The Huffington Post
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Personnel policies that ensure adequate time off, access to medical and mental health care, and solid insurance coverage for staff are also important organizational responsibilities. Professionally, balancing the number of hours worked per week as well as the proportion of work that is directly trauma related should be taken into consideration. It is also important to set time boundaries that balance work life with personal life. Overworking is common among dedicated professionals. Many assume too many responsibilities, take work home and subsequently do not allowing adequate time to separate from work. Setting limits may be hard, especially in traumatic response settings where long days are expected, but, rejuvenation is critical for sustaining one's on-going efforts. All first responders should develop a workday self-care plan to aid with coping.
BoingBoing
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ZDNet US
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Fast Company
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People see your email signature much more often than your business card. People see your email signature much more often than your business card. Networking. The mere word conjures up discomfort: There you are, making forced small talk with complete strangers while balancing cube-shaped cheese or veggies and a pool of dip on a plastic plate. But networking isn't just an activity you do over cocktails and canapés, with conversations centered around safe topics like the weather or what you find most "rewarding" about your job. Nor does it require coffee or sitting awkwardly through yet another "informational interview." Read Full Story
TIME - Top Stories
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The researchers also provide suggestions that all personality types can use to improve their relationship with work email. These include responding more quickly; taking care with chain emails and when cc'ing large groups; being clear, concise, and polite; and thinking about your audience. They also recommend sending fewer emails overall, and sticking to the workday whenever possible. This may be difficult, but try and have at least some time email free to reduce your stress levels, they write. Psychologist Ben Dattner, PhD, a New York City-based executive coach who was not involved in the new research, agrees that there are very few set-in-stone rules when it comes to managing emails. Read more: Optimism Could Help You Live Longer Some people might find it more relaxing to totally unplug on vacation, while other people might find that stressful because they dont have their finger on the pulse of whats going on, Dattner told RealSimple.
Mashable
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LONDON There are few things in life that sound more appealing than a cold, refreshing beer while you're standing in a warm shower. One microbrewery in Sweden has decided to "optimise" the showering-with-beer experience by customising a beer for this exact situation. SEE ALSO: College memories flood Twitter after red Solo cup inventor dies "As a brewer I work long and hard days, and when I come home I'm often covered in malt dust my girlfriend actually calls me Mr Malty Pants and the shower is a gateway back to normal society," Fredrik Tunedal founder of PangPang brewery told Mashable "I made to Shower Beer small enough to keep its temperature during the shower, and strong enough to mentally wash your workday off and get ready for a fresh night out," Tunedal continued. Read more... More about Grooming , Beauty , Brewery , Beer , and Uk
Inc.
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Work-life balance comes at a cost.
The Huffington Post
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In a statement, Macys CEO said, we continue to experience declining traffic in our stores where the majority of our business is still transacted. The company said they plan to invest in a consumer data and analytics team in the hopes it will drive new marketing strategies for 2017. Anyone else want to work in France? As if the food, wine, culture, scenery and history werent enough to make you want to pack your bags and buy a one-way ticket to France, now theyve got work-life culture on their side, too. A new French law came into effect with the new year that now legally grants people the right to ignore work-related emails after theyve left the workplace and the workday is done. According to USA Today, the law specifically says companies with more than 50 employees must give workers the right to disconnect from email, smartphones and other devices during negotiated hours.
South China Morning Post
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Humans are not machines. While your computer can generally run all day long without a problem, you cant. Even people who love their jobs and feel super-motivated during the workday (we hope thats you!) will at some point hit a wall. The solution isnt to bang your head against said wall i.e. force yourself to continue working but to acknowledge that you need a break from whatever youre working on and take it. Below, weve...
South China Morning Post
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Humans are not machines. While your computer can generally run all day long without a problem, you cant. Even people who love their jobs and feel super-motivated during the workday (we hope thats you!) will at some point hit a wall. The solution isnt to bang your head against said wall i.e. force yourself to continue working but to acknowledge that you need a break from whatever youre working on and take it. Below, weve...
TIME - Top Stories
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As a whole, mindfulness practices can address multiple workplace wellness needs, benefiting both employees and employers, the study authors say. Kristin McGee , a yoga instructor in New York City and author of the upcoming book Chair Yoga , says that mindfulness techniques are important for managing workplace pressures, no matter what that workplace is. Having any type of job nowadays is so stressful because of the long hours we spend working, says McGee (who was not involved in the study). Mind-body techniques like yoga can help counteract some of that stress and some of the physical demands of work, whether from hard manual labor or sitting hunched over at a computer , McGee says. McGee encourages people in all types of jobs to incorporate a bit of mindfulness into their workday, even if its just a simple breathing exercise.
Forbes
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USA Today - Top Stories
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Two years after adopting a six-hour workday, the Swedish city of Gothenburg says it will end the experiment over cost concerns.
I4U News
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Swedes who looked forward with glee to a six hour workday were in for some disappointment. The costs of this scheme were too much for it to be feasible or practical.It took a two year experiment in...
euronews
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TIME - Top Stories
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In a country famous for languid vacations and generous retirement, the French government this week made its first attempt to rein in a familiar scourge of modern work life : the always-on email blitz. Even in Paris, where people pride themselves on letting loose after the workday, smartphones sit buzzing in cafés at night, as people juggle late-hour demands from the office. Now, in theory, those phones should fall silent, since French workers now have a new right to disconnect. The new law, which came into effect on January 1, allows employees in companies of more than 50 people to ignore emails after work hours, a move the government says will ensure the respect of rest time and vacation, as well as personal and family life. It's hard to argue with that. Yet to some, the new government-approved off-switch seemed to be a symptom of a deeper problem, in which French officials try to regulate virtually every aspect of work often with mixed results.
Natural Blaze
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By Jeremiah Johnson ReadyNutrition Readers, the holidays are in full swing. As such, there is a mountain of tasks to be accomplished: the ever-present workday, the kids going to school, doctor’s...
Forbes
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Today, Friday the 30th, is the last federal workday of 2016. And the printed version of theFederal Register, the daily depository of all things regulatory,has topped off at 97,110 pages, by far an all time record. Skips and blanks will lower the official count a tad later when the National Archives issues [...]
Fast Company
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Put your brain on autopilot, make lists at the end of the day, and other simple tips and tricks can help you have a more productive 2017. Put your brain on autopilot, make lists at the end of the day, and other simple tips and tricks can help you have a more productive 2017. Most New Year's resolutions don't survive long enough to see February. There are myriad reasons why our January 1 ambitions disappear, and many abandon ship as soon as they realize just how difficult the journey will be. Read Full Story
The Huffington Post
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A mass gathering, with parades of war tanks and soldiers marching in lockstep, that will cost Cuba hundreds of thousands of pesos, if not millions. The traffic on the capital's most important arteries has been paralyzed as of the early morning hours of yesterday, Wednesday. Thousands of state employees didn't have to complete their workday, and a long line of buses had to travel from various municipalities to the parade grounds. Countless snacks were distributed among the most faithful participants in what is coming to be seen as a "Raulist coronation." The younger brother has planned his own investiture in power, now on his own, after the death of the former president Fidel Castro. Why this waste of military resources in the middle of the crisis that the country is going through? Such delusions of grandeur are not consistent with the 0.9% decline in GDP this year.
Daily Mail - Health
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In a new study, researchers found that the effects of these ‘microbouts’ of activity can last all day, and may even help to alleviate food cravings during the workday.
Forbes
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Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum [...]
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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If you want to become a better writer, then you need to write a lot. The way to improve that skill is the same way you'd approach any other -- with practice. It's the same advice we give to people who want to blog more consistently (another worthy New Year's resolution) which is to treat it like working out. You've got to do it consistently to see great results. After all, you can't just publish a blog once every few months and expect to rack up views, leads, and customers. The same goes for your overall writing skills. How? To start, get into the habit of writing on a daily basis. Neil Patel suggests writing for at least 30 minutes every workday, skipping the weekends. Remember the advice we just gave to journal before bed, instead of looking at a screen? Here's a great way to put that time to use. And even if you don't identify as a writer, pick a question -- something from a customer, a friend, or a topic that's always piqued your curiosity -- and write something about it.