Voice Of America
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On a recent workday, Siesta Beach was packed with people, even though it wasn't particularly sunny. The turquoise water was still gorgeous, the sand still fine. The beach is about 200-300 feet (60-90 meters) wide in some places, which means people can stretch out and not feel crowded. The beach was last year's runner up and one of three in Florida on this year's top 10 list. "It's nice and clean, that's what I look for," said Jamie Gaskin, a 59-year-old retiree from Lakeland, Florida, who was scoping out the beach for a family Memorial Day party. She especially liked the two-story pavilion, which boasts a snack bar and restrooms. It's only two years old and even offers sweet crepes for breakfast and tapas dishes in the early evening. "There's plenty of tables to barbecue and to hang out. And the restrooms were nice and clean. I'd definitely recommend this," she said.
Mashable
4 days
Going to the eye doctor is one of those yearly errands I always dread. I like my eye doctor well enough and, no, I don't have some eye-related phobia I just really, really, dislike the whole process. Getting an appointment can take weeks, or even months. Inevitably, I'll have to go in the middle of a workday, and appointments always take far longer than they're supposed to. That's partly because, before I can even see my doctor, I have to listen to a series of aggressive pitches on the relative merits of a handful of additional tests and procedures I don't really need but are, conveniently, both expensive and not covered by my insurance. Read more... More about Tech , Startups , Apps And Software , Warby Parker , and Tech
TopRank
4 days
On the plus side… you wont sound like every other corporation. #4: Consider the Rest of Your Buyer’s Workday What does your buyer think about when they’re not thinking about you? Most B2B content tends to focus on the narrow intersection between the buyer’s problem and the brand’s solution. That’s great for bottom-of-funnel content. But what are you doing to help your buyer the rest of the workday? How are you equipping them for success? Some would say anything outside of the problem/solution framework is irrelevant. But it’s all relevant. The person you’re selling to has professional needs that go beyond your solutionhelp them advance their career and—again I say—yabetcha that will make a difference when the buying committee convenes. HubSpot is a B2B outfit that has 100% internalized this idea. You will find plenty of marketing advice on their blog, but also posts on leadership techniques , mood improvement , and more.
Abduzeedo
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Inc.
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Rather than ending your workday feeling frazzled and stressed, leave time for reflection and ask yourself these four questions.
Inc.
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Rather than ending your workday feeling frazzled and stressed, leave time for reflection and ask yourself these four questions.
The Huffington Post
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She did stay with me in my brain for the most part of shooting the show. Were not, like, freaky-deaky toward each other on set. Its a very normal cast and crew and we all like to come to set because its just a workday for us. After we get past "How was your weekend?" and "How was your night last night?" we switch gears and get into this kind of stuff. What do you make of Serenas smoking habit? It seems to be one the few obvious cracks in her perfect wife facade. I sort of saw it as a calming thing and also something to do. Theres just not a whole lot that she has to do in this society. Shes the master of the house and shes supposed to take care of all things domestic. But I just feel like there would be that element of boredom if youre in that situation. What do you do? She paints, knits and she smokes because there are no other things to do our outlets.
Flowing Data
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I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work. Read More
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I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work. Read More
ScienceDaily
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Interruptions during work and family time come with consequences and benefits, research shows. Now investigators offer strategies to build on the benefits.
HubSpot Marketing Blog
6 months
That’s where the internet becomes especially useful -- it’s full of those mood boosting videos that even academic researchers have found to be mentally beneficial. But what are some of the best go-to websites for mood-boosting content? I surveyed the web and my colleagues for some favorite online sources of a quick pick-me-up, and selected the seven best ones to seek out in the middle of a hectic work day. So go ahead -- click, and smile. You’ll be glad you did. 7 of the Best Mood-Boosting Websites We Could Find 1) Animal Planet Kitten Cam Live video by Animal Planet L!ve Sophia Bernazzani , Staff Writer, HubSpot Marketing Blog: I'm a huge animal lover, and during a hectic and stressful workday, watching a live feed of a bunch of kittens playing is a fun way to take a quick mental break without getting too distracted.” Visit this online destination if: You love watching adorable things happen in real time.
Futurity
3 months
When leaders abuse their power over others, they end up feeling the negative effects, too, a new study suggests. We always think those who have power are better off, but having power is not universally or exclusively good for the power holder, says Trevor Foulk, who led the research as a doctoral student at University of Florida's Warrington College of Business. Foulk and his fellow researchers found that leaders who acted abusively to colleagues had trouble relaxing after work and were less likely to feel competent, respected, and autonomous in the workplace. The findings, published in the Academy of Management Journal , stem from surveys of 116 leaders in fields including engineering, medicine, education, and banking over a three-week span. Rather than structural power—a leader's position in the hierarchy—the study looked at psychological power, or how powerful a leader feels, which changes as they move through the workday.
Windows Blog
2 months
6screen that wont strain your eyes, thanks to its anti-glare display. The PC is perfect to take on-the-go with its scratch-resistant metallic design. It’s equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor and discrete GeForce GTX graphics and has all the performance you need to power through your workday. ASUS ZenBook UX510 For performance on-the-go, the Samsung Galaxy Book (starting at $629.99) with a 7 th Gen Intel Core processor is a perfect ultra-portable device for powering school work or play. It's a stylish 2-in-1 that can keep you connected wherever you go with its LTE capabilities.** The lightweight Galaxy Book comes with an S Pen and a fully detachable keyboard for even greater productivity. Samsung Galaxy Book 10 The Acer Switch Alpha 12 (starting at $599.99) has all you need in a PC, including Windows Ink. The liquid-cooled PC has a 165-degree smooth rotating kickstand, and the perfectly elevated magnetic keyboard creates a comfortable typing experience.
New Scientist - Online news
2 months
There’s nothing like a bank holiday to make you wish you worked less, and productivity researchers are starting to agree. But reduced hours might add to your stress
Fast Company
7 days
Ellen Bennett just wants to have funall the while making Proper Bad Ass Aprons. In just five short years, shes turned determination to do something about drab, flimsy kitchen wear into a multimillion-dollar empire. Along the way, her handcrafted aprons have won fans like lifestyle doyenne Martha Stewart and top chefs Mario Batali, David Chang, April Bloomfield, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Alton Brown. The 29-year-old entrepreneur is clearly having a good time storming the culinary world. So are the workers at her 17,000-square-foot Hedley Bennett facility in downtown Los Angeles. For one thing, the cavernous space has a full-sized indoor tree house. And then theres a slide, swing, and a zip line, just in case any of her employees need a change of pace as they go about their workday. And, oh yeah, the place is festooned with bright red, orange, blue, and green aprons.
Expert Reviews
2 months
It’s worth noting this is a relatively undemanding test, and that gaming on the go will hit battery life hard, but with conservative use you’ll just about eke out a full workday without needing to recharge and it means you could conceivably use the Gigabyte as your everyday laptop as well as the one you use for entertainment. Gigabyte Aero 15 review: Design Design-wise, Gigabyte is a cracker. With an all-black finish aside from either green, black or orange lids the Aero 15 is bit of a show-off. And you’ll be flaunting it often, too, as it only weighs 2.1Kg. It may not be ideal for the morning commute, but at least you wont be tied to your desk. Image 7 of 10 And despite its 19.9mm frame there’s a decent selection of ports. On the left edge, you’ll spot an Ethernet port, a solitary USB 3 port, a mini DisplayPort and HDMI 2 video output. On the right, there are two more USB 3 ports, one USB Type-C and a full-size SD card slot.
Fast Company
3 months
When D-day arrived, I was ready to go full encyclopedia about the Mach Kernel, but we ended up barely talking about it! A few days later, I was at a restaurant with my future wife when I received a call from a U.S. phone number. The adrenaline surged, I looked at her, and said, Honey, I think thats from Apple! It was indeed the recruiter who said, Maxime, we would like to make you an offer. On The Qualities That Helped Him Score An Apple Internship Before applying, I had the chance to prove my value for four months while getting along with the team. I started as a rookie (it was my first year of programming, and the WebKit is huge) and once I started to fix bugs, it became easier. I guess they noticed that, and appreciated the fact that I never gave up and ended up actually fixing real bugs. On The Average Workday Of An Apple Intern Just like regular Apple engineers, I had my own office (with my name on the door!) and a magnetic badge to open doors.
The Sun Daily - Style
3 months
In an email interview with theSun, Lew divulges on life as a jewellery designer, her design aesthetic and her future plans. Walk us through a (work) day in your life. I wake up at 6.30am and have a simple cereal breakfast, then I am off to work via the underground in London. When I arrive, the first thing is to have a cup of hot green tea to start my workday. Depending on my schedule, I could be meeting clients for potential commissions, sourcing gemstones or designing my collection. After ending my work at 7pm, I'll go to the gym for a workout session. I'm usually home by 8.30pm. How would you describe your jewellery? I would describe them as conceptual fine jewellerybeautifully made with high quality craftsmanship, the pieces explore the relationship between the wearer and the audience, with a hidden theme that surprises and delights. At a glance, your creations come off as futuristic and sleek.
Wired
5 months
You probably spend more time in your desk chair than in your bed. Might as well make it comfortable. The post 5 Super-Fancy Desk Chairs to Upgrade Your Workday appeared first on WIRED .
TIME - News
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China Daily
5 months
The workday is done. It's time to dance.
The Huffington Post
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For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been No for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Steve Jobs The Nottingham research has led me to uncover ways we can break bad habits in the morning and maximize our energy and self-control throughout the day. Whether you naturally wake up feeling alert and productive or wake up with the brainpower of a zombie, these tips will help you transform your morning routine and set a positive tone that lasts the entire day. 1. Start with exercise. Researchers at the University of Bristol found that people who exercise during the workday have more energy and a more positive outlook, which are both critical to getting things done.
Fast Company
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But since now that isnt reallyan option, its got to be the other way around: my workflow needs to dictate my energy. So there are a few habits Ive adopted to help me keep my energy levels up.First, I exercise right when I wake up. If I dont get my blood pumping first thing in the morning, I tend to feel bad and do nothing; its not just a physical booster, its also a mood booster. Ive become disciplined aboutworking out, no matter how I feel upon waking up. It kickstartsmy confidence and gives me the energy to smash some keys. But one early-morning session usually isnt enough to carry me through the entire workday. I make sure to break away from mydesk every 3045 minutes to do some squats or pushups, or just go for a quick walk. These little spurts of exercise keep my body fresh and my mind sharp.