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Remote Work Will Save Small Towns

By Nick Traenkle The struggling small towns, which lost so many people, first and foremost the young talented ones, to the big cities, will be thriving again with the already started wave of remote work. STATUS QUO The entire world is in a long phase of urbanization (see also these UN report: 2014 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects from my post How remote work supports the health of our planet). But it is not only the movement from rural landscapes to cities –...

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When She Lets Them Fall

Pain. Pain is the greatest weakness of them all. That's why some people can't resist pain. Do you want to hear a story? There's this one girl who always hides her face with her long black hair. She goes to school every day without a friend. She always sits alone at lunch. To pass the time she uses her smartphone and posts to her blog anonymously. Online, she's really popular. Online, she's really popular. But in reality, she's a nobody...

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How Our Remote Marketing Team Collaborates Across 6 Timezones

In the past when our marketing team was only two or three people, it was easy to work on projects together. Finding time to meet and discuss was also easy, as we only had to coordinate between a few people and we were in fairly close timezones. In the past year, our marketing team has grown from a team of four to a team of eight (yay!). Timezones are mildly more of a challenge now that we are based all around the world — from the West Coast in the US to the East Coast in the U...

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Transformify: Building a Socially Responsible Business Around Remote Work

Something we are always so grateful for is the opportunity to connect with forward-thinking and extremely talented entrepreneurs from around the world who are doing great things in the remote work space. This week we had the absolute pleasure of meeting the Founder, Lily Stoyanov, and Digital Marketing Executive, Lesya Kokhanovska, of Transformify. Transformify is a global corporate social responsibility marketplace who partners with socially responsible businesses and non-profit...

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How to Take a Guilt-Free Mental Health Day

Written by Julie Morris In a society where being overworked and overstressed is worn like a badge of honor, it’s easy to feel guilty for needing a mental health day. Instead of taking time to care for ourselves when we feel overwhelmed, we all too often power through, only to feel twice as worn out when we come out the other side. But taking a sick day to care for your mental health is just as valid as taking one when you’re stuck in bed with a fever. Your anxiety may not be commu...