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UC Rankings for Mental Health: 2021

Owaves Team Mental Health

Owaves has worked on developing a holistic mental health ranking system for the nine University of California (UC) Campuses—UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz—at the undergraduate level. The motivation behind this ranking system is as follows. Many students utilize ranking systems provided by various sources …

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Prioritize Tasks with the Eisenhower Matrix and Owaves

Owaves Team Day Planner, Time Blocking, Time Hacks, Time Management

Written by Amanda Orozco, Owaves Intern Have you ever heard of the Eisenhower Matrix? Read on for how this tool, along with the Owaves app, can help you identify your most important tasks, plan them into your day, and accomplish them!  “I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never …

Episode 33: Ali Abdaal, MD

Owaves Team Body Clock Podcast

Ali Abdaal is a medical doctor who graduated from the the University of Cambridge, and also a Youtuber with over 1.2 million subscribers. Ali talks about productivity, tech and entrepreneurship.

Time Blocking for Student Productivity and Health

Owaves Team Day Planner, Time Blocking, Time Management

Whether you’ve heard of time blocking before or this is your first time coming across this term, read on to learn more about it and its benefits! Are you a student currently attending Zoom university? Are you struggling with finding the motivation to attend your online classes or organize your time? Or perhaps you are a student who wants to live healthier, …

Social Rhythms: A New Way to Improve Mental Health

Owaves Team Circadian Rhythm, My Moai, Social Rhythm

Ever heard of the term “social rhythm” before? Read on to learn about this concept! Long before humans made the first clock, dwellers on Earth have come up with timekeepers to adapt to the continuously changing environment. Known as the biological clocks, they are ticking in most living creatures, ranging from tiny cyanobacteria to giant plants and from slimy fungi to brainy …

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Benefits of Living in a Healthy Community

Owaves Team Community, COVID-19, Day Planner, Healthy Lifestyle

Ever considered how your neighbor, your gym, or even your phone could make a substantial impact on your health? The people around you and the community you live in can affect several aspects of your life. In addition, the digital community you build can have just as much of a positive impact on your life as those who physically surround you. Read on …

5 Ways Our Zip Code May Influence Our Health More Than Our DNA Code

Owaves Team Health & Fitness, Health Risks, Healthy Lifestyle, My Moai, Relationships

There are certain age-old debates that are challenging to get to the bottom of, like, does pineapple belong on pizza? Or what came first, the chicken or the egg? One dispute that science can help us understand is one of nature vs. nurture. When you think of your health and wellbeing, try to imagine all of the factors that come together to support the …

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What is a Moai?

Owaves Team Day Planner, Healthy Lifestyle, My Moai, Relationships

The concept of Moai has been embedded in Japanese culture for hundreds of years. It’s essentially a support group concerning the social, financial and mental health facets of its group members. Unsurprisingly, it is also known to be an essential component to understanding the longevity of Okinawans. Okinawa is one of the five Blue Zones where people live significantly longer than the …