These are the most germ-infested items in your office

admin October 31, 2018 0

We go through every day with a casual disregard for the germs around us.

However, The Independent  reports that the average desk contains 400 times more germs than a toilet seat and, as revealed by research from the University of Arizona, we humans are the most common source of this bacteria.

Visualizations show that many of the most germ-infested objects are present in office environment, all of which contain microflora. The worst part about this is that using these objects is so second-nature that it feels we know our hygiene all too well.

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5 tips for staying inspired in your career

admin October 24, 2018 0

“Be passionate about what you want to do”. That is the number one most common thing people might tell us when we begin our career. Being unhappy with your job will lead you nowhere. But how do you stay interested working in the same career for the rest of your life, and how do you find meaning behind your work?

Here are five tips that you could use according to Forbes  to stay invested and interested in your career:

1. Find out why

You have to know your whys. In short, you have to question why you do what you do. It will help you to connect on a personal level to your career, and it will encourage you to climb the career ladder faster.


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‘Death by overwork’: Occupational hazard for Japan’s media

admin October 20, 2018 0

The news that a young reporter at Japan’s public broadcaster had worked herself to death came as little surprise to those inside the country’s media, where a culture of excessively long hours has become the norm.

“I thought it would happen eventually because we work like crazy… like a slave,” said a journalist at one of Japan’s major newspapers.

“I really thought I would die,” she told AFP on condition of anonymity, recalling her days chasing after the prime minister and lawmakers in Tokyo, when she would routinely come home from work at 1:00 am and wake up four hours later.

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LinkedIn will allow researchers to mine its data

admin October 16, 2018 0

Once upon a time, Facebook Inc. allowed academic researchers access to its data. We know how that story ends: with the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Now LinkedIn Corp., the professional social networking site owned by Microsoft Corp., says it will open its vast trove of data to academic researchers.

But this time the company, whose chief data officer, Igor Perisic, made the announcement in a blog post on Monday, said it’s putting controls in place to protect user privacy.

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LinkedIn reveals buzzwords most overused by Indonesian professionals

admin September 28, 2018 0

“Specialized” and “leadership” were named the two most overused buzzwords written by Indonesian professionals on their profiles in 2016, according to business and employment-oriented social networking service LinkedIn.

According to LinkedIn’s data, the words were frequently used because most of the professionals were trying to highlight their specific skills and leadership abilities.

The company’s senior director and head of corporate communications for the Asia-Pacific region, Roger Pua, said in a press release that business professionals needed to make sure that their achievements and skills are reflected in the LinkedIn profiles. “While words may be an easier way to describe you, they may not be effective in bringing you to life as a professional, especially since everyone is using the same buzzwords,” he said.


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Greater Jakarta ranked fourth most connected city on LinkedIn

admin September 26, 2018 0

Business and employment-oriented social networking platform LinkedIn announced on Tuesday that it had 500 million users worldwide.

Among the 500 million users, LinkedIn Asia Pacific managing director Olivier Legrand told The Jakarta Post via telephone that there were more than 8 million LinkedIn users in Indonesia.


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The disappearing jobs of yesterday

admin September 13, 2018 0

Ahead of May Day, AFP reporters, video and photo teams spoke to men and women around the globe whose jobs are becoming increasingly rare, particularly as technology transforms societies.

– The last street clerks of Bogota –

Inserting a blank sheet into her Remington Sperry, Candelaria Pinilla de Gomez starts typing. One of Bogota’s street clerks, she has spent the last 40 years typing up countless thousands of documents.

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Six ways to handle stress at office and stay productive

admin August 13, 2018 0

Facing various pressures at the office could lead to stress, which in turn may affect work and reduce performance. has listed six strategies to handle work-related stress.

Divert your thoughts when stress levels begin to rise

Sometimes getting over stressful thoughts means thinking about something different altogether. With a little distraction, thoughts on a difficult situation could be halted. After a little distance, hopefully your mind is clearer upon returning to those pressing tasks and thoughts.

It is not recommended to force yourself to constantly think too hard at work if it makes you even more stressed out. Fill some spare time with things that you like and unwind, whether by reading funny articles, drawing or writing to relieve some tension.

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How stress affects your brain, and how to calm down

admin August 10, 2018 0

Myriad physical and emotional disorders have been linked to the incidence of stress.

Read below to learn how stress impacts your brain, and what you can do to reduce stress as compiled by Reader’s Digest.

Effects of stress

Your brain doesn’t learn as well

Neurons develop from neural stem sells in the hippocampus, a structure vital for learning and memory. Under chronic stress, these stem cells undergo an alternate differentiation pathway, forming oligodendrocytes, which coat existing neutrons with an insulting material known as myelin.

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Overtime work can cause severe depression: Study

admin August 6, 2018 0

A six-year study conducted by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and London University suggested that long hours of overtime work not only causes our bodies to become tired but also can cause depression.

The findings showed that those who work more than 11 hours are 2 1/2 times more susceptible to displaying symptoms of severe depression compared to those who work 7 to 8 hours a day.

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