycle. It wasn’t until later, though, that the people c

22 Jan

10 ways to watch that waistline this Chinese New Year

Source: Channel News Asia Written By: Charlene Fang

It is too easy to pack on the pounds during the festive period. Follow these easy tips to make your new year both a delicious and healthier one.

15 Jan

8 Things You Can Do to Care for the Planet

Source: The New York Times Written By: James K. Williamson

Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Every Monday, we email readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Caring for the planet is one of those things that can seem out of our reach. The problems are too big and complex to wrap our heads around. There aren’t any practical steps we can take in our everyday lives. And there’s nothing we can really do to help anyway. Right? Nope. Every week, The New York Times’s Climate

8 Jan

25 ways to Increase Productivity

Source: Clockify Written By: Marija Kojic

Ultimate productivity is what we’re all aiming at – but how do we increase productivity to get that sweet spot when we can do more in less time? Productivity increases when you undertake the following steps that will help you work smarter, faster, and better: • Establish a morning routine • Plan your days and manage your time • Take care of your health • Work smart, and take breaks • Leave room for leisure time These are just the broad strokes, and here are the 25 specific steps you n

1 Jan

How to Create Successful New Year’s Resolution

Source: Neurohacker Collective Written By: .

It's that time of year again, time for New Year's resolutions! And yet, while many scoff at setting annual resolutions based on the failure rate attached to this premise, having a catalyst for self-reflection and growth is vital to success in both our personal and professional lives.