Fast Five Issue no. 11

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Fast Five no. 11 is here… but remaining 1.5m away, just to be safe. This month’s issue is acceptably spaced out, with five articles that will help you prepare for remote working, stay connected with your team, pick the right filter for your conference calls and more.





1. The Interchange Approach to Remote Working During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By Interchange |  6 Minute Read



The COVID-19 outbreak has thrown (more than) a few spanners in the works. One of which being remote working. If you didn’t already know, the Interchange team is a rather social bunch, so the idea of working from home was a bit of a scary one. But after almost a week, we seem to have got it pretty down-pat, while allowing our culture to remain unscathed. If you’re feeling a bit isolated from your team, hopefully, you may gain something from our experience so far.

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2. From Soft Lighting to the Golden Gate Bridge: Your Complete Guide to Video Conference Filters

By Lilly Smith | @lilly_smith_48 | 5 Minute Read



Now that we seem to exist purely within the virtual world, why not mix things up and experiment with our conference calls? This guide will show you all of the tips and tricks to give yourself a ‘glow up’ on camera, or transform your apartment into a picturesque scene from your next holiday destination.

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3. How Female Prime Ministers are Leading in this Time of Crisis

By Jessie Tu | @Jess_Tu2 | 5 Minute Read


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Press conferences just for kids, hardcore financial assistance, border closures and a whole lot of empathy. Have a read of the way in which Erna Solberg, Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin have lead their respective countries throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

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4. Make your home more bearable with these 5 tips from interior design maven Kelly Wearstler

By Elizabeth Segran | @LizSegran | 5 Minute read



If we’re going to be homebound for a while, it’s a good idea to make it as enjoyable and cozy as possible. In this article, Interior Designer Kelly Wearstler offers some great tips to help freshen up our homes, and help it serve its new range of purposes.

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5. 4 Ways to Help Prevent Loneliness While You’re Social Distancing

By Amanda Ripley | @AmandaRipley | 4 Minute read


While social distancing may be helping us to look after our health during the COVID-19 outbreak, it can also come with a few negative health impacts. Research shows that loneliness can be just as bad for your health as smoking. In fact it is a more predictive cause of mortality than obesity. To help stay away from the dangerous depths of loneliness, try implementing some of these tips from Amanda Ripley.

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