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15 Facts About Life That Are Hilariously True, Some Of Them Are Thought-Provoking

15 Facts About Life That Are Hilariously True, Some Of Them Are Thought-Provoking

These graphs can tell you the truths of our lives, some of them are really hilarious ones while the others will lead you to carefully think about the way we lead our lives these days.

1. How Long A Human Can Live Without…

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    Since when we got harder to live without the internet? Sometimes I do wonder how we used to live without the internet, didn’t we still figure out how to communicate with people without our smartphones or computer, and how to find the way to a place without GPS?

    2. The Biggest Lies On The Internet

    lies on the internet

      Admit it, it happens all the time. What you say in a text message is not exactly what you mean or how you feel. Did you really laugh out really loud the last time you typed LOL?

      3. Birthday Greetings On Your Facebook Wall

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      birthday greetings

        The awkward moment you forgot where you met that person who just wrote happy birthday on your Facebook wall – does this ring a bell to you?

        4. Instagramatical Hierarchy of Needs

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          What’s the intention of showing edited photos on Instagram? What’s the need that people crave for?

          5. About Online Dating

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            On one hand, people encourage you to go online dating because it’s really common nowadays; on the other hand, you’re reluctant to tell others that your date was met online because you don’t want others to think that you’re not good at networking in real life.

            6. How Long “Never” Lasts

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            never lasts

              Above are just some of the common cases in life, I bet you can think of more examples in which you said you’d never do something again but then oops you did it again! The first time you do something wrong may be a mistake, but it’s your choice if you’re doing this for the second time.

              7. Salary Index

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                What was your aspiration when you were small? Why it’s changed as you grow up? Reality is kind of cruel sometimes as shown in the above graph, but I still believe that with your persistence and passion, you’ll succeed with what you like doing one day.

                8. Content of Women’s Magazines

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                  Okay, so the media is telling you to be yourself and accept your faults, but at the same time things about how to lose weight are all over it. Women (and men), do you realize how much the media’s shaping your daily life?

                  9. The Evolution of Digital Media

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                    What are we reading now? Advertisements or real knowledge and information? Since when ads have been more important than knowledge?

                    10. Your Knowledge of The Traffic Laws

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                      This applies not only to knowledge of the traffic laws, in fact, we lose most of our knowledge as we graduated (especially if your career is nothing related to what you studied before). But is knowledge supposed to be lost in our brain this way?

                      11. Guide To Laundry Symbols

                      laundry guide

                        I think this is a sweet one! I know everyone of us should really know all these laundry guide symbols, but mom really has already known these all. We love our moms, don’t we?

                        12. Hollywood Movies 
                        hollywood movies

                          Robocop, Man of Steel, Amazing Spiderman….you know what I’m talking about here. I thought we’re getting smarter, where has our creativity gone?

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                          13. Job Titles

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                            Sometimes, I do wonder the reason of having such complicated job titles these days. Is it really because of the change of job nature or the way we see job titles now?

                            14. Opening Hours of Banks

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                              This really is one of the funniest things. Only those who don’t need to work full-time can go to the bank. Who do banks serve?

                              15. Simple Improvements to the Current Calendar Week

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                                This is just a joke of course, but I bet most of us would love to have a calendar week like this.

                                All the above graphs are from True Facts | Kind of Normal.

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                                Last Updated on September 28, 2020

                                The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

                                The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

                                At the start of the year, if you had asked anyone if they could do their work from home, many would have said no. They would have cited the need for team meetings, a place to be able to sit down and get on with their work, the camaraderie of the office, and being able to meet customers and clients face to face.

                                Almost ten months later, most of us have learned that we can do our work from home and in many ways, we have discovered working from home is a lot better than doing our work in a busy, bustling office environment where we are inundated with distractions and noise.

                                One of the things the 2020 pandemic has reminded us is we humans are incredibly adaptable. It is one of the strengths of our kind. Yet we have been unknowingly practicing this for years. When we move house we go through enormous upheaval.

                                When we change jobs, we not only change our work environment but we also change the surrounding people. Humans are adaptable and this adaptability gives us strength.

                                So, what are the pros and cons of working from home? Below I will share some things I have discovered since I made the change to being predominantly a person who works from home.

                                Pro #1: A More Relaxed Start to the Day

                                This one I love. When I had to be at a place of work in the past, I would always set my alarm to give me just enough time to make coffee, take a shower, and change. Mornings always felt like a rush.

                                Now, I can wake up a little later, make coffee and instead of rushing to get out of the door at a specific time, I can spend ten minutes writing in my journal, reviewing my plan for the day, and start the day in a more relaxed frame of mind.

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                                When you start the day in a relaxed state, you begin more positively. You find you have more clarity and more focus and you are not wasting energy worrying about whether you will be late.

                                Pro #2: More Quiet, Focused Time = Increased Productivity

                                One of the biggest difficulties of working in an office is the noise and distractions. If a colleague or boss can see you sat at your desk, you are more approachable. It is easier for them to ask you questions or engage you in meaningless conversations.

                                Working from home allows you to shut the door and get on with an hour or two of quiet focused work. If you close down your Slack and Email, you avoid the risk of being disturbed and it is amazing how much work you can get done.

                                An experiment conducted in 2012 found that working from home increased a person’s productivity by 13%, and more recent studies also find significant increases in productivity.[1]

                                When our productivity increases, the amount of time we need to perform our work decreases, and this means we can spend more time on activities that can bring us closer to our family and friends as well as improve our mental health.

                                Pro #3: More Control Over Your Day

                                Without bosses and colleagues watching over us all day, we have a lot more control over what we do. While some work will inevitably be more urgent than others, we still get a lot more choice about what we work on.

                                We also get more control over where we work. I remember when working in an office, we were given a fixed workstation. Some of these workstations were pleasant with a lot of natural sunlight, but other areas were less pleasant. It was often the luck of the draw whether we find ourselves in a good place to work or not.

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                                By working from home we can choose what work to work on and whether we want to face a window or not. We can get up and move to another place, and we can move from room to room. And if you have a garden, on nice days you could spend a few hours working outside.

                                Pro #4: You Get to Choose Your Office Environment

                                While many companies will provide you with a laptop or other equipment to do your work, others will give you an allowance to purchase your equipment. But with furniture such as your chair and desk, you have a lot of freedom.

                                I have seen a lot of amazing home working spaces with wonderful sets up—better chairs, laptop stands that make working from a laptop much more ergonomic and therefore, better for your neck.

                                You can also choose your wall art and the little nick-nacks on your desk or table. With all this freedom, you can create a very personal and excellent working environment that is a pleasure to work in. When you are happy doing your work, you will inevitably do better work.

                                Con #1: We Move a Lot Less

                                When we commute to a place of work, there is movement involved. Many people commute using public transport, which means walking to the bus stop or train station. Then, there is the movement at lunchtime when we go out to buy our lunch. Working in a place of work requires us to move more.

                                Unfortunately, working from home naturally causes us to move less and this means we are not burning as many calories as we need to.

                                Moving is essential to our health and if you are working from home you need to become much more aware of your movement. To ensure you are moving enough, make sure you take your lunch breaks. Get up from your desk and move. Go outside, if you can, and take a walk. And, of course, refrain from regular trips to the refrigerator.

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                                Con #2: Less Human Interaction

                                One of the nicest things about bringing a group of people together to work is the camaraderie and relationships that are built over time. Working from home takes us away from that human interaction and for many, this can cause a feeling of loss.

                                Humans are a social species—we need to be with other people. Without that connection, we start to feel lonely and that can lead to mental health issues.

                                Zoom and Microsoft Teams meeting cannot replace that interaction. Often, the interactions we get at our workplaces are spontaneous. But with video calls, there is nothing spontaneous—most of these calls are prearranged and that’s not spontaneous.

                                This lack of spontaneous interaction can also reduce a team’s ability to develop creative solutions—there’s just something about a group of incredibly creative people coming together in a room to thrash out ideas together that lends itself to creativity.

                                While video calls can be useful, they don’t match the connection between a group of people working on a solution together.

                                Con #3: The Cost of Buying Home Office Equipment

                                Not all companies are going to provide you with a nice allowance to buy expensive home office equipment. 100% remote companies such as Doist (the creators of Todoist and Twist) provide a $2,000 allowance to all their staff every two years to buy office equipment. Others are not so generous.

                                This can prove to be expensive for many people to create their ideal work-from-home workspace. Many people must make do with what they already have, and that could mean unsuitable chairs that damage backs and necks.

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                                For a future that will likely involve more flexible working arrangements, companies will need to support their staff in ways that will add additional costs to an already reduced bottom line.

                                Con #4: Unique Distractions

                                Not all people have the benefit of being able to afford childcare for young children, and this means they need to balance working and taking care of their kids.

                                For many parents, being able to go to a workplace gives them time away from the noise and demands of a young family, so they could get on with their work. Working from home removes this and can make doing video calls almost impossible.

                                To overcome this, where possible, you need to set some boundaries. I know this is not always possible, but it is something you need to try. You should do whatever you can to make sure you have some boundaries between your work life and home life.

                                Final Thoughts

                                Working from home can be hugely beneficial for many people, but it can also bring serious challenges to others.

                                We are moving towards a new way of working. Therefore, companies need to look at both the pros and cons of working from home and be prepared to support their staff in making this transition. It will not be impossible, but a lot of thought will need to go into it.

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