Work From Home

How to Make a New Year’s Resolution That Actually Sticks

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This December, millions of people around the world will set their hopeful eyes on the new year — excited about what opportunities January might bring. Many of us set New Year’s Resolutions in hopes that things will be different. We say we’ll exercise more, or be more productive, or call our parents more often, or…

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Why We Can’t Work From Home with Cats

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We have a secret: lots of MELD Coworking members love cats. We’re not sure how this happened, but it may have something to do with the fact that working from home with a cat can be… difficult. Moving your sleepy cat off the warm keyboard for the fifth time in an hour can drive even…

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Five Ways that Coworking Increases Human Connection

Five Ways that Coworking Increases Human Connection

Loneliness is on the rise, and it has become an epidemic in our society and in our workplaces.   Research indicates that half of Americans view themselves as lonely, and that loneliness reduces our lifespans as much as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.   Coworking spaces provide places where people can gather, get their work…

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The Perks of Part-Time Coworking

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Coworking has taken off in recent years, and in 2017 there were over 4,000 coworking spaces in the US alone!   Studies have indicated that coworking combats loneliness, reduces costs for businesses,  and increases productivity.   But many freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote workers have the same question when they hear about coworking spaces for the…

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Tips for Staying Productive When Working From Home

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Working from “home” – it’s the dream, right? Wake up whenever. Work from wherever. Make your schedule and then mix it all up, if that’s what you feel like doing. You’re in control. But being in control requires some major discipline that just isn’t always there. For entrepreneurs, freelancers, and any others working outside of…

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Why I had to cowork

Why I had to cowork

An empirical case of how much value I discovered in coworking: Recently, my husband was traveling to Phoenix for a few days to attend a conference for his work. I tagged along with him as a quasi-vacation knowing I’ll still experience Phoenix albeit remotely working. As a freelancer, I was envisioning working from the hotel…

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Why working from home is the best!

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Warning: sarcasm. (Don’t even consider coworking, why pay when working from home is free!?)   You can stay in your pajamas all day long. Why would you think about what to wear, what shoes to grab, how to style your hair, plaster on makeup, or whatever else makes you look…presentable? Nobody will see you anyway!…

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How Coworking helped me to be more productive

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At the end of 2016 I quit my stable customer service job to start a business of my own. I realized that working for someone else wasn’t my thing, and I recognized that I needed to make a big change. Starting my own business meant I was able to work from home everyday and it…

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