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Today, about a quarter of the employees in our office uprooted themselves from their usual corners and chairs, and switched desks at random. I moved from my comfortable, quiet corner with its multiple monitors and comfortable keyboard and mouse to a much busier desk in a high-traffic area. Here's what I learned.

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For as much as we all want a stable, blazing-fast internet connection at home, for a lot of people, fixed connections are just not working out. If this sounds painfully familiar, it might be time to consider mobile broadband.

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Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor and the author of Meditations, considered by many to be one of the greatest works of philosophy ever written. Among his many ruminations, Aurelius has an interesting take on the concept of "bad luck" that remains useful to this day. In short, you should treat unexpected misfortune as an opportunity to reflect on your hidden strengths.

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While going viral — that is, having your products or store become briefly famous online and seen by millions of people — can be seen as the holy grail of small business, it can also stop your business in its tracks if not handled correctly. If you're not prepared for a sudden influx in demand and customers, the effect of going viral could be detrimental to your business.

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Google has a long history of introducing, then forgetting about, and finally officially killing off its products. Most recently, that included Google Spaces, a service that most of us never knew existed to begin with. Let's take a tour of some of our favourite services Google's killed off over the years.

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Eating lunch at your desk seems like a good idea. After all, you get more work done, show your coworkers how hard working you are, and you still eat enough to fuel the rest of your workday, right? Wrong. Here's why you need to stop eating lunch at your desk.

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Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we're talking with Jack Zhang, co-founder and CEO of cross-border payment platform Airwallex.

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Dear Lifehacker, I read somewhere that a creative workspace can lead to higher productivity and wanted to know if it's true? I work in a boring office job (it pays the bills) but I'm a creative type at heart. My question is, how can I add creativity to my corner of a boring workplace to inspire myself (preferably without getting in trouble)?