Everyone needs a coffee break. For some, that means actually drinking something laden with caffeine to push you through to the end of the day. For others, that break has little to do with java, and much more to do with a nice distraction from whatever is on your plate that particular day.

Whether it be an escape from schoolwork, presentations, numbers that need crunching, or an actual passion project, that small respite can pay actual dividends. According to the Scientific American, “Downtime replenishes the brain’s stores of attention and motivation, encourages productivity and creativity, and is essential to both achieve our highest levels of performance and simply form stable memories in everyday life.”

Our new recurring segment, Coffee Break, aims to give you just that. Small — albeit worthwhile slices of video content from the web — that should give you exactly what you need when you need to focus on something other than the task at hand.

The fear of zombies is one of the most popular tropes in both television and movies. Despite the suspension of disbelief that the undead will rise and be hungry for our brains, audiences can’t help but think, “what would I do in that situation?”

Combining our love for travel with our desire to avoid being eaten alive, Top Trending explores 10 houses that could withstand a hoard of zombies thanks to both their unique locales and heightened security measures.

Need an even longer coffee break, head here for our archive of distraction.

  • Lead Image:Shaun of the Dead
Words by Alec Banks
Features Editor

Alec Banks is a Los Angeles-based long-form writer with over a decade of experience covering fashion, music, sports, and culture.

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