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Stop Prioritizing Other People's Problems

Stop Prioritizing Other People's Problems | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Without making sure you have taken care of your priorities first, the world will make demands of you that will crowd out your biggest priorities.
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The Power of Music, Tapped in a Cubicle

The Power of Music, Tapped in a Cubicle | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
THE guy in the next cubicle is yammering away on the phone. Across the room, someone begins cursing loudly at a jammed copy machine.

The headphones on the other end of your desk suddenly look very appealing. Would anyone mind if you tapped into your iTunes playlist for a while?
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London 2012: Olympics success down to 70000 volunteers

London 2012: Olympics success down to 70000 volunteers | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
London 2012: Olympics success down to 70000 volunteersThe IndependentHaving just finished his final exams in mechanical engineering at Bath University and with a job lined up, instead of taking a well-earned rest he was giving up his last summer...
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TED: Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix - Kirby Ferguson (2012)

Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.
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12 Most Expendable Phrases in Business Writing

12 Most Expendable Phrases in Business Writing | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Get out your red pens. It’s time to rewrite tired old phrases that need to be retired from the business world. We can start with these 12:

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12 Most Obvious Clues that Nobody is Listening to You

12 Most Obvious Clues that Nobody is Listening to You | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

There is not a single person who talks only because they like to talk. People who like to talk are in essence people who like to be listened to, people who like to be heard. When we talk, we want to know that the person across from us cares about our opinions, thoughts and feelings. Listening is not enough, we want to be heard. Listening to someone means that we care enough to think about someone other than ourselves.


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The 10 Reasons Why We Fail, Boiled Down to 1

The 10 Reasons Why We Fail, Boiled Down to 1 | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

I’ve been enjoying reading David DiSalvo’s blog here on Forbes lately. David is, as I understand it, primarily a science writer with a friendly, populist voice – a great combination.

 

Today I read his post The 10 Reasons Why We Fail. I noticed that none of his reasons are about external forces: he very accurately offers ten different ways our thinking leads us astray. When I finished the post, my immediate mental summary was:

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What's the cost of a gold medal?

What's the cost of a gold medal? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Taking part in the Olympics incurs major financial and emotional costs, with rewards for only a select few...
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People love their tablets, report says

People love their tablets, report says | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
A new study shows that users are more satisfied with their tablets than their smartphones, and among tablets the iPad is king. Read this blog post by Dara Kerr on Internet & Media.
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The High Price of Materialism

Produced by the Center for a New American Dream Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our wellbeing. More at http://www.newdream.org 

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10 Most Famous Streets in the World

10 Most Famous Streets in the World | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Located between Hyde and Leavenworth streets in San Francisco, Lombard Street is famous for being the crookedest street in the world. The one-block portion of Lombard Street that contains eight hairpin turns was created to reduce the hill’s natural steep slope. The speed limit in this section is a mere 5 mph (8 km/h). Vermont Street, also in San Francisco, and Snake Alley in Burlington, Iowa are two other famous streets claimed to be the crookedest street in the world.
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Amazon says Kindle ebook sales have overtaken print

Amazon says Kindle ebook sales have overtaken print | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
For every 100 hardback and paperback book sold in UK, 114 ebooks are downloaded in 'reading renaissance'...

Amazon.co.uk has said that sales of its Kindle ebooks are now outstripping those of printed books.
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Protect Your Precious Time with Better Communication

Protect Your Precious Time with Better Communication | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
When you 'wing it', your communication suffers. And so do you. Save time and prevent pain with these three simple steps.
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8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity

8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Google Chrome is the go-to browser for many, especially those who work on the web. Despite its speed and fluid functionality, we’re always looking for shortcuts that can save us time on repetitive or mundane tasks. Fewer copy/pastes or emails each day can make you more efficient in the long-run.

1. Screen Capture: Screenshots will only render what's visible on your monitor. If you want to grab an entire web page, this handy extension couldn't be simpler to use.Click here to view this gallery.
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Simple Living and High Thinking – Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi’s Life

Simple Living and High Thinking – Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi’s Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Mahatma Gandhi, a man of true words, a great leader, a true fighter who set an example of simple living and high thinking for us. Non-violence, truth, inspiration and great leadership qualities are what come to our mind when we hear his name.
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How To Avoid Embarrassment With One Magic Question

How To Avoid Embarrassment With One Magic Question | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Sure, you don't HAVE to make sure you understood their question. Total embarrassment is an option.
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ZenHabits: Be Inspired

Post written by Leo Babauta.
You are overcome with laziness and procrastination, feeling unmotivated, stuck, can’t get started.
You are not alone.
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Rock Bottom: How Great Leaders Triumph Over Failure

Rock Bottom: How Great Leaders Triumph Over Failure | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs was fired from his own company; Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison; and Abraham Lincoln failed in business, had a nervous breakdown, and was defeated in eight elections. So how did all these people achieve such extraordinary success?
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What Should You Do When the Boss Begs You to Stay?

What Should You Do When the Boss Begs You to Stay? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You sit down with your boss to tell her you’ve been offered a job elsewhere and that you’ll be leaving the company in a few weeks. It will probably be an awkward conversation—and it will become even more uncomfortable when she asks you to stay.
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Social Media Connects London 2012 Athletes, Attendees [VIDEO]

Social Media Connects London 2012 Athletes, Attendees [VIDEO] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
For the lucky ones in London who get to watch the Olympic games in person, social media brings them even closer to the athletes.
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What 10 things should you do every *week* to improve your life?

What 10 things should you do every *week* to improve your life? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

There are a number of things research says we can do to make life better but we don't need to do them every day:

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RONA 2012 Olympic Relay TV Commercial

Go Canada! In this commercial, RONA shows its support to the Canadian Olympic Team and recognizes the efforts of the athletes participating in the London Games. Watch the adventures of Canadian DIYers as they run to complete a grand relay from the Pacific to the Atlantic! http://www.rona.ca/en/awinforus

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12 Most Inspirational Ways To Turn Your Attitude Around

12 Most Inspirational Ways To Turn Your Attitude Around | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Ted Coine presents the 12 Most inspirational ways to turn your attitude, and perhaps your work and life, around.
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Michael Phelps 2012 Olympics: The greatest swimmer ever shows the world and Ryan Lochte that the hardest worker doesn't always come in first.

Michael Phelps 2012 Olympics: The greatest swimmer ever shows the world and Ryan Lochte that the hardest worker doesn't always come in first. | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
For Michael Phelps, the Olympics began as a parable about the importance of hard work. In his first final of the 2012 Games, Phelps finished fourth in the 400-meter individual medley as Ryan Lochte streaked to gold.
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