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Better Worklife, Work

Social Media at Work: Stay or Slay?

Though major companies may focus on misuse of social media that could put them at legal risk (like when a post showing a Taco Bell employee licking taco shells hit the company Facebook feed,) the biggest concern revolves around fear of losing productivity. With one third of the workforce using social media for at least an hour a day, it might sound like a legitimate concern. Until you factor in that 47% of people actually think the biggest waste of time is attending too many meetings. Hmm… (Insert chin scratch here.)

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Window into Benefit Cosmetics

“When I have a gay dude…you kinda get a little flirt from them when they’re in your chair.” For men and women, mixing work and pleasure is tricky. You want people to feel as comfortable as possible when your job is to yank out their facial hair. Talk about ranking high on the up close and personal factor. So getting hit on (when you’re inches from a client’s face)? It happens.

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Window into Ben and Jerry’s: Scoops of Social Change

Forget neighborhood ice cream truck that plays twinkling music through a loud speaker, your cone of Ben & Jerry’s could roll up in a sweet Tesla. The company invested in a fully electric Tesla vehicle outfitted with an electric freezer. In an effort to really put its money where it’s mouth is, Ben & Jerry’s launched the “Save our Swirled” campaign with an environmentally conscious sampling vehicle that could help spread the message across the miles without increasing its own carbon footprint. Enter world’s most stylish ice cream cart served with a heaping scoop of environmental awareness.

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TED Talks Get You Fired Up About Work

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3 TED Talks to Get You Fired Up About Work

The phrase “dream job” already sets us up for failure with the idea that doing what you love is so beyond reach. What if we changed the way we think about work, embrace that how we spend our time (at a job or at home) is all valuable time we want to enjoy, and dare to make work part of our lives? This Independence Day, what if we think about freeing ourselves from the notion that work is a place we escape and instead look at what we do as a meaningful part of our lives. After all, it’s how we spend up to a third of our lifetime.

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