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I’ve always wondered why there’s a preoccupation with workshifters’ attire–specifically, the assumption that we’re all decked out in pajamas. There’s something subtly disparaging about it, too, as if workshifters are deceptively mucking about in PJs all day long. Have you ever lingered in pajamas? It gets old. Fast. In addition to wearing daytime clothing, workshifters […]

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Gadget Fat

Posted by on 28 January 2011

If you’re anything like me, you carry a lot of gadgets. My list typically includes chargers, USB cords, laptop, extra batteries, phone, iPod, Flip, headphones and an earpiece. When traveling abroad, I also bring a GSM phone and country specific adapters. All in all, I’d say I am gadget obese. This only became an issue […]

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Welcome to 2011 and the new decade. Hurrah…a new start, spring will be here soon, it’s time to strip away the old and open ourselves to new possibilities – and then return to the same old same old life as a workshifter. January, of course, is a time for making our New Year’s Resolutions and […]

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NAP-shifting

Posted by on 25 January 2011

A recent article in the Huffington Post by Ms. Huffington herself spoke of the need (for women) to get more sleep if they want to get ahead in this country. She goes one step further to state that Americans are increasingly sleep deprived. Not surprising. I have to wonder, are workshifters a close second to […]

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The Future of Telework

Posted by on 24 January 2011

Last month, President Obama signed into law the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010. This law means that Federal agencies must create telework polices for all eligible employees as well as training programs for teleworkers and telework managers. While you might be saying to yourself, this law really doesn’t apply to me because I don’t work […]

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When Opportunity Comes Knocking

Posted by on 21 January 2011

When you first started your business, you were likely overcome by the vast pool of opportunity that lay in front of you. Set my own hours! Wear suggestive or polarizing t-shirts to work! Refuse stupid projects! Name my own salary! Stink up the place with microwave popcorn! And probably a few more serious benefits as […]

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Is Your Office Space Optimized?

Posted by on 20 January 2011

I’ve had a funky Target-designed surge protector in my living room for a while. It’s cute, it’s functional, and it gives me a safe place to plug in a laptop. But, until the other day, it was located in exactly the wrong place. The power inputs for my computer, my piano keyboard, my Droid, and […]

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The January Home Office Detox

Posted by on 18 January 2011

After the holiday celebrations of December most people in January are in the mood for less food and drink, less socialising and less activity. We look ahead over a new, blank year and plan how to cultivate better habits and fulfill our dreams. Why not spend a little time at the start of the year […]

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As I stared into the steel grey eyes of my newborn for the first time, I asked myself the question: “How will I ever leave this beautiful bundle of joy and return to work in 3 months?!” As a working mom of a dual income household, I’m not the first to ask that question nor […]

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In business, being small has its advantages. You can move quicker, adapt and pass savings onto your customers. But it’s often a challenge to get yourself noticed amongst ‘the big guys’. Proving that size doesn’t matter, here are five ways to ‘big up’ your small business… Word of Mouth. One of the best and certainly […]

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