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Fact Friday: You Can Get Secondhand Stress from Busy CoWorkers

“People who appear rushed all the time have a big affect on colleagues. They may not know it, but they’re usually causing secondhand stress. Seeing colleagues—especially managers—operate at a frenzied, frantic pace can make the behavior contagious, says Robert S. Rubin, an associate professor of management at DePaul University, Chicago.”

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How Busy Colleagues Spread Secondhand Stress | |12.10.13



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Create Easy Infographics With the PicCollage App

This post was updated on July 29, 2016.

Have you seen friends post photo collages on their Facebook profiles? Or, awesome infographics containing useful information? Or, photos of cute animals with funny captions?

If you’re wondering how those things are created, then search no further. It can be very fun, free, and simple (even for the technologically challenged).

I use an app on my phone called PicCollage. I create personal photo collages, useful infographics for my business (like the one on the right!), and inspirational quote images for my website…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg as far as what you can make!

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3 Simple Reasons Why You Should Maintain Your To Do List

How’s your to do list working for you?

Now’s the perfect time to re-think the process that is being used for managing your to do  list as there are probably an ever increasing number of tasks that need to be addressed in both your professional and personal lives.

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Fact Friday: Bad Weather? You’ll be More Productive.


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“… while waking up to a chilly, soggy morning may very well dampen your mood … unpleasant weather is thought to improve concentration and productivity, in part because a rainy day or snowy day kills the potential for leisure time outdoors … ”

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Winter Weather = Bad Mood? It’s More Complicated Than That. | | 1.6.14


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New Year Goal: Make The New Year a Stress-Free Zone

January is known as Get Organized Month for those of us who are professional organizers. We’ve talked about it many times on this blog (like here). Since increased organization is usually on the top ten list of New Year’s resolutions, it’s only natural that we focus on this specific goal at the beginning of each new year.

The start of a new year is also a time that usually gets people thinking about other goals. This is a time to reflect on past achievements and to look toward accomplishing new ones. Some people recycle their old goals or look at them in a new way when a new year rolls around.

This is a helpful practice that can allow you create a reasonable plan for the year, but there is …

One Goal That Trumps All Others

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3 Productivity Tips for People With ADHD

This post was updated on May 1, 2016.

Are you struggling with a looming list? Overwhelmed by all you have to accomplish?  Is it especially difficult to know that to do first?

There are things you can do to get  more accomplished and feel less stressed. If you have Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it can be helpful to create an easy-to-follow process to help you get more done. These three ADHD productivity tips will help you get started.

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Basic Tech Terms You Should Know to Handle Everyday Life

With so many technological terms being thrown around these days, I thought I’d create a glossary of basic tech terms that can serve as a reference guide. I was also motivated to write this post because of a recent conversation with my husband.

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Help! I’ve Become a Grown-Up!

It’s tough being a grown-up. You have to do stuff, take care of stuff, and sometimes take care of other people and their stuff. But it’s always a challenge when you have to deal with your own stuff.

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3 Easy Ways to Organize the Prime Real Estate in Your Office

What immediately comes to mind when you hear the term prime real estate? If you are like many, prime real estate conjures up an image of a spacious, well designed, extremely expensive office space in the heart of your city or town’s business district.

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Fact Friday: People in Central America Have Better Work-Life Balance Than North Americans

“Central America ranks highest in work-life balance, with 70 percent of employees saying their companies support them in achieving a reasonable balance between work and personal life. North America is second (65 percent), followed by eastern Asia (63 percent), Latin America and the Caribbean (63 percent), and Southern Asia (62 percent).”

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Work-Life Balance Off Kilter, Research Finds  | | 4.19.13


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