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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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3 Apps to Make the Most of Your Spare Time at Work

By on August 17, 2017 in Office Life, Office Workers with 2 Comments
3 Apps to Make the Most of Your Spare Time at Work

Half your waking life seems to be spent in the office – so it makes sense to utilise the working day to meet a few personal objectives. Here are three suggestions for making the most of spare minutes at your desk to keep your life running efficiently. Set chores for your kids from your desk, […]

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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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123456 and Other Classic Passwords

123456 and Other Classic Passwords

Despite the many warnings we’ve had on making our passwords secure, some people never learn. A shocking survey reveals how casual some Internet users are, with almost a fifth opting for “123456”. The security firm Keeper carried out an analysis of 10 million passwords from hacked accounts. The company revealed the most insecure passwords include […]

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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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Pens vs. Pencils? Don’t Write Either Off

Pens vs. Pencils? Don’t Write Either Off

Which do you prefer, a pen or a pencil? Your preference may depend on your personality and personal style: eco-warriors and artists often love pencils, while top CEOs and big celebrities generally lean towards pens. Let’s get to the point about the virtues of the pencil first: It’s made of natural substances- wood and graphite- […]

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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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Wise Ways to Ward off Wasps

By on June 27, 2017 in Office Life with 0 Comments
Wise Ways to Ward off Wasps

Summer brings the problem of slim-waisted, striped aggressors into the confines of the office – so keep a spray bottle of water on your desk to fight off wasps! A well-aimed mist of water droplets will temporarily disable a wasp intent on sharing your smoothie, allowing you the chance to trap it under a glass […]

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