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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Better Worklife

How to Have Great Relationships with Your Coworkers

We all know that coworkers can make or break a job. Workers’ inability or unwillingness to be intimate with others—what some researchers call social pessimism—predicts poor wellbeing and worse productivity at work. By contrast, research shows that workplace friendships increase individual innovation and enterprising behavior and diminish unhealthy perfectionism and burnout. One study found that […]

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Linda Le Phan

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Better Worklife

12 Incredibly Useful Tools For Creating A Happier Work-life

Everyone living in this technological age that we’re in right now is spoiled. There, I said it! Okay. Not necessarily spoiled in the traditional sense, but spoiled by choices, options, and possibilities compared to our non-technology-having predecessors. Because if you think about it, for almost every problem you can think of there’s some sort of solution […]

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