In this era of #WFH, one of the biggest challenges facing many people is how to conduct a professional-caliber video conference from a home office. Especially when the entire family is working and attending school from home, and the “home office” might be a bedroom, a basement nook, or the kitchen table. What is there to know about successful videoconferencing from your home office, especially for really important business meetings? Fear not, dear reader! Our correspondent Julie Murphy Chang has curated some insider tips on how to master the art of video conferencing from home, including the equipment you need.
All of a sudden, lots of us are working from home. And many of us are ginning up “home offices” at the kitchen table, on the floor, on the sofa, in bed, and in whatever other space is available and not already taken by someone else in our households. Which is fine for a week or so. But since this new normal may last for several weeks, this arrangement could ultimately be a recipe for back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and all kinds of other ailments. The solution? Maybe its time to invest now in ergonomic office equipment. Here’s how to make your home office ergonomic right now, with tips we’ve rounded up from the experts on the subject. The best ergonomic home office furniture, including desks, chairs, mouse pads, mouses and monitors.
Are you staring into your closet and wondering what to wear in April 2020, dear reader? We’ve got ideas and style inspiration on what to wear in April 2020 for working-from-home, daytime (socially distanced) walks, chilling on the weekend, virtual date night and even the spring break vacation we’re going on only in our dreams. Spoiler alert: think green.
Months tend to evoke certain colors and moods, at least in the parts of the world with four distinct seasons. Some are obvious, and some perhaps more subtle, or at least open to debate. What is the color of April? Dear reader, we think there are several ways to frame that question. Here are our thoughts on the color that best captures the mood of the month of April.
Are you washing your hands often and for a sufficient length of time? Yep, us too. Are your hands starting to become dry and scaly and painfully parched? Yep, ours too. Our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen has the key to comfort: these are the luxury lotions we need to counteract the drying effect of frequent hand washing in this age of COVID-19.