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Is Busy the New Relaxed?

Posted by on 9 July 2012

  The New York Times online blog Opinionator recently published an article entitled “The Busy Trap,” which underscored how so many of us perceive our lives and work as “crazy busy,” noting that this truism may, in fact, not be entirely true unless we are actually emergency room doctors or bus commuters with 3 part-time […]

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Today we have a guest post from Gina M. Casillo. Gina is a staff writer for Serenity Living Stores, an online vendor of popular furniture. She enjoys writing about home décor – especially when it comes to the spaces she’s most intimate with. Regardless of whether you work in a cubicle, your own corner office […]

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Today we have a guest post from Liz Presson. Liz’s mission is to encourage those sentenced to life in a cubicle farm to think outside the traditional office. Through her version of “Yelp for co-working spaces”, WorkingRemote.ly, she’s spreading her belief that choice of environment means more productivity and happiness. Liz was a founding employee […]

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I thought the great thing about workshifting is that you don’t have to sit in an office all day. You can grab your computer-tablet-Smartphone and get to work at your favorite coffee shop, or in the park, on an airplane, or even in a tree house (well, if you have a tree house). Turns out […]

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Do You Have Desk Envy?

Posted by on 9 August 2011

Some of the most popular pages on my website are the home office series, created from photos and text sent to me by readers about where they work at home. I’m now onto my third page and only one brave workshifter has sent me a photo of his workspace in all its workaday glory, complete […]

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Technology has enabled the average workshifter to do what he or she does. If not for high-speed Internet, mobile devices and 24/7 electronic communications, many of us would not be living the digital nomad lifestyle that we love.   But it isn’t all about tech all the time. As much as we cherish the electronic […]

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In 2009 Forrester Research predicted that more than half the workforce would be teleworking by 2016: “Fueled by broadband adoption, better collaboration tools, and growing management experience, the U.S. telecommuting ranks will swell to 63 million by 2016. Those 29 million new telecommuters lined up five abreast would stretch from New York to LA! Leading […]

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I’ve always been an animal lover. Growing up, I had a family life full of pets; at one point when I was a kid, our house had a cat, a dog, a gerbil, a guinea pig and 6 aquariums full of fish. Old habits die hard, because today my husband and I have a dog […]

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Today, I hazarded (pun intended) a quick survey of the deskscape that is my home office workspace: An empty plastic cup. A dinner plate with the greasy smear of today’s lunch of leftover pizza. A strand of dental floss. An unopened router I’m supposed to review for one of my tech pubs. A tax return […]

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Could You Work in an Office?

Posted by on 2 February 2011

Could you work in an office? Not your office, but the kind that requires you to be somewhere else from 9 to 5. With people tracking your comings and goings, your lunch breaks, and how often you appear to be on a tweetchat or otherwise surfing the Web. You know. Office Space. The Office. One […]

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