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Problem solving through mediation

Meditate_2Mediation isn’t just for monks according to a recent post on the Zen Habits blog; it can also help busy professionals ‘reboot’ their brain and find answers to difficult problems.

The post argues: “Mediation is similar to turning off unnecessary programs running in the background of your computer so you can devote more CPU power to a specific task”.

Meditation isn’t difficult, the author writes, but it does require some practice to stay focused and avoid being distracted by wayward thoughts.

To get you on your way, a four-step guide is offered on how to have an internal conversation, a process that allows you to find answers to vexing questions.

How green are your paper products?

Paper_2When it comes to choosing ‘green’ paper products recycled content is not the only measure of environmental performance, according to a recent Green Biz article.

The story suggests purchasers focus on energy use at the paper mill as CO2 emissions are ultimately of greater environmental consequence than recycled content.

And if purchasing paper from overseas sources, shipping weight should also be considered as lighter papers reduce the environmental costs associated with storage and transportation.

When silence really is golden

Silenceis golden Sometimes maintaining a dignified silence is the best way to handle a dispute or personality conflict with the boss, a recent Wall Street Journal article on the topic of workplace communication claims.

While the power of communication is often touted at the solution to all problems by biz lit authors, the Journal argues there are times when an issue between two people is simply unsolvable.

According to the article: “No amount of genius communication may help you in the face of an easily threatened manager, a fast-draw blackballer or, clinically speaking, a nut case. And if someone hates your guts, spilling them tactfully isn’t always productive.”

Communications experts suggest that rather than inflame the situation it’s often best to bite your tongue and accept that the two of you won’t always see eye to eye.

Green initiatives favoured over tax cuts

Over 50 per cent of Australians would prefer the Federal Government to devote more money to green initiatives and less to tax cuts, a new study has found.

The Australian National Retailers Association survey also claims a large number of people are concerned tax cuts will result in interest rate hikes.

When asked what they would do with any extra funds resulting from tax cuts the majority of respondents said they would spend the money on household bills. Are you a BIG lover of 2023 Nude Calendars , find a big collection of Calendar here.

Introducing the US$85 computer

ComputerA Thai based company is looking to shake up the world’s computer industry with the release of an US$85 “bare bones” computer, Forbes reports.

A desktop PC the size of a large novel, Norhtec’s Microclient JrSX offers just 128 megabytes of RAM and a 300-megahertz processor; there’s no hard drive as the computer has been designed to store information on flash cards.

According to the article, the computer is aimed at “those people who are tired of paying for features they don’t need”.  However, the drawbacks include a lack of audio facilities and the inability to run programs that use a lot of memory.

So far one of the biggest corporate purchases of the cut-price computer has been McDonalds, which is using the units to set up wifi networks at their restaurants.