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What’s in my Bag? Amy from Idea Space talks Boston Survival

Boston is a busy and an unpredictable city, from Red Sox game crowds to a 30° temperature drop within two days, and every other wonderfully chaotic moment we encounter in between – what we carry with us can make a big difference. Here’s what’s in my bag to help me stay one step ahead: Water bottle: This is the number one thing I always have in my bag, I like adding lemon for taste along with the many, many health benefits that come with drinking lemon water! Sneakers: Ok, so you have …

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New Year, New Office! Full-Time Coworking Memberships Available for $250/month (Limited time only!)

To celebrate the start of 2016, we at Idea Space are excited to offer the New Year, New Office promotion!  Anyone who joins as a Full-Time Member between now and January 31st will receive the first 3 months for $250/month and we’ll waive the setup fee! A Full-Time Membership includes a business mailing address, complimentary coffee/snacks, wifi, monthly conference room hours and more — not to mention the company of some inspiring coworking neighbors & friends! A 3-month minimum commitment is required to take advantage of this promotion, which amounts to a total savings of …

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Here’s to a Healthy Workday Lunch (that won’t bore you to tears)

Choosing what to pack for lunch can be quite the morning hassle, especially when you’re in a hurry and trying to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. Here’s an article that masters the art of the mason jar salad (yes, that’s a thing!), taking the guesswork out of a healthy, yet fun desk lunch. We’ll be trying these out ourselves – hope you enjoy!

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3 Ways to (Spring) Clean Up Your Act

Finally the warmer weather is upon us, and what better time to create your spring cleaning list for the office than now? As a follow-up to our previous post, There Are Only 3 Ways to Spend Your Time, here’s a quick guide to further clean up your office. Whether you realize it or not, you are your own project manager. The management of your own day-to-day responsibilities is critical to your overall success in the workplace. According to a recent Entrepreneur.com article by New York City-based time-management expert, Julie Morgenstern, “Failure to …

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Tips to Organize Your Workspace & Maximize Productivity

“Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.” -G. K. Chesterton If you are one of those people who can’t seem to keep their office organized no matter what you do, we get it! Sometimes it seems impossible to organize your office in a way that sticks. In an effort to help make life easier, we’ve pulled together a few tips to help you organize your workspace and maximize your productivity. Back to Basics 
One of the easiest ways we lose time …

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There Are Only 3 Ways to Spend Your Time

We’ve all heard of the importance of “time management” as it relates to our professional lives. Applying the general concept of “time management” to your day, however, is a bit more complicated. A recent Entrepreneur.com article explains, “Chances are good that, at some time in your life, you’ve taken a time management class, read about it in books, and tried to use an electronic or paper-based day planner to organize, prioritize and schedule your day. “Why, with this knowledge and these gadgets,” you may ask, “do I still feel like …

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4 Ways to Manage your Stress

Regardless of what career path you’ve chosen, what organization you may be part of, or what position or title you may hold – stress is one of those things that is impossible to avoid. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky few that are just more laid-back, no matter what the circumstances. If you’re one of those people, you keep doing you…because obviously you’re on to something! But if you’re not one of those people, welcome to the club. There’s a great article in Forbes that explains How Successful …

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Standing is the New Sitting; Sitting is the New Smoking

Understanding the Modern Workspace First, it was exercise stability balls taking the place of traditional office chairs, then it was the “standing desk” in which case we ditched the seating options altogether, and now, treadmills have made their way into offices everywhere. A recent Boston.com article, Office Furniture that Adapts to the Way We Work, speaks to the impact design is having on the workplace and highlights the evolving needs of the modern workforce. The article features something called the “trea” chair, which, although simple looking at the outset, is …

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Coworking Makes You More Relaxed

In our most recent post #ThisIsNotWorking we suggested that perhaps a happier work life could make other parts of our life happier, too. Well, as it just so happens, a recent Huffington Post article included some really powerful statistics that help confirm this idea. According to the article, 60% of people working in a coworking space are more relaxed at home since coworking.  The article goes on to analyze this finding, stating that, “The amount of stress that the typical worker brings home does so much damage to their children/spouse.  …

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#ThisIsNotWorking

One of the best things about kicking off a new year is coming at it with a fresh start. No matter how chaotic life gets and how priorities get rearranged, luckily, January 1st is always there for us – giving us an opportunity to take a step back, assess the past year, and set new goals for ourselves going forward. Typically, the most popular New Year’s resolutions are related to people’s personal lives. They resolve to get in shape, eat healthier, save more money, and travel. What’s interesting about this …

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