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Friday Roundup

submitted November 08, 2013 by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments

Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week:

Conversion story: church becomes gym - from The Deacon's Bench
Inside the former Saint-Jude Church in Montreal, personal trainers mill about where priests once did and hot-stone massages have replaced baptisms.

Can gardening save your health? - from The Telegraph
What a relief to discover I need never go to the gym again with all that pounding music, young bodies and embarrassing outfits. Swedish research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, pronounced that for those of us in the upper age bracket, pottering about in the garden will “reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke by 27 per cent, and death from any cause by 30 per cent”. (The under sixties apparently need to keep up the gym visits.)

Science Explains Why Slacking Online Really Makes You More Productive - from Lifehacker
If you're reading this at work in between things you should be doing, or if you like to kill time at the office by heading over to Facebook, Twitter, or one of your favorite blogs, good news: That idle time—in moderation—actually makes you more productive by giving your brain a chance to reset. Here's why.

Let us know which articles you liked (or didn't) in the comments!


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