• My partner and I spent around $700 to upgrade our home office, and the changes have helped us be more productive while working remotely

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    Small changes to your workspace can drastically improve your mood and productivity .
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    Sinem Günel is a writer, coach, and the founder of Personal Growth Base , a platform dedicated to helping people grow with resources, newsletters, and articles.
    Since the start of the pandemic, Günel has been upgrading her home office to improve her productivity and health while working from home.
    From fighting wrist pain with rest pads to adding monitor stands for improved posture, she says these small improvements have boosted her happiness and significantly improved her...
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  • Stimulus update: What can Joe Biden do to push second checks and extra unemployment before 2021?

    7 days ago - By Fast Company

    Short answer: He can set the right tone but not much else.
    A cliff lies ahead for millions of Americans six weeks from now, when a raft of emergency pandemic aid programs expires, including the 13-week extension of unemployment insurance, student loan forbearances, and eviction moratoriums. But! Unlike the previous eight months of congressional deadlock on a second stimulus bill, a new president-elect is now on the scene. Can Joe Biden do anything before he's sworn in on January 20? Short answer: no.
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  • HSBC staff in Hong Kong can now reportedly work 4 days a week from home - and they'll get a $322 allowance to set up a home office

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    Pedestrians walk past a branch of the British multinational banking and financial services holding company, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, or HSBC, in New York City.
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    HSBC staff in Hong Kong can choose to work up to four days a week from home, per an internal staff memo seen by Bloomberg.
    The banking giant has given staff three options: working primarily from home, primarily in the office, or full-time in the office, per Bloomberg.
    HSBC is based in London, but has around 30,000 staff in Hong Kong, where it generates more than...
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