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Myths About How and When to Give Children Chores

Myths About How and When to Give Children Chores

  Household chores help children learn responsibility and develop good work ethic. Studies have even suggested that chores are correlated with better outcomes in school and future employment. But the subject of chores can get downright emotional. For instance, parents who ask too much of kids may become frustrated by unfinished work. On the other hand, […]

Easy Fixes to Fight Office Fatigue

Easy Fixes to Fight Office Fatigue

If you’re like many people, you probably spend much time battling office fatigue. You’re cruising right along getting work done and then, gradually at first, you feel your body beginning to slow down. Your eyes get heavy, your concentration begins to wander, and then you’re either running for a cup of coffee or an energy […]

Rant Of The Day – Give Me Money

Rant Of The Day – Give Me Money

Welcome to the rant column Happy New Month to every one right here! It’s December in Nigeria and I hope it’s December where ever you are across the world. So, straight to the point. I have wondered why people get angry when you decline their money request. I wonder why they expect this money solidarity […]

Career & Motherhood: Ways to Make It Work

Career & Motherhood: Ways to Make It Work

“I’m just afraid I’m not doing enough as a mother—and maybe I’m not even doing it right at all.” A young working mom, her eyes misty and tired from little sleep, quietly shared that with me. And I’ve had a version of this conversation with too many women recently. But I’ve been there, too. To […]

Guide To Mastering Work/ Life Balance

Guide To Mastering Work/ Life Balance

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life,” so said Dolly Parton. Waking up feeling like you haven’t slept, constantly juggling home and work, and never feeling like you’re quite doing either properly – no wonder that a recent survey by the Health and Safety Executive in the UK […]

Wage Fight Sets South Africa On Course For Engineering Strike

Wage Fight Sets South Africa On Course For Engineering Strike

South Africa’s metalworkers union said on Friday it has requested a certificate to strike in the engineering sector after wage hike talks deadlocked, and expects a decision by 15 July. The union – the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, or NUMSA, wants wage hikes of 15 percent across-the-board in the metal and engineering […]

Tips for Work-Life Balance

Tips for Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is like a unicorn: no one knows whether it really exists, but vague hope persists. Balance is particularly difficult for entrepreneurs because we wear so many hats. More often than not, work-life balance is like a seesaw, with life on one end and work at the other. One side is always either up or down, […]

4 Legit Excuses To Take A Mental Health Day

4 Legit Excuses To Take A Mental Health Day

Staying home from work when you’re sick is a no-brainer. Sure, we all know those people who still come in with a nasty cold because they want to prove that a virus isn’t going to stop them from performing their role—we’re a country of chronic workaholics, after all. But for the most part, we know that […]

Places You Can Be Productive (Besides Your Office)

Places You Can Be Productive (Besides Your Office)

It’s 2 p.m., and time is ticking away at snail speed. But all you can seem to do is watch the clock, waiting for 2:01… and then 2:02… Seriously, where is 5 o’clock? When productivity starts to wane and those cubicle walls just aren’t inspiring you anymore, get out of the office. Leave. And go […]

4 Ways To Be Productive At Work – Always

4 Ways To Be Productive At Work – Always

Life at work is hectic. There is so much happening there—new projects, client meetings, internal discussions, etc. It’s good to be busy. It’s also essential for you to be productive at all times. However, there are times when you do encounter some sort of a ‘block’ at work. Even though everyone encounters such a block, […]

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