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Hello my friends,
Summer is in full swing and I hope there is some optimism in the air where you are.
Americans left 768 million days of paid time off unused last year and 55% did not use all of their paid vacation.
If you’re one of them I urge you to make use of it this year.
Working from home can be deceiving. Minor stressors compound over time and while it might feel less intense, it’s important to recognize the side effects; from isolation and guilt to full on burnout.
Time away from the office/studio has been scientifically proven to increase cognitive flexibility and lower stress, boosting creativity.
If you haven’t used half of your allotted vacation days you’re already behind. Do yourself a favor and get caught up.
Always trying to find the balance,
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Out of Office
Throughout the pandemic, sporting events have had to get creative with their formats and find new ways to engage spectators.
Velon CC has taken this year’s Tour de France to the next level using a relatively simple formula.
Immersive camera angles and rider data offer a whole new viewpoint on one of the most unforgiving tests of human endurance.
Ridiculous footage from today’s final stage in Paris ↓