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Come ALIVE to Help Disengaged Employees

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Bored at work

March Madness is in full swing here in the office, and it’s safe to say that we are experiencing a slightly higher than normal level of work disengagement. It’s easy to see disengagement among coworkers whose brackets have yet to be busted, but sometimes disengagement isn’t so easy to recognize.

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Beware of Job Burnout

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Head of Steam

Winter is over! Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox officially arrived on March 20. It is called the equinox because it is one of two days on which night and day are almost exactly the same length: 12 hours. It’s also a Latin word that literally means “equal night” (equi, equal; and nox, night).

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Do IT Now

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Now and Later

During the early days of my college career, my personal motto when it came to my studies was, “If you wait 'til the last minute, it only takes a minute!” I lived by this motto for a couple of years, and loved it. I would procrastinate until there was no other option but to pull an “all nighter” to finish a project. That seemed to be a small price to pay for the fun I had while putting aside my school work.

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Technology and Celestial Objects

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Comet in the night sky

Once upon a time many years ago (it was 1998), a movie about a death comet on a collision course with Earth stirred up some excitement at the box office just a few weeks prior to the release of a highly similar movie about a planet-killing asteroid pursuing an identically destructive bent. In the comet movie, the extraterrestrial menace actually slams into our Mother Earth unleashing a tidal wave (among other spectacular CGI havoc) that is just barely not fast enough to catch Elijah Wood and Leelee Sobieski on a dirtbike.

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A 'Sideways' Story from a Wayside Techie

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Looking up word

Two years ago I joined the GoCertify team, and it’s been a great experience. I enjoy my coworkers, working environment, and writing about certification training. My biggest challenge has been learning the lingo. Like most computer users, I understood basic terms like mouse, keyboard, and screen, but was completely in the dark when it came to the more tech-specific words and terms. My interactions typically unfolded along the lines of the famous clip from King of the Hill where a consternated Hank exclaims, "Do I look like I know what a j-peg is?!"

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