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Weekly Round-Up #266: A Spooky Game, Meditation And Is Your Home Affecting Your Well-Being?

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Weekly Round-Up #266: A Spooky Game, Meditation And Is Your Home Affecting Your Well-Being?

Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope your week has been fun and productive!

This week we have a spooktacular memory game for you – match the tiles in the fastest time and challenge your friends (I won’t post my time as I was rather rubbish).

We also have a guide to mindful meditation, which is especially important in these current trying times. And as we’re spending so much time in our homes at the moment (thanks to you-know-what and the fact that we’re moving into winter here in the northern hemisphere) we take a look at the impact your home can have on your well-being.

Seriously Smoked Presents: Grilled Match – Seriously Smoked

Ready for some seriously spooky Halloween fun? Check out this matching tile game from Seriously smoked – let me know your best time in the comments below!

​DIY Home Improvement Guide – U.S. Rigging

We’re all spending a lot more time at home at the moment so it’s important that we feel happy in our space. With this in mind, U.S Rigging have put together a list of 4 D.I.Y home improvement tips for you to try, and (maybe more importantly) 6 things you should definitely avoid.

How To Set Up A Remote Working Business – RingCentral UK

Remote working has become more than just a trend. As a result of the unprecedented circumstances of 2020, remote working is set to play a major role in the ‘new normal’ business landscape. 78% of the CEOs surveyed in PwC’s CEO Panel survey believe that the shift towards remote collaboration is enduring. The global pandemic has fundamentally changed our priorities in terms of how we work. As Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that half of the social media brand’s workforce will work from home by 2030 and with Twitter and Square among many others offering remote working to their employees indefinitely, it seems that remote working will be seen no longer as a ‘perk’ but as the new substitute for the ‘9-5’ way of working. Whether you’re considering adopting a remote working policy for your business in part, or you’re pivoting your entire organisation for remote working indefinitely, taking the necessary steps into unknown territory can be tricky.

Health Benefits Of A Clean Home – health enews

The question remains: do fit people have more energy to clean their homes, or are they simply disciplined in terms of their fitness and house cleanliness? Regardless, keeping a clean home has its benefits – a potentially fit body being just one.

The Ultimate Mindfulness Meditation Guide For Beginners – Learn Relaxation Techniques

Mindfulness is the act of living in the moment and being aware of your surroundings and behavior while focusing on the now and the present. It is a philosophy as well as a way of life that encourages active engagement and concentration on the present, taking each moment with complete command and control of your thoughts and actions. It is a means of making our lives healthier and more productive by actively working towards the state we want to achieve with complete dedication.”

Internet Statistics (2020) – High Speed Internet

The internet has become an integral component of the modern human experience. The majority of us use the internet for everything from socializing to working to entertaining ourselves, and the role it plays in our lives is always growing. There are many fascinating internet statistics to explore. This article from will answer some of the most common questions you may have about internet access, internet traffic, eCommerce, social media, and everything else about the internet.

How Your Home Can Affect Your Well-Being – Rocket Mortgage

Home is where your heart is, where you should feel most comfortable and where you gather with family – but in our current reality, home is where everything is and where we spend the majority of our time. Now that regular life as we know it has come to a halt, many people have started working from home, causing a collision between our personal and professional productivity. Many individuals and families have struggled to adapt these past few months. Stress and anxiety are on the rise across demographics, especially for older populations, those on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic and those facing financial hardship. We wanted to evaluate how we can improve our environments to foster better well-being, both mentally and physically. To do so, Rocket Mortgage have included expert insights and actionable tips that you can use to improve your environment.

6 Mind-Blowing Ways To Manage Time More Effectively – EDUCBA

We often tend to believe that we never have time to finish our work because we’re overtly busy in responding to life’s curveballs. When we finally manage time to extract some time for ourselves, we are hit by a sudden development which demands immediate attention. In fact, even when we are not faced with any problem, we seem to find no time for managing our daily tasks. So how do we find manage time for anything we do? This articel from EDUCBA breaks down all you need to know about managing your time effectively.

Jobs AI Will Take First – RS Components

RS Components has used PWC and ONS Data to reveal how many jobs per sector are at risk of being taken by robots by 2030, a mere 10 years away, and with difficulties due to COVID-19, this could start to happen even sooner. You can take a look at the series of GIFs on the RS Components to see if your job is at risk of being taken over in the robot revolution.

How To Choose The Right Side Income For You – Money Crashers

As you progress in your financial journey, you may notice that something many wealthy people have in common is they have multiple income streams. Whether or not you have a full-time job, creating additional income, either through passive investments or side gigs, can have a huge impact on your long-term financial success. So you’ve decided you want a second income, but which income stream is right for you? There are so many forms of side income, it can be difficult to choose. Money Crashers have broken down what you need to consider when choosing, as well as the major elements of each option.

How To Maintain Virtual Relationships While Social Distancing – Mesothelioma Center

Staying connected to loved ones without spending time with them in person can be difficult. Whether you’re separated for health reasons or simply by distance, it can be a challenge to find ways to be together and make meaningful connections when you’re limited to doing so virtually.

Thanks to the wonders of technology and human ingenuity, we now have dozens of ways to connect online, from a simple face-to-face phone call to fully integrated game nights with friends. But when you or a family member are ill, it can feel like there’s an elephant in the (chat) room that makes it hard for conversation to flow naturally.

If you’re having a hard time having the easy, natural conversations you’re used to has put together some great tips to help you get and stay connected.

Can You Guess These Celebrity Pets? – Protectivity

Like millions of people around the world, some of our most well-known celebrities also have a furry friend or two to keep them company when they head home at the end of the day. These pampered pets often pop up in paparazzi photos, or on more candid social media content – with some of them even having accounts of their own – but can you guess the celebrity that owns each pet?

Water Pollution – Fresh Big Bang

Today, the global withdrawal of water (meaning freshwater taken from ground or surface water sources such as rivers or lakes) for agriculture, industrial and domestic uses is more than 4 trillion m3 per year. The consumption of water has been increasing rapidly since 1900 till today. The growing world population, agriculture and industrial consumption patterns, and the structure of economies are the main factors. Clean and fresh water flows to your house. It is something normal, or actually it is not? Can we really afford to take it for granted? Well, answer yourself after reading the information in this article from Fresh Big Bang.

27 Digital Signage Content Creation Tools For Stunning Screens – Enplug Blog

Digital signage content can help you get your message out, but it only has an impact on your business and team if it’s relevant and compelling. Luckily, turning your content strategy into memorable visuals that get noticed doesn’t have to cost a lot or take hours of time. Want to know the secret to creating great content, even if you don’t have a graphic designer on staff? Use the right tools. That’s why Enplug’s list of 27 digital signage content creation tools is a must-have for anyone managing screen content.

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

About The Author
Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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