Most of us are looking for ways to simplify and streamline our workday. I’ve written countless articles on habits and hacks that can help you become more productive when you’re on the clock. But what about your off time? Turns out, what you do in the evening can have an impact on how your day runs. “Throughout the workday, people expend high levels of cognitive resources to complete their work,” says Russell E. Johnson, a professor of management at Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business. “These cognitive resources are needed to focus attention, block out distractions, work through problems, and regulate emotions and stress.” But the resources aren’t endless. They deplete as the day progresses, depending on how mentally challenging the work and environment is. Cognitive resources can be replenished through mental respites. While taking short breaks during the day helps, the most important time of day to recharge is in the evening after the workday had … [Read more...] about These 5-to-9 habits could be hurting your 9-to-5 productivity
Tata sky 8 rs recharge
Wyoming Officials Prove Fracking Didn’t Poison Drinking Water — Four Years After EPA’s Botched Investigation
Wyoming regulators have found hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, did not likely contaminate water supplies in the town of Pavillion four years after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted its own botched investigation. State officials published findings Monday showing groundwater contamination near Pavillion was not likely caused by fracking , but instead by gas that naturally seeped into groundwater wells. The state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) says the “[e]vidence suggests that upward gas seepage… was happening naturally before gas well development.” “It is unlikely that hydraulic fracturing fluids have risen to shallower depths intercepted by water- supply wells,” DEQ writes in its 30-month investigation of Pavillion’s water. “Evidence does not indicate that hydraulic fracturing fluids have risen to shallow depths intersected by water-supply wells.” “The likelihood that the hydraulic fracture well stimulation treatments… employed in the … [Read more...] about Wyoming Officials Prove Fracking Didn’t Poison Drinking Water — Four Years After EPA’s Botched Investigation
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Vs 3: A Quick Comparison
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch 4 last week. It’s equal parts bold and familiar. If you are planning to buy a Samsung watch this year and have plenty of dollars to spend, get the Galaxy Watch 4. There are no “fire sale” Galaxy Watch 3 deals online at the time of writing, and the changes in the new watch are dramatic enough to make the older version a bad buy at anything close to its original price. So, what’s new, and is the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 worth a purchase? Design The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 looks similar to the Galaxy Watch 4. Or, to be more specific, the Watch 4 Classic versions do. This time Samsung has merged its two watch lines into one family. The standard Galaxy Watch 4 watches, available in 40mm and 44mm sizes, are more like successors to the Galaxy Watch Active 2. They have glass tops, without the raised bezel you get in the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic watches. The Classics are available in … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Vs 3: A Quick Comparison
How Will Recent Tech Layoffs Affect The IT Labor Market?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Monika Mueller is the EVP Consulting Services and Head of LATAM for Softensity , a U.S.-based IT outsourcing company with a global footprint. For the past several years, organizations across industries have been feeling the tech labor crunch. Demand for skilled labor was on a steady upward trajectory when the pandemic-driven tech boom turbocharged the trend and the talent gap grew even more pronounced. Amid the fierce competition for tech workers, salaries skyrocketed and IT professionals got more selective—while growing accustomed to ample perks and the flexibility of remote work. Cut to 2022, and a reported 140,000 jobs were slashed from public and private tech companies. The trend appears to be continuing into 2023. Barely into the year, more than 94,000 tech jobs have already been eliminated, according to Crunchbase. No corner of the industry appears to be untouched, as big players like Microsoft (down … [Read more...] about How Will Recent Tech Layoffs Affect The IT Labor Market?
How New SMBs Can Set Themselves Up For Online Success
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Jason Cross is the SVP, Digital Presence and Commerce, at Newfold Digital; Jason has a long history of assisting SMBs. It’s easy to argue that starting a small business has never been more exciting. The pandemic made e-commerce more popular than ever and, in many ways, lowered the barriers between aspiring entrepreneurs and the digital tools they need to succeed. Business owners in various fields found that selling and advertising their products and services online could be a new growth channel and opportunity. Despite these positive trends, economic uncertainty has become a test of SMBs’ resilience. But just as the pandemic created new opportunities, small-business owners and entrepreneurs now have a chance to capitalize on a difficult moment. Here are a few tips for weathering tough times to strengthen your small business or side hustle. Have The Right Expectations Entrepreneurship starts with passion … [Read more...] about How New SMBs Can Set Themselves Up For Online Success
Troubles Loom If Europeans Are Denied Cheap Electric Cars
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The electric car revolution in Europe requires a swift change of gear if it is to move from a well-heeled, early-adopters' niche to the mass market. European manufacturers still haven’t got the memo; small is beautiful. If this fails, the ramifications will be political as well as economic. Consumers will have to accept that electric cars, even expensive ones, have serious range limitations. Long trips with the family to southern Spain or Italy for the summer holidays using fast motorways are no problems for an internal combustion engine (ICE). But range anxiety from fast-but-legal motorway driving and poor charging facilities present big hurdles for electric vehicles. Given that 90% of motoring is never much more than 30 miles a day anyway, everyday use won't be much of a problem. You can always hire a diesel for those annual trips to the sun or weekend jaunts. Or take the train. Current electric technology produces, … [Read more...] about Troubles Loom If Europeans Are Denied Cheap Electric Cars
Relativity Space Launches World’s 1st 3D-Printed Rocket ‘Terren 1’, But Fails To Reach Orbit
(CTN NEWS) – On Wednesday, Relativity Space launched the world’s first 3D-printed rocket ‘Terren 1’ into space. The Terran 1 rocket is designed to transport light satellites into orbit, but it experienced an engine problem after launch and failed to reach its destination. The rocket was powered by super-cold methane and oxygen and appeared bright blue-green against the evening sky. After the first stage detached, the engine meant to propel it failed to ignite, leaving the rocket without enough power to reach orbit. The mission, nicknamed “Good Luck, Have Fun,” carried a prototype and a commemorative metal object printed by Relativity’s 3D printer. They did not have a client satellite on board. The launch was delayed twice before due to issues including cold propellant, bad weather, and insufficient fuel pressure. Terren 1 “World’s 1st 3D-Printed Rocket” Launch Setbacks During the March 11 attempt to launch its Terran 1 rocket, the company … [Read more...] about Relativity Space Launches World’s 1st 3D-Printed Rocket ‘Terren 1’, But Fails To Reach Orbit