5 Hacks for Better Energy During the Holidays

5 Hacks for Better Energy During the Holidays

  Thanksgiving is over, and that means more holiday mania. If you’re already feeling lethargic, stressed, or overindulgent, read these tips to recharge:   1. Cut the Sweet Stuff December is full of overeating and processed sugar if you let it be. If your workspace typically overflows with gingerbread, eggnog, and cookies when the holidays […]

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3 Ideas for a Dynamic Workspace

3 Ideas for a Dynamic Workspace

  We’ve always pushed back against the norm of sitting all day at work. We know that being in one space for hours on end doesn’t work, either. These three tricks can help you physically orient yourself and your mind to be more productive. Let’s go:   1. Location Box Have you heard about time […]

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What Mark Sisson Stands For: Secrets of a Paleo Aficionado

What Mark Sisson Stands For: Secrets of a Paleo Aficionado

  Mark Sisson: leading authority on evolution-based wellness; creator of the Primal Living Diet; former distance runner, triathlete, and Ironman competitor; fitness blogger; author.   It’s impossible to restrict this fitness virtuoso to one title.   Provoked by a host of health issues during intense marathon training, (Sisson won fourth place in the 1982 Ironman […]

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Work Like an Athlete: Three Ideas

Work Like an Athlete: Three Ideas

Stuck in a chair at work all day? Research shows that the recommended 30 minutes of cardio five times per week does not reverse the health risks of your sedentary 9-5 lifestyle. Other studies indicate that sitting this much every day can increase your risk of cancer by 66%.     Try these 3 tricks […]

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What We’re Listening To: VFA Interview

What We’re Listening To: VFA Interview

    In October, the fellowship program and nonprofit Venture for America interviewed Martin Keen. Hear about Keen’s sailing adventures, the evolution of KEEN Footwear, and Focal Upright’s six Venture for America hires. Click here to tune in.

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Make Halloween Happen at Work: 5 Creative Ideas

Make Halloween Happen at Work: 5 Creative Ideas

  Maybe you don’t work at Yahoo, which hosts 600 workers and their families at their lavish annual Halloween party made up of a costume parade, trick-or-treating at the CEO’s office, and pumpkin carving. Maybe you’re mad that Halloween falls on a workday this year. Hello, Monday.   But All Hallows’ Eve at work doesn’t […]

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What Ping Pong Can Do for Your Working Soul

What Ping Pong Can Do for Your Working Soul

  It must have been something about the turn of October. Noticing our folded up ping pong table in the corner of our warehouse, project engineer Jason decided to rally our restless team into a dedicated week of the game.   Equipped with an official whiteboard bracket, buckets packed with ping pong balls, and a […]

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Because it’s the Middle of the Day: 12 Office Cats

Because it’s the Middle of the Day: 12 Office Cats

    Allowing furry friends in the workplace can boost morale, reduce stress levels, and build relationships. We speak from experience. But if you’re not lucky enough to have a pal like this in the office, just looking at cute animal pictures can have positive effects on your workflow.   Gif via Giphy   Because […]

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10 Things That Made Our Home Office Wish List

10 Things That Made Our Home Office Wish List

  In honor of National Work from Home Week, the Focal marketing team logged some hours at home this Monday and Tuesday. We reveled in the kid-free tranquility of our homes, freedom to move from room to room, and zero commute time.   Most of us didn’t have workstations set up exactly how we’d like, […]

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Office Sweet Office: Pro Tips for Working Remotely

Office Sweet Office: Pro Tips for Working Remotely

  In recent years, workplaces have become more inclined to allow and even welcome remote work. More than 30 million Americans work from a home office at least once a week; 37% of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted for their job before.   This is all for good reason: according to Forbes, 63–71% of […]

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