Three, two, win? How to adapt to hybrid home and office working | Working from home

[ad_1] Working 3:2, what a way to make a living – but a new way that may take a little getting used to, according to experts. As coronavirus restrictions lift, many companies whose staff have worked from home for 18 months are asking those workers to dust off their bras and smart trousers and return … Read more

Multitasking is a menace – it should come with a health warning | Emma Beddington

[ad_1] A number of the 37 open tabs on my laptop are currently devoted to trying to substantiate various pop culture claims about multitasking. Does it increase cortisol levels or reduce your IQ by an amount twice that of smoking marijuana? Does it make you less productive or less empathetic? I struggled to tease this … Read more

British lockdown trend for shed conversions leads to spike in fires | Home insurance

[ad_1] As the first Covid lockdown hit, workers in Britain opted to turn their sheds into offices – “shoffices” – and bars, but the trend has led to a surge in outbuilding fires. Data from freedom of information requests by the insurer Zurich found that blazes in sheds, garages and conservatories rose by 16% in … Read more