Multitask During Meetings

Do you find its tempting to multitask during meetings — especially on Zoom and your camera is turned off. Corporate experts say to resist the urge. According to them not paying attention may cause productivity loss as missed details can often lead to scrambling to find them later on. Do you gave the discipline to close all your browser windows and set your phone away from you and engage with the meeting at hand?

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Morning Habits of High Performers

The most successful people in history have six essential habits to make them Awesome at Their Job. In the book The Six Morning Habits of High Performers, one of the main ideas is how silence can generate new ideas. Other theories revolve around how NOT to do affirmations, the impact of tiny amounts of exercise. It suggests how to do master simple practices, like reading and scribing, to eventually become a better version of yourself.

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Remote work forever

While most of us embraced remote work during the pandemic, many are not eager to go back to the office anytime soon. Hoping to work from home forever, may be wishful thinking. Experts anticipate most jobs will eventually return to offices, but if anything that this pandemic has taught us is, do we really need to return to the office?

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Wall Street investors versus Redditors

What started as a joke, caused Gamestop stock to reach an all-time high. In the subreddit r/wallstreetbets Reddit users were able to make the retailer’s stock soar by more than 500% this month. Experts feel that it’s a lot of kids gambling” however it’s more than that. Reddit users have cracked how simple a rigged system is, and are succeeding in exploiting it. Is it Wall Street investors versus Redditors?

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Watered Down Strategy

This winter, many parents in Ontario are concerned about their children going back to school while the pandemic continues. It doesn’t help that it has been recently revealed that Ontario has watered down its strategies to keep COVID-19 out of classrooms. Even though they sitting on 12 billion dollars, they still chose the cheapest path by choosing not to test in schools, while increasing bigger class sizes.

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Tech Withdrawal

Once life starts to return to normal from the pandemic, experts think that children will face “a period of withdrawal” from their tech screens. There is no doubt that screen time for kids has doubled since March and will keep going up as more time passes. Are you worried about your child’s screen time? Are you able to balance physical activity versus screen time as you are working remotely yourself?

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The World Watches

Two weeks after a violent and deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol encouraged and praised by the outgoing president, the world watches today as President-elect Joe Biden will officially become President of the United States. There is no doubt that the political climate has stretched to the breaking point. With the clearest threats of domestic terrorism that the U.S. has ever seen, the polarized country can heal, but the issue may be whether enough people actually want to.

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Whatsapp Exodus

Many users are fleeing the messaging app WhatsApp after it’s announcement that it would begin sharing usage data with it’s parent company Facebook. The company has responded that it won’t reverse the policy but will only delay the update until May 2021. How do you feel about your browser and online history? Would you mind it that data was used and sold?

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Conscious Consumer

Recently there has been a shift in buying behavior which is pushing more shoppers online . Buyers are becoming more conscious and ethical. A balance of consumption benefitting both society and the environment has deepened since the start of the pandemic. Most are making changes to their lifestyles to lessen their consumerism and are careful not to purchase products manufactured by workers without rights. Is it possible to be a conscious consumer while on a budget?

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This Holiday Season

It seems that workers are bracing for a tense holiday this season, with less vacation and more responsibilities. Most people are planning to do less travelling, and a small majority are planning to take less time off compared with the same time last year. More stress is on the rise and more workers are reporting job-related stress entering the season. Do you feel more pressure this season compared to last year?

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