September 15, 2017: Friday News Roundup

What’s on tap for this weekend, roundup readers? Hope you have time to learn something new! Today’s edition offers advice on working from home, spotting burnout symptoms, and getting the upper hand on your inbox as well as a fond farewell to a spacecraft.

How to Work from Home When You Have Kids
Remote work can be a godsend for busy parents, but, as this article explains, it presents plenty of challenges and adjustments too. For example, it’s harder to forge relationships with colleagues. And, oh yeah, there are interruptions and distractions you don’t find in the office. Lots of good suggestions in here.

How to Recognize Burnout Before You’re Burned Out
Consider this bit of research: “… 50 percent of respondents are consistently exhausted because of work, compared with 18 percent two decades ago.” Does this strike a chord with you? Occupational burnout is seen as a major health concern, as the human animal was not meant to be in high-stress mode this frequently. Learn how to recognize the signs you’re headed for a crash.

Stop Letting Email Control Your Work Day
Maybe all those unread messages in your inbox are pushing you toward burnout! According to this article, “the average person checks his or her email upwards of seventy times per day,” enough to drive anyone a little bonkers. Being super-clear about your priorities could be the first step in your recovery.

A Stanford Professor Says, At The Rate Things Are Going, Workplaces Will Only Get More Toxic In The Future
Or maybe your toxic coworkers are burning you out! This article won’t make you feel any better. A Stanford professor has identified a number of workplace trends that do not bode well for our collective future, such as the fact that we rarely make eye contact with each other anymore and, therefore, have less empathy.

Cassini’s Mission to Saturn in 100 Images
We close with a tribute to NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which burned up in Saturn’s atmosphere today after sharing two decades’ worth of amazing images with us Earthlings. Mission complete!