Successful People: 12 Things They Do Before Sleep - 02 October 2014

Are you a person that has a bedtime routine, such as watching TV, browsing the web or just generally going to bed late? Have you ever considered that what you do now might be detrimental to the way you perform the next day, for whatever task you have to complete? Having a good bedtime routine is a great way to make sure you are ready for the next day ahead. If you are more prepared,

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30 of the Best Sarcastic and Passive-Aggressive Office Signs - 14 September 2014

Funny, annoying or cringe-worthy? Working as part of a large office team can cause a bit of tension now and then, but is a passive-aggressive or sarcastic sign really the answer?  Here’s thirty of the best (and most hilarious) office signs that we could find, although in some of these cases, we think they may have gone a bit too far… 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

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Let’s Play Office Bingo! - 05 August 2014

Working in an office environment can be quite taxing if you don’t take regular breaks. It is recommended that you take a 5 to 10 minute break every hour to help you recharge in order to keep you focused on the job in hand. Over indulging yourself in your work can make the task seem unclear and clouded if you don’t take the time to simply do something else for a brief period. That’s why

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The Ergonomics of a Chair Explained - 09 July 2014

You may or may not be aware of the serious health implications of prolonged sitting, and why this is a cause for concern for all of us who spend 30+ hours sitting at our work desks every single week. Sitting down causes a number of stresses in our bodies, especially our spines, and this has recently begun to be more recognised by health professionals, and is the main reason for the sudden boom of ergonomic

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How to survive your first day at the office (infographic) - 24 June 2014

We've all been there. That dreaded first day at the office. Of course, everyone gets nervous on their first day at any job, but offices in particular can appear to be extremely ‘grown-up’ and scary (or perhaps that’s just us?). As a newbie, it can be difficult to know what to expect, and although everyone else appreciates that you’re new and might take a while to get into the swing of things, nobody wants to

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How to relieve stress in the workplace - 06 June 2014

We Brits are hard workers. So much so, that in 2011 BUPA discovered that only 30% of employees take a recommended hour break, and more than a third experienced pressure from their managers to work though their lunches (read more here). But the overworked can quickly become stressed, and excessive stress can interfere with productivity and (more importantly) your physical and emotional health. The problem is, many of us are in self-denial about how stressed

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Are the benefits of the paperless office REALLY beneficial? - 09 May 2014

The paperless office: a prediction so obvious it’s a wonder that people are actually still debating the topic. Of course the paperless is on the rise, not because of environmental and ‘green’ concerns, but simply because technology has evolved in a such a way that it’s far more efficient and quicker to conduct business electronically. In the same way that we have left behind written postcards and letters for email and text, we have naturally

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38 Office Accessories to Bring a Smile to Your Working Day - 14 April 2014

Let’s face it, your office is pretty much like your second home. 1. Log Pen Storage/iPad Dock Be in touch with nature (sort of) with this handmade, unique docking system, £39.77+, Etsy 2. AR Basketball App Mug This augmented reality app is great for passing time on your coffee break. Simply download the free app and point your device at the stamp on the mug to play! £4.95, Red5 3. Floppy Disk Sticky Notes Remember

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Deadly Desk Jobs: Stop sitting down from 9am-5pm everyday - 03 April 2014

Deadly Desk Jobs A lot of us who work desk jobs, sit down for at least 8 hours a day – that’s 40 hours a week. We’re not stupid though, right? We’re all aware that this is pretty bad news for our health, but do we know just how bad it is...? “If you’ve been sitting for 30 minutes or more you’ve been sitting too long,” warns physical activity expert David Dunstan. Here’s just a

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Who Tweeted This? Quiz. Happy Birthday Twitter - 21 March 2014

Back in 2006, Twitter was just bursting onto the social media scene with its original 140 character limit, allowing users to chat within small groups of people. Fast forward today, Twitter boasts 560 million active users, 5,700 tweets every second and a way for all fans alike to see inside the lives of their favourite celebrities and brands. With so many daily tweets, many can get lost in the sea of 140 character updates, so

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12 World Records You Can Break In Your Lunch Hour - 10 March 2014

Lunch breaks are the saviour of the working day. For one wonderful hour every day, we can stop thinking about deadlines and targets, and use the time instead to grab a bite to eat, read some news, and watch funny videos about cats on YouTube (guilty!). However, in 2011 BUPA discovered that only 30% of employees take an hour for lunch, even though a minimum of 20 minutes rest is a legal requirement for those

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BBC News Crew Pays Tribute to British Olympic Heroes - Office Winter Olympics - 26 February 2014

Team GB will look back on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi as a convincing step forward  for winter sport after managing to win 4 medals, which surpassed the initial three-medal target which was set by UK Sport. Not only did Team GB surpass their target, they also equalled the long standing record of four medals which Great Britain won at the inaugural Winter Olympics in Chamonix 1924. Britain as a whole can be very

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The Power of Plants in the Workplace - 24 February 2014

Plants can have a surprising effect on people within a workplace and are seen by some people as a very important. Indoor plants are a common sight within a home or office environment, but I’m sure a lot of people do not know the full extent to which they play in each out our day to day lives. For example, did you know that indoor plants can remove up to 87% of toxins, creating much

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The World’s Largest Office Chair, Now an American Roadside Attraction - 21 January 2014

The Miller’s Office Supply in Anniston, Alabama are responsible for this gigantic office chair. The owner Leonard “Sonny” Miller wanted his furniture shop to be the centre of attention, which inspired the idea of building the world’s largest office chair. How much business the huge chair generated is unknown, but Sonny’s chair sure caused a stir and was recognised by the Guinness World Records for being the World’s Largest Chair in 1982. Surprisingly, Miller’s Office

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Are You Literally Sitting On A Brand Strategy? - 13 January 2014

Branding as I’m sure you are already aware is a significant part of any business that lays claim to who you are and what your business is about. There are many aspects of a brand, from developing a tag line, writing a mission statement and creating a great logo. Consistency is key within a branding. You have to stay true to yourself and what your business represents. I’m sure I’m telling you what you already

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