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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


Remote work is a desirable working situation for many employees, but it can take some convincing to get your employer on board. Sure your boss can save money on office space and equipment, but productivity blog WebWorkerDaily suggests emphasising telecommuting-related productivity boosts.


If you've always dreamed of foregoing a commute to the office and making the leap to telecommuting, productivity blog Work Awesome suggests making your boss cosy with the idea of you working from home by starting off small.


Telecommuniting seems beautiful on paper: work from home or any location you want, without the hassle of going into an office. Telecommuter Sylvia Marino explains how the day-to-day realities are quite different from the perceived fantasy.


If you're lucky enough that—even occasionally—you can telecommute to your job (though web commute seems more accurate these days), you've no doubt learned that working away from the office comes with its own set of problems—and solutions.


Starting out as a freelancer can be an exhilarating experience, but that part ends right about when you realise you don't know where to turn next to find your gig. The FreelanceSwitch blog updates its Monster List of freelance job site to more than 150 sites of work offers and contract bidding, including a few non-English options. The best work you'll get as a freelancer usually comes from folks and firms you already know or can network with, but for filling in the monetary gaps, this list isn't a bad place to start.


Some of us work extremely hard and never have time for our personal lives, and particularly, our own families. Perhaps, however, it's time to change that. Consider this: it's pretty difficult to be productive for over 80 hours a week. Instead, take a break during the evening and focus on family time (especially during dinner). At the end of the day, you're making that money so that you can attend to your family—but your family should not be put on hold while you're hard at work. What changes have you made to emphasise family over your career? Let's hear your best moves in the comments.

Balancing Work & Family