8 Surprising Things That'll Make You Wildly Successful
We know, we know. Never stop learning. Set goals. Never fear failure. Get grit. Give. But what achievement enhancers don't we expect?
The Feel of Fall in the Tropics
Here's one more thing that we usually don't factor in to success: room temperature. But we should, because most of us are our most productive and error-free at a surprisingly balmy 72–79 degrees Fahrenheit, with a sweet spot at 77 degrees (25 degrees Celsius), than at cooler temps—so found researchers in a month-long experiment at Cornell University. At 68 degrees (think ice-cube-tray cubicles in over-air-conditioned offices) workers were significantly less productive and made 44 percent more typing mistakes
than when the room was warmer. The worst time is the "post-lunch dip," between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
, when body heat and hormone levels drop—and energy that could go into spreadsheets or blazing insights is wasted on staying awake and warm.
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