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Ensuring Digital Security While Working from Home

While the ability to allow employees to work remotely (whether by necessity or choice) enables greater flexibility to employees and corporations alike, it also comes with tremendous cybersecurity risks. Not only can a remote employee put their own privacy at risk, but working remotely could result in a serious breach of the company’s security. Most companies did not have the infrastructure to support a mass amount of people working remotely, and even less have the security to ensure their sensitive data isn’t being exposed. And while most of this responsibility falls on company management, there are several simple steps every individual can take to prevent catastrophic security issues. Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Many consumers know about VPN services...

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Video Conferencing Etiquette

It’s a video conferencing world and we’re all working to figure out the groundrules. What’s adding a level of difficulty is the natural instinct to treat #workfromhome as a more casual event – standards have dropped for professional decorum across the board. And while some of that makes for good change, there are some lines that should not be crossed. Here are four major keys to maintaining video chat etiquette: Maintain Eye Contact. Have you noticed the lack of eye contact when everyone is looking at their screens (and, in many cases, themselves) during a video chat? You would never do that in-person. It all ends up feeling a bit impersonal. The answer? Move your video window close the device’s...

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Ranking the Best Standing Desks Under $300

Sitting for long periods of time has been called “the new smoking” as it can increase the risk of premature death or the development of some chronic diseases. A troubling thought for those of us who sit at our computers all day. While a standing desk may not be a cure-all, the right one can certainly make a difference. The problem? A good standing desk can break the bank. We took a look at more than a dozen major standing desk brands to evaluate the best – all under $300.00 UNICOO Electric Height Adjustable Workstation – $249.99Comes in antique oak, black, light oak, mahogany, and white. This simple, elegant look will fit in your room no matter what your home...

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Socializing while Work from Home

If you’re like most Americans, your workplace plays a material role in your social life. According to an eko survey of 1,000 employees, “workplace friendships” were considered more valuable than a pay raise. And as many have seen while working from home during the pandemic, failure to maintain that workplace camaraderie has had a seriously negative impact. But remote work doesn’t need to feel so, well, remote. We have a few simple tips to socialize while you’re working from home: Use your video when you’re on video calls. When given the choice between a phone call or video conference, go video – seeing your colleague’s face will help bridge that non-verbal communication gap. And make sure you turn your video on! Your...

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The Complete Guide to Low-Cost DIY Standing Desks

Sitting too much is seriously bad for your health. Sitting all day has been linked to weight gain, an increased risk of diabetes, and heart disease – a major problem for office workers. The solution is a standing desk. A standing desk is a desk that allows you to stand comfortably while working. Some are adjustable, so you can choose the ideal height and alternate between sitting and standing. But standing desks present another problem: standing desks can be seriously bad for your wallet, especially in this work from home environment. Put those cardboard boxes to use. The cheapest and easiest solution on our list is putting all of those Amazon boxes to good use. It’s effortless and easily adjustable...

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