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Beat the rat race with home working

Beat the rat race with home working

Working from home sounds like an ideal solution to the rat race – you can combine a few hours of well-paid work every day with a semi-Bohemian lifestyle, reading classical literature and sipping Americano in your secret hideaway café. It’s true that home-working has many advantages- not least that you can slip outside for a […]

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Should Your Business Ban Email?

Should Your Business Ban Email?

It’s been estimated that over 144 billion emails are sent every day, 89 billion of those being from businesses.  The world census shows that there are 7 billion people in the world. This means that there are more than 20 times the amount of emails sent every day, than there are people on the planet.  […]

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Neurological Hat Stand Blues – When Your Wife’s Head is a Hat

By on May 27, 2014 in Office Environment with 0 Comments
Neurological Hat Stand Blues – When Your Wife’s Head is a Hat

A hat and coat stand is a useful addition to any office (and we sell them here at paperstone.co.uk) – but did you hear about the man who mistook his wife for a hat stand? The man was suffering from a neurological condition called visual agnosia, so his brain was unable to process visual information […]

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Clockwatching

Clockwatching

Do you want to get on with your colleagues and impress your boss? Then don’t get fixated by the clock when you’re at work. Dictionary.com defines a clock watcher as “an employee who demonstrates lack of interest in a job by watching the time closely to be sure to stop work as soon as the […]

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Nobody’s Mug

By on April 26, 2013 in Office Environment with 0 Comments
Nobody’s Mug

Heralded as the ‘Clever Compartmentalised Mug’, Ibrahim Guvendikler’s Teacup brings an end to all of your most grating Teabag disposal issues. You make yourself a cup of tea and, being a conscientious worker, you want to take it back to your desk. It does of course need enough time to brew so the teabag comes […]

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The Secret Life of the Electric Light

By on October 21, 2012 in Office Environment with 0 Comments

Window Dressing

By on September 22, 2012 in Fun, Office Environment with 0 Comments
Window Dressing

In 1936 the owner of a Copenhagen clothes shop erected scaffolding around the building and covered it with overcoats in an inspired marketing initiative. Apparently, the sight attracted so many customers that the police were called in and ordered the owner to take the coats down. * * * More modest coat stands

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Filthy Office Supplies

Filthy Office Supplies

Taking swabs of office equipment in New York, San Francisco and Tucson, scientists have revealed something of the microscopic ecosystems that exist on our keyboards, desktops and chairs. It is a truism that your keyboard is crawling with bacteria. However, researchers have been able to glean a more precise picture by looking very closely at […]

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Sneaky Smokers’ Surreptitious Cigarettes

Sneaky Smokers’ Surreptitious Cigarettes

Workplace bans on indoor smoking seem to driving smokers to desperate means. One in three smokers admits to making up excuses to nip out for a fag, a shocking survey reveals. More than a third of smoking workers offer to do extra jobs outside their role so they can go for an additional cigarette break. […]

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Britain’s Desk Junkies

Britain’s Desk Junkies

Saint Jerome Writing by Caravaggio, 1605-1606 Over a fifth of British office workers (22%) never go out for a lunch break during a normal working week, according to a new poll by environmental consultants Ambius. And just 21 percent get out every day. The survey’s other findings indicate a workforce chained to their desks and […]

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