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First standing desks, then walking desks. Now this?
Productivity seekers intimidated by treadmill desks can now thank the Kickstarter gods for Cubii, an elliptical desk companion. Much like the fitness machine found at your local gym, Cubii is a low-impact way to feel like you’re doing exercise. And, unlike treadmill desks, which can cost upwards of $1,000 and barely fit in a cubicle, Cubii slides right under your desk and retails for $350.
It’s a pretty simple concept: To deter the effects of Sedentary Death Syndrome, just pedal. It comes with an app to track progress. (Of course it does.)
Cubii has received more than $80,000 in funding, exceeding its Kickstarter goal.
Let us count the ways this is absurd.
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First standing desks, then walking desks. Now this?

Productivity seekers intimidated by treadmill desks can now thank the Kickstarter gods for Cubii, an elliptical desk companion. Much like the fitness machine found at your local gym, Cubii is a low-impact way to feel like you’re doing exercise. And, unlike treadmill desks, which can cost upwards of $1,000 and barely fit in a cubicle, Cubii slides right under your desk and retails for $350.

It’s a pretty simple concept: To deter the effects of Sedentary Death Syndrome, just pedal. It comes with an app to track progress. (Of course it does.)

Cubii has received more than $80,000 in funding, exceeding its Kickstarter goal.

Let us count the ways this is absurd.

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Sorry, Not Sorry—Why Women Need To Stop Apologizing For Everything

Apologizing unnecessarily puts women in a subservient position and makes people lose respect for them, says executive coach and radio host Bonnie Marcus. Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founder of the Manhattan-based think tank, Center for Talent Innovation and author of Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Talent and Success, says using “sorry” frequently undermines our gravitas and makes them appear unfit for leadership.

It’s not like women don’t know it’s a bad habit. So, why do they do it?

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There are plenty more studies to be found extolling the stress-busting and productivity benefits of carting your four-legged friends into the workplace. And adopting a pet policy might just be the best way to attract the kind of talent your company needs, and it may improve your current employees’ productivity as well.
But just how do you set up an inclusive pet policy that will work for everyone in your organization?
Here are some tips on how to work alongside Fido and attract top talent, all without ruffling any feathers:
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There are plenty more studies to be found extolling the stress-busting and productivity benefits of carting your four-legged friends into the workplace. And adopting a pet policy might just be the best way to attract the kind of talent your company needs, and it may improve your current employees’ productivity as well.

But just how do you set up an inclusive pet policy that will work for everyone in your organization?

Here are some tips on how to work alongside Fido and attract top talent, all without ruffling any feathers:

Read More>