The lizard-men behind Slack

Your desk job is ruining your ears

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Italy joins the fast-growing list of nations launching nomad visas. With in-built mobility across EU countries and a very reasonable $30,000 income threshold, this one feels both accessible and attractive…Aperol Spritz, anyone?

Celia Fernandez for CNBC

On the more restrictive end of global mobility, Korea’s new nomad visa sets a much higher income threshold with a variety of hoops to jump through. But with the offer of a two-year stay on the table, could it be worth it?

Arirang News

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Popping on headphones while you work might feel like second nature, but data suggests it could be as bad for our health as constant exposure to noisy construction sites. Researchers are sounding the alarm on job-induced hearing loss...

Cloey Callahan for WorkLife

How many hours would you save in a week if you could write faster? Try out these tips to write more efficiently, but without cutting corners on quality.

Ann Handley for Ann Handley


Do you find the Slack hold music as addictive as we do? You're not alone. Originally composed for a bureaucratic purgatory run by lizard-men (??), this soundtrack was designed to help you – quite literally – kill time.

John Gravois for Wired

What would make nomad visas a game-changer for you?

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Do you want to visit Iraq?

🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ I’d love to, looking up flights now… (15%)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 At some point, I might wait a few more years (55%)

🟨🟨🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️ Not really, nothing of interest (30%)