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What’s Brewing? Teas to Destress, Refresh and Energize the Work Day

What’s Brewing? Teas to Destress, Refresh and Energize the Work Day

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Getting energized in the morning can be hard. Staying focused throughout the day can be even harder. And finding your calm when you need it the most can be nearly impossible. Studies have shown that getting into the habit of drinking tea can have wonderful cognitive, energy and overall health benefits. What follows are suggestions of teas that can be prepared to keep you at your best throughout the work day. As with all things, make sure to do your research to see what’s best for you. The next time you need a pick me up or mental reset, try one of these teas:

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Blueberry

Blueberries are known as super foods. They carry strong antioxidants. Because of this it is said that blueberries may help with enhancing memory. Although, nothing is a substitute for eating the real thing, blueberry tea carries those cognitive health properties as well. So, if you are having a hard time focusing, refresh with this herbal tea anytime of the day.

Moroccan Mint

Moroccan Mint is so refreshing that its aroma alone can cool your senses. It carries a high amount of methanol which is known to be a stress reliever and help with mental focus. Mint belongs to the green tea family which means it does contain caffeine, levels depend on the steep time. Start or restart your day with a calming cup of Moroccan mint tea.

Rooibos

The best Rooibos tea is found in South Africa, where the plant originates. It carries a rich and beautiful flavor that is naturally caffeine free. Known as a red bush tea, rooibos contains a higher number of antioxidants than other teas as a result it is linked to reducing stress. Rooibos holds it smoothness whether consumed steaming hot or ice cold.

Ginseng

Ginseng (also called Asian or Korean Ginseng) has been used to treat colds, boost energy, improve moods and overall vitality, for years. Found throughout Asia, it is an herbal tea and probably the most widely perceived for its medicinal value. Ginseng is best consumed by steeping Ginseng root or buying a deliciously, flavor infused tea.

Ceylon

Coming from Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, the Camellia sinensis plant leaves can be produced as a black, white, or green tea. Ceylon’s benefits can include an increase in mental alertness, energy, and health. Ceylon does contain caffeine. Tea leaves usually contain less caffeine than tea bags and the steeping time also affects the caffeine level.

Get Your Office Talking With This South Korean Designer

Get Your Office Talking With This South Korean Designer

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Have you ever stared at someone from across the room and thought wow, she looks so cool, if only I could pull that off? Well, now you can. With a little bit of confidence and pushBUTTON as your designer of choice, you can show off super style while taking charge.

Why It Made Our List

The brand celebrates individuality and boldness through its eccentrically creative pieces that are just as in style as any Vogue issue. They make oversized pants and androgynous three-piece suits look ultra-sleek and effervescent. Not to mention, some of their most interesting pieces are mashups of skirts or repurposed jeans, intricately detailed. Perfect for casual Fridays in the office or dress to impress meetings, pushBUTTON offers a unique fitting collection.

About pushBUTTON

Based out of Seoul, South Korea, pushBUTTON was founded in 2003 by former aspiring pop star and model, Park Seung Gun. Out of his love for Madonna and the cultural eras of the 70-90s, came a fashion brand that desired to create pieces made to be different.

Where to Buy

Experience the most recent collection on pushBUTTON’s website or shop the designer on Net-a-porter. Additionally, the brand can be found in the Galleria Department Store in Seoul’s Apgujeong district.

Work From Home Style: Simple Ideas to Look Professional on Videocalls

Work From Home Style: Simple Ideas to Look Professional on Videocalls

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Nowadays a lot of us are working from home which can be quite cozy. We roll out of bed, skip the make-up and great hair, just to hop into our sweats (or stay in our pjs) and sit at a make-shift office space. All that is good until we actually have a video call. So, what do you wear when you’re stuck in comfy mode but want to turn it up and be professional yet relaxed? Check out these ideas.

1. An Elevated Sweatsuit

For those marathon video conference calls, slip into an elevated matching set. The latest trend in fashion, they come in amazing styles, fabrics, and silhouettes that easily give off a comfy, cool vibe. Shopbop has a wide variety to choose from.

Leset (Shopbop.com)

2. Earrings to Dazzle

Earrings are a go-to when you want to spice up your look but are too lazy to go all out. They are great for enhancing your face which is perfect because videocalls can produce weird angles. Whip out your statement earrings, throw on a simple tee, and pull your hair back. Now you are ready to tackle any problems that might arise. (Take a look at these!)

Calypso Dangle Earrings (Freepeople.com)

3. Tops to Make You Standout

Video chats can be boring but that doesn’t mean you have to be. Throw on a vibrant top to lighten up your surroundings and make you the focal point. This is a great way to show off your impeccable style while contrasting against a dull background. (More stunning prints here.)

Christie Brown website

4. A Simple Touch

The next time you have important video calls, try adding a beautiful, seasonal scarf into the mix. This is an easy way to give your style a pick-me-up while instantly portraying an elegant aesthetic. Bonus, depending on how you wear the scarf, you won’t have to fuss with your hair!

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You Can Professionally Survive in the New World–Here’s How

You Can Professionally Survive in the New World–Here’s How

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How will you leverage your appeal as a professional in the future? Is this something you even think about? Maybe it should be. The world is changing and widely being shaped by global phenomena. You can see this in everyday things. From the impact of Bangladesh’s microfinancing system pioneered in the 1970s to help poor communities to the current rise of K-pop spreading across the world—which in turn is rapidly proliferating Korean language and culture. Every industry is becoming diversified. Therefore, it is no longer practical to have a myopic point of view. The world is progressing and you should be too, here’s why.

Working Towards Interconnectivity

Now more than ever it is easier to connect anywhere in the world within seconds. With a plethora of internet applications, we are doing just that. Our workplace is evolving to include more international transactions. Having worldly experiences—working, traveling, or living abroad—or being able to relate to people from other backgrounds will be a professional asset. As the world is shifting towards becoming one interconnected body and less of disjointed parts, adapting quickly to a new environment is essential. So, embark on adventures outside of your comfort zone.

Multilingual is on the Rise

Being bilingual is no longer a novelty. More and more people are learning other languages besides their native tongue. And as the world continues to progress, there will be a rise, and need, in polyglots. Being multilingual is a skill highly motivated professionals will be able to leverage. Just think about it. Language is how we communicate. If you are able to speak multiple languages, proficiently to fluently, you are able to connect with more people and attract more professional opportunities. So, learn a new language or two.

Know About What is Happening in the World

Not only does data and trends inform our future but also, we mirror what other countries do well and adapt them into our society.  Because of this, our scope is shifting more towards international. That is why it is increasingly detrimental to keep a finger on the pulse and be knowledgeable on a range of world topics.  Make sure the news you consume or the insight you gather has some sort of global perspective. This will be key to staying desirable as a professional as the world continues to change. So, try to consume news that is outside of your home country every day. (recommendations)

Start thinking about the professional you want to be and do things to cultivate that image. If we can integrate new technologies, flavors, or products into the consumer world to enhance visual and edible experiences, why can’t we leverage languages, business practices, and insights from other countries to make us better, well-rounded individuals? The world is changing.  Get ahead of the curve.

Invest In Your Career With An Eponine London Dress

Invest In Your Career With An Eponine London Dress

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Everybody needs one beautifully tailored piece in their closet that makes them feel definitively more feminine. A timeless dress that tells a story of subtle elegance. Or a skirt that makes you feel both confident and coy. For that piece, we suggest you look to Eponine London.

About the Brand

Eponine is a British womenswear brand the specializes in bespoke and ready-to-wear dresses, skirts, coats, and jumpsuits. They offer a limited collection inspired by some of the best eras in women’s fashion—the 50s and 60s. Yet, their pieces are ageless and never out of style.  Easily worn with towering heels, sneakers, or cool flats, their garments are investment pieces for your closet—adding pizzazz to work events or making statements on the weekend.

Why It Made Our List

The dresses are made with vivid colors and vibrant prints that give their designs modernity and individuality. Each collection leaves an impression of detail and well thought out construction. This brand is for those who enjoy the classic silhouette of a woman, are daring enough to stand out in playful fabrics, and don’t care much about following trends.

Where to Buy

Ready-to-wear pieces can be purchased on their website. Couture garments are a process which can be initiated by contacting Eponine, more details on their website.