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How Friday 13th Phobia Affects the Economy

By on August 22, 2017 in Fun, Office Life, Office Workers with 0 Comments
How Friday 13th Phobia Affects the Economy

How do you feel about Friday 13th? Is it just another date on the calendar, or do you get spooked? A surprising number of Brits are so fearful of Friday 13th that they won’t leave the house to go to work or make business transactions – and their phobia actually affects the economy. Conference call […]

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Calling All Lefties! It’s Left Handers Day on Sunday

By on August 11, 2017 in Fun, Office Life with 0 Comments
Calling All Lefties! It’s Left Handers Day on Sunday

Calling all lefties – it’s time to join in the protest on August 13th! No, I don’t mean a political protest – it’s time for the UK’s 28th annual Left Handers Day. Strike a blow for lefties by creating a Lefty Zone in your office. Force right-handed colleagues to step into your shoes and experience […]

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The Sprout Pencil Combines Writing and Seed Germination

The Sprout Pencil Combines Writing and Seed Germination

Creative designs in stationery have reached a whole new level in recent times, including an eco-pencil which contains seeds for sprouting! The Sprout pencil is made of cedar, but instead of lead, it houses graphite and clay. The pencil top looks pretty standard at first glance, but it’s actually a small capsule containing three seeds. […]

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How Fraudsters Used Scotch Tape

How Fraudsters Used Scotch Tape

Scotch Tape is a very useful invention: how else would we tackle the job of wrapping up our Christmas presents every year, and clean the dust off our keyboards without using a Hoover? But this ingenious invention has a chequered history. It was once an essential piece of kit for con men, who used it […]

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5 Reasons Why Kidults Love Colouring Books

5 Reasons Why Kidults Love Colouring Books

Demand for coloured pencils has rocketed over the past few years – but enthusiastic kids with their colouring books are not the main reason. No, it’s stressed-out adults who have been buying themselves huge sets of pencil crayons, so that they can relax from their workaholic lifestyles! The adult colouring craze really took off in […]

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Toilet Roll Facts

Toilet Roll Facts

One ‘mod con’ we all take for granted is the humble toilet roll. Years ago, only kings and queens had access to toilet paper – everyone else used leaves (or later on, newspaper). The first person to use a type of toilet tissue was the Chinese emperor back in the 14th century, who commanded his […]

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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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