Why a Good Work/Life Balance is Critical for Productivity

Why a Good Work Life Balance is Critical for Productivity

The coronavirus pandemic has many of us worried about our jobs, and with good reason. As noted by the Pew Research Center, the U.S. unemployment rate rose higher from February to May 2020 than it did in two years during the great recession. Given that the pandemic isn’t over and there’s still … Read more

How to Make Your Home Office a Productive Workspace

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With the rise of advanced technology and the internet, people have increasingly become professional digital nomads. Work can be done remotely, anytime, anywhere. Home working is the new norm, and most of us have embraced it. People don’t need to rush to drive to work just to arrive on time; no time-in … Read more

The Best Destinations in the US for Off-the-Grid Living

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In recent years, the number of people going off-grid had been increasing for several reasons. Some people opt to be off-grid to be self-reliant; some wanted to be more in touch with nature, some wanted to step away from society, while some just wanted to stay away from society. For others, staying … Read more

The Real Cost of Living Off the Grid

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Staying or living off-grid has a lot of meaning to different people. For some, staying off-grid is a temporary vacation from the hustle and bustle of city life, staying in remote places for a long time before returning to the grid. Meanwhile, some people only get themselves off the public electrical or … Read more

How to Stay Positive When Things Go Wrong

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Some people think it’s like they are being doomed or born with so much misfortunes on their side. Things don’t happen according to their plans. Well, nobody can entirely control what will happen today or sees what tomorrow brings. No one is exempted from having bad days, perhaps, weeks, months, or so. … Read more

Tips to Learn the Art of Saying ‘No’

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Since we were kids, it’s always hard for us to accept the “No” from our parents whenever we wanted to do or have something, and they won’t give it. Do you think they find it easier to say no, although they knew it would make us feel bad and upset? Or have … Read more

A Guide to Decluttering Your Home

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What is “clutter” and “decluttering”? Clutter is defined as a collection of things you’re keeping that don’t add value to your life while decluttering is defined as removing unneeded items in your home and making room for those that really matter. Why get rid of the clutter? Well, first of all, clutter … Read more

Tips for Home Office Lighting

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When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic started, almost all of us were required to stay home. This means that we are supposed to do our normal day-to-day stuff like studying and working at home. We bring home paperwork and try to accomplish different online tasks in our home that turned into an office. To become … Read more

Refurbishing Old Sewing Machines

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Have you ever seen a vintage sewing machine at a thrift shop or a flea market that made you stop in your tracks and take it home for repair? You may have seen its beauty under all that rust, dirt, and grime but aren’t sure what it will take to bring it … Read more

Handling Online Meetings in a Noisy House

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Due to the unique conditions brought about by this pandemic, many of us are forced to work remotely in our own homes. Employers have made us reliant on video conferencing applications like Zoom for conducting meetings and classes. If you make or attend conference calls, then you know how distracting and annoying … Read more