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Last Monday, February 29th, Despacio celebrated Despacio Day for the first time. February 29th is essentially an extra day that we add every four years to correct an astronomical anomaly. We therefore suggested that companies and organizations treat it as a special day, giving employees time...

What is Despacio Day? Even though we typically think of there being 365 days in a year, the Earth actually takes 365.242199 days to orbit the sun. To correct this slight discrepancy, every four years we add an extra day to our calendars: February 29th, a "leap day."  This is a...

Last month Despacio conducted its second experiment: "Office in the Park." Participants had to change their workplace from their office to a park. Many of us are used to working long days in an office, closed spaces that limit contact with other people and atmospheres, to say nothing of nature.  Working outdoors can help reduce mental fatigue and stress while increasing attention and concentration.