Remote teams: If family commitments lead to stress or frustrations, here’s how to sow harmony

Remote work has upset the traditional boundaries between our work and private lives, and once-personal topics like childcare or eldercare can become a challenge.

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In the bygone era when everyone commuted to some sort of office, you might have had minimal knowledge of your coworkers’ families. Perhaps there was a photo or two on their desk, or you might “meet” their families when they plugged their laptops into the projector in the meeting room, and snapshots of smiling faces appeared on their desktops while they scrambled to find the appropriate PowerPoint files.

In our new

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iPhone SE vs. Pixel 4A: Camera, design, software, performance and battery compared

This has been an abundant year for wallet-friendly phones with impressive performance and specs. Apple and Google launched smaller versions of their marquee handsets — the iPhone SE and the Pixel 4A are affordable alternatives to the iPhone 11 and Pixel 4, respectively. Both phones are $400 or under. The iPhone starts at $399 (£419, AU$749) while the Pixel 4A costs $349 (£349, AU$599). Their single 12-megapixel cameras also take brilliant photos and with iOS 14 and Android 11 coming down the pipeline, their software promises to remain fresh and up-to-date.

To see which phone is the better fit

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US workers feel they know their colleagues better now remotely

23% of employees would also relocate if sanctioned by their company, a survey by Adobe finds.

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It is said that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Distance, it seems, does too. A newly released survey finds that 42% of workers feel they know their colleagues better now versus when they were in the office. Of this group, 60% of parents admitted to feeling closer to fellow parent colleagues as they bond over homeschooling their kids and adjusting to working life as stay-at-home-working-parents, according to the survey by Adobe.

The survey also found that 73% of

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Small Asteroid Becomes Closest Ever Seen Passing Earth: NASA

An asteroid the size of an SUV passed 1,830 miles (2,950 kilometers) above Earth, the closest asteroid ever observed passing by our planet, NASA said Tuesday.

If it had been on a collision course with Earth, the asteroid, named 2020 QG, would likely not have caused any damage, instead disintegrating in the atmosphere, creating a fireball in the sky, or a meteor, NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said in a statement.

The asteroid, which was about 10 to 20 feet (three to six meters) long, passed above the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday at 4:08 GMT (9:38am IST). 

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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review: A beautiful, ultrapremium phone packed with high-end features, but…

Like

  • Sleek lines, matte bronze finish
  • Exceptional screen quality and 120Hz refresh rate
  • 5x optical zoom captures sharp photos in ample light
  • S Pen creates standout opportunities for using the phone

Don’t Like

  • $1,300 is too expensive right now
  • A large, heavy, awkward phone
  • Unsightly camera bump that invites breakage
  • Note 20 Ultra rocks when you lay it down flat

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is a mostly gorgeous, superpremium phone filled with with high-end features. I genuinely enjoy using the best of the bunch, including its exceptional 6.9-inch screen, sharp 5x optical zoom camera and a stylus

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Desk exercise equipment to transform the workday into a workout

Intermittent desk workouts can add some healthy activity throughout the day. Here’s some of our favorite desk exercise equipment.

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In recent decades, jobs have become increasingly sedentary across the US. Less than one-in-five US positions require moderate-intensity physical activity at a minimum, according to an American Journal of Health Promotion study. To assist, a number of manufacturers have developed low-profile and compact exercise accessories with office workers in mind. Today, there are many ways to incorporate intermittent desk workouts throughout the standard workday. From under-desk treadmills to balancing training accessories, here’s some of the top desk exercise

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