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Work Stress Kills Thousands Of Americans A Year -- Six Easy Steps To Let Go Of Your Stress

According to recent reports,  workplace stress may contribute up to $190 billion in health-care expenses and over 120,000 deaths each year. Anxiety about employment could potentially kill more Americans than diabetes, Alzheimer’s, or the flu every year. Further, the constant stress, overload and the sedentary nature of so many office jobs puts undue strain on our minds and bodies and contributes to rampant sickness, pain, and premature decline....

A Letter to the One who Doesn’t Dare

I know. Sometimes life seems to be made in a funny/weird way. Like if it was coming directly out of Hell. Two simple options. Stay there and give a cold stare at your life. Change it. Almost everything is temporary. Life is temporary. Sadness is temporary. Happiness can also be temporary. Why should we stay in a life that does not suit us. Why should we stay in a life if happiness is not part of it. If your life is broken, that misfortune spit...

A court has ruled that time spent traveling to and from work is “work”

Sweaty trips on overstuffed trains and buses, rush-hour traffic jams… for many workers, the commute can be the most stressful part of a working day. Indeed, a European court has ruled that that time spent traveling to and from work should count as actual work, with companies paying employees for their time accordingly. The judgment applies to workers without a fixed office, such as many electricians, care workers, and sale reps, and will affect millions of public and private sector emp...

Living Wage 'Shockwaves' Hit Prices And Jobs

Employers are said to be scaling back their hiring plans ahead of the introduction of a National Living Wage next year, while Whitbread is to raise its prices in response. A survey of firms by the employment group Manpower suggested the jobs market was at its least optimistic for three years this month in the run-up to April, when staff aged over 25 have to be paid at least £7.20 per hour. It marks an increase from the current minimum wage of £6.50. The report said companies...

Tips on working with a remote team

Remote teams are a quite recent phenomenon. Awesome companies such as Buffer and Zapier (and a ton of other companies) have made it work. Here is what we learned while building Recurvoice with a distributed team and several freelancers for ad hoc tasks:   Trust We hired freelancers from Upwork that we never worked with before. Needless to say that it did not work out with everyone. Some were finishing important jobs too late, did not communicate well enough and so on. Aft...