Articles about Distractions

Office Life

The time you’re wasting on YouTube can be good for your employer

No, you can't assume that watching videos unrelated to work is a productivity killer that drains your employer's money. It's often a good thing.

Productivity

Six easy tricks that will make you way more productive

These six productivity hacks will teach you how to work smarter, not harder.

The Whole Human

9 signs you’re a highly sensitive person

Sensitive people experience sounds, feelings, and even the presence of other people much more intensely than the average person.

Productivity

7 secrets that will make you build good habits

Building good habits can be hard. Here are the top seven most effective secrets to sustaining successful habits.

office life

What to do when coworkers start yelling in the office

Don't yell back.

office life

Survey: A third of tech workers have a coworker who makes them want to quit

Do you?

Technology at Work

Look at this downtrodden robot and rejoice at your human superiority (for now)

One small step for a robot leads to a watery grave.

Technology at Work

Ridiculous Darth Vader helmet helps you tune out noise at work

Get work done while looking like Darth Vader.

Off Hours

The surprising things Americans do when they get home from work

Watching TV with no human interaction is probably not the America we want to be.

Animals at Work

Workplaces should invite dogs in every day

Oh happy day!

Work Fashion

French bus drivers wear skirts to protest prohibition on shorts

As temperatures climbed to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in a nationwide heatwave, bus drivers in the city of Nantes, France, asked for some slack in their dress code.

Inspiration

Savvy 9-year-old boy becomes chief financial officer for a day at KIND

This kid is going places.

Distractions

What’s the Best Advice You Ever Got From Your Dad?

Here are some lovably wacky ideas.

Animals at Work

This airport dog got the best retirement party

A good career deserves a good retirement party.

Animals at Work

Ambitious dog wins spot on several academic journals

This pup has a nose to sniff out scams.

Office Romance

This Swedish town rejected the idea of an hour-long ‘weekly sex break’

You'll just have to wait until you get home.

Animals at Work

Working dogs are the stars of 2017 commencement season

They are very good dogs.

Productivity

3 ways to stay focused at work when all you want to do is enjoy summer weather

The sunlight is calling you. You don't have to resist.

Distractions

Tiny airport ‘therapy horses’ should revolutionize business travel

Business travel can be stressful, but it may get a lot better if many airports follow the lead of the visionaries running the Cincinnati airport.

Language

How to stop misunderstanding people on instant message

A few basic tips for navigating the emoji minefields.

Inspiration

4 things this famous little girl can teach adults about a strong work ethic

Never never never give up, even if you're three years old.

Pets at Work

You can now take a convincing stuffed version of your pet with you to work

Why have cuddles only in your hours at home?

Office Life

Oh, the meetings you’ll go to! A dark, new Dr. Seuss parody takes on the modern office

A new parody of Dr. Seuss's 'Oh the Places You'll Go' is bringing some cynicism about the workplace to the graduating class of 2017.

News

New study confirms that your body can handle more coffee than you ever knew

And this, children, is how the 32 oz. cup of coffee was born.

Animals at Work

The best answer when an interviewer asks ‘what animal are you?’

From hounds to wood frogs, it can all be a little fraught.