A review of data from 37 studies found low-calorie sugar substitutes, such as aspartame, saccharin or stevia, did not help obese people lose weight and increased the risk healthy people would gain weight, researchers reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Registered dietitian Amy Keating commented it is important for people to read food labels because some products that are not labeled "no sugar added" may use both regular and low-calorie sweeteners.
Limit your to-do lists to a set number of items and try to break down big projects into smaller tasks in order to be more productive, writes Anisa Purbasari Horton. If those strategies aren't working for you, it could be better to try blocking off certain parts of the day to focus on whichever tasks are most important.
Not only is it important to use social media as a way to network with other professionals, but failing to have an online presence can actually make you less likely to be hired, according to a Harris Poll survey. The survey found that 57% of employers are less likely to call a job seeker for an interview if they can't be found online.
Rockets of Awesome founder and CEO Rachel Blumenthal says professionals don't need to obsess over their email inboxes as long as they check once or twice a day for priority messages. Meanwhile, Helix co-founder and CEO Adam Tishman recommends working toward an empty inbox because letting messages pile up can cause stress and affect the rest of your life, including your sleep.