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We’ve Worked Longer Under Lockdown and I Guess Some of You Liked It

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The workday under lockdown has been defined by the dangerous presence of my enemy the fridge, but also, longer hours, more meetings, and more after-hours emails, researchers from Harvard Business School and NYU have found. They used email and meeting metadata to analyze the habits of over three million people in 16 cities across the world, concluding that the workday increased by 48.5 minutes, partly, they concluded, from increases in after-hours emails. While many cities returned to the pre-pandemic average of nine-hour days, other cities including New York, Rome, and San Jose kept cranking.

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Study co-authors aren’t sure whether this is as bad as it sounds.

“I have two young kids, and the ability to work at different times and fit my work activity around my other needs could be positive,” Harvard Business School professor Raffaella Sadun told Gizmodo. “And, if you look at the literature, people who typically elect to work from home have said that’s a major plus.” The span of the workday has increased, but it’s possible that this means we’re spacing out work.

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It’s unclear from the study whether we are all, in fact, taking the deserved self-care breaks or being pushed to the limit of sanity because the aggregated, depersonalized meta-data doesn’t show the consistency of work emails sent throughout the day, nor does the study have access to Slack activity. Harvard Business School Ph.D. candidate Evan DeFilippis noted that flexibility could be good for mental health, or the opposite, if it means a lack of work/life balance.

The study also found that, while the number of meetings has increased, the time we spend in meetings overall has declined. “One interpretation of this is that we are trying to mimic the extemporaneous interactions that you would have at the water cooler,” Sadun said.

Since lockdowns started, the monolithic “work from home” concept has been analyzed and debated and opined upon, and we still haven’t decided whether we’re going to bask in our newfound freedom or die from productivity or accept that bosses monitor workers’ locations even more. Like it or not, many are predicting that remote work is here to stay for a while or maybe forever.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
Black Wireless Charger Lamp | $20 | Amazon | Promo code ABC88699

When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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Other functions include multiple lighting modes as well as a sleep timer option for auto shut-off of the light after 30 or 60 minutes.

This lamp can be yours in white for $18 if you clip the coupon on Amazon (it’s below the original $40 price) and add promo code ABC88699 at checkout.

You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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