Gillian Callison

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Manage your energy! 9 habits of people who avoid burnout

If it feels like you're facing your own personal energy crisis, you're not alone. Many of us are on edge, starting with all that attention demanded by our phones.<p>“It leaves us in a constant state of mild anxiety,” productivity expert Peter Bregman told TODAY.<p>“You’re like a spy in enemy territory: …

Time Management

Honestly Cheap: 5 Ways to Promote Wellness in the Workplace

How making wellness a priority made us a better company.<p>The darkest day I ever had at Honest Tea happened in April 2015, when my beloved personal assistant passed away unexpectedly. It reminded me how fragile life can be, and reinforced why health and wellness are a big part of our company …

Employment

6 Things Recruiters Look For in Your LinkedIn Profile

The saying, as it goes, is that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Most people in the job market barely even get a first …

Employment

Microsoft launches its Planner project management app

After launching a preview for select customers last September, Microsoft is now rolling out free access to Planner, its project management app, to all users of its Office 365 productivity suite.<p>The tool lets you plan projects for your team, whether it’s for your business, school or non-profit …

Project Management

With 75M users, Prezi targets businesses with new collaboration and analytics tools for presentations

Popular presentation platform Prezi has lifted the lid on a new business-focused product as the company looks to ramp up its presence in the workplace.<p>For the uninitiated, Prezi has built a solid reputation for its slick presentation-building platform that uses a “zoomable” canvas on which you can …

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

Science Explains How Writing Down Tiny Achievements Every Day Changes Our Brains

Most of us have a tendency to go through life noticing our mistakes. They often stand out to us like sore thumbs and they can be a cause for regret …

This New Pen Digitises Your Notebooks as You Write in Them

This is so cool.<p>No matter how convenient and easy doing everything online is these days, nothing will replace the feeling of scribbling notes, …

Princeton University

What Should I Carry in My Backpacking Repair Kit?

The best part of backpacking is getting away. But when you’re deep in the wilderness, you’ll need to be prepared if your gear fails. For a list of repair tools, I turned to my friend Sam Theule, who spent more than a year hiking the Pacific Crest, Appalachian, and Continental Divide trails. Here …

Camping

Northwest Homegrown: Jigging for Squid on Vashon Island

Screaming at the car going two miles per hour in front of you on I-5 can make you forget that the Puget Sound region isn't all just a booming urban …

Battle of the Wool Bras

Earlier this winter, I found myself finishing every ski tour with a dreaded moist feeling between my shoulder blades. The culprit: poorly made cotton and synthetic bras. A good base layer—and I consider bras base layers—should move sweat away from your skin and trap air for insulation. Wool happens …

Clothing

How to Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.<p>These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …

Time Management

The 6 Best Outdoor Clothing Companies You’ve Never Heard Of

Part of the reason companies like Patagonia and Arc’teryx are so successful is because they were started by people who wanted to make the best clothing for their own adventures. Today, that same entrepreneurial spirit lives on with a new handful of boutique brands. Here are six we recommend keeping …

Clothing

An Easy, Intuitive Tool For Making Sense Of Your Data

Tableau’s new Vizable app transforms spreadsheets into information you can actually use and understand.<p>Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps major businesses make sense of their data, is now bringing its data visualization expertise to the everyday user. Their new app, Vizable, …

Data Visualization

5 Perfect Fall Microadventures

Epic trips are awesome but not always feasible. That’s where microadventures come in. Loosely defined as quick outings that offer “something different, something exciting—but cheap, simple, short, and on your doorstep,” according to Alastair Humphreys, author of the book <i>Microadventures: Local</i> …

Trail Running

9 Hiking Tips for New Hikers

Hiking is an excellent way to find adventure and connect with nature, while delivering multiple physical and mental benefits beyond scenery and fun. …

Seattle

What Outdoor Gear Can I Find at the Army Surplus Store?

Army surplus stores have always been a good place to find camp basics like first-aid kits and water bottles. More recently, they’ve also become a great place to buy steeply discounted gear from Gore-Tex and Polartec, both of which supply apparel to troops. I recently visited my local surplus store …

Camping

Too many independent contractors are essentially employees – without benefits

There is a growing number of workers who are being misclassified as independent contractors when they are nothing of the sort<p>Recently, the Washington Post reported that Ariel Wilson Cetrone, who was a pregnant worker at a government agency of two and a half years, requested maternity leave. Silly …

Unemployment

The Best Short(er) Thru-Hikes in America

If taking a crack at the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trail has been on your mind of late, you’re not alone. But reality check: Most of us are not in a position to hike for five months straight. So don't. There are shorter thru-hikes that can be bagged with significantly less time off work, like …

Hiking

Hobnob Lets You Create Personalized Event Invites To Send By Text

There are a number of services today that allow you to create and send digital invitations to birthdays, parties and other events, where the invites themselves are sent out via email, social networks, or even by postal mail if you choose. But a new application called Hobnob, launching now, is …

Apps

How and When To Post On Social Media

<i>This post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>So much of digital marketing these days is about producing high-quality content that gets published and shared.<p>You can control the publishing part. Can you control the sharing part?<p>Sharing begins with promotion—the timing, targeting, and strategy behind solid …

The power of deadlines

Everyone is currently urging people not to miss the voter registration deadline which is today. But why so much enthusiasm at the last minute when it’s always been as important? Deadlines, as much as we hate them, often prove to be very motivating, for various psychological reasons.<p>People like …

Procrastination

The Best Thru-Hikes for 2015 (That Aren't the PCT)

If you’re thinking about tackling the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trails this year, you might want to revise your plans. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which monitors the AT, is expecting record numbers of thru-hikers this year, thanks to the popularity of movies featuring thru-hikes, like <i>Wild</i> …

Hiking

Where to Hike in 2015: Snoqualmie Pass

It looks like you’re going to have to start planning your spring and summer hiking wishlist a bit early this year since winter seems to[Read …

Coast Salish

First-Ever Winter Thru-Hike of the PCT

On a sub-zero November morning, following a month spent slogging 600 miles along wet, snowy stretches of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington and Oregon, Shawn Forry and Justin Lichter awoke to find their trail shoes coated with ice and frozen stiff.<p>The men had shipped their snowshoes to a …

Hiking

Google Launches Android for Work

Thanks to BYOD, many Android users are already using their Android devices for work. Today, Google finally launched its play for businesses and filled in the gaps about its Android for Work platform strategy.<p>While Android for Work was announced at Google I/O 2014, director product manager Rajen …

9 Secrets of a Productive Morning Routine | Inc.com

Productivity is a hot topic right now. We're all looking for productivity hacks to help us become more efficient with the limited time and energy we have available to us. But is there anything we can do first thing in the morning--before the workday even officially starts--to become more energetic, …

Time Management

Why I'd Rather Email than Advertise

<i>Poornima Vijayashanker is the founder of Femgineer, helping entrepreneurs and tech professionals (especially women) level up their careers.</i><p>“Why is email the most effective channel for converting customers?”<p>Exactly a year ago I had 10 people subscribe to my email list each month. I let out a big …

The best Android apps of 2014

The Guardian’s pick of Android apps that launched for the first time this year, taking in music, productivity, messaging, maps and more<p>• The best Android games of 2014<p>1. Mailbox<p>What we say: Mailbox is one of the better ways to attain the fabled Inbox Zero – or at least try to – by swiping unwanted …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …