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Ask anyone how long a workday is, and they'll probably say eight hours. How did that become the standard? Is eight hours beneficial for productivity, or should we rethink that number? The team at social sharing app Buffer wanted to find out.
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Almost all the media channels you watch are controlling your perception of reality. Here are some incidents showing examples of their censorship.
The math says that if GenX worked until they were 80, they will NEVER recover (their money.)
Surf the fringe of the, "new" economy or, become an old X statistic.
When I was a child, dreaming about being a veterinarian, I believed that my career would be determined by my passions. I thought that whatever made me the happiest would be the way I spent my days.
“Recovery” has become the shibboleth constantly invoked by people running things after the crisis of 2008. Unfortunately, no such recovery was underway.
"What if news organizations confronted the reality that nearly all media will be 'social media' a decade hence?
The American spirit is rooted in the belief of a better tomorrow. Its success has been due to generations of men and women who toiled, through both hardship and boom times, to make that dream a reality.
The Tyranny of Convenience
Everything gigantic in American life is about to get smaller or die. Everything that we do to support economic activities at gigantic scale is going to hamper our journey into the new reality. The campaign to sustain the unsustainable, which is the official policy of US leadership, will only produce deeper whirls of entropy. I hope young people recognize this and can marshal their enthusiasm to get to work. It's already happening in the local farming scene; now it needs to happen in a commercial economy that will support local agriculture.
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What's obvious to me is what I have been fearing about this country for some time now: that all the disorders of our time would prompt a campaign to defend the status quo at all costs and to sustain the unsustainable.
Here are 5 things you can do to overcome feeling overwhelmed starting right now.
Corruption thrives when good people do nothing. Societies rebound when good people do something. Isn't it time to make democratic capitalism happen.
We all know what stress feels like: it often causes our view to narrow to the present stressor, and we lose perspective and the ability to "make sense" of anything beyond managing the immediate situation.
The parallels between TV stations today and newspapers in 2005 should be heeded by local TV executives. The trends are equally troubling and there is much they can learn from newspapers’ experience and response.
Autonomy and a clear purpose are key ingredients for worker effectiveness.
In today's economy, bitching and whining about how crappy your job is, seems well, like you're a petulant child. There's always been a big part of me that says suck it up, or go get a new one and s...
People who often say they're "too busy" or "crazy busy" sound like buzzing busy signals. And when you start sounding like an appliance, it makes it hard to connect with you.
B.J. Mendelson shows everyone living, breathing proof of the Asshole Based Economy's existence in the form of Likable Media CEO, Dave Kerpen.
The preponderance of statistical evidence suggests that (1) sometimes people just like to work from home for a change, and (2) they're really good at it
The Director of Beasts of the Southern Wild talks about the importance of artistic freedom, living cheaply, and empowering other artists.
"If you have to do something you don't want to do all day long, you won't have the emotional energy to create stuff."
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. - Henry David Thoreau Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to &he...