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The 10 Biggest Misconceptions About Remote Work

Remote work is on the rise. Believe it or not, employees are opting for 30 more minutes of shut eye over 30 minutes in traffic. Turns out they prefer home cooked meals at a kitchen table over microwaved frozen meals in the breakroom. They’re also choosing impactful co-worker collaboration over water cooler gossip. In short, remote work is working. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, 37% of the US labor force works remotely, and that number is only rising. Yet, misconceptions and...

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The Power of Intention

A day without intention is a day wasted. It doesn't matter if you want to get some exercise, write an essay, or start a business; without intention, there can be no productivity, and in turn no success.  Image from Virgin.com Sometimes it doesn't feel like there are enough hours in the day to get through all I want to achieve. But then I remember, everyone on this planet only has 24 hours in a day - that includes President Obama, Oprah, the Pope and Beyoncé. To...

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Remote Year raises $12 million to combine remote work and global travel

Remote Year should be a pretty appealing idea to anyone with a serious case of wanderlust: Participants spend a whole year working abroad, moving to a different city and country each month. But is it just a fun, one-time experiment, or the seed of a big business? The team at Highland Capital Partners is betting on the latter — it just led a $12 million Series A in the company. Other investors in the round include Flybridge Capital Partners (where the deal was led by...

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You Just Missed This In The Last 60 Seconds

The internet is a fantastic and fast paced world of information, shopping, games, and a bunch of other stuff. It moves fast, and if you blink you have already missed something. So, until the day comes when humans merge with machines and we lose the need to blink our archaic low-tech eyelids, here is a brief run down of what just happened while you read this witty introduction.   Almost half a million tweets. Every single one of them was worth reading. We checked, and we wouldn&#...

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7 Ways to Stay Productive While You're Traveling

Here's the thing about traveling: In theory, you have a lot of time to yourself. The problem is that of all the places to work, a busy airport, a packed flight and a red-eye schedule isn't exactly the perfect storm of ideal circumstances. Being productive while you're traveling is all about finding ways to create your own "space" and find your zone even amidst chaos. Crying baby three rows up? Grab the headphones. Tired? Cup of coffee would do (just not the airplane coff...