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10 Ways to Be More Mindful at Work

fatumwr/Adobe StockMindfulness may seem like a great idea, but how do you become more mindful in the context of a busy work day? You may have emails, …

Mindfulness

Winter in Norway: The Stunning Winterscapes of Franz Sußbauer

<i>All Images Copyright Franz Sußbauer. Used with Permission</i><p>Landscape photography is so much more than driving out to a remote location and snapping a …

Franz

Ways We Work: How to NOT work

Craig Bryant, Founder andCEOof Kin, and Emily Powers, Director of Operations and Finance at Fresh Tilled Soil, have joined forces to uncover the …

The Workplace

Richard Branson: Why Customers Come Second at Virgin | Inc.com

Video Transcript<p><b>00:12 Eric Schurenberg:</b> Not just customer service matters to the Virgin brand. Virgin is one of the few companies, I'd include Southwest Airlines and Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group, as a place that puts employees first. Why does that matter to you and why does that …

Customer Service

Today’s Workplace Is A Stage, Not An Office

As he launches a new line of workplace furniture with Knoll, David Rockwell explains what office designers can learn from set design.<p>To architect David Rockwell, the best clients are a lot like great theater directors. “They know what they want, but they don’t describe what it looks like,” he says. …

The Future Of Branding Is Debranding

Branded content camouflages what companies have been trying to do since time immemorial: Sell you stuff. Here’s a better idea.<p>As digital media blunts the impact of advertising, brands are looking for new ways to lure consumers. The latest, buzziest effort has been to publish stories that look and …

Seth's Blog

They got us hooked on data. Advertisers want more data. Direct marketers want more data. Who saw it? Who clicked? What percentage? What's trending? …

Google made an iPhone app that turns Live Photos into amazing GIFs

The app will also try to smooth out your shaky shots<p>My entire picture library is inside Google Photos, which for a long time made Apple's Live Photos feature on my iPhone 6S Plus rather useless. Google didn't support the format until March, so if I wanted to preserve them before then, it required …

One photographer is documenting the surprisingly beautiful doors of the world

Travelling can often present us with surprising beauty in unexpected places. One photographer turned that surprise into a stunning collection of beautiful ‘Doors of the World’.<p>Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves is already known for his ongoing Windows of the World project, documenting …

Why the hotel of the future looks just like home

More than ever before, the line between “hotel” and “home” is becoming blurred: few in the industry would still deny that today’s traveler wants …

Officially, Your Employer Can't Force You To Be Happy At Work

⚡️ 😤 ⚡️<p>When you go to work, you have to do your job. But no one can force you to be happy about it.<p>An April 29 ruling from the country's top authority on labor issues says that employers cannot require employees to be constantly positive at work.<p>The case stems from an issue with T-Mobile's …

The Open-Office Concept Is Dead

The staff at W&P Design, a New York-based startup that makes trendy barware and cocktail kits, has an unspoken policy: headphones in means “don’t …

Do you have a blind spot?

"Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, when you do not see the plank in your own?"<p>This famous phrase from the Gospel of Luke …

What Everyone Should Know About Running Virtual Meetings

According to the new 2015 Work-Life Fit survey, nine out of 10 U.S. employees believe that their boss trusts them to get their work done – regardless of where or when.<p>It’s yet another indicator that the perpetual (and decades long) conversation about the flexible work environment has finally …

Management

Why You Should Watch Out for Your 5-Year Job Anniversary

Most of us begin a new position with energy and a desire to impress. Our effort is high. Our passion is infectious. Our enthusiasm helps us to excel quickly.<p>But for some, work becomes mundane and repetitive. They lose some of their passion, and their work can begin to feel like a chore. Eventually …

How to Talk in Meetings When You Hate Talking in Meetings

Nobody loves meetings. But they can be especially taxing for people who crave a quieter setting for brainstorming or thinking through issues, or who struggle to have their voices heard in a room full of loud-talkers. How can these folks make sure their ideas are well-represented in team meetings? …

Corporate Ethics Can’t Be Reduced to Compliance

At companies across the globe, the layers of compliance mechanisms are growing. At first blush this seems to make sense: Perhaps the most obviously straightforward method of preventing unethical or damaging behavior is increasing the number of rules designed to curtail it. However, one of the more …

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

Don't Believe in a Flexible Schedule? Here Is What You Are Missing

Many employers still have not fully embraced a flexible schedule for their employees. I can only assume it is because they fear that employees will take advantage of them, become unproductive, and inevitably cost them money.<p>Naturally people are afraid of change and new ideas. They would rather see …

Why Your Office Needs A Workplace Wellness Program

Often during this time of year the New Year's resolutions we long forgot about start creeping back into our thoughts. Many feel the sudden urge to …

The Workplace

Santorini’s Mystique Named Οne of the '10 Most Beautiful Clifftop Hotels in the World'

Home > Awards > Santorini’s Mystique Named Οne of the ’10 Most Beautiful Clifftop Hotels in the World’<p>Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is among …

Homestay.com Sees Rise In Demand From Business Travel Sector

More and more business travelers are choosing to stay in hosted accommodation, attracted by its affordability, home comforts and the experience of …

Over Two Thirds of Global Consumers Now Book Travel Exclusively Using the Internet

The latest research from MarkMonitor® reveals that 68% of consumers globally now exclusively book their travel online. However, seven out of every …

Travel Industry

Sifnos: the most delicious Greek island

On most Greek islands, what hits you first is the light, bouncing off burnished rocks or painting the horizon a fuzzy peach. On wildly beautiful …

Will Greece Capitalize on Turkey’s Lost Tourism Market?

<i>PHOTO: Leros, Greece. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock)</i><p>Tourism in Greece has been growing at a steady pace – even through the economic turmoil of the …

Booking.com launches a chat tool to connect hotels and travelers

Booking.com, the largest travel company in the world, will tomorrow announce a chat communication service that allows its millions of users to interact more easily with the hotels before and after their stays.<p>The move comes during a wave of excitement surrounding the potential of chat technology, …

Chatbots

Bored businessman asks hotel staff to carry out ridiculous tasks

From pillow forts to M&Ms in specific colours, hotel staff put up with some strange requests.<p>While business travel might sound glamorous, the reality …

Customer Service

The Impossible Project I-1 is a beautiful homage to the original Polaroid

The Impossible Project is best known for buying up Polaroid's film factory to produce new instant film for existing Polaroid cameras. However, six …

CAVIAR AND LOBSTER: Vintage photos show how glamorous airline dining was in the past

But in-flight dining hasn't always been bland, according to archive images recently released by Scandinavian Airlines to celebrate its 70th anniversary.<p>The Norwegian airline's collection of vintage photos, which we first spotted on The Daily Mail, show passengers from the 1950s through to the 1980s …

Want to Instagram from Antarctica? Travel company seeks social media-savvy wanderers

If you spend your days wishing you could liven up your Instagram feed with photos from places like Peru, Nepal, Antarctica or Tanzania, a travel company is now offering a chance for six people to go on a vacation focused on snapping amazing photographs while on the road.<p>The Clymb, an outdoor gear …