Today’s Solutions: May 17, 2022

Worklife

Learn about how you can achieve a better work-life balance, and check out the latest news about the world of work, including advancements on ideas like the four-day work week and universal basic income.

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Menopause education in the workplace (part 1)

Half of the world’s population goes through the life-changing experience of menopause. In America, this occurs around the age of 51. Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles due to changes in levels of the hormonal estrogen and can last between two and 10 years. Some Read More...

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Women’s health news: Spain to introduce 3-day “menstrual leave”

While some governments seek to limit women's access to safe abortions, there are some in the developed world aiming to do just the opposite and even go a step or two further. The Spanish government is poised to approve proposed legislation that will allow women who suffer from severe period Read More...

Internet Speed

A microwave network could make the internet faster and more climate resilient

For many of us, our homes have become our offices, our entertainment centers, and they were even where we socialized during the Pandemic. All of this is possible to do from the comfort of our homes because of the internet, and when doing so much online, speed matters.  On paper, the internet Read More...

Office Socializing

6 tips for employees and employers to mentally readjust to the office

With the shift from pandemic to endemic and the lifting of mask mandates, many offices are finally unlocking their doors, and employees are returning for in-person work.  Whether we wanted to stay at home or we were looking forward to getting back to a shared space, there are some changes in Read More...

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Why do dogs hate postal workers so much?

It's a well-known fact that dogs hate postal workers. No matter how well trained your pet is, when the mail arrives, they expel a kind of protective angry growl that is a little scary. We accept this as a normal day-to-day occurrence, however, if this is your job this is not a laughing matter. Read More...

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Internships for adults or “returnships” can solve gender imbalances at work

It’s no secret that the events of the past couple of years interrupted many people’s professional journeys—however one group, in particular, has been hit especially hard: women, namely mothers, in the workforce. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, it was difficult for mothers who’ve Read More...

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How Paris is quieting its noise pollution

Those of us that live in a city love it for the layers and layers of life, light, and vibrancy that come from a busy and populous environment. While it is an exciting and bustling place to live, we can also pay a price living in a city when, say, we’re just trying to go to sleep.  Noise Read More...

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Less is more: How to boost productivity by figuring out what not to do

While it may sound completely counterintuitive, evidence supports the idea that if we want to ramp up our productivity and happiness, we should be doing less. As it turns out, when you stop doing the things that make you feel busy but aren’t getting results (and are draining you of energy), then Read More...

State of Flow

The formula of “flow”: how we get in the zone at work

We’ve all experienced the fulfilling experience of “flow.” This is the immersive and usually elating state of mind we reach when we are creatively moving from one sentence to another deep into a writing project, reacting thoughtlessly and rapidly in a basketball game, or even operating at Read More...

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Beat procrastination and feel good at work with this mental habit

Procrastination is often seen as an aspect of poor time management, but research shows that as associate professor of psychology at Carleton University Tim Pychyl states: “Procrastination is not a time-management problem, it’s an emotion-management problem.” Even though bringing up Read More...