Tag Archive: work


Tips to Beat Writer’s Block

Whether crafting an email to a colleague, poss, or potential employer, working on an article, or writing assignment for class, writer’s block can make written communication feel like pulling teeth. This helpful article from Thought Catalog shares a few tips for dealing with writer’s block and getting what you need to say down in the way you want to say it.

How do you deal with writer’s block?

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Rules for Working from Home

Online education, like telecommuting to work, can boost productivity and allow for a more flexible schedule. However, it can be easy to become side-tracked or to struggle with feeling isolated. These 5 Rules for Working from Home from Real Simple can help you strike a good balance.

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How to Manage Before it Makes You Sick

Despite the knowledge that stress can lead to a variety of physical, mental, and emotional conditions, many of us simply accept stress related to work, school, or our personal life as the norm. We may not even realize how stressed out we are! Though we can’t always eliminate stress, there are things we can to do manage it before it makes us sick. This article from Life Hack shares some helpful tips and trick.

Sick a lot? It could be your boss.

As we enter cold and flu season, staying healthy is something a lot of us are thinking about. We’re quick to cite tight quarters or a fickle office heating system for our symptoms, but unfortunately, stress—especially work-related stress—can work against the best of plans to stay well. One surprising cause of illness? Your boss! In this article, author Amy Rees Anderson talks about a study showing that people with bad bosses and managers were more likely to experience troubling physical symptoms of stress and to suffer from conditions like coronary heart disease. The article also offers a list of signs your boss may be a “bad” boss, such as:

  • They don’t communicate a clear vision for the future
  • They lack enthusiasm and passion for the work the company is doing
  • They pick and choose who they will value rather than valuing the team as a whole
  • The fail to communicate clear expectations

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May is National Women’s Health Month. Since we tend to spend at least half of our waking hours at work, our job and the environment we work in can have a huge impact on our health. Emotional support is one way in which workers can help each other. This article talks about how women can support each other the workplace by talking about their mistakes instead of trying to hide them.