Questions tagged [work]

Lifehacks related to making work more efficient, and re purposing or improving office supplies or tools within the workspace.

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Shared tools always getting lost

I'm part of a small team of datacenter worker drones, and we're constantly wasting time hunting for tools because we can't find what we need. In the case of some tools, I've just taken to buying ...
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How to quickly cure the neck and back pain while studying?

I get severe pain on my neck and back while studying (or using a laptop) for a while, as fast as 90 minutes and usually 3 hours. I want to spend more time on studying but it is very difficult to keep ...
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Organize and increase work area in size

I do electronics work in my apartment. This is my current setup in my bedroom. I have lumber scraps available and I enjoy making items, but would consider something else pre-made if it is cheap or ...
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Career lifestyle - feel tired every afternoon

Background: I recently started my career as a professional. I have the luxury of working "flextime", meaning I can start and finish when I want, as long as I work my 7 - 8 hour days. Virtually all of ...
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Sleep with earplugs but still hear alarm

Where I sleep I can easily be awaken by the sounds of my neighbors. Therefore I usually wear earplugs to sleep. Because I work flextime, this is not a problem. However there are certain deadlines ...
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How to get used to a new keyboard in practical exams

I recently had a coding practical examination in school and I was previously using a Mac book while the exam was done on a Stuck on Windows computer. I'm not a very fast typer to begin with, but silly ...
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How to shade bubbles well on optical answer sheets

I constantly have exams that require to shade bubbles on an optical answer sheet. Usually I will shade it with a 0.5 (2B) lead mechanical pencil. I think I shade quite hard sometimes(not sure if the ...
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How to quickly switch between typing and drawing?

I sometimes have to make drawings and writings very quickly in succession. For example, I will type 5 to 10 seconds, and then draw something for 5 to 10 seconds, repeatedly. This means that I have ...
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How to remember not to leave my USB key at the seminar room?

I'm a university teacher, and for my presentations in class I often use a remote control, which is connected to the PC with a wireless USB dongle (see picture). After class, I am often tired and more ...
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People who are financially secure without having to work, why do you work? [closed]

People who are financially secure without having to work, why do you work?
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Remember Appointment - without mobile phone [closed]

I have the tunnel vision. I know that I have an telco at 14:00 this day. But if a team mate asks me for help at 13:45, then I walk to his desk and then it is likely that I forget the telco. An alarm ...
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How to set up a reminder for something of which I don't know when its going to happen?

Assume I have to go from place A to B and bring something with me, but I don't know when it will be. I'll have to take the train, but I have a season ticket, so I don't specially need to buy one. I ...
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How to see inside a sealed document without opening it? [closed]

A company is paying me to transport highly important legal documents to the US. I'm a bit skeptical as I never heard of the company and got connected through a friend. I don't want to be transporting ...
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Is there a general way to motivate myself to study? [closed]

I am a student of electrical and mechanical engineering. Ever since I joined, my hours of studying have been reduced significantly. That's not to say there is less study to be done though. I usually ...
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Stop headphone cord from tangling [duplicate]

I have a pair of headphones with a long cord (2.5m / 8.2 ft) that I use at my desk. It's nice having a long cord -- I can move around at my desk and reach things -- but when I put them down they tend ...
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How to make dry ball pen work again? [duplicate]

I have a ball pen, nearly full (like 90%), but it is dry at the tip, and no ink will come out. How can I make the ink flow again?
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How to prevent feet from getting sore after standing all day long

What are some good methods or techniques to prevent a person's feet from getting sore when standing all day long, such as using a stand up desk at work, or people who have to stand in restaurants or ...
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How can I turn an echoey alcove into a home office suitable for video & audio calls?

I have an alcove that I'd like to turn into a home office suitable for high quality audio and video calls. I have a desk & chair, however... There are no windows and stark white walls. What is ...
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Is there a better way of transporting bagels to work?

I take a bagel to work every day. I wrap it in a plastic bag, but this isn't great, it usually gets a bit squashed in my backpack. Is there something that I could use to transport my bagel to work ...
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How can I eat my bagel when I lack a knife to cut it?

I brought a bagel into the office for breakfast, but the only knife in the office sharp enough to cut bagels has gone missing. I tried to shove it into the toaster anyways, but it was too big. I've ...