Commuting is pretty much the worst part of everyone’s day. While a lot of that ia just because youre stuck in small enclosed space dping nothing (or are you?), another big part of it is because you’re stressed, running late … More
Commuting is its own version of Hell. It’s crowded, it usually smells funky, people are pushy–it’s pretty much never a picnic unless you have a private helicopter piloting you around. And even then, those things are so loud. Here are … More
My commute is about 40 minutes each way and includes an interesting bus ride and a train. Getting home at 7:00 p.m. limits the amount of time you have to get things done and get to bed at a reasonable hour. The average American spends 25 minutes commuting one way each day. This means, of Millennials who are employed, the majority spend at least four hours of their time on public transportation per week. More
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to ban telecommunicating sparked a national debate over work-life balance (some of it taking place on this very site), yet one Yahoo employee is going to extreme lengths — thousands of miles of length, to be exact — to fulfill Mayer’s wish of having “all hands on deck.” Jacqueline Reses, Yahoo!’s Executive Vice President of People and Development, commutes 6,000 miles a week to the office. (And here I was grumbling about how slow the N train is…) More
After several days of Sandy chaos, New Yorkers have been desperate to get back into work these last few days. But getting there is no picnic: Subways and buses have returned only fitfully to partial service, and the city is requiring that cars heading over the bridges must carry at least three riders. As Bloomberg Businessweek reports, New York is getting its first real taste of carpool culture, including picking up random strangers to give them rides around the city. Eek. More
We know the obvious benefits of working from home: writing emails in your underwear and having the TV on a low volume during long conference calls. Those are givens. But did you know that by telecommuting you actually help the environment and your health? Plus, think of all the money you will save. For instance, the average commuter could save up to $1,500 on gas per year, as well as shave 109 hours of time spent in car. And despite what previous studies have said, this one says working at home increases your productivity by 10-20%. More
Upon leaving the office each day, I experience a brief moment of joy as I savor the fact I’m done with work for the day, and not yet stuck in traffic. While the Internet would have you believe your commute (along with your job, your diet, your drinking—pretty much everything) is killing you, there are some career lessons your commute can teach you.
We thought since most of us (hopefully) have the day off from work, we would point out to you all the things that are slowly chipping away at your mental health and body as the days go by. Yes, they will be there again when you go back to work tomorrow, but today you are off! Anyway, here are 7 ways work is actually killing you. More
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Given the length of time people spend commuting, and the frustration embedded in the process, it’s important to find constructive ways to occupy one’s thoughts. Instead of daydreaming about slamming a freshly sharpened pencil into someone’s flabby hand, try listening to podcasts! Anyone can listen to a podcast, whether you’re on a bicycle, a city bus, or driving to work alone in your car. More
Happy Earth Day everyone! We thought on this day when we need to be thinking of our precious planet we would help instruct you on one very easy to way to help reduce your global footprint: biking to work! Biking to work is becoming a very popular trend, especially for professional women. According to new research from AHN, more professional women have been spotted riding their bikes to work in several cities in the U.S…..in their heels. Leah Shahum, executive director of The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, said it is not unusual to see men and women dressed professionally, with many women in heels. bicycling in San Francisco’s main biking corridor during rush hour. “Biking in heels is a lot more comfortable for many of us then walking in heels.”
But you don’t necessarily have to wear heels to bike to work. You can wear whatever shoe you want! Elisa Kreisinger, of Pop Culture Pirate, is an avid work biker. She came up with some tips to help you with this endeavor! Here are 8 tips to help you bike to work. More
We all know the commute to work is a killer but what you actually might not know is that it is actually slowly killing you every day, minute by minute. Happy Easter! This new infographic from College@Home shows the physical toll a typical commute takes on your body. From neck and back pains, to cholesterol levels to obesity. Shortening your commute by even 20 minutes can reduce your risk of a heart attack by 300%!
According to a new study more than two thirds of women would be too scared to go to work without their makeup on. They also think going au natural on their work commute would be scarier than a job interview, public speaking and a first date. The poll of 3,000 women found that more than half would be confident to be seen by their friends, family or partner without make-up. But 70% said that they would not want to be seen by their work colleagues or bosses without their hair and make-up done. More
A new study shows that women use public transportation more than men and it is probably because of their jobs. The Stanford study looked at 15 European countries and found that women depend on public transportation much more than men do, specifically those in the “care industry.” The care industry includes food preparation, tending domestic animals, caring for pets, construction and repairs, physical care of a child, teaching, shopping and services, etc., More