13 New Skills and Hobbies You Can Learn from Home Right Now

You can do so much more online than spend lost hours mindlessly scrolling through your social media feeds and shopping for socks. You can actually become quite inspired to learn new things and then find the ways to follow your passions and express yourself. There are so many great

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Career Online

Sure you can search for a new job online, but how do you beef up your skills for that new job?There are lots of great resources to amp up your skills, see what different fields are all about and even earn a certification or two. All from home. All

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The Difference Between Upload and Download Speeds: Why It Matters

When you’re online, you do two things: send data and receive data. Sending is called uploading, and receiving is called downloading. So when you shop for an internet service provider, the speed you’re buying is the rate at which you will be able to perform the tasks you want

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Is Your Data Safe When You Work From Home? 5 Tips to Consider

We’re in a new world of work.Suddenly, our homes—our familiar homes--are our unrecognizable workplaces.This new arrangement opens up security concerns we’ve never thought about, from social interaction and management to information security.Securing corporate information and data itself is a huge job. So big, in fact, that an entire industry

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6 Tips for Helping Kids Learn at Home

As a teacher, I know that any time kids are away from school, an academic slide can occur. Kids who consistently read, practice math, and write on a regular basis have a huge advantage over those who don’t. And as a parent of two teens, I understand how hard

The 6 Things You Need When You Work from Home

No matter where you work, the point is to be productive. A formal office is all ready to help you do that. When you work from home, whether it’s short term or your new lifestyle choice, you’re the one responsible to make your environment work friendly.Sometimes it can be

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15 Apps That Increase Your Work-From-Home Productivity

When you first work from home, challenges keep popping up. How do you best collaborate with colleagues, stay productive, and balance your work and home life? Developers have thought about all of this, and you can probably find an app that can help, from communication and file management to

Understanding Your VPN

When you first start working from home, this phrase just might throw you: “You need to VPN in.”Let’s unravel that mystery right away.VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. This is your employer’s way of adding a level of security and privacy when you’re sending and receiving all kinds of

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5 Tips to Get a Stronger Wi-Fi Signal From Your Router

There's nothing more frustrating than a connection that's not cutting it. When the Wi-Fi slows down, check out these tips and tricks to get back up to speed.

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Working From Home? 5 Tips for Seamless Video Conferencing

Webcam interviews and video conferences are increasingly common in our everyday lives as the distributed and mobile workforce in the U.S. continues to grow. Here are five tips to set you up for a successful video conference interview or virtual meeting.