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>Colors may hinder good sleep

Grey is one of the colors that you should blacklist when thinking of re-painting your bedroom, according to a sleep expert at mattress company Sealy.

However, blue could actually promote sleep because it sends calming messages to the brain.

And while you might sleep in the dark, creeping light from streetlamps, and clutter from an untidy room, could all add up to a night of insomnia.

Grey isn't the only color you should avoid. Reds, browns and purples can all hinder a peaceful night's sleep, says Sealy's sleep expert Natalie Armstrong.


Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Canada House in London, Britain January 7, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

>Canada opposes footing Harry's bill

A clear majority of Canadians feel their country does not have to pay for security for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, who have settled in British Columbia.

77% of people surveyed by Nanos Research, for CTV, believe the Canadian taxpayer does not have to pay for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex because they are not in Canada as representatives of the Queen.

Canada is a parliamentary monarchy and Queen Elizabeth II is the reigning head of state.

There has been no official announcement about the question of security for Prince Harry and Meghan, or who will cover the bill.

Canadian authorities have only indicated that discussions are taking place.


Punxsutawney Phil's co-handler AJ Dereume holds the famous groundhog on the 134th Groundhog Day at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, U.S., February 2, 2020. [Photo/Agencies] 

>Groundhog predicts early spring

Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog on Sunday was hoisted into the air by a member of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle who declared: "Spring will be early, it's a certainty."

At sunrise on Groundhog Day, Phil's prediction was revealed, according to the Pennsylvania Tourism Office.

Awoken by the crowd's chants of "Phil!" the groundhog was hoisted in the air for the assembly to hail before making his decision.

The annual event has its origin in a German legend that says if a furry rodent casts a shadow on Feb 2, winter continues. If not, spring comes early.

Phil, while famous for decades because of the tradition, got a boost in popularity thanks to the classic Bill Murray film, "Groundhog Day", from 1993.


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>Remote workers are happier

Nowadays, to work remotely all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

According to a new study, employees who can work from anywhere are generally happier than those who work onsite in an office.

Video conferencing company Owl Labs surveyed 1,202 full-time US workers from the ages of 22 to 65, and discovered that 62% of respondents worked remotely at least some of the time and 38% worked onsite. Of the remote workers, 49% worked remotely full-time.
视频会议公司Owl Labs对1202名22岁至65岁的美国全职工作者进行了调查,发现62%的受访者至少在某些时候会远程工作,而38%的受访者只在办公室内工作。在远程工作者当中,有49%的人全职远程工作。

71% of workers who do get to work remotely said their job makes them happy, compared with 55% of office-only workers.

The reasons respondents said they prefer to work remotely were better work-life balance (91%), increased productivity/better focus (79%), less stress (78%), and to avoid a commute (78%).


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