You've heard it a thousand times: Most people need seven to eight hours of sleep a night.
But pressing work deadlines, family obligations, and the siren call of your Facebook News Feed mean that you probably don't get as much sleep as you need.
Enter the power nap. It's just 10 minutes long and you sit slightly upright, so that you don't wake up groggy from a deep sleep. This brief rest period during a break or lunch hour can leave you feeling refreshed and alert.
Although, the best way to feel rested and refreshed is to make time for a good eight hour sleep.
Whether you're sending an email to a friend or submitting a project report to your boss, the ability to convey your thoughts in writing is crucial.
"Learning to write well involves not just mastery of grammar," says Janis Butevics, "but the development of the ability to organize one's thoughts into a coherent form and target it to an audience in the most effective way possible."
If you're hoping to become a better writer, take a tip from Benjamin Franklin, who reportedly taught himself to write well by copying the style of essays published in the English gentleman's magazine The Spectator. Specifically, Franklin would read an essay, summarize it, and then try writing his own version to see if his was better than the original.
Reading classical novels also will help improve your writing skills.