Here are some of the articles we’ve been reading around this office this week.

Burnout at Work Isn’t Just About Exhaustion. It’s Also About Loneliness – “Recent studies estimate that loneliness costs employers in the UK billions of dollars each year and employee burnout costs the U.S. health care system hundreds of billions of dollars each year. The research is clear. Now it’s time for managers and leaders to take steps to battle these epidemics.”

This Is How Emotionally Intelligent People Vacation – “You can boost your skills while relaxing and de-stressing. In other words, your vacation can be a great time to improve your emotional intelligence—and still thoroughly remain in vacation mode. Since that’s one of the most important job skills on the market right now, it’s worth taking a page or two from the most emotionally intelligent vacationers’ play books.”

Graphic: Blockchain for Every Industry – “Blockchain technology has the potential to upend the way every industry manages its information and data, not only financial services.”

Why Mobile Menus Belong at the Bottom of the Screen – “The user experience designer’s goal is to make mobile navigation as fast and smooth as possible. Following the law of thumb reachability can make tasks faster and easier for users. Remove the obstacle of low thumb reachability with this simple design change.”

Don’t Put it Off: Procrastination – “While there are probably as many reasons for putting things off as there are people who procrastinate, they all seem to share common roots.”

Stop taking pictures and start drawing! – “So when you draw something you are not simply recording the outside world. You are drawing your personal interpretation!”

How Human Memory Works: Tips for UX Designers – “Knowing how memory works, designers can create human-centered interfaces which correspond to the natural abilities of the users, save their effort and boost usability.”

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