Some of you may have heard the notion about charging smartphones such as only charging when the cellphone battery is empty or never charging the cellphone overnight. No one knows who started that opinion or assumption, but many people end up believing it.
Do you remember having your fingers slammed in the car door as a kid? Or maybe you were scolded by your parents for scratching the car next to you when the wind blew the door open. How about seeing someone balance on one leg trying to pry a heavy door open while holding four grocery bags? It's safe to say we've all experienced one of these real-life "door struggles." And for those in the northern states, add dealing with frozen-shut doors to the list!
While there are too many scenarios to chronicle the inconveniences of manual car doors, there is an unsung hero working behind the scenes with automakers to resolve these issues for good.
For those of us who are working parents, the office closures that have forced us to work from home since March have had an added wrinkle: Our children’s schools and daycares closed their doors as well. We’ve been thrown into a crazy mix where we are expected to be good employees, good caregivers, and good substitute teachers every day…during the same hours of the day.
Have you been late to your 9 am stand-up meeting every day because you’re logging your kindergartener into their 9 am Zoom with their class? Is your toddler video-bombing your one-on-one meetings with your boss? Have you been able to get even half your normal workload done while working far more hours in the day?
You’re not alone. And you’re not just working from home. You’re at home, during a crisis, trying to work and parent your kids at the same time. So if you’ve gotten this far, you deserve all the socially-distanced pats on the back we can give you. Here are a few tips and techniques that we hope will restore a little sanity to your life (and help you get a bit of work done, too).