4 Best Tools to Increase Productivity
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4 Best Tools to Increase Productivity

February 15, 2019

Staying laser-focused and organized throughout the day can be challenging, especially after the inevitable post-lunch slump, when all you want to do is nap under your desk—or slurp down a triple shot latte just to stay awake.

Reimagining the American Dream in Austin
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Reimagining the American Dream in Austin

February 6, 2019

Impact Hub Austin has partnered with SOCAP 365 to bring national conversations on the intersection of money and meaning to Austin. This month’s topic was “The New American Dream: Intergenerational Wealth for All.”

3 Reasons Spending Time in Nature Enhances Work Productivity
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3 Reasons Spending Time in Nature Enhances Work Productivity

January 28, 2019

When you step into the great outdoors—whether you’re spending the weekend camping, hiking for miles amongst trees, or simply sitting in your backyard—do you instantly feel a tingling sense of calm and, dare we say it, peace? A feeling that everything in your world is okay, at least for a few fleeting-but-blissful minutes? There’s a word for that! It’s called biophilia. According to Psychology Today, the term biophilia was coined in the 1960s by a German-American philosopher, Erich Fromm, and later popularized by Edward O. Wilson, a professor at Harvard. In short, the term (which literally means “love of life”) describes how humans have an innate urge to seek loving connections with other forms of life. In other words, those calm, peaceful feelings you get when you’re just standing around outside? They’re totally legit.

WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE VOLUNTEERING PART OF YOUR COMPANY CULTURE
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WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE VOLUNTEERING PART OF YOUR COMPANY CULTURE

January 11, 2019

When coworkers volunteer together, magic happens. We all know how awesome volunteering is—for your community, yes, but also for you. People who donate their time to a good cause routinely report feeling happier, healthier, more fulfilled, and way less stressed. This is why volunteering makes good business sense, too! Combining volunteering with coworking ultimately results in stronger work relationships and a more positive workplace environment.

Giving Up in 2019: Taking Less Instead of Giving More
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Giving Up in 2019: Taking Less Instead of Giving More

January 4, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “win, win.” The idea that two parties are winners in a situation, the idea that no one loses in the end. Larger companies often “give back” to charities with their earnings and high net-worth individuals give back to charities of their choice when they've earned more than they need.

Greta Thunberg said to the UN last month, “Until you start focusing on what needs to be done, rather than what is politically possible, there is no hope. If solutions within the system are so impossible to find, then maybe we should change the system itself." Impact Hub creates programs and fosters belonging for people and ideas who are focused on changing inequitable systems in our community.

The 2018 Impact Hub Holiday Gift Giving Guide
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The 2018 Impact Hub Holiday Gift Giving Guide

December 3, 2018

There are seemingly countless places to do your holiday shopping in Austin—craft markets, art fairs, Christmas bazaars—but if you, like us, are passionate about equity and inclusion, housing affordability, and making a positive social impact in the world, here are some great gift-giving ideas and places to shop this season.

Why We’re Thankful For Coworking Spaces
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Why We’re Thankful For Coworking Spaces

November 16, 2018

‘Tis the season for spreading gratitude! Gratitude that the election is over. Gratitude that it’s finally, really, truly autumn in Austin, which means it’s officially wear-your-coziest-sweater-and-make-all-the-soups time. Gratitude for our relationships, and gratitude even for those never-ending group texts and email threads that drive us bonkers but also keep us close to loved ones near and far.

5 Ways To Inspire Your Coworkers To Vote
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5 Ways To Inspire Your Coworkers To Vote

November 2, 2018

The midterm elections are in full swing...perhaps you’ve heard? Election day is Monday, November 6th and it’s time to inspire our coworkers, friends, and family members to get to the polls! After all, the results of this year’s midterms will shape the American political landscape as we know it, so making our voices heard—by voting—is crucial.

On The Front Lines Of Fighting Human Trafficking In Texas With Allies Against Slavery
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On The Front Lines Of Fighting Human Trafficking In Texas With Allies Against Slavery

October 19, 2018

We’re proud to count the Allies Against Slavery team as part of the Impact Hub family! Read on to find out more about what this advocacy group is doing to take action against human trafficking and the modern slave trade in Texas—and what you can do to help.

Human trafficking is nearly too nightmarish to be believed, but the truth demands our attention. There are over 300,000 trafficking victims in Texas alone, according to a 2017 study released by the University of Texas at Austin. The study, conducted by the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA), was confirmation of what those who work closely in the anti-trafficking movement already knew to be true: The Lone Star State ranks unfortunately high when it comes to this egregious violation.