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How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Focus and Creativity

How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Focus and Creativity | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Our brains are pretty easily distracted, especially with all the emails, texts, and other data flying at us constantly. The good news, Harvard Business Review says, is we can train our brain to be more focused and productive—by improving our emotional balance.
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How Virtual Workers Can Collaborate And Stay Connected

How Virtual Workers Can Collaborate And Stay Connected | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
As the virtual workplace becomes more prevalent, companies and managers are rewriting the rules of collaboration and devising new ways to make isolated employees feel connected.
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Early Riser or Night Owl: Why It Doesn’t Really Matter

Early Riser or Night Owl: Why It Doesn’t Really Matter | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I bet you’ve heard this quote before:
“The early bird gets the worm…” – William Camden
Perhaps you’ve heard it in reference to your own sleeping habits.
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Virgin America names one of its planes in memory of Steve Jobs | iMore

Virgin America names one of its planes in memory of Steve Jobs | iMore | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Virgin America has named one of its planes in memory of Steve Jobs. The plane has a well known Jobs quote emblazoned across it from his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”.
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Things to Do On a "Snow Day"

By the time this blog is read, the Washington State “snow days” of January 2012 may be long behind us. Still, the concepts can be applied to when you encounter airport closures, canceled conferences/meetings/concerts or when someone gets cold feet and pulls out of a wedding. The intent of this is not to suggest you micromanage your time to the degree of being inflexible, but to help you gain control over your time and make better choices when unplanned events create havoc.
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Nokia Ringtone Interrupts, Violist Plays Along [VIRAL VIDEO]

Nokia Ringtone Interrupts, Violist Plays Along [VIRAL VIDEO] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever been watching a movie or attending a concert and someone’s ringtone interrupts the proceedings, you’ll appreciate this video that’s recently gone viral on YouTube.
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iPhotography Calendar: 12 Months Captured in 12 Stunning Snapshots [PICS]

iPhotography Calendar: 12 Months Captured in 12 Stunning Snapshots [PICS] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
JANUARY: City Winter by Elinor Zach


Perfect timing sees just yellow cabs on the icy roads. This splash of color is incredibly effective against the monotone city background.
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Think Outside the Cube: Why the Office Isn't the Best Workspace

Think Outside the Cube: Why the Office Isn't the Best Workspace | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you were to land on Earth as an outsider and observe the way we work, you would assume the following: that we are our most creative, prolific selves between 9 AM and 5 PM, that group meetings are bastions of productivity.
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The Boredom Manifesto

The Boredom Manifesto | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Boredom is part of life. As a matter of fact, you achieve much more during your boring moments than in your pumped up, adrenalized ones.

 

Most of the time, you keep up with your schedule. You wake up each day, go through your morning routine and then start working. You start doing your stuff. Piece by piece, task by task.
And most of the time, it’s boring.

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How To Manage Workplace Conflict

How To Manage Workplace Conflict | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We’ve all had a boss that pushed our buttons or a coworker or two that made us go bananas, but except in dire situations most of us refrain from letting our workplace conflicts escalate into full blown crises.
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Seth's Blog: Over your head

Seth's Blog: Over your head | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Once the water is deep enough that you must swim to stay afloat, does it really matter how deep the pool is?
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How to become a great communicator

How to become a great communicator | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

When it comes to your career, there's no way to overstate the importance of your ability to communicate. It doesn't matter if you're in engineering, finance, HR, marketing, manufacturing or IT. If you hope to get anywhere in life, you've got to be able to present your ideas in a way that connects with people.

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Morpheus, Pea Brain, Big Cheese: 13 crazy corporate titles

Morpheus, Pea Brain, Big Cheese: 13 crazy corporate titles | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
From Director of Fun to Worker Bee, senior professionals have started to carry unusual titles. Would you want one?
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Forward15: Your Future in 15 Minutes a Day

Forward15: Your Future in 15 Minutes a Day | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Want to prepare yourself for the future? Set aside 15 minutes a day to make it happen.
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Seth's Blog: Trading favors

Seth's Blog: Trading favors | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Now that everyone has a media platform, look for even more of the mutual back scratching that comes from tracking favors. The most corrosive sort of this network amplification goes like this: I do something for you unasked.
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Restore Your Faith in Humanity at the Nicest Place on the Internet

Restore Your Faith in Humanity at the Nicest Place on the Internet | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You catch glimpses of sunny parks, busy street corners and various home dwellings as smiling faces step up to offer friendly hugs and a lullaby voice sings lightly. Sound nice? It is.
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How to Become Clutter-Free for Greater Happiness and Productivity

How to Become Clutter-Free for Greater Happiness and Productivity | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If an alien nation were to look down on Earth at this moment in time they really would think us a dumb race.
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Is It Time to Finally Ditch Your Paper Business Cards?

Is It Time to Finally Ditch Your Paper Business Cards? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever returned from a business trip with a stack of business cards, you’ve no doubt wondered — as you’re manually typing in all those names, phone numbers and email addresses — if there’s a better way.
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The Bark Side: 2012 Volkswagen Game Day Commercial Teaser

A canine chorus barks a familiar tune. Keep an eye out for our 2012 Game Day commercial—it will all make sense. Love Star Wars and Volkswagen?

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One Hello World: The Soundtrack to Your Voicemails

One Hello World: The Soundtrack to Your Voicemails | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you think your voicemail inbox is intimidating when it’s full, try filtering through hundreds of voicemails on a regular basis.
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The Secret to Getting People to Do What You Want

The Secret to Getting People to Do What You Want | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Wouldn’t you like to have mind control over people? Wouldn’t it be great to have them do what you want?
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What Happens When Your Words And Your Body Language Don't Match?

What happens when your words and body language don’t match? Audiences believe the body language every time.

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How zombies are ruining your job and your life

How zombies are ruining your job and your life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The number one way to motivate workers is a sense of progress on important work, yet zombie tasks are stopping us from getting satisfaction...
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25 Ways to Be Good for Someone Else (Be the Positivity You Want to Feel)

25 Ways to Be Good for Someone Else (Be the Positivity You Want to Feel) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

by Lori Deschene

 

“Don’t wait for people to be friendly. Show them how.” ~Unknown

 

When I was a teenager—right around the time I knew everything—my mother used to tell me I only remembered the bad things.

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