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Cubicle Etiquette

Cubicle Etiquette

Now that many of us are returning to the office, people are going to be sitting in cubicles again. If you’re one of those people, you know that there can be a lot of distractions. Without office walls to separate you from your coworkers, you probably have to deal with a lot of background noise(…)

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Good Office Plants

Good Office Plants

Plants make people better employees. Research has shown that when employees have contact with nature, they feel happier, more relaxed, more satisfied with their work, and more engaged. The strongest link to increased happiness is associated with sunlight exposure. But even a potted plant can increase employees’ feelings of well-being. So if you can, bring(…)

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How to Avoid Office Drama

How to Avoid Office Drama

When you put a group of people together in the workplace, there’s going to be drama. Even in the most congenial, cohesive group, it crops up occasionally. Maybe a coworker did something on a project that other people didn’t like. Or maybe there’s an unpopular new work policy that has people grumbling. There are a(…)

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How to Have a Good Day at Work

How to Have a Good Day at Work

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every workday could be enjoyable and productive? Unfortunately, it’s not always something that’s entirely under your control. If you’re working on a frustrating project, dealing with personal problems, or feeling under the weather, those things can have a negative effect. But luckily, there are things you can do to increase(…)

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Take a Vacation!

Take a Vacation!

This has been a difficult year for everyone. There have been a lot of challenges. It’s been stressful and tiring. And I think we could all use a break. This is one of the biggest reasons why psychologist Art Markman suggests that taking a vacation this summer is so important. After the year that we’ve(…)

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Don’t Eat Lunch at Your Desk

Don’t Eat Lunch at Your Desk

France used to have a law that forbade employees from eating lunch at their desks. Leaving the office and taking an actual break at lunchtime was considered to be very important for employees’ health and well-being. And there does seem to be some truth to that. According to author Anna Rahmanan, sitting in front of(…)

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