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PSA: Bring Your Office Coffee Mug Home To Clean It Regularly

It may be convenient to keep your favourite coffee mug in the office kitchen, but cleaning it there actually does more harm than good. Here’s why you should bring that mug home and give it a thorough cleaning as often as you can.


Research Shows We Are More Anti-Social In A Shared Office Space

If we all work side by side in an open-plan office or ‘hot desk’, moving from place to place, it’s sure to increase collaboration! It turns out that may be wrong. If you don’t have your own space, perhaps you are better off working remotely with your cat for company. Research suggests that in shared working spaces there were increases in ’employee social liabilities’; distractions, uncooperativeness, distrust and negative relationships. More surprisingly, both co-worker friendships and perceptions of supervisor support actually worsened. Read on to find out more.


How To Do Yoga While Sitting At Work [Infographic]

Breaking up long hours of sitting with stretching or walking breaks sounds very nice in theory, but putting it into practice is easier said than done. Well, here’s a yoga routine that takes you only three minutes to complete. (Plus, you don’t even have to leave your desk!)


Arrive Early To Impress Your Boss, But Don't Stay Late

It doesn’t matter how late you stay at the office. Your manager is going to appreciate it if you arrive early more, a recent study from the University of Washington concluded.


Use A Raspberry Pi To Keep Track Of Who's Home Or In The Office

Work in an office or have a house where you can’t see everyone? Over at Initial State, they have used a Raspberry Pi Zero to track when someone is connected to the local Wi-Fi network so it’s easy to see who’s around and who isn’t.


Not Even Close Friends Know When You're Being Sarcastic In An Email

Sarcasm is hard to catch in text because there are no other cues for you to go off of, like tone of voice or body language. That’s why it’s best saved for people you have a close relationship with, not professional correspondence. And even then, a recent study suggests friends and family still probably won’t get it.


How To Recover Files And Photos From A Broken Windows PC

Few feelings inspire more dread than a PC that refuses to start — especially if you never bothered to back up your data. Thankfully, there are still ways to retrieve your family photos, office documents and other precious files if you know where to look. We explain what to do.


Four Things That Will Get Your Computer Use Monitored At Work

If you weren’t already aware, there are people in your company’s IT department that can see all if they need to. Most of the time, they’re busy with other things, but these four activities will likely put you under the microscope.


If You're Too Busy To Send A Reply Now, Tell An Email Recipient When They Can Expect One

We’ve all experienced email overload, and some emails require a fair amount of time to write a reply. If you don’t have time to get to an email right away, at least tell the recipient when they can expect to hear back from you.


Plan To Admit That You're Wrong At Least Once In Every Argument

Nobody likes someone who refuses to admit they’re wrong. It makes you look childish, stubborn and unwilling to see other perspectives. You can make yourself a lot less hardheaded during a debate if you plan to say you’re wrong at least once.


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