Caroline Beaton

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Work

How to Declutter your Work-Life

Millennials, like me, are minimalists: from our iPhones to our fashion, we value efficiency, simplicity and aesthetics. When it comes to work, we want the same, but it’s inherently harder to get. Modern work is hairy: multiple tools and software “solutions,” flooded inboxes, uncertain expectations, and clashing coworkers and teams make for a complicated, chaotic […]

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Caroline Beaton

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Better Worklife, Work

Room with a View: How Nature and Light Influence Employee Satisfaction and Performance at Work

Humans evolved to work surrounded by nature. Today, many of us are enclosed by materials so far removed from the natural world as to be unrecognizable: hard plastic desks, synthetic floors and walls, other-worldly technology. But do our artificial workspaces actually affect our satisfaction and performance at work? Research suggests yes. For example, blue light […]

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Caroline Beaton

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Better Worklife, Work

The Long Commute: How Long Is Too Long and Why

Your work commute matters. Large-scale studies indicate that one’s satisfaction with commuting to work contributes to overall happiness. And, in general, long commute times are associated with lower subjective well-being. But it turns out that length of commute is hardly the most important facet of commute satisfaction. In fact, occasionally workers wish their commutes were […]

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Caroline Beaton

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Finding THAT Job, Work

Dear Millennials, Here Are 3 Things To Look For In A Dream Job

Searching for a new job can be overwhelming. And since it’s where you’ll be spending the majority of your waking hours, it feels like everything’s important. Indeed, a lot is important. Things like benefits, company culture, coworkers, management style, advancement opportunities, job duties, location, and so many other details seem to impact whether or not […]

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