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Find Quiet (and Maybe Even Peace) at Work

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Noise is worse for you than you think.

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The benefits of mindfulness practices in work for wellbeing.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 28, 9:19 AM

(From the article): Take a noise retreat. Even if you can’t cut down on the noise in your daily life, you can find periods of respite. For me, that’s still escaping to my uncle’s farm, to the beach, or to the North Georgia mountains. For others, it’s taking advantage of “silent retreats,” where participants go to actively avoid speaking or experiencing other man-made sounds. Ecologist Gordon Hempton has found only 12 spots in the U.S. free of human-made noise for intervals of 15 minutes or more, but there are a number of resorts that promise as much escape from noise as possible without a long hike into the Alaskan wilderness.

It’s ironic that, as more of our tasks become mental, our environments make the concentration so necessary for intellectual labor more difficult. The noise permeating our environments can impact our health, concentration, and happiness. As silence becomes rarer and more valuable, we’d be wise to seek it out.

David Hain's curator insight, May 28, 9:21 AM

What do you mean, you don't have time? Time is a matter of priorities...

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, May 28, 1:06 PM

I love the idea of taking a noise retreat when I go into the city. Were I working in a large office in the common cube environment, I would be taking noise breaks. Regardless, I like taking mindfulness breaks during the day. They help me get back on task if I have wondered. 

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New Zealand win Rugby Championship

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New Zealand clinch the Rugby Championship title following an impressive victory over South Africa in Johannesburg.
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Massimo Luciani's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:36 AM

Once more the All Blacks proved that they're the best in the world!

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Agreed Massimo and Wales have such potential...
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Wales v New Zealand (Sat)

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Preview of Saturday's international between Wales and New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium.
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This promises to be interesting! ;)

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Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. Camille Pissarro

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Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. Camille Pissarro


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Wales autumn internationals: Forget talk of psychology... Warren Gatland's side simply aren't as good as Australia

Wales autumn internationals: Forget talk of psychology... Warren Gatland's side simply aren't as good as Australia | Breathing for Business | Scoop.it
In his latest column, respected rugby pundit Gwyn Jones tackles the question of just why Wales lost to Australia once again
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Interesting and thought provoking

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The Simplest Way For Entrepreneurs To Increase Their Energy - Forbes

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If entrepreneurs want to look better, feel better and have higher energy, they can start simply: by making different food choices.

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Hash Makes #Twitter Beautiful

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Twitter has established itself as the de facto source of breaking news stories from around the world, but it moves incredibly fast. Blink, and you’ll miss it.

 

Moreover, tweets can be so tiresome to consume. All of that text? Blergh. Wouldn’t it be nice if everything came in pictures?

 

Enter Hash, a new platform which aggregates popular tweets about the day’s most topical stories, displaying them in a very pleasing fashion. Take a look.


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The Evolution of Hashtags [INFOGRAPHIC]

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This infographic will walk you through the history of hashtags. See, how a common # symbol turned into a global icon.

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Keep Looking Up.. That's The Secret Of Life.

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Here's looking at Snoopy.

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Ivo Nový's curator insight, November 16, 4:13 AM
Keep Looking Up.. That's The Secret Of Life.
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Missing 11-year-old boy found safe and well in Cardiff

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Mubarik Elmi was reported missing after he failed to come home from school on Monday afternoon
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#Good News

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Wales v Fiji: Skateboarding Welsh hooker Scott Baldwin ready to roll against Fiji

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Ospreys hooker relishing 'dream' first start at the Millennium Stadium
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#IAmWales Just love this diversity.

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71 Ways to Write a Social Media Update

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A deep dive into the specific ways to compose social media updates. Everything from capitalization, link placement, symbols, and more.

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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, October 26, 7:00 AM

Combined, there are a litany of ways to compose, style, and organize a social media update, even in just the words we use in our updates.

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This article is about How to write a social media update. The Social media websites that they talk about is Facebook, Twitter and Linkdin. The one for facebook that I thought was really helpful was put everything on different lines. It is better to put everything on different lines so everyone can read it and it is more clear. Clarity is very important with writing updates. The update that stood out for me on Twitter is alway using lowercase. I find that interesting that it helps if you make everything lower case. Finally the most important social media for new employees is linkdin. I find it very helpful to put everything on separate lines. Which I agree with from the article. The clearer you are on linkdin the better you sound to an employeer.

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Frustrated With Social Media? You May Have Overlooked This One Resource

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The solution to your social media challenges may already be on your payroll. The problem is, you might find that your solution will take a team instead of an individual.

 

The rise of social media is happening because people want to connect on an individual basis. We are all hungry for community and looking for ways to belong. Social media provides a non-geographic tribe to become a part of and the appeal is that it is non-scripted. It’s a natural result of being able to find more people like you.


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The Messy Truth About Mindfulness | Mindful

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Meditation is not all peace and calm. Sometimes stuff can come up that needs to be dealt with. 

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Brenda Bentley's curator insight, November 13, 4:10 AM

Willoughby Britton discusses mindfulness and how it's promotod as a 'warm bath' but how sometimes this leads participants into hot water when difficulties come up. "Meditation is not all peace and calm. Sometimes stuff can come up that needs to be dealt with."