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Science Says You Shouldn't Work More Than This Number of Hours a Day | Inc.com

Do you work more than 40 hours a week? If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner, it's hard not to, but all that extra time in the workplace isn't necessarily a good thing. After a certain point, it can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health, so it's imperative to know when …

Immune System

Remote Teammates Should Never Feel Like Second-Class Citizens

Keeping your remote team happy, motivated, and productive takes an ongoing commitment to communication and inclusiveness. But engaging people in …

After Growing to 50 People, We’re Ditching the Office Completely: Here’s Why

Buffer hit a new milestone recently, but it wasn’t a metric like annual recurring revenue, total users or cash in the bank.In fact, this one is more …

San Francisco

What are the negatives in working in a too-good-to-be-true office like Google?

There is a huge element of "the grass is always greener on the other side". It's like that sexy blonde or fit guy that looks great from the outside …

The Whole of Work

<b>By Mandy Brown</b> <b> (kellinahandbasket)</b>In <i>The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work</i>, Alain de Botton interviews a number of workers at a biscuit manufacturing …

Management

6 tips for convincing your boss to let you work from home

It's a tricky subject, and a little preparation before presenting the idea to your boss will go a long way.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the switch from an office to working from home can actually lead to significant increases in productivity.<p>Working via a remote model carries the extra advantages of …

Work from Home

From cameras to computers, new material could change how we work and play

Serendipity has as much a place in sci­ence as in love.<p>That’s what North­eastern physi­cists <b>Swastik Kar</b> and<b>Srinivas Sridhar</b> found during their …

Stay at Home, Work at Home Mothering

<i>Rodolphe - This article was written by Amanda Kendzior for Remotive Blog, she shares with us her experience as a Remote Working mother - Enter Amanda:</i><p>…

Parenting

Netflix Will Let New Moms And Dads Take A Year of Leave

Author: Julia Greenberg. Julia Greenberg Business<p>Date of Publication: 08.04.15.<p>Time of Publication: 6:42 pm. 6:42 pm<p>Netflix wants new moms and dads …

Sketch In Enterprise UX

<i>There is an old adage that says “Use the right tool for the job”. However, with technology and User Experience Design, knowing which tools to use can</i> …

How companies can get the most out of their remote workers

REMOTE working is on the rise. Virgin Media Business has predicted that 60 per cent of employees will frequently work from home by 2022.<p>Currently, 24 …

Set rules can smooth the path for telecommuters — and their bosses

More than 4 percent of New Jersey employees telecommute — with that number only rising with the millennial generation.<p>And as one of the Top 10 states …

7 Ways to Make Working Remote Work Better

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Telecommuting has exploded in recent years alongside technological advances and globalization. As the digital and economic landscapes have changed, so have our workplaces.<p>Both employers and employees want more work flexibility and …

Productivity

Man works half the year and takes rest off to live on a shoestring and travel the world

Most of us have thought of packing it all in and going travelling around the world after a particularly gruelling week at the office.<p>But a large …

Study Skills

14 Ways Our Remote Team Stays Sane Working From Home

Like most founders, I can’t say that I consider myself completely “sane.”<p>By the very nature of our jobs, we’re taking big risks, and our dreams are …

Ten Reasons Every Business Needs Remote Workers

Telecommuting is a phrase that's been around for quite some time, but until recently, the idea hasn't been a mainstream business practice. In PGi’s recent Global Telework Survey, it was found that more than ever before, companies are embracing flexible working, with 66 percent of respondents saying …

Remote Working

How To Hire And Manage Remote Employees

A normal day at the office now consists of a laptop, a Wi-Fi connection, and a smartphone. Here’s how to find ready and willing teleworkers.<p>Picture your last job interview—whether you were on the employer or candidate side. What was it like? Was the handshake awkward? Could you sit comfortably in …

Project Management

How to travel the globe without quitting your job

For digital nomads earning their living on the internet, 'the office' can now range from a campervan to a poolside sun lounger – assuming there's Wi-Fi<p>William Thomson’s day starts at about seven, with his partner, Naomi Tipping, in bed beside him, their baby daughter on one side of them and their …

Will Half Of People Be Working Remotely By 2020?

It isn’t all-or-nothing when it comes to time at the office anymore. How long until that scale tips toward the remote workforce’s favor?<p>Remote work seems to be the wave of the future. A recent survey of business leaders at the Global Leadership Summit in London found that 34% said more than half …

The Workplace

7 tips for designing awesome animated GIFs

People always ask us how we make our GIFs, so we figured it was time to spill the beans.The post 7 tips for designing awesome animated GIFs appeared …

GIF Animations

How to Get 40 Hours of Work Done in 16.7

<i>If you’re anything like I used to be, you work a lot – 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week. You let your work be a big part of how you define yourself.</i> …

Time Management

Do The Simple Thing First: The Engineering Behind Instagram

It’s easy to avoid complications when you’re tiny. Doing it at scale is a bigger challenge.<p>When Instagram arrived in the iPhone App Store in October 2010, it reflected the work of a two-person development team: founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Neither had classic software-engineering …

Social Media