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Three Hard Realities of Remote Working & Freelancing

I believed in the stories. You know what I’m talking about, and if you’re a freelancer, remote worker, or digital nomad, then you believed in it too. You too probably heard about the crazy lifestyle that seemed unbelievable. The life of working from home in your pajamas,...

Medium 2019-10-08

How To Scale A Remote Team Without Losing Your Grip On The Reins

The remote work trend is growing by the day. In a recent survey from Buffer, 99% of respondents said they want to work remotely at some point in their careers, and 95% would recommend it to others. What’s more, 91% of businesses reported that they intend to support it, an...

Forbes 2019-10-08

How to design a productive routine when you work remotely

The biggest difference between remote work and co-located offices is where work happens. According to our State of Remote Work survey for 2019, 84% of remote workers work from their home. That means that most of us work and live in the same place. This results in the biggest...

Fast Company 2019-10-08

Ask HN: Cons of Being on a Remote/Distributed Team?

I know there are plenty of benefits of working remote such as flexibility. I would love to know about some of the issues you face and how you/your company works to address them.

HackerNews 2019-10-01

Company Socializing Has Become Work

In the era of the virtual office, when even workers who are physically present often wall off their senses with oversized headphones and rely on Slack to chat with colleagues sitting in desks next to them, forced fun at the corporate level may represent the last, best hope for...

Young People Are Going to Save Us All From Office Life

When Ariel Coleman, 28, quit her last job, as a project manager in the corporate office of a bank, it wasn’t because her new employer offered her a raise, a different role or more seniority. “The work-life balance is just much better,” she said. At her new company, Omfgco, a...

Why I quit my day job researching happiness and started cycling to Bhutan

I’d had enough. It was October 2017, and I’d been wondering what the point of my job was for far too long, and while I’m sure there was something meaningful somewhere and to someone in what I was doing day-to-day, it had certainly lost meaning for me. For all the good that...

The Conversation 2019-09-24

To Do Better Work, Change Your Environment

On the first day of his new job at Pittsburgh Municipal Hospital, Jonas Salk was introduced to his office: a basement laboratory, 40 by 40 feet, next to a morgue. According to reports, the researcher would put in 16-hour days — even on weekends — to work on a polio vaccine. But...

Medium 2019-09-24

Underpopulated Italian region offers visitors €25,000 to move in

An underpopulated region in southern Italy is offering newcomers €700 per month for three years to live in one of its villages. There are a few catches, however: the village must have fewer than 2,000 residents, and the newcomer must pledge to open a business.

The Guardian 2019-09-24

My journey to working fully remotely after quitting from a Big Tech

My post on Linkedin above has the most responses in my whole life and I posted about my plan to write this article. Not sure why, is it because many people silently really want to work remotely or are My they assumed that I work remotely at a big tech (again)?, so they’re...

UX Collective 2019-09-17

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Tech

Here at Infinite Red, we are very vocal about the many perks of remote work. One of the biggest for many of us is extra time with our loved ones since we can work at home. After I had my daughter, this manifested as an extra three months after my three-month official maternity...

Infinite Red 2019-09-17

The Draw of the Faroes

The grey flannel fog sat on its little cat feet and hid the tops of the hills from the sky and the rest of the island, isolating valleys from their neighbours. Even though it was cold and wet, drizzle hung in the air, suffocating us as it blew in from the tunnel and out again...

Side Tracked 2019-09-17

Why Finland leads the world in flexible work

The Nordic nation has embraced agile hours for decades. It’s a style of work well suited to the country’s deep-rooted culture of trust, equality and pragmatism.

BBC 2019-09-10

An Owl Labs Engineer’s Remote Work Manifesto

You already know we at Stack Overflow are big fans of remote work. Today we’re featuring a post by a friend at Owl Labs; it’s a great argument in support of remote work, and Owl Labs, whose mission is to improve collaborative meetings for remote employees everywhere, is holding a...

Stackoverflow 2019-09-10

10 Things No One Tells You About Working from Home, Straight From People Who Do It

There are plenty of reasons to work remotely. Working from home means increased productivity, flexibility, and control over your life. It also means you can prioritize your health (hello, naps!), better manage being a working parent, and finally ditch your time-sucking commute.

Skillcrush 2019-09-10

The Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others

The most important things in life are internal not external. “The big question about how people behave,” says Warren Buffett, “is whether they’ve got an inner scorecard or an outer scorecard. It helps if you can be satisfied with an inner scorecard.” To make his point, Buffett...

Farnam Street 2019-09-03

The Art of Waking Up Earlier Than Everyone Else

A few weekends ago, I drove to Vermont with my best friends from college. We studied at a small college in the Green Mountains, and adore the landscape and community. We planned to swim, hike, drink good beer, and eat lots of maple creemees. We’d only be there for one full day,...

Human Parts 2019-09-03

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected. “I tried to register for the 2016 election, but it was beyond the deadline by the time I tried to do it,” a man named Tim,...

BuzzFeed News 2019-09-03

9 Ways to Be a Better Remote Designer

As many companies start to come around to the benefits of a distributed workforce, remote design opportunities are popping up right and left. It’s an amazing time to be a designer because it’s possible to freelance and be a digital nomad or work for your dream company—whose... 2019-08-27


I spent the last two years freelancing. I worked part-time with a lot of different companies. I ran my own businesses. I had a few side hustles. I started a podcast. It was all very millennial.

Medium 2019-08-27

Being Happy Is Hard Work

Like many people, I struggle semiregularly with depression — or, as David Foster Wallace so fittingly called it, The Bad Thing. It doesn’t define me, but it does flare up from time to time, a swamp creature rearing out of my mind’s chemical pulp. Recently, amid a surge of badness...

Human Parts 2019-08-27

The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Remote Work, Flexible Schedule, and Working from Home Policies

Creating airtight policies for remote work, flexible schedules, and working from home is essential for both you and your employees. Although the word "policy" sounds serious and complex, writing a remote work policy doesn't have to be overwhelming. We've created a guide along...

OwlLabs 2019-08-20

Be an effective leader in a remote team #2

In the second post of the series “Be an effective leader in a remote team”, I want to talk about your calendar. Yes - your calendar. Before I worked in a remote team, I was a freelancer and never had to collaborate with a lot of different people, therefore the usage of my...

Marcus Wermuth 2019-08-20

Trees May Boost Our Mental Health More Than Grass

New research finds that, when a neighborhood’s green space leads to better health outcomes, tree canopy provides most of the benefits. In recent years, study after study has found that living in neighborhoods with abundant green space is linked to positive health outcomes. These...

Citylab 2019-08-20

How to Ask for a Flexible Schedule

It’s never been easier to get things done outside the confines of a 9-to-5 workday. Video conferencing, Slack, and a slew of productivity and project-management tools help blur the lines between time in the office and time outside of it. This ability to work wherever, whenever,...

Medium 2019-08-13

‘It’s a superpower’: how walking makes us healthier, happier and brainier

Neuroscientist Shane O’Mara believes that plenty of regular walking unlocks the cognitive powers of the brain like nothing else. He explains why you should exchange your gym kit for a pair of comfy shoes and get strolling

The Guardian 2019-08-13

Be an effective leader in a remote team #1

In my first series I wanted to talk about what it means to be a leader in a distributed team. Leadership is not something only used by managers. At Buffer everyone should have a certain kind of Leadership skill. I really loved how Katie (VP of Engineering at Buffer) put it: “I...

Marcus Wermuth 2019-08-13

Designing Remotely - The best decision I’ve made in my life

Hiya, I’m Charles — I’m a product designer, I work remotely for InVision and I absolutely love it. I received a crazy amount of response from a Tweet I posted a while back so I thought why not do a little write up of why remote work matters and all other things remote work, with...

Medium 2019-08-06

My Secret "Digital Nomad Rule" to Optimizing Fulfillment

In the past couple months I've implemented a new rule into my life which has REALLY increased my fulfillment in this digital nomad journey. For reference I'm over 2 years in, 15 countries. I spent the majority of my time in Bulgaria or Thailand. Before I explain the rule, let me...

Reddit 2019-08-06

Improve Your Team Leadership By Working From Home For A Week

Remote work policies are more common than ever before. According to our company’s 2018 “Global State of Remote Work” report, which surveyed 3,028 employees, 52% of employees work from home once a week, and 16% work for fully remote companies around the world.

Forbes 2019-08-06


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