DW
3 days
Carnival dancers are in the spotlight at any German carnival event. They represent their clubs at countless occasions. It's a grueling workday but, for many of them, also the fulfillment of a dream. For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/gale-force-winds-dampen-german-carnival-celebrations/a-37694802 http://www.dw.com/lifestyle
Fast Company
4 days
Try these 60-minute "soft projects" to wrap up every day of the week. Try these 60-minute "soft projects" to wrap up every day of the week. It's 4 p.m. and you're having a hard time focusing. So you stare at your computer and click in and out of lots of tabs. But when you look up, you see it's only 4:03 p.m. Then, you get a glass of water, which takes all of seven minutes. You're not feeling inspired to tackle something important, but ducking out early—or sitting at your desk and twiddling your thumbs for 50 minutesaren't options either. Read Full Story
TIME - Top Stories
5 days
Through the app, you can add echo, flange and fuzz effects, or boost the bass. These features are fun to play around with and might be nifty during concerts, but they're not as useful in everyday life. Noise modification aside, the Here Ones are solid wireless earbuds. That's important if you want to use them as your everyday headphones and for their price, you certainly should be able to. They work with streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, letting you control playback inside the headphones' app. Music typically sounded rich and clear, but songs would occasionally stutter and skip, which wasn't great. But my biggest gripe about the Here Ones comes down to battery life. The earbuds only lasted for about two hours when I used them for both music streaming and noise filtering. That makes them hard to use during a long workday or flight.
HubSpot Marketing Blog
6 days
When you log back into your email, sort and label your messages according to which need replies immediately, and which can wait until later in the week. You might need an entire day to read every single email you received, but by using this system, you can quickly sort through your inbox and skip ahead to the messages you have to return ASAP. 8) Dont burn out. You might feel stressed at the prospect of only four days in the week to accomplish your entire to-do list. However, there is such a thing as working too hard, and burnout could end up sabotaging your productivity as the week goes on if you dont take enough breaks. Remember tip #6? Prioritize your to-do list and determine what can be accomplished by one person over the course of a workday. You could try the Pomodoro Technique , which calls for 90 minutes of work, followed by 30 minutes of rest to regroup and recharge.
HubSpot Marketing Blog
6 days
Because it was first on the scene, other photo editing software created later were judged against Photoshop, which helps spread word-of-mouth recognition further. Additionally, as other Adobe software was created, the new products were integrated seamlessly with Photoshop, making it easier for designers and visual content creators to do their jobs within the Adobe Creative Suite of products. It’s easier to use a product that works well with others you need to use for your job, rather than piecing together a system that requires multiple programs and types of documents to work together. Takeaway for Marketers: Help make it easier for your audience to get things done during the workday. Could you integrate with larger companies, social media platforms, or APIs to make customerslives easier? It could be something as easy as partnering with a video hosting company to embed high-quality videos in blog posts, or providing easy links to embed social media sharing buttons on your website that could make the difference in your brand’s stickiness and popularity.
The Economic Times
8 days
Or, she might worry that that she will not be liked if she negotiates hard during hiring, so she will decide to compromise in the hope that her salary will be corrected later." In the absence of proper family support, she might also pitch low and set expectations lower, thinking that she might not be able to deliver. All this adds up to a larger problem: gender pay gap. If Iceland Can October 2016: thousands of women have gathered in the pale sun, clapping in impeccable unison to loud slogans, in a square in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. The clapping is the "Thunderclap", which became famous during Euro 2016 when the country made it to the quarterfinals. This occasion, though, is grimmer: a protest against the pay disparity between men and women. All the women gathered there had walked out of their offices at 2.38 pm to point out that for the rest of the 2 hours 22 minutes of an eight-hour workday they do not get paid.
The Sun Daily - Health
8 days
A day with less stress and conflict is followed by a night where it's easier to get to sleep. Having a good night of sleep is more likely to be followed by a workday with less stress and conflict. In this case, sleep is a powerful source of resilience in difficult times." — AFP Relaxnews
Financial Times - Europe
10 days
Financial Times - Europe
10 days
The Economic Times
10 days
TIME - Top Stories
10 days
You could stop a river from owing, but you could not stop your body from becoming old. You could kill mosquitoes, but you could not kill annoying thoughts buzzing inside your head. In the 21st century, we are going to gain the power to control the world inside us, to kill the thoughts and not just the mosquitoes. The danger is that we will misuse this power and end up with an internal ecological disaster a complete mental breakdown. So ignorance isn't bliss? Ignorance is not too dangerous. If you combine it with power, then this is a toxic mix. If you avoid technology, you risk being left behind quickly; if you use it, you risk wiping out humanity. Which path have you chosen? I try to find a middle path. On a personal level, I try to still be able to disconnect. I start and finish my workday with one hour of meditation. Every year, I go for a long meditation retreat of between 30 and 60 days.
TIME - Top Stories
10 days
I start and finish my workday with one hour of meditation. Every year, I go for a long meditation retreat of between 30 and 60 days. I actually heard about the election of Donald Trump only on the 20th of December because I was on a 45-day silent-meditation retreat. How was that? It saved me a month of worrying about it. Is it safe to assume you are skeptical of handing over data about yourself? There is a saying that if you get something for free, you should know that you're the product. It was never more true than in the case of Facebook and Gmail and YouTube. You get free social-media services, and you get free funny cat videos. In exchange, you give up the most valuable asset you have, which is your personal data. What would persuade you to buy an Amazon Echo? I won't be left with any choice. I won't be able to buy food, to get health care, if I don't have an Echo.
Forbes
11 days
Productivity burnout is real for leaders. Even if you prioritize, make to-do lists, and multitask, many of us feel like tasks are unfinished at the end of each day. However, research shows that there are many tips, hacks and tricks that turn burnout up side down to make the most of your workday.
Forbes
11 days
Not all of us are the type to meditate, run 14 miles and find inbox zero before 7 a.m. Rather, you can prep for productivity the previous night with this 10-minute trick from author Craig Ballantyne.
RT Business
11 days
A new rule at Lloyd’s of London forbids employees drinking alcohol at work between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. Those who break the rule risk being fired. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News - Top Stories
12 days
BBC News - Top Stories
12 days
Forbes
12 days
Do you hate your job? Have a stormy relationship with your manager and feel locked into a 9-6 workday? If so, you may not only be one of those stereotypical 'hard to manage' millennials but there could be an entrepreneur fighting for freedom within you, if you’d only let her shine.
Mashable
13 days
So it's come to this. In an era where how often President Donald Trump tweets has become as much of an obsession as the content of those tweets, we're all apparently way more mystified that Trump actually didn't manage to fire off his usual round of tweets until later in the morning. SEE ALSO: Justin Trudeau takes on Trump with a perfectly timed photo In fact, some deep digging found that Monday was the first weekday that Trump didn't tweet before 8:15 a.m. FWIW: This is the first workday of Trump's presidency where POTUS has not tweeted before 8:15a pic.twitter.com/XLkL2kLW3U Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) February 13, 2017 Read more... More about Twitter , Donald Trump , Social Media , and Politics
The Huffington Post
13 days
In reality, the average working father spends three hours each workday with his children. Nearly 100% of dads who live with their children care for them in every major category at least several days a week, if not every day . Still, anti-dad myths live on. In order to fix a problem, you have to diagnose it. Blaming today's dads for inequalities is a misdiagnosis. Like many people in my generation, I grew up on Free To Be You And Me. Gender equality seemed like an inevitable reality. Yet here we are, decades later, and less than 5% of CEOs are women. What's holding women back is the same thing holding back men at home: The workplace didn't grow up. It's still stuck in the past. It's what prevented me from being able to stay home and care for my preemie daughter and sick wife. It's what I took on in my legal action against CNN/Time Warner. Millions of men and women have had similar experiences.
Daily Mail - USA
13 days
Trump first tweeted at 10:53 a.m., something he'd done every other workday by 8:15. 'He hasn't tweeted about the Grammys. Is Trump dead?' asked a reporter; 'Wake up Donald!' tweeted another.
MintPress News
13 days
TIME - Top Stories
17 days
Trump has privately conceded some early missteps after a turbulent start to his term, including the flawed rollout of his controversial refugee and immigration plan and a lack of clear lanes for his top advisers. But despite public opinion polls showing less than 50 percent of Americans approve of his presidency thus far, Trump has sounded confident about his standing. During one late night discussion, Trump was already talking about seeking a second term. When an associate suggested he was weakening Democrats by usurping some of the party's best policy ideas, the president readily agreed. When he isn't talking about his early presidency, Trump who is sometimes joined by his longtime security chief, Keith Schiller is often watching others talk. The president's advisers have tried to curb his cable news consumption during the workday.
The Huffington Post
17 days
* Have a Time Management Operator When an employee or group of employees finds themselves with too much time and not enough to do, there is a prime opportunity for pettiness to grow. Make certain that your employees have enough to do, but are not overloaded. Make certain that there are enough projects flowing smoothly throughout the workday and that these projects are well spaced out. As you business grows it is great to have a General Manger (GM). This person ensure that the right projects and tasks are handled at the right time. * Incorporate Be the Bigger Person" While the concept of being the bigger person is not a new concept, there is a new twist on being the bigger person. You need to teach your employees and team members that it does not necessarily mean you are the better person; it simply means that you see the bigger picture. Sometimes others have things from their pasts or even in their current lives going on that you are not even aware of and the pettiness is not about you.