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How to Achieve Work-Life Balance While Working from Home

Flexibility is one of the greatest perks of working from home—but while remote work does offer the ability to create your own schedule, sometimes with flexibility comes increased pressure. Without facetime with coworkers in the office, you may feel pressure to spend more time online, to cut lunches short, or you might even forget to take breaks. It is important to prioritize work-life balance both for your mental and physical health. Here are some of our best tips to achieve better balance when working from home—without having physical coworkers to remind you to leave the office on time or to take lunch away from the computer.

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5 Tips for Acing Your Virtual Job Interview

Your resume got noticed and you’ve been asked to have an interview. There is just one catch—it’s a virtual job interview. As technology continues to evolve, the workplace has been quick to follow suit in adopting new innovations to save time and increase efficiency. Whether the position will be remote, the role is in a different part of the country, or the employer is unable to have an interview at the job location, it’s important to be just as prepared for a virtual interview as an in-person one. Here are some of our best tips for preparing for a virtual interview.

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The Ballpoint Pen Guide

With all the writing instruments available these days, why choose a ballpoint? Ballpoint pens guarantee a steady and reliable flow of ink that dries faster than other ink formulas, like gel ink. Ballpoint pens use oil-based ink that is dispensed over a metal ball at the point as the pen is moved across a surface. This allows the amount of ink distributed to be dependent on the amount of pressure put on the tip. Ballpoint pens provide more control and last longer than other types of pens.

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5 Tips for Crushing Your Next Video Conference Call

When working from home, there are several challenges that you might face, including learning how to fight off distractions or needing to create a new routine for yourself. You also may have to participate in video conference calls, especially if others in your company are working remotely as well. Video conference calls can be awkward at first, particularly if you have never had to participate or run one in the past. But while it is different than having an in-person meeting, there are plenty of ways to become a pro at video conferencing. Here are some of our best tips.

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4 Things to Know Before Learning Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a classic way of handwriting that has turned into a modern art form as well as a growing trend in the creative world. The purpose of calligraphy is to create beautiful and decorative words that can be used on anything from letters, cards, or handwritten signs. While it may seem like a simple thing to learn, or something that you can just jump into, the process of learning calligraphy takes time and effort to practice and perfect. If you are thinking of beginning a journey into hand lettering, here are a few tips that you should know before starting.

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How to Start a Gratitude Journal

By: Andrea of @wildeyesbujo

Hey everyone! Andrea here from @wildeyesbujo and today I’m going to show you how to set up a gratitude journal. Given the current state of the world and the uncertainty that we are all feeling, a gratitude journal is a great and easy way to increase positivity and reduce stress. For this journal, I’ll show you how to track daily, weekly, and monthly gratitude reflection.

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How to Make Bold Lettering and Calligraphy Pop on Black Paper

Hello, it’s Kelsey Seufer of the @livelifecreatively.co Instagram Page. Today, I’m going to be teaching you how to make bold lettering and calligraphy pop on black paper.

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How to Create a Monthly Expense Tracker in a Bullet Journal

Hey, it’s Kiana from @abulletjournaladay! I’ve been bullet journaling for around two years and I’m currently a freshman at the University of Southern California. Now that I’m a student living away from home, it’s been important for me to track my spending. Today I’m going to be teaching you how to create an expense tracker to help you stay financially responsible and meet your goals.

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6 Essential Tips for Working From Home

For some, the idea of working from home is a dream—no commute and no drop-in meetings—but in the midst of mandatory work-from-home policies, many of us are now realizing that working from a home office presents its own set of challenges. It can be difficult to manage time and to limit distractions. Check out our best tips for staying focused and managing your time effectively.

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5 Ways to Help Prevent Burnout

If constant stress has you feeling helpless, completely exhausted, and in a slump, you may be on the road to burnout. But you don’t have to be ready to throw in the towel in order to make improvements. Learn what you can do to regain your balance and feel positive and hopeful again with these five tips on preventing burnout.

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