Articles on how life and work are changing. Topics include: digital
nomads, remote work, the future of work and much more.
Monday, Jun 3, 2019
SatefyWing was created by digital nomads, a fully distributed team whose mission is to help other remote workers stay safe while traveling the world. They took a few minutes of their time to help us understand how they work as a remote team.
Friday, May 31, 2019
The thrill of exploring a new place on your own doesn’t negate the fact that it will be hard sometimes.
If someone is passionate about what they do, we see it as more legitimate to exploit them, according to new research from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
This is a system I only somewhat tongue in cheek refer to as “The Fully General System For Learning To Do Hard Things”. It’s a useful conceptual framework for how to get better at things that you currently find difficult.
New legislation seeks to clearly define workplace bullying — and offer employees a chance to fight back.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
In a world where people exploit freelancers to ghostwrite a 1000-word article for as little as $5, making a living from writing isn’t easy. And Medium might be onto building the first ever platform where writers can finally blog and get paid by doing what they love.
One thing that happened was that airlines discovered that boarding by row in reverse numerical order, while intuitive, is one of the slowest possible ways to board an airplane, because people bunch up trying to use the same bins and squeeze into the same rows at once. Even boarding in a random order is about 30 percent faster than boarding the old-fashioned way.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
While remote work provides benefits to both employees and companies — flexibility, higher productivity, lower cost — the shift from a traditional workplace to an increasingly distributed one leaves a number of questions unanswered.
48% have cried at work. While women are more inclined to break down in tears over stress, 36% of men also acknowledged crying on the job.
Monday, May 27, 2019
Participating in volunteer opportunities may help alleviate loneliness and its related health impact for several reasons. The first and most obvious is that it’s a meaningful way to connect with others and make new friends.
So what have I learned over this decade of working and running remote teams? Let’s dive in.
Friday, May 24, 2019
If you’re a U.S. citizen, you can opt out by telling an officer or airline employee at the time of a facial recognition scan. Border officials or airline staff will manually check your passport or boarding pass like they would normally do before you’ve boarded a plane.
As passengers fled a burning plane in Moscow, some stopped to get their luggage. Don’t be too quick to judge.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Jason Acuna also known as Wee Man sold his Malibu house last year and decided to consolidate and move everything into a home on wheels.
Captive wild animal encounters are hugely popular, thanks partly to social media. But our investigation shows many creatures lead dismal lives.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Anyone who’s ever squeezed their bodies into an airplane seat owns at least a few crazy air travel stories, good and bad. So we asked some of our favorite vagabonds and wanderers to tell us their best and worst airline experiences.
Urban dwellers are particularly at risk from the impacts of air pollution and other hazards on mental health.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
How can we work better and smarter in the decades to come—and what’s the moral imperative driving our desire to change? How can we build a more inclusive world, in which everyone has an opportunity to shine?
Join us as we explore these questions.
Anytime I hear digital nomad “success” stories it’s always a single person traveling and working without a care in the world.
I’d like to hear from any married couples that have made the digital nomad life work, on anybody willing to give pointers in that regard.
Monday, May 20, 2019
You can become fluent in a language in a few years of work, I see it all the time. This paper further proves that even starting much later in life, it’s still possible (if not as common) to reach incredibly high levels of mastery.