Weekends (Image Credit: Mark Sebastian)

How to stop thinking about work on the weekends!

Weekends (Image Credit: Mark Sebastian)

Weekends (Image Credit: Mark Sebastian)

Is it possible to stop thinking about work on the weekends? Perhaps not entirely, as you probably know. However, if you’re thinking about work on the weekends, odds are you care about your work, meaning you probably have a pretty decent work ethic. So, take a step back, and realize that the weekend is a time for you to breathe. While you may be nervous to shift some of that work stress off your shoulders next weekend, you can check out some of the tips below for help. Go ahead, it’s ok. Continue reading

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Top 5 Worst TV Show Employees

Will Artnett as Gob Bluth in ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Will Artnett as Gob Bluth in ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox)

One of my favorite parts about watching TV shows is matching characters to people I know in real life. I think that’s part of why office dramas do so well. We all know those characters. More than over-bearing bosses, or that awkward office romance that probably isn’t as cute as those two think, nothing is more relatable than bad employees. Here I’ve compiled a list of five of television’s worst employees. Continue reading

Just Say No to Workplace Drama

Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones in BRIDGET JONES DIARY (Image Credit: Universal)

Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones in BRIDGET JONES DIARY (Image Credit: Universal)

You know those signs they post at parks and zoos that warn you not to feed the animals? The same goes for the workplace. Drama might seem entertaining from a distance, but up-close and personal, I promise you it isn’t pretty. There’s a rail around the exhibits for a reason, and the lions and gorillas are adorable, as long as they aren’t eating you alive…

I find it’s best to leave the wild beasts alone and avoid the drama at all costs. But sometimes, the drama isn’t always obvious. It might sneak up on you, disguised as something work-related. You might not notice until halfway through your meeting that in fact the only thing your team has managed to accomplish is to rank the interns in order of their hotness (or not-ness). Continue reading

Quirky Item of the Week: Japanese Nanotechnology Shark Pet Bed

If buying my dog a bed that makes it look he is being eaten by a shark is wrong, I don’t want to be right. I am not sure why I find the idea of this so amusing, but I must not be the only one if someone developed it, at least that’s what I tell myself. The Japanese Nanotechnology Shark Pet Bed comes in two sizes, one for pets up to 10lbs and one for pets up to 25lbs and supposedly is made of some kind of special material that keeps it smelling and looking clean. Now I can not comment on the the special fabric’s effectiveness since I have not yet purchased by Shark Pet Bed (it keeps selling out!), but I will say that most of the reviewers seem pretty pleased with it.  Continue reading

Quirky Item of the Week: Grass Charging Station

I work in IT, so it’s not unusual to find me wrestling with an HDMI cable or tangled in a heap of USB cables. By the time I get home at the end of the day, the last thing I want to deal with is a mess of cables when I charge my phone, Nook, or iPod. Continue reading