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American Workers Are Experiencing Serious Work-from-home Burnout This Year, According to EPIC Provisions Survey

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Today,EPIC unveiled the results of a national survey it conducted to understand how Americans are faring in the new work-from-home environment that is dominating 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s no surprise that two-thirds (66%) of work from homers (WFHers) are feeling some degree of burnout, the findings also show that nearly one-third (32%) have thought about doing something completely different professionally.

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One clear takeaway of the research: taking personal breaks led to increased happiness and productivity.

However, of those workers who are staying home, many survey respondents are finding it exceptionally difficult to unplug in this new environment.

  • 75% feel the need to answer emails or calls immediately, and three out of five workers feel “stuck” to their computer.

  • Millennials reported the

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Condon Hardware, a family-owned hardware store in Medway, is going to close after 55 years in business – News – Wicked Local

Condon Hardware at 114 Main St. first opened in town back in 1965 at another location on Main Street located in the same plaza it operates today, said Owner Dennis Condon, who is planning to retire at the end of this year.

MEDWAY — After 55 years as the town’s go-to store for local home improvement needs, Condon Hardware in Medway will close at the end of this year.

The popular hardware and supply store at 114 Main St. first opened in town back in 1965 at another location in the same Main Street plaza where it operates today, said owner Dennis Condon, who is planning to retire at the end of this year.

After experiencing some medical issues this spring – around the time the business’ lease was set to be renewed — Condon, 75, said he reconsidered running the store. And due to the coronavirus pandemic, he opted

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Raiders’ five keys to victory vs. Saints in Las Vegas debut

The Raiders begin a new era Monday night at Allegiant Stadium.

After calling the Coliseum home for the past 25 years, the $1.9 billion facility made possible through a Nevada hotel tax will be on a national stage with the New Orleans Saints 5 1/2-point favorites to hang a loss on the Raiders in an empty stadium.

Raiders coach Jon Gruden, whose team held two practices at the new digs, believes the novelty has worn off.

“We’ve been there twice. It’s not like it’s the first time we have seen it,” Gruden said Saturday in a Zoom teleconference. “We know what a great place it is and understand the responsibility of playing here. I’m not going to be real deep and overly philosophical. We’ve got to play a hell of a football team coming in here and that’s got to be where our focus is — the Saints.”

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Home and remodeling show helps flood victims get back on their feet

GONZALES – Vic Sauniers and his wife lost their Gonzales home in the flood and are currently living in a FEMA trailer.

They say their new home will be elevated, built on top of a mound of dirt.

“We want to be prepared so when the next flood comes. We don’t want to deal with any water,” Vic said.

He decided not take any chances and is acting as his own contractor and building his own house. So he attended the Home and Remodeling Show at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. There he looked for sub-contractors to do the actual work.

“I’ve been planning for about three months and today I’m getting to put eyes on so it’s really great,” Vic said.

Every type of service homeowners need is being offered at the expo. Lumber compaines, painters, tools and kitchen cabinet companies are all featured at the event.

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2021 Acura TLX Review: Subtle Changes, Big Improvements | News

Acura gets you, America — they know you’ve given up on sedans in favor of SUVs. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on you, especially since 30% of buyers still want a traditional sedan, according to the company. Acura also realizes that this means sedan buyers are now a much more focused group with specific vehicle desires that they’re not seeing fulfilled in today’s SUVs.

It’s for them that the company has redesigned and repositioned its latest TLX luxury sports sedan — people who are specifically seeking a sports sedan for themselves and maybe one other person in their lives, not a family hauler that sometimes needs to be an entertaining ride. The new TLX is first and foremost a driver-oriented sports sedan, with Acura’s newfound focus a pleasing gamble for people who still like sitting low in a vehicle.

Related: 2021 Acura TLX: Elevated Style, Escalated Price

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Police officer’s home destroyed in blaze that killed family pets, authorities say

A Garfield police officer’s home was gutted in a fire Saturday night that took the lives of her cats and torched her car, according to fellow police officers.

The home on Van Winkle Avenue in Garfield went up in flames around 8 p.m. and spread to a neighboring home, video on Twitter shows. No one was injured in the fire.

Rebecca Schmidt, a four-year veteran of the department who shares the house with her parents, also lost her police uniforms, service weapons and all of her personal belongings in the fire, Garfield local PBA #46 said.

Schmidt began working as a volunteer EMT as a high school student while growing up in Garfield and went on to become a police officer, Sgt. Jeff Stewart wrote in an Instagram post. She continues to volunteer her time as with the Garfield police’s community affairs department, according to Stewart.

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Did The Pandemic Destroy The World Economy As Much As We Think?

Did the pandemic destroy the world economy as much as we think. That depends on who you ask. Barclays Capital economists, led by Christian Keller, say no.

“The pandemic is not over, but (economic) activity data in recent months provided good news,” says Keller. “The growth contractions in the second quarter were typically less severe than feared and the subsequent recovery, at least in its initial phase, has surprised on the upside.”

This has been particularly true in the U.S. and in China, where the economy is on the upswing. China, in fact, is expected to register positive growth this year. It won’t be over 5%, as was expected. But it won’t be negative, either, assuming economies remain as is for

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Behind the scenes: What does it look like inside the Main Building during the renovation?

The renovation of the University of Helsinki’s Main Building commenced in summer 2019, with the purpose of ensuring that the facilities meet the current needs of students and teachers.

In addition, accessibility, indoor air quality, and facility and fire safety will be improved.

Watch the video to see what is going on at the construction site and what the project entails!

The first stage of the Main Building’s renovation began in summer 2019 and is expected to last roughly two years in all. The Great Hall of the Main Building should be available for a conferment ceremony to be held in May 2021, while the teaching facilities should be completed in the beginning of the 2021 autumn term.

More detailed plans as well as a decision on the renovation of the new side on Fabianinkatu, the second renovation stage, will be made separately at a later date. All in all,

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Genuinely quick kitchen fixes you can do yourself

Even if only a fraction of your kitchen cabinets are actual wood — perhaps just the doors (not the cabinet boxes) or drawer fronts, in part or in full — you may have noticed your kitchen reacting to the changing seasons. Maybe every summer, that one cabinet door starts sticking, or every winter, a gap appears between two doors.

Wood, as a natural product, expands and contracts as temperature and humidity change: This can translate to your cabinets changing by fractions of an inch as the weather fluctuates. What many kitchen users do not realize, though, is that many cabinets are designed to be adjusted through the year! To see if yours were, simply open a door. If there are multiple screws within the hinging hardware itself (beyond the required screws that attach the hinge to the door and the hinge to the cabinet box), try adjusting these additional screws

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Sabin on Sports: Brady still sees room for improvement after Buccaneers win at home – Sports Talk Florida

Bucs Reporter

What a difference a week makes: Tampa Bay wins their first game of the season at home against the Carolina Panthers.

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There was clear improvement by the Buccaneers in week 2 as they beat the Panthers 31-17, but Quarterback Tom Brady reports that they still need to work on execution. He reflected after the game saying, “we are still a long way from where we need to be.”   

Brady did acknowledge there “were a lot of good runs and we’re doing a good job blocking,” but he was not quite ready to say the offense has found their rhythm yet. 

They certainly found a better rhythm compared to last week against the Saints, including Mike Evans who had a 50-yard passing play in the first quarter which set up running back Ronald Jones II for a touchdown.  During that same play last week Evans stopped short on

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