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How to Fight Isolation When You Work From Home  How to Fight Isolation When You Work From Home 

As much as you rolled your eyes at your cubicle mate’s persistent muttering of “That’s what she said,” and as awkward as it was to listen to the Carol from HR’s cat stories every time you encountered her in the kitchen, when you start working from home, you begin to miss the daily human interaction that comes from…

How to Avoid Becoming a Hermit When You Work From Home How to Avoid Becoming a Hermit When You Work From Home

I like people, but I’ve always been kind of shy and I cherish my alone time. When I started working from home, I looked forward to that time: no more meetings, small talk, or awkward happy hours. It was fine for a while, but then I got lonely. Worse, I developed mild social anxiety. Even a trip to the grocery store…

How Do I Choose the Best Noise Cancelling Headphones? How Do I Choose the Best Noise Cancelling Headphones?

Dear Lifehacker, I work in a noisy office, and would love some noise cancelling headphones. What's the difference between noise cancelling and noise isolation? How do I choose the best ones for me? Should I just buy a pair of Bose QuietComforts, or are there specific ones you'd recommend?

Most Popular Earbuds: Monoprice 8320 Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earphones Most Popular Earbuds: Monoprice 8320 Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earphones

When it comes to earbuds (or in-ear monitors, as some of you pointed out) which ones are the "best" can be a bit subjective. For audiophiles it's really about sound quality. For travelers and frequent users it's all about fit and comfort. For most of you though, it was about bang for your buck, even if you had to…

Five Best Earbuds Five Best Earbuds

Solid sound doesn't have to come at the expense of portability. Earbuds used to get a pretty bad rap for offering lackluster sound, but they've come a long way and many can seriously compete with their over-ear cousins. Some even offer noise isolation, and super-comfortable fits that let you hear and enjoy your music…

A Case for Not Isolating Yourself at Work with Headphones A Case for Not Isolating Yourself at Work with Headphones

It's easy to throw on a pair of headphones at work and focus in on a task. Doing so creates a bit of isolation when you're surrounded by people and that might help you pay more attention to the work that needs to get done. However, the Harvard Business Review suggests this isn't as good of an idea as it might seem.

Set Up Timed Playlists and Non-Intrusive Distractions to Stay Focused and Productive at Work Set Up Timed Playlists and Non-Intrusive Distractions to Stay Focused and Productive at Work

In order to get your best work done, you need to buckle down, eliminate as many distractions as possible, and focus on each task at a time as much as possible. However, few of us have the luxury to wall ourselves off from the world all day. We have meetings, coworkers, phone calls, lunch breaks, and other things we…

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