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The Power of Slow: 101 Ways to Save Time in our 24/7 World

The Power of Slow: 101 Ways to Save Time in our 24/7 World | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
This book provides readers with practical steps to change their relationship with time and debunks the myth of multitasking.

The author starts by helping us think about time in new ways, challenging some of our traditional thinking, and, well, trying to slow us down a bit.   While I found this opening section to be valuable, I wanted her to get on with it.  Perhaps that thought itself was part of the learning for me.  In the end, the opening set the stage not only for the author’s premise, but makes the suggestions which follow make more sense and give them better context.
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The Promises We Make to Ourselves

The Promises We Make to Ourselves | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Daniel Gold discusses the promises we make to ourselves in this piece, and how we can make good on them by making a few changes to our routine.

Each day offers us a new promise.  A new beginning. A chance to do better and be a better person at home, work, and everything else in between. We set goals for ourselves to accomplish.  It starts off good
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Why Bad Feelings Are Surprisingly Good For You

Why Bad Feelings Are Surprisingly Good For You | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
As you can see, bad feelings themselves aren’t the problem. Inaction is the problem. Doing nothing except wishing your bad feelings away is just like hoping your chronic stomach pain will just go away without a visit to the doctor.
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30 Colorful Nature Photographs

30 Colorful Nature Photographs | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Nature has such a unique array of colors, ranging from crisp blue skies to red rocks, green leaves and purple flowers.  Most of our associations of certain colors are due to nature, such as the attraction and heat of reddish colors, and the refreshing feeling of blue colors.
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A Letter from Your Calling | Tiny Buddha

A Letter from Your Calling | Tiny Buddha | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
It’s me. The one who keeps talking to you about that possibility. I know you think you aren't the one for the job, but if you weren’t, I wouldn’t have come to you with it.
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RIP Stephen Covey: A Busy Person’s Guide to the Seven Habits

RIP Stephen Covey: A Busy Person’s Guide to the Seven Habits | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Management guru Stephen R. Covey died Monday at age 79.

Dr. Covey was the author of the 1989 publishing juggernaut “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”   and other books which have together sold more than 20 million copies in 38 languages, according to his website. Among his other achievements, he was also the founder of a consulting firm and time-management products company,  aimed to help individuals and businesses implement his principles.
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Tiny Wisdom: Remembering the Good Things

Tiny Wisdom: Remembering the Good Things | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
In fostering gratitude and awe for all the good we've known, we increase our ability to recognize the joy that is right now.
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7 Simple Ways to Lower Your Stress in 15 Minutes or Less

7 Simple Ways to Lower Your Stress in 15 Minutes or Less | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Everyone feels overwhelmed and stressed sometimes.
Maybe you have a family situation that needs extra time and attention.
Maybe you have a particular co-worker that just somehow grates on your very last nerve.
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12 Ideas to Increase Productivity

12 Ideas to Increase Productivity | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
This infographic on ideas to increase productivity is presented by http://www.SuccessSculptingSystem.com which helps people find success in their lives.
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Simplify.

‘In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.’ ~Henry David Thoreau
Post written by Leo Babauta.
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12 Happy Thoughts for Troubled Times

12 Happy Thoughts for Troubled Times | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
People and circumstances will occasionally break you down.  But if you keep your mind focused, your heart open to possibility, and continue to put one foot in front of the other, you will be able to quickly recover the pieces, rebuild, and come back much stronger than you ever would have been otherwise.
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10 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less

10 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Just 10 minutes of joy can make a big difference. By Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D....It usually takes us much longer to change our moods than we’d like it to take. Here are ten things you can do in ten minutes or less that will have a positive emotional effect on you and those you love.
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25 Ways to Relax and Recharge in 90 Minutes or Less

25 Ways to Relax and Recharge in 90 Minutes or Less | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The benefits of living a balanced life include lower stress, improved health, increased focus and concentration, inspired creativity, and the ability to manage life’s ups and downs with dignity and grace. Sounds great, doesn’t it? But still many of us, myself included, struggle to balance life and take good care of ourselves.
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12 Tough Truths that Help You Grow

12 Tough Truths that Help You Grow | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

As you look back on your life, you will often realize that many of the times you thought you were being rejected from something good, you were in fact being redirected to something better.  You can’t control everything.  Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out.  Let go a little and just let life happen.  Because sometimes the truths you can’t change, end up changing you and helping you grow.

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How to bury the hatchet with an office enemy

How to bury the hatchet with an office enemy | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
FortuneHow to bury the hatchet with an office enemyFortune"The more rivals you have in the workplace, the more you have a chance of being undermined and being ruined in some instances," says Seth Freeman, professor of negotiation and conflict...
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20 Pitfalls That Make You Lose Your Personal Power

Ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed? Stuck? Hopeless? These emotions often come about when we’ve let go of our personal power. We’ve either given that power to other people, or we’ve lost that power because of our own flawed belief system.
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What Is Your Excuse for Putting Things Off?

What Is Your Excuse for Putting Things Off? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Why do we put things off?
You know, the bill that was due last week.
The friend you have been meaning to call back for a month.
Or even the hobby that you said you were going to start last year.
Why do we make excuses and put things off… that we know we should do?
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12 Most Glass Half Full Reasons to Be an Optimist

12 Most Glass Half Full Reasons to Be an Optimist | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Everybody has bad days. Things go wrong. Mistakes happen.

And tragedy strikes.

Yet, the saying that every cloud has a silver lining is not just a cliché — there are many good reasons to look on the bright side of life.
Here are 12 benefits that flow to optimists:
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The Chicken Farm (or, My Biggest Workplace Disaster)

The Chicken Farm (or, My Biggest Workplace Disaster) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Congratulations to Lauren Hargrave, the winner of The Daily Muse's Workplace Disasters Essay Contest. Check out all of the finalists here, then read her winning entry below.

“Gary’s Chicken Farm, how can I help you?” The lazy southern drawl oozed from the speakerphone in my boss’s office, catching us both by surprise.
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Why The Nexus 7 Is The Budget Tablet To Beat

Why The Nexus 7 Is The Budget Tablet To Beat | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a slim chance of knowing that tablet computers have taken the computing world by storm.
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Seth's Blog: What do you do when they don't understand?

Seth's Blog: What do you do when they don't understand? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
In science, an academic paper leaves the understanding to the reader. The author of the paper plows ahead and assumes that the motivated reader will do the necessary work to catch up, fill in and understand what's going on.
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Cookie Monster Stars in Sesame Street ‘Call Me Maybe’ Parody

Cookie Monster Stars in Sesame Street ‘Call Me Maybe’ Parody | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Sesame Street's ravenous Cookie Monster is back in the limelight today after taking on Carly Rae Jepsen's catchy "Call Me Maybe" in fun spoof about his incessant cookie cravings.
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The Importance of Understanding

The Importance of Understanding | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
How well you understand others makes all the difference in your relationships with them. Lifehack's Teresa Griffith explains.
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10 Timeless Lessons from a Life Well Lived

10 Timeless Lessons from a Life Well Lived | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
About a year ago we published an article entitled, 18 Things My Dad Was Right About.  The article contained a list of life lessons my dad had shared with me when I was a kid.  Today, as promised, my dad emailed me an addendum to his original list.  It contains ten additional life lessons from the smartest 69-year-old I know.  Enjoy.
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Mind-Blowing Photorealistic Pencil Drawings of Cats

Mind-Blowing Photorealistic Pencil Drawings of Cats | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a cat lover to appreciate this. It's been awhile since we checked up on artist Paul Lung. Over two years ago, we came across his incredible pencil drawings and were blown away by the just how much they resembled photographed. If you can believe it, over the past two years, Lung has sharpened his skills even more which is most evident in his cat drawings.

No only do the cats' fur and whiskers look unbelievably real, the sharpness and clarity he achieves in their eyes are uncanny. Taking on average anywhere between 40 to 60 hours to complete just one piece, Lung is all about the details. Surprisingly, he solely relies on his trusty mechanical pencil to bring each cat portrait to life.
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