Food and travel tips from our partners in Pune, Bucharest, Buenos Aires, and São Paulo

Crossover has been remote from the get-go. We started with fewer than a hundred partners, and now our global talent network is more than 2,000 strong. One of the major perks Crossover offers is the ability to work anywhere as long as you’re productive. Some of us work from our own home offices or coffee shops, while others move from city to country as digital nomads.

Crossover is a cultural melting pot, so we spoke to our partners from India, Romania, Argentina, and Brazil to soak up the best tips on food, travel, and the digital nomad lifestyle.

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Here’s why you should add tea to your daily routine

Fact of life: every day, you wake up with high levels of cortisol (aka the stress hormone). These levels change as you get into the rhythm of your day — it dips mid-afternoon and drops when you are ready to go to bed. This is the natural behavior of our bodies, and we try our best to manage these levels as we go through our day.

So when you find yourself loaded with tasks, you tend to resort to caffeinated drinks to stay energized. This is not a good habit because caffeine stays in your system for an average of…

The job market can be tough, and you need to differentiate yourself from the crowd. With the power of words and a clean format, you can use your resume to shape how others perceive you.

At Crossover, our recruitment analysts are experts at evaluating resumes, and we collected their recommendations to help you create a resume that gets the job!

1. Quality over quantity

A hiring manager only skims a resume for a few seconds before deciding to either review it further or toss it out. …

Take control over your schedule and be more productive at work

Today’s digital workers are faced with the struggle of working too much or not being productive enough. Some feel a sense of fulfillment when they spend long hours on one task, while others can’t seem to find the right push to start working. We all handle our tasks differently, but if you need to put a structure to your workflow, a technique called Timeboxing can help.

Timeboxing starts with the principle that deadlines matter. This technique establishes a sense of urgency and lets you focus to get a task done. …

Strike the right balance between priority and accomplishment with this simple productivity technique

Being very busy can create a mental traffic jam where ideas and productivity stops flowing. Work, chores, errands, goals, and even our hobbies all compete for our attention. However, the human brain does not respond well to the stress of juggling multiple priorities at the same time. That’s why multitasking has a bad reputation.

There’s a solid body of research saying that multitasking can reduce your productivity by as much as 40 percent. With prolonged practice, multitasking can also cause permanent damage to the brain.

Luckily, there is a better way to organize our lives that does not involve anxiously…

Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread like viruses do.

As grisly a metaphor as that is, it perfectly encapsulates the thinking behind author Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point. He defines the tipping point as “that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.”

Gladwell draws from the concept of medical epidemics to explain how small actions, combined with the right circumstances (right place, right time, right people), can create a tipping point. He says that great ideas are like epidemics: they are contagious; little causes can have big effects…

All you need is a notebook and something to write with

Writing in a journal has many positive benefits — it’s been proven to improve mental and physical health, reduce stress, and even boost your self-esteem. A recent study proved that writing down words on paper helps you remember things more than if you typed them. You’re less likely to have an “I totally forgot about that deadline” moment, which we’ve all probably had at least once.

“The physical act of writing accesses the left hemisphere of the brain, which is analytical and rational,” Maud Purcell, a psychotherapist and journaling expert, told Fast Company. “While your left brain is occupied, your…

Learn the art of getting things done

Let’s face it: it’s difficult to be consistently productive. That can be more or less true for digital nomads and remote workers. There are fewer distractions when you work, but you have no one watching over you. GTD, or Getting Things Done is a productivity technique that can help.

What is GTD?

Getting Things Done (GTD) is a personal productivity system created by David Allen. He describes GTD as an “easy, step-by-step and highly-efficient method for achieving a relaxed and productive state.” GTD gives you practical ideas to reduce stress, become more confident, and get more done as a result.

The GTD technique…

Remote work has its fair share of challenges, especially when it comes to one’s health. It’s easy to get caught up in a task and snack on unhealthy treats. While the act of munching offers a moment of reprieve from demanding mental work, we should make a conscious effort to choose healthy snacks to make us more productive throughout the day.

Here are 7 delicious healthy snacks to make you feel good, give you energy, help fight off disease, and ultimately help you beat the workday slump!

As professionals, we struggle to balance our time and energy to make sure we get our tasks done. Yet, there are days when we push ourselves to exhaustion just to discover we’ve accomplished little at the end of the day. This makes us feel anxious and stressed, sometimes even close to burning out. In situations like these, the Pomodoro Technique can be a useful tool to help us buckle down and get more things crossed off our to-do lists.

What is the Pomodoro Technique?

The Pomodoro Technique is a simple yet effective way to manage your time and improve your work habits. It helps you…

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