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Tips for a (Hopefully) Balmy Summer

By on May 26, 2017 in Fun with 0 Comments
Tips for a (Hopefully) Balmy Summer

Summer’s here – but unfortunately, you’re stuck in the office! Don’t let harsh realities stop you from enjoying your favourite season. Follow these tips to make the most of balmy summer days while you’re working: Get up early and walk or cycle to work on sunny days (or at least part of the way). And […]

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Bike Week 2017

By on May 19, 2017 in Fun, Office Life with 0 Comments
Bike Week 2017

Dig out your Lycra ladies and gentlemen! It will soon be Bike Week so why not take part in a cycling challenge this year? Bike Week takes place from June 10-18 and the main aim is to encourage ‘everyday cycling for everyone’, on the way to work, the shops, or to see friends. This year […]

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Learning at Work Week 2017

By on May 15, 2017 in Fun, Office Life, Office Workers with 0 Comments
Learning at Work Week 2017

Does your job require you to learn new things on a regular basis? Do you know what your individual learning style is? For Learning at Work Week (May 15-21) you can try out the newly updated Learning Style Questionnaire (LSQ) to find out what style of learning suits you – you might be an activist, […]

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Pushpin Art

Pushpin Art

They’re pushpins – but not as you know them! American artist Eric Daigh astounded the art world when he created amazing mosaic portraits from different coloured pushpins – a feat which took many hours to pull off. Michigan-based Daigh is a process artist who starts his pushpin projects by taking a series of photographs. He […]

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Upping the Anty

By on May 10, 2017 in Catering, Office Life with 0 Comments
Upping the Anty

All over the UK, armies of ants are on patrol, looking for sugary treats – and the office kitchen is a common target at this time of year. It can be disconcerting to find hundreds or thousands of ants have colonized your tea-making facilities overnight, but it’s a common problem, especially in older buildings. Here […]

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May Is National Walking Month

By on May 5, 2017 in Fun, Office Life, Office Workers with 0 Comments
May Is National Walking Month

This month is National Walking Month – so for the rest of the May, why not put your best foot forward? Walking boosts productivity, enhances mood and reduces feelings of stress – so walking to work or taking a lunchtime stroll is a no-brainer! One fun idea to get your colleagues on their feet is […]

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Dieting in the Office – Some Tips

By on April 21, 2017 in Food, Office Life with 0 Comments
Dieting in the Office – Some Tips

Dieting in the office can be a nightmare. With colleagues queuing up to offer you home-made chocolate cake and mugs of steaming hot latte, self-control can fly out of the window. And that’s only the mid-morning break… If temptation assails you at your desk, here are a few tips to stay on track with healthy […]

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Too Cool To Do Drugs

Too Cool To Do Drugs

It seemed like a good idea when a youth welfare organisation in New York decided to hand out pencils printed with an anti-drugs slogan: TOO COOL TO DO DRUGS. But the organisers of the health education campaign had failed to think about the consequences of sharpening the pencil, which converted the slogan to COOL TO […]

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The Tallest Filing Cabinet in the World

By on April 13, 2017 in Art, Filing Cabinets, Fun, Office Furniture with 0 Comments
The Tallest Filing Cabinet in the World

Filing cabinets are declining in numbers because of the digital revolution – but one artist has made quite a monument out of them. Samuel Yates, an American conceptual artist, created a huge monolith from 60 filing cabinet drawers, creating a record-breaking cabinet in a field at Napa, California. To add to the intrigue of the […]

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5 Office Hacks to Make You More Efficient

By on April 5, 2017 in Office Life, Office Workers with 0 Comments
5 Office Hacks to Make You More Efficient

Want to work more efficiently? Here’s five hacks to help you reach your goal. Efficiency hack 1. Make your workstation ergonomic. No-one can work well if they are sitting uncomfortably and have aches and pains! Sit up straight, with lower back supported and knees bent at a comfortable 90 degree angle. Elbows and wrists should […]

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