Take, for example, that perennial question of work-life balance. It has definitely shifted during the lockdown – but in favour of the office. We may be physically at home but many of us are working harder than we did when we were, physically, on corporate premises. I’ve lost count of the number of colleagues and friends who confess to being “Zoomed out” at the end of a day. It turns out that online meetings are more cognitively demanding because, in the absence of physical cues, one simply has to concentrate more when online. And because people don’t need to physically move between one meeting and the next, Zoom (or Google Meet, WebEx or Jitsi) meetings can be scheduled back to back – and many are. What’s basically happened is that the office has invaded the home. Or, to put it another way, we’re all sleeping in the office now. … [Read more...] about Working from home was the dream but is it turning into a nightmare?
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In a post on his official Twitter account, @Pele, the 76-year-old wrote: “I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend and brother @capita70. Dear God, please take care of our ‘Capitao’. Rest In Peace”. A black-and-white picture of the duo embracing during their time at the Cosmos was attached to the post. … [Read more...] about Pelé and Franz Beckenbauer lead tributes to ‘brother’ Carlos Alberto
"If you choose to travel internationally, your trip may be severely disrupted, and it may be difficult to arrange travel back to the United States." … [Read more...] about Trump could BAN US citizens and resident aliens from reentering US from coronavirus hotspots
• The campaign to ban peat from compost mixes gathers pace – and rightly so: the destruction of peat bogs in the UK and beyond is an environmental calamity. But finding good peat-free compost can be hit and miss, which puts many gardeners off trying it. Dalefoot Compost’s range of peat-free compost mixes are superb quality and the price reflects that: you will pay £15.99 for a 40-litre bag of their original Lakeland Gold compost, which is for top dressing and mulching. Yes, you can buy much cheaper elsewhere but Lakeland Gold contains enough slow-release feed to last two years, so you won’t need to renew it after one season. … [Read more...] about From loo rolls to fashion: how to spend your cash more ethically
“It’s all fun to begin with, it all starts off as a party and then you’re doing it on your own and it’s not, so that was a wake-up call.” During his year off, Ed nurtured his romance with Cherry, who quit her accounting job in the US to travel the world with him. Her firm had said she could return to its London office after. … [Read more...] about How Ed Sheeran’s school sweetheart Cherry won his love after string of A-list exes