Category Archives: ? of the Week

5 Awesome Apps to Download This Week

Looking to download some great new apps for your smartphone? We’ve done our research, so look no further! If you’re doing some smartphone spring cleaning, be sure to make room for these awesome apps!

Soul Cycle

At last! SOUL CYCLE HAS AN APP!  As any avid Soul Cycle rider may know, the wait for an app was a long one. Tap and swipe to search for a nearby studio, favorite instructor, and reserve your favorite bike! Thank you Soul Cycle, we’ll be tappin’ it back with you soon!

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Inspiralized

With the growing popularity of gluten free menu options, and vegetable “pasta”, Ali Maffucci founded Inspiralized Blog. Her mission? To make creative, delicious and nutritious meals by transforming vegetables into “pasta” using a vegetable spiralizer.  Ms. Maffucci and Inspiralized.com are the definitive resource for cooking with a spiralizer. In addition to her blog and recently published cookbook, Inspiralized has an app! Perfect for anyone looking to make healthy meals at home, and great as a grocery shopping resource!  The app also includes featured recipes with gorgeous photos, and user friendly ingredient searches!

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HBO Now

It was only a matter of time until HBO joined the ranks of Hulu Plus and Netflix to offer a monthly subscription service. With more and more people cutting the cord and opting out of cable subscriptions, this is the perfect way to enjoy the excellent programming HBO has to offer.  Award winning shows like Game of Thrones, VEEP, and endless documentaries like The Jinx at our fingertips for only $14.99 a month? Yes please!

 

 

iExit

Ever been on a road trip and had to rely on billboards to find the next rest stop to walk your dog or grab a bite to eat — only to find that no pets are not allowed and the Starbucks has been turned into an oil change station? Frustrating. How awesome would it be to never rely on highway and billboard signs again? Look no further than iExit!  iExit uses a smartphone’s location to determine where a user is located on the interstate and then displays upcoming exits and businesses without the press of a button. Its powerful search engine allows users to filter upcoming exits by whatever they’re looking for, whether that’s for a business, an amenity, or a location. The Search experience has been completely rethought in it’s latest update and comes with 25 “preset searches” designed to quickly address common road trip needs.

 

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Sleep Cycle

Mornings can be a drag. Sometimes no matter how much sleep we get, waking up can feel just plain terrible! We’ve tried Sleep Cycle and we love the results! And you don’t have to take our word for it, it’s been featured in CNN, Wired, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, The New York Times and many more.  Place your smartphone under your pillow and the app actually monitors your movement during sleep using the extremely sensitive accelerometer in your phone.  Sleep Cycle then finds the optimal time to wake you up during a 30 minute window that ends at your set alarm time. Amazing! Waking up the natural way to wake up feeling rested and relaxed. Two thumbs up!

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5 Ways to Overcome A Case of the Mondays

 

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It’s Monday. Ugh. Whether you spent the weekend playing frisbee in Central Park, carting your kids to soccer practice, singing your heart out at karaoke, or on the edge of your seat watching The Masters Tournament (Go Jordan!), Mondays can be a real drag. You can hear the collective yawns and sighs from every cubicle in the office.

It begins the moment your morning alarm sounds.  You roll over, hit snooze, and groan.

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Not to worry, we have you covered!

 

Here are 5 sure fire ways to overcome a Case of the Mondays! 

1. Sleep. The same sleep schedule all week will help you feel rested and healthy. It’s important to avoid sleeping in or staying up too late on the weekend. Be sure to get to bed at a reasonable hour on Sunday evening. You’ll be thanking yourself come Monday morning! Being tired can only add stress to an already hectic morning.

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2. Breakfast.  Since childhood we’ve heard it a million times.  “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” Well, Mom was right. “Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast – that’s where its name originates, breaking the fast!  Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the car with no petrol!” (via ShakeUpYourWakeUp)

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3. Exercise. Whether it’s a quick jog on the treadmill or a heart pumping class at Soul Cycle, make time in your life to get movin! Exercise makes us feel good and gives us endorphins. Endorphins fight stress and help us to feel happier!

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4. Treat yourself!  If coffee is your thing, don’t feel ashamed to grab that extra latte. You’re allowed some extra caffeine, it’s Monday after all and you deserve it! Spring weather calls for Starbucks Cold Brew to zap you out of the 3 o’clock Monday slump.

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5. Weeknight Plans.  Why live for the weekend when you can live for weeknights too? Happy hour with old college pals, tickets to a movie you’ve been dying to see,  a baseball game, or maybe try that Paint Nite you’ve been hearing so much about. Sometimes fun weeknight plans are all we need to get through a Case of the Mondays.

 

 

Chin up, it’s almost Tuesday!

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Climbing the Corporate Ladder

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In our Question of the Week, this week, we asked, “Should you work less or more as you climb higher on the corporate ladder?”

The overwhelming majority, at just over 75% said that you should work MORE as you climb the corporate ladder, rather than working LESS.

The way you work will change as you progress in your career. You’ll begin to work smarter. But as you become more and more successful – the conversations become more and more strategic. Just because your role focuses less on the day to day duties does not mean that you are working any less.

Every brand needs visionaries.

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The Results are in!

This week in our Question of the Week [#QOW], we asked:

“Would you rather work freelance or full-time?”

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We got a GREAT response but more than 70% of you said you would rather work full-time than freelance!

Some people absolutely love the freelance lifestyle, but it isn’t for everyone. We can understand that you would want some of the more traditional perks that come along with working full-time but freelance has it’s perks too.

Check out this article on #SocialHire for the Pros and Cons of the Freelance life!

 

As always, make sure to weigh in on our #QOW next week by visiting www.24seventalent.com on Monday!

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Is your job letting you down?

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In our Question of the Week [#QOW] we asked:

Is your current job meeting your expectations, exceeding your expectations, or a let down?

Hundreds of you weighed in and reported that 63% of you were let down by your current job – with only 9% of respondents holding a job they think is surpassing expectations!

Perhaps our hopes are too high? Does your job meet your expectations for the role as you envisioned it or does it fall short? Let us know!

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