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Are You Headed Toward Burnout?

You can have a successful career and have a life, but the only person who’s going to make that happen is you. Here are some ideas to get started.
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More Travelers Take Their Tech With Them [STUDY]

More Travelers Take Their Tech With Them [STUDY] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
World travelers are changing their technology-totting ways, an Intel survey says. Today, more travelers are carrying their laptops, smartphones and devices with them to the airport despite hefty security and baggage fees.
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Eight Ways Goofing Off Can Make You More Productive

Eight Ways Goofing Off Can Make You More Productive | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
This Summer One of my colleagues used to head to the men’s room and brush his teeth every time he felt a surge of writer's block? He swears it did the trick. Another exits the building and walks around the block to clear his head.
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Step Out Of The Comfort Zone

Step Out Of The Comfort Zone | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Enrich your life when you step out of the comfort zone. Tackling a new skill or taking an adventure that scares you a little helps you grow and makes you happier.
Most of us have a desire to be comfortable and play it safe.
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Reading Rainbow is Back: Can it Do for the iPad What it Did for TV?

Reading Rainbow is Back: Can it Do for the iPad What it Did for TV? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Reading Rainbow began its 26-year run on PBS as a way to combat summer mind decay. Now it's taking the same goal to a different medium.
"What were [kids] doing in the 80s?
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Declining Employee Loyalty: A Casualty of the New Workplace

Declining Employee Loyalty: A Casualty of the New Workplace | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If loyalty is defined as being faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution or product, then there seems to be a certain amount of infidelity in the workplace these days.
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Where in the World Do I Start?

Post written by Leo Babauta.
One of the most frequent questions I get when people read Zen Habits, looking to change their lives, is:
“Where do I start?

From getting in shape to flossing to getting productive to waking earlier to learning languages and much more … there are so many habits to change that people often become confused, overwhelmed, to the point where they don’t start.
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The Ultimate Guide To Talking [INFOGAPHIC]

The Ultimate Guide To Talking [INFOGAPHIC] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
There are a bajillion different ways you can talk to somebody. But which one is the best if you're trying to set up a date? Or talk to your boss? Or...? Stop asking questions and consult this flow chart.
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The Tiny Guide to Being a Great Dad

Post written by Leo Babauta.
I am blessed with six wonderful children and a fantastic and lovely wife, and for this I am deeply grateful.
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10 Feel Good Thoughts for a Bad Day

10 Feel Good Thoughts for a Bad Day | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Sometimes I catch myself staring at the people around me – studying their mannerisms and expressions.  I wonder, “What is their story?  What are they searching for?  What makes their heart beat with happiness, with sorrow, with fear, with longing?”  And then I ask myself, “What words might I post on this blog to inspire them, and to remind them that, even on the toughest of days, our hearts all beat for these same things?”
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Facebook Ruined Your Birthday

Facebook Ruined Your Birthday | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Facebook both perfected and ruined the birthday. At first, it was the greatest convenience—never forget a special day ever again! And then it stopped having any meaning.
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Kindle Apps Now Support Children’s Books, Comics

Kindle Apps Now Support Children’s Books, Comics | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The Kindle just got a whole lot more kid-friendly.
Amazon on Thursday rolled out a series of updates for its Kindle iOS and Android apps, as well as its Kindle Cloud Reader, to now support children's books, graphic novels and comics.
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Again, Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover: Andrew DeLeon Goth Opera Singer

Andrew De Leon, 19 yr. old makeup artist, who is inspired by Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and others — was, perhaps, the biggest surprise yet of the seasoning America's Got Talent.
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62% of Library Users Don’t Know They Can Check Out E-Books [STUDY]

62% of Library Users Don’t Know They Can Check Out E-Books [STUDY] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
As reading habits shift from printed to digital ink, public libraries are struggling to raise awareness of their digital offerings.
The introduction of tablets and dedicated e-book readers has changed the way we read.
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Put the smartphone down: It'll be okay - Fortune Management

Put the smartphone down: It'll be okay - Fortune Management | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
A small but growing number of companies are encouraging their staff to take time off from their BlackBerrys and smartphones or reduce their dependence on email. By Gary M.
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How to Stop Your Phone From Interrupting Your Life

How to Stop Your Phone From Interrupting Your Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We have let our phones take over.
We carry them everywhere.
We let they interrupt our lives at any moment.
Do you let your phone rule your life?
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Google Fights to Save 3,054 Languages

Google Fights to Save 3,054 Languages | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Will you be any worse off the moment humans cease to speak in Aragonese? How about Navajo or Ojibwa? Or Koro, a language only just discovered in a tiny corner of northeast India?
No, you probably wouldn't, not in that moment.
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Don't Like Your Job? Change It (Without Quitting)

Don't Like Your Job? Change It (Without Quitting) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Sometimes you know your job just isn't right for you. Maybe you're in the wrong field, don't enjoy the work, feel surrounded by untrustworthy coworkers, or have an incompetent boss. Most people would tell you to find something that's a better fit.
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Tiny Wisdom: What We Pay Attention To

Tiny Wisdom: What We Pay Attention To | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If we can observe and understand how our thoughts are impacting us, we can change who we're being and what we're experiencing in the world.
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Inspirational Quotes for Father's Day

Inspirational Quotes for Father's Day | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
A list of Inspirational Quotes for Father's Day:

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
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The Four Agreements - Sources of Insight

The Four Agreements - Sources of Insight | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The Four Agreements are from the book, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by don Miguel Ruiz.   The Four Agreements are a reminder to find your own integrity, self-love, and peace. 
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Social Integration Adds a New Twist to Olympians’ Stories

Social Integration Adds a New Twist to Olympians’ Stories | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
When Universal Sports and BP present a series of original webisodes highlighting the personal stories of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls over the coming weeks, fans won't just be treated to the videos.
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Do You Give Up Too Easily? How To Power Through

Do You Give Up Too Easily? How To Power Through | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The truth is that many of us don't apply ourselves enough to achieve the positive life changes to which we aspire. Why? Why is it that we so often fail to successfully make the changes we really want?


Over the years, I've lectured to tens of thousands of people on the subject of improving their quality of life. One of the main points I make is that an essential element of having more of the life you want is dedicating at least some time each day to clearing and quieting your mind.


After describing the practical, physiological, emotional, mental, and of course spiritual benefits of taking even just a few minutes a day to meditate or relax deeply, it's clear that most people are genuinely inspired to do it. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of people ever act on their inspiration. But these would-be meditators are not alone.


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17 Manly Quotes for Father’s Day

17 Manly Quotes for Father’s Day | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Father’s Day is now only days away and what better way to bring in this year’s manly day than with a selection of quotes about men from men.
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