Shiny Shiny daily round up: Google fires head of AI ethics unit

Google has fired the founder and co-head of its artificial intelligence ethics unit, claiming she violated the company's code of conduct. In a statement, Google said an investigation found Margaret Mitchell had moved files outside the company. The ethics unit has been under scrutiny since December, following the departure of another senior figure, Timnit Gebru.…

6 Mental Health Apps for Office Workers

From working at your desk in the day to unwinding during the evening, we look at six mental health apps that could help boost your sense of wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond... It is clear that work-place stress is a significant issue and one that good employers need to address. In fact according to…

Natural Ways To Boost Your Energy

Suffering from low energy levels can have a drastic effect on your quality of life, as it’s tough to perform to your full potential when you don’t even have the motivation to climb out of bed each morning. Exploring artificial solutions such as caffeinated drinks will only provide you with short term relief, as a…

Half of workers have transformed bedroom into office during lockdown

More than half of workers have transformed their bedrooms into makeshift offices during lockdown, according to a new poll. The survey of 2,000 adults who are working from home examined how they have adapted after offices were forced to close in March. More than half (54 per cent) of those questioned by Premier Inn say…

7 Top Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

If you’ve suffered with one or more sleepless nights throughout lockdown, you’ll know how the next morning and the next day might not feel the best. As well as feeling tired, you’ll likely feel sluggish, moody and will instead reach for sugary food and drink over healthier alternatives. Sleep is so important when staying focussed…

Half of population struggling with sleep during lockdown

More than half the UK population has struggled with sleep during the lockdown, a survey suggests. King's College London researchers said sleep problems were more common in people facing financial hardship, while two in five reported having more vivid dreams than usual. Some people have slept for longer than usual during lockdown, but without feeling…

Parents reveal lengths they go to for uninterrupted night’s sleep

Surrendering their phones for a day and cancelling social plans are just some of the sacrifices new parents are prepared to make in order to get a full night’s sleep, a survey by Amazon has revealed. According to the study of 2,000 British parents, young families wake up three times per night on average, leading…

Sleep resolutions we should be keeping in 2020

It’s the start of a new year and new decade, and while some resolutions are best left in January, others can reap lifelong benefits. Making resolutions to improve your sleep in 2020 could have a multitude of benefits, including improved mood and better mental and physical health. To help you on your way to better…

How the Right Melatonin Dosage for Adults Improves More Than Sleep

Sleep is vital for all elements of health and melatonin is no different. Learn how the right melatonin dosage for adults affects your overall health. Melatonin is a hormone that your body produces naturally to help you fall asleep. When the sun sets and night comes around, your body's melatonin levels are raised and you begin…

The Best Gadgets To Help You Sleep At Night

Sleep is an essential part of one’s self-care routine. And a lot of experts have constantly stressed the importance of getting enough sleep at all times. You need sleep for your body to be able to replenish its cells and rejuvenate its energy. Sleep deprivation is a major cause of unproductivity, depression, immature aging, among…