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Work Life Balance Week 2017: Top tips for employers

Work Life Balance Week 2017: Top tips for employers

Following on from our last post we bring you some tips… It’s possible to adopt family-friendly working practices without sacrificing productivity or financial efficiency. Happier employees are better motivated, and less likely to experience health problems or burnout. So here are some top tips for bosses who would like encourage a better work-life balance for […]

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Have you got the balance right?

Have you got the balance right?

It’s time for changes in the workplace to accommodate working parents in the UK. That’s the message behind National Work Life Week, an awareness event taking place from October 2-6. The aim is to focus attention on the needs of parents and children, and to encourage organisations to become family-friendly. Work Life Week is organised […]

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The Joys of Art Journaling

The Joys of Art Journaling

Do you want to let your inner child roam freely? An art journal is a great way to have fun and it chases away the blues. Art journaling is about expressing yourself visually in a private sketchbook, exploring your thoughts and feelings about life, and trying a few art techniques out experimentally. The one rule […]

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Martin Kippenberger’s Hotel Drawings

Martin Kippenberger’s Hotel Drawings

Quirky German artist Martin Kippenberger made good use of the notepaper provided by hotels in the many countries he visited – he used it as a raw material for hundreds of sketches and drawings. The collection of artwork, known as “the Hotel Drawings” was created over a period of approximately 10 years, from 1997 until […]

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Add Colour To Your Life By Keeping An Art Journal

Add Colour To Your Life By Keeping An Art Journal

Have you ever thought of keeping an art journal? An art journal is a really cool way to express thoughts and feelings and document important occasions in your life. Each entry in your journal is a combination of words and artwork- but the style you use is entirely up to you. You can use beautiful […]

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Don’t Take Our Calendar for Granted

By on December 4, 2014 in Office & Personal Planning with 0 Comments
Don’t Take Our Calendar for Granted

Does the working week sometimes seem a drag while you wait to have fun at the weekend? Well count your lucky stars you didn’t live in Roman times, when a week was eight days long! The calendar you use on your phone today (like the one on your wall) is a Gregorian calendar, dating back […]

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Oh My Days! Where Does Our Calendar Come From?

By on July 31, 2014 in Office & Personal Planning with 0 Comments
Oh My Days! Where Does Our Calendar Come From?

Does the working week sometimes seem a drag while you wait to have fun at the weekend? Well count your lucky stars you didn’t live in Roman times, when a week was eight days long! The calendar you use on your phone today (like the one on your wall) is a Gregorian calendar, dating back […]

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Journal Therapy

By on January 7, 2014 in Office & Personal Planning with 0 Comments
Journal Therapy

Has anyone given you a diary or journal for Christmas? If so, write in it every day – you could give your immune system a boost! Expressive writing is cathartic and releases stress and pressure. And just like having regular psychotherapy, writing things down has a positive impact on mental and physical health. Write your […]

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Ink Calendar

Ink Calendar

Ink Calendar by artist Oscar Diaz is a prototype using the absorption of ink on paper. A vial of ink with a month label is absorbed by a paper trail cut into sequential numbers. The day is indocated by the progress of the ink. Via Neatorama * * * You may be interested in: Calendars […]

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Doing Time 2013

By on November 27, 2012 in Office & Personal Planning with 0 Comments
Doing Time 2013

Feel imprisoned in a humdrum life where work, relationships and even “fun” smack of a stuck record whispering reminders of mortality in your ear? Or perhaps you think 2013 is going to be a criminally unlucky for you? Then Her Majestys Prisons of England 2013 Calendar might appeal to your gallows humour, that is if […]

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