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Weekly Round-Up #319 – Working From Home, Remote Working & Idioms

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Weekly Round-Up #319 – Working From Home, Remote Working & Idioms

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

In this week’s round-up we take a look at gadgets when working from home, how it can affect your sleep and where you can find remote jobs. We also look at idioms every English speakers and learners should know so you can make sure you don’t draw a blank and can get cracking (see what I did there?)

The 12 Best Work From Home Gadgets And Accessories – CableCompare.com

A lot of people are still working from home after the events of 2020. Companies realised that workers could be just as productive (if not more so) working from home.

So while working from home might be the “new normal”, a lot of people may still be using their dining table or lap while sitting on the sofa as their new home “office”.

With that in mind CableCompare have put together a list of the 12 gadgets you should consider buying if you’re working from home – they’ll make you more comfortable and productive.

How Working From Home Impacts Your Sleep – Mattress Clarity

Sticking with working from home, how does it affect your sleeping habits?

I’m sure we all know that we should differentiate between work and sleep areas – in other words as tempting as it might be to work on your bed while watching TV it’s a bad idea, but did you know your posture can have an effect on your sleep too?

The Top 60 Remote Work Websites For New Opportunities In 2022 – iREVIEWS

If you’ve enjoyed working from home but your employer has decided you need to be in the office (we’re looking at you Elon then where can you find a job that will allow you to work remotely?

iREVIEWS has put together a list of sixty job boards, websites and agencies across a variety of business sectors so you’re bound to find something to suit you and your remote working needs.

How Much Does Office Relocation Costs – Estimated Prices – Three Movers

Maybe you’re thinking about downsizing your offices as people are working from home more now. The ideal answer is to find new premises and move, but how much will that cost?

Three Movers have put together a list of things you’ll need to consider before making the move that will help you estimate the costs and amount of time needed – something that can have a huge impact on your business as down time can mean you’re not bringing in any revenue.

How To Increase Productivity In The Office – corporatesuites

Once you’ve relocated your office and got nicely settled in you might be wondering how you can increase productivity.

In this article there are 29 actionable steps you can use across your organisation to improve productivity which will make your business more efficient and help your employees feel less stressed.

The Ultimate FDA Food Labeling Guide – UPrinting

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll probably be aware of the pink sauce that took TikTok by storm and then came crashing down to reality when the packaging was found to be substandard with labeling issues.

Not knowing what to put on a label is a common issue but did you know there are size and placement requirements too?

UPrinting has a fascinating guide on food labeling requirements so you can check if what you’re buying meets them and if you’re planning on launching the next “pink sauce” you’ll be able to avoid the same labeling issues that Chef Pii ran fowl of.

70 Idioms Every English Learner Should Know – ProofReadingServices.com

An idiom is defined as “a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words.”

We all use them every day without thinking about it – bright as a button, thick as two short planks. I could go on but I don’t want to spoil the great infographic ProofReadingServices have put together.

While it’s primarily aimed at those learning English as a second language it’s always good to brush up and you may even learn a few new idioms you can sprinkle into everyday conversation which may help you to “break the ice” (see what I did there again!?)

Be Your Own Boss: How Women Can Climb The Ladder To Entrepreneurship – Beauty Schools Directory

Woman can face difficulty in starting their own business. Banks may be less inclined to lend them money due to worry that the business may shut down if they decide to have children – something male entrepreners don’t face, or they are seen as less of a “go getter” and so a bigger risk.

In this interesting article from Beauty Schools Directory, they go through the history of women business owners in the U.S, how the tide is turning for female business ownership and some tips if you’re thinking of starting out on your own business journey.

6 Ways To Improve Mental Health – Healing Hands Chiropractic

Mental health is finally something that we’re paying more attention to. As we become aware of the importance of checking in with and looking after ourselves it can be difficult to know how to start.

In this article, there are 6 simple steps you can use to kickstart your mental health journey.

Fitness Trends: New Trends In Fitness (Global Report) – RunRepeat

This report might focus on last year but I think it shows an interesting shift aware from gyms when it comes to our exercising habits. According to another reports, gym memberships are still well down in 2022 on memberships in 2020 although they do show signs of slowly bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels.

So how are people choosing the exercise – and are they even exercising at all? RunRepeat’s report contains some interesting facts and figures.

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!

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