HANDS up if you’re excited about returning to work tomorrow after two weeks of sleeping in late, sitting around in pyjamas watching Netflix and eating too much? Don’t all shout at once. I get it. There is nothing cosier than the cocoon of Christmas. And leaving it is a wrench. So a lot of people will be full of dread at the prospect of going back to work. But I actually think that January can be one of the most productive, exciting and dynamic months. And just in case you don’t agree, I’m going to share my tips on how to make January into Fan(tastic)uary. The first step is to focus on what you want out of this new year. Because if you don’t make a plan you will end up exactly where you started, but this time in 2020. If you hate your job, don’t just keep saying that: Work out why you hate it and what steps you need to take to change it. Brush up on your skills. Look for learning opportunities wherever you can — and take them. From eating … [Read more...] about Focus on making January your most productive month by learning skills, developing your CV and applying for jobs
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According to the philosopher Plato, there is a single perfect form of every object. Everything we’ve ever made is an imitation of that form. Sometimes our designs hew close to the ideal form, sometimes they're further from it. To find the ideal form would be to find the perfect design which cannot be improved on. Reader, let me tell you: the computer mouse is probably the closest we as a species have ever come to finding the Platonic ideal of any single object. Computer mice basically haven’t changed since they were first unveiled in 1968. Sure, they’ve become wireless, replaced balls with light, added scroll wheels, but the general look of most mice has remained fairly constant: right click, left click, and a palm rest. Plato would be proud. That’s not to say all mice were created equal. Just like computer keyboards, there is a huge amount of subtle variations in the design of mice which can completely change their useability. Over the course of my … [Read more...] about The best mouse for computer work – including wireless and ergonomic options
An influential Hull-based business boss wants a second referendum to be held to reverse Brexit. Lord Christopher Haskins, the former food magnate and chairman of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said staying in the European Union would be better for the UK and Hull than Theresa May’s Brexit deal, which he predicted would “hurt us all”. The prime minister arrived back from Brussels on Sunday evening after seeing her divorce terms and political declaration – a vision for the UK and the EU’s future trading relationship – signed off by all 27 member state leaders. But Lord Haskins, the former boss of Northern Foods, said Hull should get a second chance to decide whether it is “worth accepting [Brexit’s] many downsides” now that the terms of the deal are known. The former Northern Foods chief said earlier this month, when he picked up the Lifetime Contribution Award at the 2018 Hull Daily Mail business awards, it seemed in … [Read more...] about Business boss says new Brexit referendum is ‘best option for Hull’
TJ Donegan Reviewed.com Published 8:10 AM EST Nov 8, 2018 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives. Shopping for guys can be tricky business. Though “traditional” men's gifts—think neckties and whiskey stones—seem like safe bets, in truth, men have a wide variety of tastes and those “safe” gifts rarely get real use. This year, we’ve got you covered with the best gift ideas for all the men in your life: the home chef, the student, the traveler, the gamer, the outdoorsy athlete, and plenty more. These are the best gifts for men of 2018, according to Reviewed: 1. For the home cook: Philips Airfryer Whether it’s game day or just a busy Wednesday, sometimes you just want something quick, easy, … [Read more...] about The 25 best gifts for men that they’ll actually want
When you start college it seems like you have an eternity to make up your mind about what you will do after graduation. While some people might have known since freshers’ week where they were going after college, many don’t begin to consider it until their final year. There are plenty of options facing final-year students, from graduate programmes to working abroad to further study. Whether you’ve always known what you want to do after finishing your degree or are only recently thinking about it, it’s important to know what all your options are and what will work best for you. There is a basic choice: work or further study. But even within those you have a number of paths, so it is important to figure out which fits with where you want to go in life. Career guidance centres, graduate offices and career fairs, either on campus or organised by groups such as Gradireland, are hugely useful. You should use them to talk to relevant people, pick up information and … [Read more...] about Life after you graduate: what are the best options for you?