January 4, 2019: Friday News Roundup

We hope the new year is off to a good start for you. We’re here to help. Watch this space in the coming weeks for a new blog series leveraging the expertise of Udemy instructors to help you eat healthier, manage stress, spend wisely, and much more!

How to Crush Your Habits in the New Year With the Help of Science
Whatever your goals are for the year ahead, you could probably use some help getting there. This collection of advice from experts could do the trick! For example, you might choose a “theme” for your self-improvement rather than a specific task. And, of course, pause to notice and appreciate your achievements.

Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2019
One thing’s for sure: this year will bring more technology into your work and your life. Advances expected to hit in 2019 include 5G cellular networks, human-free retail stores, and small delivery robots. This article also predicts the expansion of digital health records, a foldable phone, and lots of new streaming services.

How Humour Can Help Reduce Workplace Stress
Starting the new year with a frown? Get over it! Research out of Australia has found that humor can reduce the negative impact of workplace aggression and bullying, neither of which is a laughing matter. Next time a coworker gives you trouble, walk away and cue up an episode of “The Simpsons.”

NASA Hits Its New Year’s Target at the Edge of the Solar System
This week has been a big one for human exploration of space. First, soon after the ball dropped in New York’s Times Square, “a NASA spacecraft about the size of a grand piano approached a Kuiper Belt object about the size of a city,” which they’ve dubbed Ultima Thule, an ancient phrase meaning “beyond the known world.” Then, about a day later, China made history by landing a rover on the far side of the moon.