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Navigating Office Politics in the Trump Era

 

To say that the Trump administration has launched to a rocky start would be a severe understatement. While battles over policy issues were to be expected, one source of Oval Office tension has been most unusual: the office politics. As leaks continue to pour out of the White House about President Trump’s shifting alliances within his inner circle, the only constant seems to be the lack of job security. His former national security adviser was forced to resign after just a month in office, despite having been in the President’s inner circle throughout the campaign. The calls for his attorney general’s resignation grow ever louder. Key Department of Justice officials, including the former Attorney General and the District Attorney for New York, have been fired. And within the President’s core group of advisers, loyalties are constantly shifting - with all the gory details being leaked to the press.

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11 Tips for Effectively Working Out of a Cafe (And Loving it)

 

It’s 2017 and the work-from-home lifestyle is stronger than ever. We millennials are realizing the stagnant office life is dead and the option of working anywhere is absolutely, 100 percent alive. Hallelujah! Although working from home in our pajamas (or naked) can be glorifying and freeing, it can get lonely. It can also be a sure way to gain 15 pounds. Nobody is judging you for shoveling cold pasta in your mouth when you work from home, unfortunately. That’s why coffee shops are sometimes the answer to all the problems we freelancers have. As someone who’s worked out of cafés and coffee shops for the last 3 years, I will be your coffee shop guru for effectively working from any café in the world! Let’s begin.
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7 Things You Should Know When Shopping Online for Office Products

 

It’s 2017. Gone are the days when shopping online was uncharted territory. Today, anyone with internet access and a credit card can basically live off of what can be delivered to their door. While I can’t recommend hunkering down in your apartment only to crack the door open for your postal carrier, it would be silly of us to ignore the benefits of buying online. There’s cheaper prices, convenience, more options and helpful product reviews, just to name a few.

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The Socially-Minded Generation of the Future

It was almost two decades before Gordon Gekko would proclaim to moviegoers “Greed is good,” that a very similar argument was being made. In 1970, a New York Times op-ed claimed that the recently popular idea of corporate social responsibility was a “fundamentally subversive doctrine” and that “there is one and only one social responsibility of business: to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.”

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5 Tips for Launching a Massively Successful Crowdfunding Campaign


At ten o’clock in the morning on April 2nd, 2014, StandDesk launched on Kickstarter. I sat at my computer screen, channeling my inner Looney Toon’s character with eyes wide and jaw on the floor, as the number of backers instantly began to rise.

Ferocious texts flew back and forth between myself and StandDesk Founder and CEO, Steven Yu, much in the vein of “omg omg omg,” “holy crap can you believe this?!,” AKLFKGENLKDJsg AHHH,” and “This. Is. Awesome.”

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The Four Office Personality Types: Which One Are You?

Have you ever wondered how to make your work life more productive? At many jobs, workspaces are relatively uniform, dictated by the powers that be. But the thing is, not every employee thinks and works in the same way, so while the workstation provided may fit the personality type of some workers, it won’t be best suited to others. Luckily, there are a lot of products out there at affordable costs that can help you stay organized and optimize productivity - the trick is finding which ones are right for you.

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Why Your Workstation is Your Best Warm-Up: 3 Ways Standing at Your Desk Can Help Your Workouts

Let’s face it, sitting at work all day can be a real pain in the ass (pun intended). I’m a very active person outside of work and enjoy playing sports and weightlifting whenever I can. When I got my first real life 9-5 job, I noticed that doing these activities wasn’t always as easy as it used to be. Sure, age plays some part, but through a little self examination, I realized sitting down for long periods of time was the real culprit: not only does it stiffen up my muscles, but it lowers my energy levels.

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Death By Meeting? Here's How to Ensure Results-Based Work

“When I started working at my first job out of college, there was nothing more exciting to me than being invited to a meeting,” says Fran, a 26-year old project manager in San Francisco. “I assumed that the more colorful blocks I had on my schedule, the more proof it must be that I was a vital part of the company.” But Fran, who says she was scheduled for at least two company meetings a day, quickly grew weary of the roundups.

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