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Dump the Flowers, Mom Wants an iPad for Mother’s Day

Dump the Flowers, Mom Wants an iPad for Mother’s Day | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Those of you still shopping for that perfect Mother’s Day gift (or for those of you who were just reminded by this post that Mother’s Day is coming up) should maybe rethink the traditional flowers order this year.

TechBargains.com known as one of the leading deal aggregation websites for electronic products has a theory of their own that suggests mom wants electronics this year –specifically an iPad (for those with high hopes, anyway).
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Are You Waiting For Permission to Grow?

Learn about the three avenues employees can take to achieve professional growth and learning even if their employer doesn't offer employee training programs.
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Too Busy for A Summer Job? Why America’s Youth Lacks Basic Work Skills | TIME Ideas

Too Busy for A Summer Job? Why America’s Youth Lacks Basic Work Skills | TIME Ideas | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Do today's kids make terrible entry-level workers? That's a question much on employers' minds as graduation season kicks off and young adults begin their first full-time jobs.
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Rupert Murdoch: Guilty of willful blindness

Rupert Murdoch: Guilty of willful blindness | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
In a damning report, the U.K. parliament's Culture Committee says that Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company. Why? Because the chairman of News Corp. exhibited "willful blindness" to what was going on in his empire. Last July, I argued that Murdoch was guilty of willful blindness in his failure to see how pervasive phone hacking had become in his organization, in his refusal to investigate it, and his refusal to acknowledge what other people found. Now, it appears, the legislators agree with me.
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12 Most Important Reasons to Take Time Off

12 Most Important Reasons to Take Time Off | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year and many of us are taking some time to recharge and rest up. I, for one, have become a believer in the necessity. I used to work, work, and work some more and basically complain to anyone who would listen I couldn’t take time off. Looking back, it was a fool’s game. Without time off, you miss out on some of your best “work.”
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10 Kindle Cases That Look Like Books

10 Kindle Cases That Look Like Books | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The Amazon Kindle offers you an entire digital library in the palm of your hand. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that you can get book-themed cases for the device.

Some you may have already seen, such as the popular DODOcase, but now we’re taking a look at alternative options for Kindle-owning bibliophiles.
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The 39th Lesson

Post written by Leo Babauta.
Today (April 30) is my 39th Un-un-birthday, and as usual, the day is a good day to pause and reflect.
Last year I wrote 38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 38 Years, and people seemed to find some use in it.
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Stand Up! And Other Easy Ways To Lengthen Your Life

Stand Up! And Other Easy Ways To Lengthen Your Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
A typical day in the life of the average American worker looks something like this: After hours of (hopefully) restful inertia, she rises to greet the day, embarks on a seated half-hour commute to work, and sits in a front of a computer for the next eight hours. Usually she takes the elevator. Most days she eats lunch at her desk. Another seated commute returns her home, to the sofa, where she relaxes in front of the television before calling it a day.
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10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to Do It

10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to Do It | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Recently, reader Rob asked me about my habit of waking at 4:30 a.m. each day, and asked me to write about the health benefits of rising early, which I thought was an excellent question. Unfortunately, there are none, that I know of.
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Finally, Professional Social Network LinkedIn Gives Users An iPad App

Finally, Professional Social Network LinkedIn Gives Users An iPad App | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Although the iPad has been available for more than two years, LinkedIn has yet to offer its users a native app despite the fact that mobile engagement has been growing at a fast pace for the network.
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Managing Distraction: How and Why to Ignore Your Inbox

Managing Distraction: How and Why to Ignore Your Inbox | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The problem confronts you each morning, like a squalling baby that must be fed NOW. It’s your email inbox, loaded with capital letters and exclamation marks and missives marked “URGENT.” Unlike with that baby, however, you’ll need to ignore even some of the most hysterically worded if you want to stay gainfully employed.
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Now that’s stressful: Most and least stressful jobs in the U.S. pay about the same

Now that’s stressful: Most and least stressful jobs in the U.S. pay about the same | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
To stress or not to stress: whether calmly filing medical records or fighting on the front lines, the paycheque is the same, according to an annual most and least stressful U.S. jobs survey. See the list and what they pay.
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6 Things to Know Before You Accept Another Privacy Policy

6 Things to Know Before You Accept Another Privacy Policy | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You know you’re supposed to, but if you’re like most people, you probably have never read the user agreement, privacy policy or service terms when signing up for an online service, including a social network.
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World Trade Center tower surpasses Empire State

World Trade Center tower surpasses Empire State | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The new One World Trade Center - under construction on the site of the original World Trade Center, destroyed in the 9/11 terror attacks - has surpassed the height of the Empire State Building to become New York City's tallest building.

Workers erected steel columns that make the unfinished frame of the building a little more than 1,250 feet high - the level of the Empire State Building's highest observation deck.
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Frommer's Interactive Travel Guides Available for iPhone and iPad

Frommer's Interactive Travel Guides Available for iPhone and iPad | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Frommer's and Inkling have partnered to launch today what they call the "first-ever truly interactive travel guides for iPhone and iPad."

They’re Frommer’s traditional “Day by Day” guidebooks combined with all the things the Internet and mobile publishing now allows us to do to prepare for travel — research destinations, comb through pictures and maps, view updated weather reports, read user reviews, write our own public notes and more.
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10 Small Habits of Less Stressed People

10 Small Habits of Less Stressed People | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Keeping the stress away in life isn’t just about the big decisions and challenges like the career, your most important relationships, money and health.

It is also to a large degree about what you do each day and week. Those small habits that you may forget about or neglect that when added up make a huge difference.
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Stop Documenting, Start Experiencing

Stop Documenting, Start Experiencing | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The unthinkable happened at a friend's wedding last month. As the groom was asked to confirm his desire to accept the bride as his lawfully wedded wife, he held up his hand, as if to say "wait a minute." The audible gasps among the attendees turned to relieved chuckles as he pulled out his iPhone in the middle of the vows. He was tweeting, "I Do," to his hundred or so followers.
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5 Powerful Ways to Make Time for Your Dreams

5 Powerful Ways to Make Time for Your Dreams | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Whatever your life looks like right now, I suspect that you wish you had a bit more time to pursue the things that really matter to you.
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Freedom Tower: 11 Beautiful Instagrams of NYC’s Tallest Building

Freedom Tower: 11 Beautiful Instagrams of NYC’s Tallest Building | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
1. John de Guzmán


This clever eye trick resulted in a stunning photo.
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14 Action Inducing Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

14 Action Inducing Lessons from Benjamin Franklin | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Benjamin Franklin was a man of action. Over his lifetime, his curiosity and passion fueled a diverse range of interests. He was a writer (often using a pseudonym), publisher, diplomat, inventor and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

His inventions included the lightning rod, bifocals and the Franklin stove. Franklin was responsible for establishing the first public library, organizing fire fighters in Philadelphia, was one of the early supporters of mutual insurance and crossed the Atlantic eight times. Self-development was a constant endeavor throughout his incredible life.

Benjamin Franklin was clearly a man who knew how to get things done.
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Parents' Bucket List for Dying Baby Girl Goes Viral

Parents' Bucket List for Dying Baby Girl Goes Viral | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
On Good Friday at around 3:30 p.m., Laura and Mike Canahuati of Houston got a call from a neurologist confirming their worst fear. The tests results showed their 5-month old daughter Avery has a rare and incurable genetic disorder.
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12 Things You Should Be Able to Say About Yourself

12 Things You Should Be Able to Say About Yourself | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You know you’re on the right track when you can repeat each of the following headlines to yourself, honestly.  (And if you can’t, this list gives you something positive to work on.)
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Ditto's 3D Virtual Fitting Tech Makes It Possible to Try on Glasses Online

Ditto's 3D Virtual Fitting Tech Makes It Possible to Try on Glasses Online | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
3D virtual fitting technology lets you determine whether a pair of glasses flatters your face before making a purchase.
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20 ‘Edible’ iPhone Covers

20 ‘Edible’ iPhone Covers | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
1. Campbell's Soup


Go pop art with a can of Campbell's "apple" soup.
Cost: $11.99. Click here to view this gallery.Do you love your grub? Then why not get an iPhone cover that celebrates your favorite foodstuff?
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