What is a VPN

1st April 2022
What is a VPN and When Should I use one? If you’ve been working remotely since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, your employer may have required you to use a VPN. If your employer didn’t explain it to you, here is the basics of how they work. VPN stands for “Virtual Private Network.” Great, now what does this mean? It might be helpful to think of it like a force field tunnel. You’re on one side of the tunnel, on the other side of the tunnel is any website[…]

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Hygge

2nd March 2022
Embracing “Hygge” in Your Workspace Did you know that in a world-wide happiness survey, Denmark wins almost every year? With the long, dark winters, it can be difficult to imagine why. The Danish will quote many reasons, such as a stable economy, a society built on trust, their excellent work-life balance, but also the unwritten, social laws of hygge and Jante’s law. Jante’s law can ultimately be summarized as never assuming you’re better than anyone else, or n[…]

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Tax Season

1st February 2022
You may still feel the residual bliss of the new year, but here at My Office Etc., we would like to remind you that April 15th (also known as Tax Day) will be here before you know it. Luckily, we are here to help provide guidance on how to be prepared, so you can have your taxes in and on time. 1. Keep Adequate Records Some find this to be easier said than done, but there are a few simple ways to stay organized. For starters, have a separate bank account specifically for[…]

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How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

3rd January 2022
With the beginning of a new year, you may start thinking about a New Year’s Resolution, or maybe you’re thinking about how quickly you gave up on the NYR that you set up last year. With the right tools and adjustments, you can create an attainable vision for your future self! Keep your goal realistic One key to keeping your goals realistic is to think about them in terms of where you are now, rather than trying to frame yourself around someone else’s standard. For […]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

8th December 2021
Christmastime! A time of celebration… and for many a time of stress. Whether it’s stress in the office as you try to meet end of year deadlines, or stress at home as you try prepare for family get-togethers, holiday travel and of course buying all the gifts you have to get for everyone on your list. Or maybe even a combination of work stress and personal stress. Interestingly enough, stress at home can affect how stressed you feel at work. Here are a few simple sugge[…]

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