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Working From Home? Here’s How to Separate Your Life and Your Laptop

Those of us lucky enough to be still working are trying to balance family life and trying to get our jobs done remotely. As a parent, this is obviously tricky and easy to fall into a number of traps: Getting distracted by kids Losing track of your hours and working beyond 9-5 Stop taking care of yourself Let’s start with the first one, and this one might be futile, but it’s at least worth trying. Do Not Disturb I’ve set myself up in a separate room and my daughter knows  ...

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The Joy of Missing Out

The fear of missing out or ‘FOMO’ is something that I’ve found hard to let go. What are other people doing? Who are they doing it with? How come nobody told me? When I was younger, I’d become a hermit and convince myself that I was happier to be in my room watching TV,  ...

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What It Takes to Be a Man

As I huffed and puffed (and quietly swore under my breath), I had to admit defeat. This leaking tap was impossible to fix. I spent two hours on Wednesday night, after everyone else was cozy in their beds, trying to fix the bathroom sink. It had been dripping for a week and had progressed to a  ...

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