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Why I still love Alpine for email at the Linux terminal

Maybe you can relate to this story: You try out a program and really love it. Over the years, new programs are developed that can do the same things …

Linux

How To Offer A Competitive Compensation And Benefits Package To Remote Freelancers

Startups want the best talent but can’t often pay for the compensation and benefits that these workers look for. For a while, the incentive to work remotely was appealing enough to many freelancers and developers who enjoyed the freedom and flexibility it offered. However, when it comes to sick …

The Workplace

15 Weird Things About Ruby That You Should Know

By Jesus Castello<p>Ruby is an amazing language with a lot of interesting details that you may not have seen before...<p>…in this post I compiled some of …

Learn 3 of the Most Financially Viable Programming Languages by Solving Real-World Problems

<b>Description</b><p>If you want to be a professional programmer, you're going to want to be well-versed in three of the most financially reward programming …

Programming

How IT can help remote workers be more productive: 6 tips

As more tech pros make the switch to remote work, IT departments may need to make changes to their policies to allow remoters to get things done.<p>Tech …

Remote Working

This Company Let 300 Employees Work from Anywhere for a Week. Here's What Happened | Inc.com

Remote work isn't a huge deal anymore for individual workers. But what happens when you tell 300 employees not to come into the office all at once for days at a time? To find out, Justworks implemented Work from Anywhere (WFA) Week across its offices. The concept, as Justworks founder and CEO Isaac …

Employment

Company Adds New Income Stream By Letting Staff Operate Remotely

They say space is premium, which is why savvy CEOs are moving to cloud-based platforms not just for the flexibility but to reclaim desk space. Now, rooms that were once “losing” money previously spent on administrative staff can be turned into productive spare capacities with the sole purpose of …

Remote Working

10 RULES FOR HITTING MORE GREENS

Be tough on your irons<p>Hitting down on the ball and taking a divot is a must on iron shots yet many players just don’t do it. They love their clubs, …

Golf

Everything You Need to Know About Landing a Remote Job

With over 40 percent of employees in the U.S. now working remotely, the idea of working from home feels more tangible than ever.<p>This story originally appeared on Skillcrush<p>With over 40 percent of employees in the U.S. now working remotely, according to a Gallup report, the idea of working from home …

Project Management

10 companies hiring for remote jobs where you can literally work from anywhere

The majority of remote jobs require workers to live in specific regions or locations, but these 10 companies let you work remotely without geographic …

Remote Working

How to Build Team Spirit and Rapport between a Remote Working Team

Working from home is the fastest-growing segment of the workforce, growing 10 times quicker than any other. The data, gathered by Global Workplace …

Remote Working

The 10 rules found in every good remote work policy

All companies have standards for the office, but remote work can complicate those rules. Here are 10 guidelines to help you establish a professional …

Remote Working

10 tips for leaders to better engage their remote workforce

Managing a remote workforce has its challenges. Here's how to keep employees motivated and successful.<p>Companies with fully remote workforces are …

Remote Working

Experts Say This Is The Right Way To Breathe & I Know I've Definitely Been Doing It Wrong

The average person takes around 16 breaths per minute. Breathing is something you do every single day, involuntarily, and you probably don't even …

Yoga

Remote Work Is Mobility's Forgotten Miracle

In the ongoing pursuit of effective transportation, it’s often forgotten that mobility optimizes at zero — which is to say, the absolute best we can do to make transportation effective is to make it unnecessary.<p>What’s also forgotten is just how prominently the transportation constraints of …

Remote Working

10 questions data scientists should ask employers during a job interview

Looking for a data scientist job? Here are some questions you should prepare to ask during your interview.<p>Data scientists are in high demand, taking …

Five Time Management Techniques To Use When Working Remotely

When you live in London, life seems to go triple the speed than of other places in Europe. To be able to deal with such a fast-paced lifestyle, focusing on time management is a necessity. I recently discussed with my colleague, Lukasz Żelezny, the issue of how to optimize one’s time so that it can …

How to land a remote job, and thrive in it

Remote work is ideal for many people, but are most of those people ideal for the job? Here are tips on how to succeed as a remote employee.<p>Work and …

5 Little-Known Nuggets From Kubrick And Clarke's '2001: A Space Odyssey'

This, the 50th-anniversary summer of Arthur C. Clarke’s and Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” is arguably the beginning of big-budget Hollywood science fiction as we now know it.<p>Without “2001,” the “Star Wars,” “Alien,” and the “Star Trek” film franchises might not be the force they are …

So far, yet so near

Remote working is now a global phenomenon with 50% of the workforce working in some sort of telecommuting role and 80% to 90% of all employees have …

10 work-from-home tech jobs that offer six-figure salaries

Not all high-paying tech jobs require you to come into an office every day. In fact, some employers are attracting top talent by allowing employees …

Xerox Is Adding More Full-Time Work-from-Home Employees to Their Remote Staff of 8,000

It’s no surprise that companies in 2018 are learning to value their employees’ happiness. We have seen more and more openings for work-from-home jobs …

The challenges of securing mobile workers and keeping data secure

Recently, Apricorn announced new research highlighting that 95 percent of surveyed organisations in the UK recognise problems with mobile and remote …

Learn Skills This Summer, From Graphic Design to Coding, That Will Allow You to Work From Home Full-Time

Being your own boss means setting your own hours, choosing your clients, doing what you love, and not having to put on a tie. Or a shirt. Or pants. …

12 Ways To Keep Remote Workers Engaged And Productive

As technology continues to advance, remote work is becoming more common. But not working in a traditional environment brings its own set of challenges, like potential isolation and time management and productivity issues.<p>We asked members of the Forbes Agency Council for their best tips on keeping …

5 Tips to Plan the Best In-Person Events for Your Remote Teams

Remote workers still desire the in-person interactions and experiences of conferences.<p>Technology allows more people and businesses to operate in an online and off-site environment. Workers like the flexibility and companies enjoy the lower cost and higher productivity of remote offices.<p>Yet this can …

What job-seekers now want more than anything else: unlimited holiday

Flexible hours and remote working are two workplace trends that have boomed over the past few years, as companies try desperately to lure new talent and retain their best staff amid the current skills shortage in Britain.<p>But a new employee benefit has spread from Silicon Valley to the UK, and …

Stream 47 Hours of Classic Sci-Fi Novels & Stories: Asimov, Wells, Orwell, Verne, Lovecraft & More

The pronouncements of French theorist Jean Baudrillard could sound a bit silly in the early 1990s, when the internet was still in its infancy, a …

Time Travel

How to make $100K while working from home

Some people assume that the perk of working remotely means trading off in other areas — like salary. But according to recent data from Remote.co and …

Vermont will pay you $10,000 to move there and work remotely

Remote workers: the state of Vermont wants you.<p>Starting in 2019, Vermont will pay people who move there and work remotely for an out-of-state employer $10,000 over two years to cover relocation expenses, coworking memberships, computers, internet, and other work-related expenses. Gov. Phil Scott …