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Weekly Round-Up #293: Watering Plants, Overwork & Ergonomics

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Weekly Round-Up #293: Watering Plants, Overwork & Ergonomics

Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you’ve had a safe, fun and productive week.

As it’s the summer and your attention is probably turning towards your garden we take a look at how many days different plants can go without water, and some tips on looking after plants if you go on vacation.

We also look at why we’re so happy with the idea of overworking ourselves – something that has only increased since more and more of us have been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and the separation of home and office is no longer as clear cut.

And finally, sticking with working from home, it’s important to be comfortable while we’re at or home office. Many people have been making do with using their dining room table and chairs as their workspace so we look at some important statistics about comfort when working from home which includes some interesting things you won’t have thought about.

How Many Days Can Plants Go Without Water? – Gardening Mentor

You know it’s important to water plants but sometimes we forget or don’t have time. Or, even worse, we’re not even aware that the plant needs water.

The typical fully-grown plants can go without water for a week before they start showing symptoms. This will depend on the type of plant as succulents can go for months without water, dormant plants can go for weeks, but fruit, vegetable, and flowering plants won’t last more than 4 to 7, how long can a plant go without water and how can you ensure your plant gets all the water it needs?

Why Do We Buy Into The ‘Cult’ Of Overwork? – BBC Worklife

In 1987 Gordon Gekko, the unscrupulous cigar-smoking powerhouse in the film Wall Street, told the world: greed is good. The movie – ultimately a cautionary tale – depicted work and wealth-obsessed executives putting in long hours in sleek skyscrapers to seal deals and boost their pay packets, at the expense of whoever got in their way. If you live and breathe work (and toss in some moral flexibility), the message was, the rewards will be exciting – and immense.

Although many of us associate overly ambitious workaholism with the 1980s and the finance industry, the tendency to devote ourselves to work and glamourise long-hours culture remains as pervasive as ever. In fact, it is expanding into more sectors and professions, in slightly different packaging.

15+ Statistics You Need To Know About Home Office Ergonomics – Flexispot

Working in an environment that suits your needs impacts several other aspects of your life, including your happiness, health, and productivity.

When we know the situation on the ground, based on statistics, we are clear about the importance of each of the resources we use in the home office. With proper knowledge, we can think carefully about the chair, desk, computer monitor, and lighting we use in our home offices.

How To Keep Up With Your Favorite Shows When You’re Away From Home –

If you’re reading this, perhaps you travel a lot, whether for work or pleasure. At the end of a stressful or exciting day, you might be in the mood for something familiar, and keeping up with your favorite show is a great way to get that feeling when you’re away from home. While COVID has undoubtedly put a damper on travel or perhaps canceled it entirely, people still need to go places. There are many essential workers hard at work across the country traveling from state to state as needed, and they need to relax more than anyone.

Furthermore, if you have to travel, the need to social distance has led people to spend more time alone or in a hotel room while traveling. This means more TV time than they might have at home. Keeping up with shows more easily becomes the potential silver lining to a huge and dark cloud.

Yet it’s not always as easy as turning on the TV, especially if you’re in a different country or far away. Time zones are different, the local networks might not carry the shows you like, and you might be away from your usual devices. Overall, it can be a confusing prospect. so Cable Compare are here to guide you, and internet and cable providers, as well as content producers, have created more options to keep you watching (or binging) from week to week.

10+ Risk-Taking Tips: How To Take Risks That Pay Off – Rocket Mortgage

What do you think of when you hear the word “risk”? Risk-taking can be scary for some, as it can invoke the idea of change or the possibility of something going wrong. Inevitably, this can lead some to retreat from risk. But are you really doing yourself a favor by shying away from risks and change? Probably not.

Change is the only constant. You may not have realized it, but we encounter decisions and risks every day, multiple times a day. Some of these risks are small, like trying a new restaurant, while others are life-altering, like deciding to start a new job or buy a home. Risks can bring great changes and new opportunities you hadn’t anticipated. In order to learn healthy risk-taking behavior, Rocket Mortgage talked to experts and looked at the psychology of risk-taking, how to take risks in life and some additional tools to help you become a better risk-taker.

Life Insurance Guide To Policies & Companies – Investopedia

Life insurance provides financial support to surviving dependents or other beneficiaries after the death of an insured. It is a contract between an insurer and a policyholder. A life insurance policy guarantees the insurer pays a sum of money to named beneficiaries when the insured policyholder dies, in exchange for the premiums paid by the policyholder during their lifetime. You might not think that you need life insurance but it will help provide assistance and security to your loved ones in the event of your passing. In this article, Investopedia looks at what life insurance is, what you should look for and some companies that can provide cover.

Virtual Learning Resource Hub – RingCentral UK

Virtual learning – also called distance learning or eLearning – is a learning method via computer software and the internet, without students or educators being physically present in the same place.

This type of learning can be synchronous or asynchronous. Synchronous or “real-time” learning can include live-streamed classes and tutorials or virtual training sessions for professional development. Asynchronous learning means using online resources to complete the task at your own pace – such as students being given homework. Although schools will eventually return to physical learning, many higher education organisations and businesses have realised the benefits of virtual learning. Access to unlimited educational resources offers a flexible, convenient, and cost-effective way to study.

How To Stop Procrastinating? And Why You Do It – Motivational Speaks

Before you jump into, how to stop procrastinating? you must know why we procrastinate? so here we are going to know exactly what causes procrastination.

Procrastination is a very common problem, and the research shows it is increasing as time passes.

Remember! Everyone procrastinates but not everyone is a procrastinator. it is a big problem, but it does not mean it doesn’t have a solution.

So, how can we stop procrastinating? Read this article from Motivational Speaks to learn more.

8 Practical SEO Tips & Best Practices For Nonprofits – Nonprofit Blog

If you’ve read any blog posts on marketing these days, you must have heard about SEO. While it might seem like just another digital marketing buzzword, SEO is a must for almost any organization operating in the modern world, including for nonprofits.

SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization.” It’s the process of making changes to your website design and content in order to help it appear in the search engines. This helps you get traffic from the “organic” or “natural” search results on search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing.

If you’re confused or intimidated by the prospect of becoming discoverable online and everything that entails, don’t worry DonorBox has got you covered. In this article, they will be sharing tons of insightful and actionable SEO tips and tricks with you.

How To Paint With Watercolors For Beginners 2021 – Draw Paint Color

In this post, you’ll learn all about how to paint with watercolors for beginners. If you’re looking for an easy introduction to watercolors, read on whenever you’re ready.

For beginners, watercolors can look a little daunting, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. It is actually a fun medium to use for artworks, although it can be a bit intimidating at first.

There are a lot of tips and tricks that make painting using a watercolor a lot easier and this is what Draw Paint Color are going to be talking about in this post.

The Best And Worst Places To Retire To In The UK – Fenetic Wellbeing

New research by Fenetic Wellbeing has uncovered the best and worst places to retire to in the UK. To figure this out, Fenetic Wellbeing asked 1,000 survey participants what makes an area good to retire to and to pick three options, and we found that the crime rate was the biggest factor when deciphering what makes somewhere good to retire to. Furthermore, 59.3% of participants said if a location had a lower crime rate than where they currently reside, they would consider moving.

They also asked the 1,000 participants if they would consider moving to a different part of the UK if life expectancy in that area was higher than where they currently reside. 79.84% of participants said yes, and 20.16% said no, suggesting many people do not have strong ties to their hometown.

Keeping these factors in mind, Fenetic looked at every county in the UK to see which 10 were the best to retire to, and which 10 would be the worst to retire to.

12 Incredible Benefits Of Playing A Musical Instrument! – Record Player Pros

Research shows that learning to play a musical instrument can help greatly with one’s confidence, especially in younger people, as it is a learned skill that grants them a place in the social hierarchy and allows them to find an actual platform to stand on: Musician. With musicians being revered in our society, someone who develops musical talent can receive a huge boost of confidence.

This article from Record Player Pros looks at the benefits of playing an instrument and why you should consider starting it up as a hobby.

eCommerce Facebook Ads: Steps To Set-Up Effectively – Blue Water Marketing

In a competitive online world, getting eyes on your eCommerce store can prove to be challenging. You know you have multiple great products and great photos, but the clicks and views just aren’t coming. What’s left to try? Well, if eCommerce Facebook ads aren’t part of your strategy yet, it’s time to make it one!

eCommerce Fb ads tend to yield significant conversions, and that’s just one reason it’s time to include them in your strategy for growing your eCommerce store. Luckily, you are in the right place. In this article Blue Water Marketing take you through a step by step guide for setting up eCommerce ads efficiently and effectively.

What To Do With Dead Flowers: 17 Ways To Repurpose A Bouquet | Ftd –

Bouquets are a beautiful gift to receive from others, or even a nice treat to ourselves, but they don’t last forever. Instead of throwing away your bouquet, try repurposing it. You might not know what to do with dead flowers, but we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to keep the magic of a bouquet alive, even after the flowers aren’t.

To help get you inspired, FTD have put together 17 of our favorite ways to repurpose a bouquet. From making a wreath to creating your own floral surface cleaner, these dried flower crafts are a great way to keep enjoying a bouquet after the flowers have died.

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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