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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

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The Netherlands is the first to legalize work-from-home rights

The shift to remote work during the pandemic has normalized the work-from-home (WFH) culture for an increasing number of companies. But while some firms have individually expanded their WFH policies, no country has solidified it as a legal right. That is, until now. The Netherlands has just become Read More...

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A massage therapist's advice on WFH without hurting your back

When more people started working remotely, licensed massage therapist and treatment trainer Polly Brasch reported seeing “more postural problems among [her] clients.” She “noticed a big swing in clients having pain in their middle and upper backs,” which is certainly an outcome of the Read More...

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These floating, 3D printed office pods take remote work to the next level

As it looks like remote work is here to stay for many companies around the world, it’s likely that employees will seek to diversify the places they work from in order to prevent fatigue and blurring the work-life balance. Working in a vertical park may sound like an enticing solution, how about Read More...

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Three strategies to work from home without burning out

This year, for obvious reasons, we have seen a significant shift from working in the office to working from home. For many of us fortunate enough to have maintained employment throughout the pandemic, this means that the lines that separate work from leisure time have become increasingly Read More...

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Future of work: Salesforce declares the end of the 9-to-5 workday

As many people have been asked to work from home during the pandemic to prevent the spread of the virus, a good number of companies have decided to make it a permanent thing and give their employees more flexibility to choose when and where they work from. Now, the computing company Salesforce is Read More...

3 Ways to become more present

3 Ways to become more present in the work-from-home era

The key to productivity is staying focused on the present moment and avoiding the temptation to multitask, but that’s easier said than done. If you’re working from home, you have probably noticed how seamlessly you can drift off from working on a task to suddenly scrolling through social media Read More...

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A morning yoga routine can heighten focus at work

Many people practice yoga for physical and mental health, but it turns out it’s also a great activity for those looking to boost their performance at work. A new study indicates that morning yoga improves focus at work throughout the day. The study surveyed 1,000 full-time professionals across Read More...

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Has the pandemic blurred your work-life balance? Here’s how to redefine it

You’ve now made it through seven months of working from home, but is it feeling like your work and personal life are blending together into one big mess? If you find yourself doing more working at home than anything else, here are nine strategies to restore your work-life balance even when the Read More...

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How to make your workspace more ergonomic without buying a new office chair

Is working from home taking a toll on your back? If so, you don’t have to jump straight to buying a new office chair. Here are some simple tips to make your work from home set up more ergonomic.  Support your low back Sit up straight and place a rolled-up towel or lumbar roll between your low Read More...

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3 tips to make your work-from-home environment more productive

For many workers, the pandemic has forced a complete switch up of the daily routine. Rather than commuting to an office and settling into a dedicated workspace, many of us now work from the same place we wake up in. And while that may sound comfortable, it’s also making us way more susceptible to Read More...