SportsFast Company

What leaders can learn from Simone Biles’ Olympics exit

Simone Biles taught us all a lesson about mental health in the workplace. The most significant show of determination at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was Simone Biles walking away from the competition to focus on her mental health. “We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her...
Picture for What leaders can learn from Simone Biles’ Olympics exit

Dealing with burnout in open source

Burnout is something you don't expect to happen to you—until it does. The technology industry is one of the worst offenders; over 60% of industry professionals report they've experienced burnout. Sixty percent! Chances are, you or someone you know has dealt with it. How can we tackle such a staggering burnout rate if those who make decisions about mental health barely know what burnout is, never mind how to prevent it?
Paul NewmanThe Guardian

Tim Dowling: I’ve decided to try Working From Hammock

I did not greet the looming end of Covid restrictions with any real enthusiasm, because I knew it would change nothing for me. I would just carry on working from my office shed as always. Except for now: this is the brief period of the year (no more than a handful of days, probably not in a row) when my office shed becomes a sweltering torture cube.
ComputersDigital Trends

What does GPU stand for?

When you’re shopping around for a new laptop or desktop, it can be helpful to know a little about the important internal components that help such devices perform as well they do. This way, you can figure out if the computer you’re considering purchasing has the right specs for how you intend to use the machine once you take it home.
Travel RestrictionsInc.com

Boost Productivity By Making Sure Your Workers Take a Vacation

As travel restrictions and personal trepidations ease, more Americans are returning to the roads, seas and skies. The idea of a family vacation, which seemed unthinkable to many just a few short months ago is now being contemplated by scores of folks desperate for an escape from so many months of captivity. And while it may seem strange to some - this idea of needing a vacation from not being at the office - for quite a few more this need is quite real. It's being driven by an intrinsic human desire for that which is customary and expected. When people's lives are disturbed, they typically experience an intense gravitational pull from that which is known, routine, and normal.
AgriculturePosted by
Richmond County Daily Journal

Want grass for your livestock year-round?

If you own livestock, you have probably noticed a steady increase in feed costs over the last five or six months. Without getting deep into economics, there has been an increase in global demand of commodities, especially soybean meal and corn, which is used in most livestock feeds. This increase in demand has created a supply deficit which ultimately drives up the price of your animal’s feed. If you’re feeling the pinch of feed prices, a change in pasture management can help ease the cost of feeding your livestock through the winter. That management change sounds simple: growing more grass by utilizing cool season forages as we go into the winter months.

How to Set Up Your Windows PC for Maximum Productivity

There used to be a time when people only used computers as a working tool. Back then, most computers barely had enough processing power to run basic applications. And in some sense, we could argue that those limitations allowed people to focus on work. However, our world is now driven...
YoutubePosted by
24/7 Wall St.

The Key to Becoming More Productive Is This

Goals…they are scary not just around the New Year when we all resolve to get healthier and better manage our finances. They are scary year round because we often fail at achieving them. Lack of willpower gets most of the blame, but maybe we just need to work on organizing our day better. Higher productivity, […]
Mental HealthPosted by
The Independent

The instant mood-boosting hack that’s now backed by science

Several studies prove what should have been obvious all along: Giving and receiving compliments are essentially immediate mood boosters, and we should be be praising people more often.“Compliments are the easiest way to make other people – and, as a result, ourselves – feel better,” Nicholas Epley, a professor of behavioural science at the University of Chicago, told BBC. “But when a kind thought comes to mind, people often don’t say it.” But all parties could benefit from actually expressing these thoughts, as proven by a slew of recent studies on the phenomenon.In 2010, Naomi Grant, a psychology professor...

Do engineers prefer to work from home or in the office? One expert explains

Working at home has its advantages, but office collaboration is important, too. Here's what engineers seem to like best. TechRepublic's Karen Roby spoke with Mark Kinsella, VP of engineering for Opendoor, a real estate software company, about engineers. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. Karen Roby: This...

Machining 101: What is Five-Axis Machining?

Five-axis machining adds rotational movement to the traditional three axes of linear motion (X, Y and Z). These machines can incorporate an A-axis that handles rotation of the X-axis, a B-axis that does the same for the Y-axis, or a C-axis that rotates about the Z-axis. Some employ rotary, tilting tables, which provide mechanical and thermal stability alongside improved access for swarf removal. Others employ a pivoting spindle head to accommodate larger, pallet-loaded parts.
Career Development & Adviceceoworld.biz

5 things leaders can do to create a stressless workplace

Chronic work-related stress is linked to health issues such as depression and coronary heart disease and directly impacts workplace productivity, retention, job satisfaction, and personal and professional relationships. A certain amount of pressure is good for you. When you experience the right amount of challenge and interest, your brain releases...
Arkansas Stategruntstuff.com

Arkansas woman charged for faking adopted son’s mystery illness

An Arkansas woman has been charged after she allegedly lied to medical doctors about her adoptive son affected by a mysterious illness — and even organized for him to get end-of-life care, in line with a report. Kristy Schneider, of Alexander, turned herself in Tuesday on a cost of endangering...

The Killer Morning Routine to Boost Motivation

If you’re anything like me, waking up in the morning is a hard task. Over the course of a number of years I’ve built a routine that helps wake me up and keeps me motivated. Before Bed. For me one of the hardest parts of the day is actually waking...

The Lesson We Can All Learn From Simone Biles

Most of the time in this space, the vibe is all about pushing hard and crushing your goals. I want to be the person that motivates you and inspires you to step outside your comfort zone. I want to make you feel confident and supported to go big and aim higher than you ever have before.
Real EstateInman.com

What new real estate agents should know about …

If you’re a new agent, learning a thing or two about a home’s most sought-after features (think: kitchens, bathtubs, closets, flooring, elevators) will go a long way in helping you stand out with clients. New to the industry? Get started with everything you need to know about the early decisions...