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6 Tips to Stay Sane During Quarantine

Dumb Little Man

An unprecedented global health crisis has forced many countries to implement quarantine and lockdown protocols to contain its spread. Because of this, people are left to stay at home for longer periods of time than they could ever imagine.

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The U.S. Has 1.7 Million VanLifers

Small Business Labs

VanLifers are people who travel, work and live on the road in vans, RVs, and other vehicles.    And according to the recently released MBO Partners research study on digital nomads , there are about 1.7 million VanLifers roaming the country.

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Getting A Kindle Book List From Amazon

Simple Productivity Blog

I've been buying Amazon books since 2009. That's a whole lot of books. And while writing a recent article on backlogs, I realized that I have built up a huge backlog of unread books on my Kindle. How many, exactly? Well, there's no easy way to tell.

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Learn How to Say "No" at Work

On The Job

When the job market is tough like it is now, it's very difficult to say "no." You don't want to say "no" to a request from a colleague for fear of not being seen as a team player. You don't want to say "no" to a boss for fear of being fired.

2020 163

How to Coach Your Brain to Improve Your Mental Strength and Motivation

Dumb Little Man

Whenever I reflect on my daily actions, I am always impressed to see how easy it is to slip off from my best intentions. It’s as if a part of me is determined to achieve my goals while the other almost finds pleasure in sabotaging them.

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Academic Studies Show Gig Work Increases Entrepreneurship an Acts as a Safety Net

Small Business Labs

Two recent academic studies illustrate several of the benefits of the gig economy.    The University of Chicago Booth Review article Does the gig economy promote entrepreneurship? covers a study showing that gig economy employment helps people make the leap to entrepreneurship and start their own businesses. 

2020 133

Post-positive Adjectives in English

Daily Writing Tips

An often-noted difference between English and the Romance languages is that in English, adjectives precede the noun. English-speakers say “the red car,” whereas French-speakers say, “the car red” ( la voiture rouge ).

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How To Run A Successful Business During a Pandemic

Dumb Little Man

Whenever a pandemic hits, the business sector is always one of the severely hit economic areas. Businesses will either move to a work-from-home setup, hit pause, or worse, have shut down. As a business owner, how can you make sure that your business sees the pandemic through?

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5 Personal Board Ideas for Trello

Jen Lawrence

When we think about task management tools, we consider all the ways they can help us work better, faster, more efficiently. But have you ever looked at your favorite tool and considered how you could use it to improve your life ?

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5 Skills & Strategies Required By A Recruiter In The Post COVID-19 Market

Recruit CRM

The effect of Covid-19 shall for sure last for years. Although everybody has called it as the new normal , the recruitment companies needs to pace up its market after the end of the pandemic.

2020 52

The global movement to restore nature's biodiversity | Thomas Crowther

TED Talks

Biodiversity is the key to life on Earth and reviving our damaged planet, says ecologist Thomas Crowther.

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Connecting with Customers During a Crisis – Notes for the Tech Industry

Dumb Little Man

Since foot traffic has dropped dramatically due to the pandemic, the corporate arena is facing a great setback. Social distancing, which is beneficial for health safety, has brought many negative impacts for businesses globally. Among several other factors, customer interaction tops the list.

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5 Personal Board Ideas for Trello

Jen Lawrence

When we think about task management tools, we consider all the ways they can help us work better, faster, more efficiently. But have you ever looked at your favorite tool and considered how you could use it to improve your life ?

2020 52

Why Wire Mesh Cable Trays Are Gaining Popularity?

Small Business CEO

As structural systems, cable trays secure, fasten and manage the massive bundles of electrical cables traversing buildings and other establishments.

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On time and water | Andri Snær Magnason

TED Talks

Over the next 200 years, we can expect all of the Earth's glaciers to disappear -- unless we act now, says writer Andri Snær Magnason.

2020 86

11 Tips For Truly Memorable And Unforgettable Gifts

Dumb Little Man

How do you give someone an unforgettable gift? We all have that one person on our list who seems impossible to buy for, but you want to give them something memorable and hopefully even useful.

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10 years to transform the future of humanity -- or destabilize the planet | Johan Rockström

TED Talks

"For the first time, we are forced to consider the real risk of destabilizing the entire planet," says climate impact scholar Johan Rockström.

2020 83

Cities are driving climate change. Here's how they can fix it | Angel Hsu

TED Talks

Cities pump out 70 percent of all global carbon emissions -- which means they also have the greatest opportunity to lower CO2 levels and energy consumption.

2020 83

The race to a zero-emission world starts now | António Guterres

TED Talks

"If we don't act now on climate change, this coming century may be one of humanity's last," says António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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Climate justice can't happen without racial justice | David Lammy

TED Talks

Why has there been so little mention of saving Black lives from the climate emergency? For too long, racial justice efforts have been distinguished from climate justice work, says David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, England.

2020 83

The case for stubborn optimism on climate | Christiana Figueres

TED Talks

"This decade is a moment of choice unlike any we have ever lived," says Christiana Figueres, the architect of the historic 2015 Paris Agreement.

2020 83

Make your actions on climate reflect your words | Severn Cullis-Suzuki

TED Talks

"History has shown us that in moments of crisis, society can truly transform," says environmental educator Severn Cullis-Suzuki. Nearly 30 years ago, at just 12 years old, she spoke at the UN's Earth Summit in hopes of reversing the planet's slide into ecological disaster.

2020 83

Europe's plan to become the first carbon-neutral continent | Ursula von der Leyen

TED Talks

With the ambitious goal of becoming the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, the European Union has committed to creating a greener world for future generations.

2020 83

To save the climate, we have to reimagine capitalism | Rebecca Henderson

TED Talks

"Business is screwed if we don't fix climate change," says economist Rebecca Henderson. In this bold talk, she describes how unchecked capitalism destabilizes the environment and harms human health -- and makes the case for companies to step up and help fix the climate crisis they're causing.

2020 83

If trees could speak | Elif Shafak

TED Talks

How do we tell stories of humanity and nature at a time when our planet is burning? Novelist Elif Shafak invites us to listen to the trees, whose experience of time, stillness and impermanence is utterly different from our own.

2020 83

Amazon's climate pledge to be net-zero by 2040 | Dave Clark and Kara Hurst

TED Talks

In 2019, Amazon signed the Climate Pledge, a commitment to become a net-zero carbon business by 2040.

The joy of taking out the trash | Aparna Nancherla

TED Talks

Comedian Aparna Nancherla loves to take out the trash.

2020 83

The 15-minute city | Carlos Moreno

TED Talks

Living in a city means accepting a certain level of dysfunction: long commutes, noisy streets, underutilized spaces. Carlos Moreno wants to change that.

2020 83

The city planting a million trees in two years | Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

TED Talks

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, is on a mission to plant a million trees over the next two years, increasing vegetation in her city by fifty percent while shoring up eroding riverbanks and increasing biodiversity.

2020 83

Fossil fuel companies know how to stop global warming. Why don't they? | Myles Allen

TED Talks

The fossil fuel industry knows how to stop global warming, but they're waiting for someone else to pay, says climate science scholar Myles Allen.

2020 83

The energy Africa needs to develop -- and fight climate change | Rose M. Mutiso

TED Talks

In this perspective-shifting talk, energy researcher Rose M. Mutiso makes the case for prioritizing Africa's needs with what's left of the world's carbon budget, to foster growth and equitably achieve a smaller global carbon footprint. In this perspective-shifting talk, energy researcher Rose M.

How cities are detoxing transportation | Monica Araya

TED Talks

People around the world are demanding clean air -- and cities are starting to respond, says electrification advocate Monica Araya.

2020 83

Climate change is our reality. Here's how we're taking action | Al Gore, Gloria Kasang Bulus, Nana Firman, Ximena Loría and Tim Guinee

TED Talks

With the Climate Reality Project, Al Gore is helping mold future leaders to build the movement for climate survival and social justice from the ground up.

2020 83

24 hours on Earth -- in one image | Stephen Wilkes

TED Talks

"Nature reveals itself to us in unique ways, if we stop and look at the world through a window of time," says photographer Stephen Wilkes.

2020 83

How to decarbonize the grid and electrify everything | John Doerr and Hal Harvey

TED Talks

"The good news is it's now clearly cheaper to save the planet than to ruin it," says engineer and investor John Doerr. The bad news is: we are fast running out of time."

2020 83

A concrete idea to reduce carbon emissions | Karen Scrivener

TED Talks

Concrete is the second most-used substance on Earth (behind water), and it's responsible for eight percent of the world's carbon footprint.

How we could make carbon-negative concrete | Tom Schuler

TED Talks

Concrete is all around us: we use it to build our roads, buildings, bridges and much more. Yet over the last 2,000 years, the art of mixing cement and using it to bind concrete hasn't changed very much -- and it remains one of the world's biggest emitters of carbon.

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