James Stevens

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James Stevens

65 days ago

I really hope less forward thinking companies will start taking note - office spaces will need to change to accommodate this new way of working. More ‘social spaces’ and team focused meeting areas, less rows of desks in ‘open plan’ offices.

First look: Dropbox Dublin’s reimagined office to support remote working

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James Stevens

65 days ago

The impacts of a new culture of ‘remote work’ are going to be far reaching, and we are only just scratching the surface.

Invasion of the remote workers! How 'digital nomads' are ruining tropical paradises

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James Stevens

65 days ago

Skip the iced #coffee and take the time to make an overnight #coldbrew, you will never go back.

Brew master: five steps to making the perfect iced coffee at home

theguardian.com

James Stevens

65 days ago

This looks amazing, if only I wasn't still waiting for my @curious_chip!

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James Stevens

164 days ago

I'm not sure it's this clear cut. Working from home in a pandemic can not be held up as an example of working from home in general. Currently, not only are we not in the office, we are also missing any other kind of social interaction to counter balance not seeing colleagues. I too miss working closely with my teammates, but I don't think the answer it to revert to everyone being back in the office all the time. Like most things in life, perhaps we should be looking for the right balance, both for organisations and for individuals.

The evidence is in: working from home is a failed experiment

theguardian.com

James Stevens

173 days ago

I’m actually looking forward to a summer of ‘staycations’ and it will be a wonderful chance to take my daughter to see some of these beautiful places.

'Culture without crowds': UK tourism chiefs tout virtues of fall in foreign visitors

theguardian.com

James Stevens

181 days ago

I was a huge fan of Yahoo Pipes and also used it to sort out my RSS feeds so this is definitely something I’ll be looking into in the coming weeks.

Building My Own Yahoo! Pipes

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James Stevens

187 days ago

As someone who's been working a four day week (condensed) for over four years now, I can honestly say it has made a real difference to my quality of life, and helps address the work life balance, especially since WFH became the norm.

Spain to launch trial of four-day working week

theguardian.com

James Stevens

204 days ago

I’m off to find an alternative for Outlook or Firefox as this seems like a very good idea.

MailTrackerBlocker ※

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James Stevens

223 days ago

I feel like this problem is getting worse since everyone has started working from home. Now my diary is full of ad-hoc catchup, along with all the meetings I used to have.

Stop Swiss Cheesing your calendar

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James Stevens

229 days ago

The fact is that the constant pursuit of happiness means we often miss out on the happiness that is happening right now.

They have such a high standard for achieving happiness that they don’t appreciate the small and simple things that are really meaningful in their life – and they are more unhappy as a result

Why it's time to stop pursuing happiness

theguardian.com

James Stevens

239 days ago

Yes, it is time to leave WhatsApp. Although, until people to agree on the alternative, I’m stuck with 3 messaging apps instead of 1!

Is it time to leave WhatsApp – and is Signal the answer?

theguardian.com

James Stevens

239 days ago

I *really* want to get into VR but the whole Facebook fiasco is still putting me off.

Facebook is just completely tone-deaf where it regards how people currently regard its primary brand and services.

Useless Oculus multi-user updates coming ※

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James Stevens

498 days ago

“It’s given us pause for thought and if we’ve learned nothing from it, we really are a lost cause.”

I’ve craved a slower pace of life – and want to make it permanent

theguardian.com

James Stevens

610 days ago

I’ve been working a four day week for nearly four years and it definitely has a positive impact on productivity in the workplace and personal happiness outside work.

Will Finland introduce a four-day week? Is it the secret of happiness?

theguardian.com

James Stevens

623 days ago

Interest write up on the #wimhofmethod and how to apply this to your daily lives. Perhaps I should look into a #WimHof

Are you brave enough to freeze yourself fitter? KATE SPICER takes the plunge

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James Stevens

625 days ago

#WimHofMethod really is going mainstream. Hopefully this will lead to more research into the benefits of the method for athletics in general.

Wim Hof Method: what it is and how it can help your swimming

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James Stevens

627 days ago

“Real, societal wellness is about fairness, public responsibility, science and evidence.” - @guardian

The wellness industry is selling you the myth that a healthy life is expensive

theguardian.com

James Stevens

627 days ago

Recharging nature recharges the human spirit. In 2020, we could all do with some of that.

This can be the year when we recharge nature – and ourselves

theguardian.com

James Stevens

629 days ago

The “family” is changing and technology is enabling new types of families, but “Work is still a largely hostile environment for family life.” - @guardian

The family in 2050: artificial wombs, robot carers and the rise of single fathers by choice

theguardian.com

James Stevens

629 days ago

“It cannot be socially good to consider leisure time as a lost commercial opportunity.” The @guardian on the rise of the #GigEconomy

The Guardian view on the gig economy: stop making burnout a lifestyle

theguardian.com

James Stevens

756 days ago

We did this a little while ago, and, yes, it makes a huge difference. #sleep #productivity

The alarm clock helped me learn to accept that the world continues to turn without me. It is not a portal to another world, it is a reminder to wake up and live in this one.

My life became immeasurably better when I stopped keeping my phone by my bed

theguardian.com

James Stevens

767 days ago

Yes, let all just do this and save ourselves a huge amount of time, please?

Please, everyone, put your entire development environment in Github

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James Stevens

780 days ago

It’s lovely for the kids to experience that same sense of freedom when they are not wearing shoes – and you can feel all the experiences, running on grass and sand, the feeling of climbing with barefoot – you’re actively using the muscles in your feet.

What happens when you go barefoot? Not what you'd expect, study says

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James Stevens

781 days ago

Most men have spent little time with their feelings and have very limited vocabulary to describe what is going on in their hearts

What Men Say About #MeToo in Therapy

nytimes.com

James Stevens

789 days ago

Yet another reason to love my #GoogleHome. This is one of those little annoyances that hit me every night, but I never thought about outside that, and now it’s solved!

Google Home replacing verbal Assistant replies when turning off lights

9to5google.com

James Stevens

789 days ago

A great round up on applying #minimalism to your digital world. Lots of food for thought, not only making life simpler, but on boosting #productivity!

Digital Minimalism: How to Simplify Your Online Life

medium.com

James Stevens

797 days ago

I really think the viability of using an iPad wholesale depends on what you do for work. For me, I can get through most days using my iPad mini, falling back to a desktop only when I need / want a nice big screen.

I replaced my Mac with my iPad Pro for a week — here's how it went

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James Stevens

801 days ago

The inclusion of #DeX and the pen could make this a very attractive option to keep me in the #Android ecosystem. It really depends how much they break the Android UI.

Samsung’s new iPad Pro rival will have features no other tablet has

bgr.com

James Stevens

809 days ago

What can I think of to justify purchasing one of these... Mac Mini replacement that will actually, properly run dual screens?

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B review

techradar.com

James Stevens

820 days ago

As someone who already works a condensed week to have more time with my family, I can't understand why more employers aren't open to this idea. Numerous studies suggest it's beneficial for both the employee and the employer, now we can add the environment to that list.

Paper straws won’t save the planet – we need a four-day week

theguardian.com

James Stevens

824 days ago

I’m slowly transitioning to no shoes, I get funny looks in my @freetfootwear so who knows what will happen when I ditch them altogether!

Experience: I don't wear shoes

theguardian.com

James Stevens

827 days ago

Now that I’ve got my hands on an #iPad for work I’m diving back into the world of #Apple. I’m excited to see how iPadOS will impact the way I work, hopefully not by introducing more complexity.

iPadOS: A New Path Forward? ※

taoofmac.com

James Stevens

827 days ago

I wish I had the time to delve deeper into games these days. Although I wonder if my Alienware could cope with some of these!

The best games, demos, and tech of E3 2019

arstechnica.com

James Stevens

1342 days ago

Yes, yes they can.

Can vegans ever really get enough protein?

metro.co.uk

James Stevens

1355 days ago

"rest and recovery demands the same level of attention that is invested in performance excellence" - advice we could all do with following.

Hibernation. Tune-in to your animal instincts to avoid burnout in 2018.

tallmanbusiness.com

James Stevens

1381 days ago

There are a lot of questions around UBI, my question is; given the potential benefits, what have we got to loose!?

How a Universal Basic Income Program Can Help to Eliminate Poverty in a Sustainable Manner

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James Stevens

1401 days ago

Oh dear, I had such high hopes.

Google Pixel Buds review: the future shouldn't be this awkward

theverge.com

James Stevens

1419 days ago

Love the little things like this that #Google does.

Tell Alexa or Google Assistant to Make Your House Spooky on Halloween

lifehacker.com

James Stevens

1423 days ago

Trying hard to think of a physical object I always have with me that *isn't* my phone....

Two-factor authentication codes could get replaced by physical objects, study finds

theverge.com

James Stevens

1423 days ago

AI hype is premature and out of control.

A story chart of the corporate information age

blogs.gartner.com

James Stevens

1426 days ago

It looks like Microsoft are going all in with #Teams. Despite being an early adopter I'm not sure how easily I'll be able to pry my team away from #Slack!

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James Stevens

1426 days ago

I've still got my #Pixel2XL on order. I *hope* that the screen issues are overblown. Only time will tell.

The Pixel 2 XL drama is undermining Google’s entire Pixel project

theverge.com

James Stevens

1437 days ago

I hadn't realised this was a new thing.....

Google Assistant can now control Chromecasts from your phone

theverge.com

James Stevens

1442 days ago

A not too flattering view of the Pixel 2.

Hands-on with the Pixel 2 and 2 XL: One’s nice, one’s not

arstechnica.com

James Stevens

1444 days ago

Glad to see this as my #OnePlus has lasted me three years and I hope the (significantly) more expensive #Pixel2 will too!

Google guarantees three years of Android software updates for the Pixel 2

theverge.com

James Stevens

1446 days ago

I can see this being very useful for work, now that Windows Phone is pretty much dead in the water.

Microsoft’s new Android launcher lets you connect your phone and PC

theverge.com

James Stevens

1446 days ago

"user hostile and stupid". Yep, that about sums it up.

Bluetooth won’t replace the headphone jack — walled gardens will

theverge.com

James Stevens

1463 days ago

A thoughtful look at the new iPhones from the perspective of an Android user. I agree with basically every point in the article, well worth a read.

The iPhone X from an Android user’s perspective

theverge.com

James Stevens

1463 days ago

How do we define productivity anyway?

The Digital Economy is Making us Worse Off. Apparently.

blogs.gartner.com

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