Feeling anxious right now? These therapy apps can help you manage your mental health

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The coronavirus pandemic has us all a little scared. These apps can help you find therapy and other mental health resources—or just help you stay calm during the outbreak. Perhaps you, like me, are feeling a bit of anxiety over the coronavirus outbreak. I spent the weekend repeatedly checking my temperature even though it remains a cool 97 degrees. Whether you are concerned about contracting Covid-19, having a hard time being alone, worried about your family, spiraling over the general state of the world, or you just need to talk to someone, there are lots of remote therapy apps that can help connect you with help. Read Full Story

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Is this the end of in-person counseling? How COVID-19 has accelerated our embrace of teletherapy

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In the social distancing era, apps are making therapists available at home—affordably and on demand. Just a few years ago, teletherapy—the practice of doing therapy via phone, video, or text—was regarded as an unproven mental health treatment. But strong consumer demand for all forms of telemedicine (estimated to surpass $130 billion by 2025) has led to a quadrupling of venture funding in the space in the past five years. The popularity of these apps skyrocketed during the COVID-­­19 shutdown, as in-person visits ceased and mental health declined nationally. Remote therapy is now offered by traditional healthcare networks, stand-alone apps, and as part of employee assistance programs. Read Full Story

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4 offline strategies to manage your productivity

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As most of us settle into a new remote-working normal thanks to COVID-19, now’s a good time to experiment with four tried-and-tested methods for offline workflow optimization. Sure, your manager or HR rep might be extolling the virtues of the latest productivity app—and when it comes to collaborative tasks like sharing projects, collating information, or following team feeds—they’re probably right. Read Full Story

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In the new age of remote work, people under 30 might finally kill email

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A new survey from Creative Strategies found that younger workers are more likely to use a unique mix of apps for collaboration. Working from home is not for everyone. Yet anyone who still has a job and is able has been thrust into it. From the early days of the work-from-home mandate I have been watching how this distributed teamwork is impacting both organizations and employees. Read Full Story

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Samsung’s new SmartTags will help you find lost stuff, but that’s not all

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SmartTags sit atop Samsung’s SmartThings platform, a home-automation ecosystem that’s also extending its vision to the car and beyond. While the Apple world waits patiently for an “ AirTags ” announcement, Samsung is already shipping its remote location device, the Galaxy SmartTag . It’s a little $30 rounded square device that attaches to your keyring or slips into a suitcase or backpack, enabling you to track the locations of those valuable objects using an app. Read Full Story

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Best Remote Access Software

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Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. Have you ever been in your office and realized the files you need are on your home computer? Maybe you’re working remotely or meeting a client, but need to access an app from your office PC. With remote access software, you can view or access another computer from anywhere in the world. This functionality is extremely versatile. You might use it to log into a client’s computer and help them overcome technical questions. Or you can share your screen with colleagues as you run a demo on your device. You can also transfer files between two computers without having to go through email or file-sharing software—even from unattended devices. It’s a common misconception that remote access software is only for help desks, but these tools can be used by …

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