This App Saves Lives
TASL, short for This App Saves Lives, aims to save lives while offering users the opportunity to earn rewards. The mission is focused on reducing distracted driving by rewarding individuals who choose not to use their phones while driving.
The team behind the app is comprised of parents, students, teachers, technologists, marketing experts and problem solvers. They care about the safety and well-being of others around them; after their founder was nearly killed by a distracted driver, the problem became even more personal to them. Seeing such a problem of this growing magnitude encouraged them to do something about it. Once set up, the app will automatically load and calculate rewards points each time you drive. You can choose to drive with your screen locked or with the app open at the foreground to earn points for driving without using your phone for anything but navigation, music and hands-free calls. Points will then appear on the app dashboard along with your personal safe driving statistics. You can earn badges, create competitions between friends and family, and also view the rewards portal to search your favorite brands and their available rewards. Rewards can be redeemed online or in store at any time. The TASL app allows you to feel good about helping yourself and others while easily earning rewards!
While the app has not yet launched, the waitlist is already open, including early access to rewards. To learn more about the app and how you can sign up, visit here.
How to Work From Home
A five year work from home veteran offers her best advice on how to stay productive and positive during these uncertain times. In theory working from home can sound dreamy: roll out of bed, open your laptop, work from the comfort of your own home on your own schedule. In reality, many remote employees struggle with a lack of human interaction, structure, and setting boundaries between work and regular life.
As many more of us will face these struggles each day, with the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, these WFH strategies may help make a difference. First things first, it is recommended to maintain your morning routine. This means waking up around the same time, showering, and getting dressed – even in comfy loungewear – to create a sense of purpose and start your day off as though you were heading into the office. If you are a morning workout person, it is a good idea to continue this habit prior to logging on to work. Exercise in general will help boost your mind and body, counteracting the inactivity that comes with working from home. Since most gyms and studios are closed down, you could step outside for a socially isolated walk or run, or join others who are tuning in to live stream workouts being offered by gyms and trainers. Like you might clear space in your living room for a workout circuit, you also want to dedicate a space to working, if you don’t have an office room available in your home. This can be a breakfast nook or corner of your living room where you have access to a strong internet connection, good lighting, comfortable seating, and any supplies you need. Mimicking your usual set up at home allows you to mentally separate your work space and time from your regular life space and time.
Other helpful tips include regularly practicing self-care, setting and keep realistic expectations for yourself, and communicating your needs with others. To continue learning about these tips and tricks and how to be productive while staying sane throughout this unknown time period, visit here.
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