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5 White-Noise Channels To Help You Focus

5 White-Noise Channels To Help You Focus

If you've ever Googled for "relaxing background music" or "study music" then you've probably come across examples of white noise tracks.  White noise tracks typically feature some mix of sounds played at a constant volume level for extended lengths of time - sometimes up to 12 hours and longer!  The purpose of these tracks is to help block out distracting ambient noises, chatter, and other sounds that can cause you to lose focus.  They aren't noise-cancelling, like some fancy headphones, but they instead provide a constant level of sound which helps to reduce the severity of other noises, thus helping you...

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Cubicle Contemplation - Cake

Few phrases can get the blood pumping in a cubicle dweller more than this: There's cake in the break room. We instantly forget all about life's problems. Project due at the end of the week? Ehhh, whatever, it'll get done. John telling THAT joke again? No worries, on cake day it's as if he's telling it for the first time. Laughter can be heard throughout the office. Suddenly we're all best friends. Suddenly all is right with the world. Those of you new to the cubicle life may think that we're overreacting. Is cake day that big of a deal?...

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Cubicle Life Tech Tips | Keyboard Shortcuts

Cubicle Life Tech Tips | Keyboard Shortcuts

No - keyboard shortcuts aren't just for nerds. Here are a few Windows keyboard shortcuts we at Cubicle Life thought you would find useful in your 9-5.  Anything you'd recommend we share with the community and include in the next Tech Tips blog? Feel free to email us, we'd love to hear from you.   Especially from you geeks.   Before we start, just so we're clear:   Windows Key =        Windows Key + L What does it do?  Pressing the "L" key while holding the Windows key locks your computer. Why would I use it? This...

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7 Signs That Your Co-Workers Are Awesome

7 Signs That Your Co-Workers Are Awesome

1 - They Bake Source You brought in triple chocolate chip cookies on a Monday? Why? But OK. 2 - They Know People Source You know...for that next job...just in case. 3 - They Don't Call You Out on Your 2-Hour Lunches Source"You just popped out for a bit...right?" Right. 4 - They Know How To Give You That "Look" During An Awful Meeting Source Feels good to know that you aren't the only one. 5 - They Volunteer to be the Designated Lunch Driver SourceWhat a coincidence - I didn't bring my car keys anyways.  Thanks! 6 - They Have...

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8 Questions You Should Never Ask Your IT Department

8 Questions You Should Never Ask Your IT Department

Sure, the IT guy or gal is not always the friendliest of the bunch.  But let's not make their job harder than it needs to be. Right?  Right...    1 - How Do I Turn This Thing On? Source Take a few deep breaths and think this one out a little before making that call to IT. Everything plugged in? Check.  Oh yea, you're pressing the button to turn on the monitor...not the computer.   2 - What's My Password? Source Unless this is your very first time logging in, they won't know your password (which is a good thing).  Ask for...

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