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What to Do With Your New Kindle

What to Do With Your New Kindle | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
So you received (or have a pretty good idea you're going to receive) an Amazon Kindle e-reader this holiday season. Well done, you.
Now it's time to begin taking advantage of your device.
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Video: Patrick Stewart boldly takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge with a glass of Scotch whisky

Video: Patrick Stewart boldly takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge with a glass of Scotch whisky | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
SIR Patrick Stewart gave his fans something different when taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, by writing a cheque and enjoying a glass of whisky.
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31 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Robin Williams’ Movies

31 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Robin Williams’ Movies | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Robin Williams lived out loud as a messenger. Robin’s movies are filled with life lessons and profound wisdom. They made our hearts skip a few beats. They made us think.
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5 Life Quotes That Will Push You To Chase Your Dreams

5 Life Quotes That Will Push You To Chase Your Dreams | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
1. Don’t wait for a sign. 
2. Let go of excess baggage.
 
3. Use your problems as a motivation.
 
4.  Strive for better things.
 
5. Know what it takes to reach your goals.
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The Science of Breaks at Work: Change Your Thinking About Downtime

The Science of Breaks at Work: Change Your Thinking About Downtime | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Taking breaks at work can make you happier, more focused and more productive. Here's a look at the science of why breaks work and how to use them better.
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The Science Of Sleep: 8 Secrets About Sleep And Productivity I Wish I Knew Earlier

The Science Of Sleep: 8 Secrets About Sleep And Productivity I Wish I Knew Earlier | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Productivity is a fickle thing. Some days you have it and some days you don't. Here are 8 ways getting a good night's rest can affect your productivity!
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4 Ways to Make Your Brain Work Better

4 Ways to Make Your Brain Work Better | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The New Yorker’s Maria Konnikova explains the science behind why we need to sleep more, waste less time on the internet,…
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5 Ways to Stop Being So Busy

Being more strategic about how you manage your work may take some extra time in the near term, but ultimately can vastly improve your performance.
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Science Says You Should Only Check Email at Designated Times

Science Says You Should Only Check Email at Designated Times | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Over at The New York Times, researcher Daniel Levitin shares why you should give your brain a much-needed reset by only checking email or social feeds during designated times: If you want to be...

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The Amazing Effects of a Weekend Without Television and the Internet

The Amazing Effects of a Weekend Without Television and the Internet | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Recently, I was overwhelmed with the constant presence of electronic devices in my life. I realized that I could hardly get through an hour, much less a day, without checking my email or Facebook.
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A life spent making mistakes...

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'You've Been on Your Phone for 160 Minutes Today'

'You've Been on Your Phone for 160 Minutes Today' | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The sun is still heaving its way into the sky when I receive the first of the day's many damning push notifications: "You've been on your iPhone for 20 minutes today."
Twenty minutes.
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25 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough

25 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.  Because it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”―Maya Angelou
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One of life’s greatest gifts is the fact that life is difficult.  Because in dealing with life’s difficulties, we build invaluable strength.  This strength enables us to successfully fulfill our deepest, most meaningful purposes.  It is precisely because life is difficult that we are able to make it great.  It is because life is difficult that we are able to rise above the difficulties.  We are able to make a difference and we are able to truly matter.

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Impressive Wildlife Photos That Will Brighten Your Day: From BBC’s Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Competition

Impressive Wildlife Photos That Will Brighten Your Day: From BBC’s Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Competition | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Capturing that magical wildlife photo takes decent equipment, an extreme amount of patience and a little bit of luck. Beyond composition and color, the best wildlife photographs give you a reason to pause.
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This Is Your Brain on Coffee

This Is Your Brain on Coffee | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You know you feel instantly better after you've downed your morning cup, but what is it about coffee that affects the mind in such a pleasant way?
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Quotes

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20 Videos On YouTube That Will Super Boost Your Motivation

20 Videos On YouTube That Will Super Boost Your Motivation | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Are you in a slump? Does it just seem impossible to get going again? Super boost your motivation and work towards your life’s goals. These videos will teach you what you need to know.
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How to Smack Down Your Inner Critic Once and For All

How to Smack Down Your Inner Critic Once and For All | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Do you have an inner critic that taunts you every time you trip up? You know, that taunting voice that erupts the second you make a mistake? You don’t know when it started, but for as long as you can remember it’s been with you, waiting for the slightest opportunity to launch its next attack.
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35 Fascinating Facts About Your Brain in One Sentence Each

35 Fascinating Facts About Your Brain in One Sentence Each | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Think you know your brain? Think again. These awesome facts will open up that black box inside your skull.
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10 Strategies That Will Help You Triumph Over Adversity

10 Strategies That Will Help You Triumph Over Adversity | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
There are habits you can practice to increase your inner strength.
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10 Fantastic Artists Pay Tribute to Robin Williams

10 Fantastic Artists Pay Tribute to Robin Williams | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
On August 11, one of the world’s brightest lights was extinguished and hearts were filled with an ache that could only be compared to that of losing a friend.
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Learn Faster While Also Helping Others

Learn Faster While Also Helping Others | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
 
Researchers have found that the best way to learn something is to teach as you learn.
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5 Things You're Doing That Seem Productive, But Aren't

5 Things You're Doing That Seem Productive, But Aren't | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
These habits are good intentioned, but could be sabotaging your productivity.
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The Simplest Ways To Look Good Without Changing Your Appearance

The Simplest Ways To Look Good Without Changing Your Appearance | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Looking healthy and being in great shape is important. As a fitness professional myself, I can’t stress enough the benefits of exercising and how it benefits all facets of our life.
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10 Sentences You Should Tell Yourself When Facing Huge Challenges

10 Sentences You Should Tell Yourself When Facing Huge Challenges | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.
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Use This Flowchart to Identify What Type of Procrastinator You Are

Use This Flowchart to Identify What Type of Procrastinator You Are | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Procrastinators waste too much time, but to get over this bad tendency, you need to know why you procrastinate. Dr. Joseph Ferrari of DePaul University has categorised a few basic types of time-wasters, and has solutions for them too.
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