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Florida legislation would criminalize trans people’s public bathroom use

Florida legislation would criminalize trans people’s public bathroom use

| February 11, 2015

If passed, a new bill in Florida (HB 583) would prohibit trans people from using public bathrooms assigned to genders that don’t match the sex they were born with — and the consequences are steep. As Slate reports, “any trans person who enters a ‘single-sex public facility’ that doesn’t match their ‘biological sex’ is guilty of […]

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’Hoffice’ aims to solve key work-from-home issues

’Hoffice’ aims to solve key work-from-home issues

| February 10, 2015

For people who suffer from work-from-home-alone syndrome, Hoffice might be the solution. The Scandinavian start-up defines Hoffice as “a network for everyone with flexible workspace needs, with the aim of creating temporary and amazing working session [sic] in each other’s homes.” Simple –eh? Why didn’t people think of this before? How it works Hoffice brings together telecommuters […]

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The TableAir standing desk rises with a wave of the hand

The TableAir standing desk rises with a wave of the hand

| February 4, 2015

An innovative standing desk from TableAir gives new meaning to the term “manual labor.” The rectangular desk is outfitted with two distinctive features: ambient LED lighting, and, even more significantly, technology that allows users to adjust the desk’s height with the touch of a button and the wave of a hand, as Slate reports. “The most […]

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Now, a device to keep chatty coworkers at bay

Now, a device to keep chatty coworkers at bay

| January 29, 2015

Fact 1 – In a survey conducted by Ask.com on American workers, ‘noisy colleagues’ cut to the top of workplace distractions list leaving phone calls and social media behind. Fact 2 – Another survey by University of California concluded that it takes about 25 minutes for an average worker to refocus on work after she […]

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End hand cramps: Robots can write your ‘handwritten’ notes

End hand cramps: Robots can write your ‘handwritten’ notes

| January 28, 2015

As hiring managers, gift-givers and nostalgia-appreciators of all sorts know, there’s no small gesture quite as touching as a handwritten note. But as anyone who has ever interviewed for multiple jobs, gotten married, or received a ton of fan mail knows from experience, writing countless cards by hand is an especially laborious labor of love. […]

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Check out MyDoorSign’s all-gender restroom signs on Mashable!

Check out MyDoorSign’s all-gender restroom signs on Mashable!

| January 23, 2015

We’re very proud to announce that our all-gender restroom signs — and our efforts to donate them to schools and LGBTI organizations — have been featured on Mashable. As more cities recognize the need to create safe spaces for everyone, we’re more than happy to do our part by making available the best possible signage. Check out the […]

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All-gender bathrooms now mandatory in West Hollywood

All-gender bathrooms now mandatory in West Hollywood

| January 21, 2015

All single-stall restrooms in West Hollywood, California, will soon be open to anyone, regardless of whether they identify as men, women, or as transgender. Businesses and public spaces must change all signage to all-gender signage on existing single-stall restrooms within the next two months, according to a new ordinance, reports LAist. While West Hollywood is the […]

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Introverted coworkers give extroverts a bad rap

Introverted coworkers give extroverts a bad rap

| January 15, 2015

If your peer performance review is around the corner, you might want to check that the guy who mostly keeps to himself is not the one assigning you points. Studies suggest introverted coworkers can underrate your performance and might even give managers negative feedback. Researchers at Oregon State University, the University of Florida, and University […]

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Fantasy football turns colleagues into comrades

Fantasy football turns colleagues into comrades

| January 14, 2015

Ever glimpse a colleague furtively checking out their fantasy football stats at work? Don’t scoff — unifying coworkers over fantasy football is actually good for morale, as Business Journals reports. In fact, one recent study by Quantum Workplace shows that employees who participated in fantasy football with their coworkers were more engaged while on the job […]

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Are good coworker relationships more important than pay?

Are good coworker relationships more important than pay?

| January 7, 2015

As much as we love to complain about our cubemates, most workers are actually quite happy with their coworkers, according to a recent poll from employment site Monster.com. What are workers’ real gripes? Low salaries. The survey, run in conjunction with the WageIndicator Foundation, discovered that almost eight out of 10 workers “find great satisfaction […]

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