Happy Friday! It’s time for our weekly link-round up, where we bring you the most interesting, useful, informative, or cool stuff we find on our travels across the Web. This week: taking a break from email, what not to give on Mother’s Day, and more!
- Is your email making you crazy? It’s definitely adding to your stress, a new study shows, and taking a break from it for awhile can help you be happier and more productive, too.
- Celebrities are always doing “detox” diets, and it sounds like it should be something good for us—after all, who wants toxins in their blood? But scientific evidence shows that detoxing is far more harmful to our bodies than helpful.
- Mother’s day is this weekend! Here’s what not to get the special woman in your life who’s raising the next generation of human beings.
- A lost parrot in Japan, found by police, was returned to his owner safely when the bird told them him home address. Did you ever wonder if parrots really know what they’re saying when they mimic human speech?
Sara Nelson is the Social Media Guru for Stevens-Henager College, overseeing the college’s profiles on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and more. She is also a student in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program, and she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to good music, and eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.