The Dangers of Sitting too Much at Work

And What You Can Do About it...

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Also See: Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death — and Exercise Alone Won’t

Sunlight Desk Lamp Simulates Sunlight

Goodbye Eyestrain, Hello Good, Good, Good, Good VIbrations

Sunlight Desk Lamp Simulates Daylight

The sleek Sunlight Desk Lamp (shown here) simulates sunlight, giving you the benefits of full spectrum Lighting.  Why’s this such a good thing for hardworking Office Freaks like you?  For one thing, full spectrum lighting creates a greater contrast when reading.  The words are more easily read – meaning less eyestrain.

Another benefit from the simulated sunlight has to do with colors. Colors are rendered more accurately in good lighting – and, let’s face it, sunlight is as good as it gets when it comes to lighting.

As if that’s not enough, here’s an unexpected benefit: Full spectrum lighting increases the release of seratonin a hormone linked to an improved feeling of well being.

What self-respecting Office Freak couldn’t get behind that action?!

Features of the Sunlight Desk Lamp

  • 150 watt of light output consumes 27 watts of energy.
  • Full spectrum sun light simulation
  • 2 years manufacturer’s warranty

Click through the link or picture above for more information.

Perfect Coffee Mugs for the Office

They Even Come With Their Own Spoons Riding Shotgun

Coffee Mugs for the Office

 

My favorite office supply? Coffee.

My favorite office technology? Coffee makers.

My favorite office furniture? Coffee paraphernalia.

My favorite desk accessories? Coffee mugs.

Call me obsessed, call me a coffeeholic.. call me anything you want, just don’t’ call me while I’m drinking my coffee.

The coffee mugs shown in this post are ideal for office workers. Whether you’re like me and work from home or you’re one of those brave souls who venture out into the real world each day (my hat’s off to you, men and women of valor) – these coffee mugs are just what you need.  They aren’t just great looking, they’re functional. They have little spoons riding shotgun, allowing you to take care of your sugar business without searching out a plastic spoon.

The ones shown above are the Cafe Style 10 Oz Coffee Mug and Spoon, (Set of 4), Brown, White,, available on Amazon.

Features:

  • Classic café Paris Swirl Design, Coffee inscription. 10-ounce capacity set of 4.
  • Comfortable sturdy handle, Perfect for hot Coffee or Tea.
  • Made of lead-free glazed stoneware- a dense, strong and durable ceramic.
  • Packaged in clear cover Gift Box. Perfect gift for the Coffee Connoisseur.
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe.

Equally gorgeous are the Coffee Mugs shown below.

Coffee Mugs for the Office

These beauties are the Mr. Coffee 8-Piece Cafe Americano Mug Set with Spoons, 13-Ounce, Assorted, also on Amazon.

Features:

  • Set includes 4 mugs and 4 spoons
  • Expanded Set for full family
  • Made of Ceramic
  • Microwave Safe
  • Dishwasher Safe

Click through either picture or link for a closer look. They’d make perfect gift ideas for co-workers – just be sure to grab a set for yourself while you’re at it.

Super Sticky Post-It Notes are Serious About Their Job

Available in Yellow, Pink, or Blue...

Yellow Post It Notes (Super Sticky)

The Post-It Super Sticky Notes Lined, 4 x 6-Inches, Canary Yellow, 5-Pads/Pack (660-5SSCY), pictured here, are available on Amazon for less than $10. Like all good Office Freaks, I’m obsessed with Post-It notes.

Ever wonder where we’d be without them? Yeah, I don’t want to think about that either.

Product Features:

  • 4 in x 6 in, Canary Yellow, Lined
  • Sticks to almost any surface and doesn’t fall off
  • Great for longer to-do lists that will stick where you need it
  • Trust Canary Yellow, the most familiar color, with your important messages

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Post It Notes in Different Colors

Great Quote About Life

Perfect for the Office, Home, or Dorm

Life
Life
Louise Carey
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Replace “Drink Wine” with “Hook up to coffee like it’s your lifeline” and work “Chocolate” in there somewhere near the top and you pretty much have my mantra.

Click through for a closer look. This one’s a winner.

Keurig for the Office (Dorm, School, Home…)

How did Office Workers Ever Survive without Single Cup Coffee Machines???

Keurig Coffee Machine

How do I take my coffee?

Seriously. I take it very, very seriously, just like I would any lifeline.

Whether I’m trying to “coffee my way” into consciousness in the morning or trying to stay conscious during a weekday (those mid-day slumps hit hard), as long as coffee is near, I know there’s hope.

The Keurig K60/K65 Special Edition Single Serve Coffee Maker is IDEAL for the midday wall my brain and body are fond of hitting. Naturally I have one in my home office. It’s that or a shower and the Keurig doesn’t just take up less room, it doesn’t get my hair wet AND it makes yumminess.

Best wake up calls ever.

Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker Features

  • Single-cup home brewing system for use with patented K-Cups
  • One-touch control panel; blue backlit LCD display; digital clock; programmable on/off
  • 3 brew-size options; (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.) adjustable brew temperature; removable drip tray
  • Blue-lit removable 60-ounce water reservoir; descale indicator; dishwasher-safe parts
  • Includes bonus 12-count K-Cup variety pack and Water Filter Kit

Keurig even makes a smaller machine, Keurig B130 DeskPro Brewing System, if space is a concern.

Irregardless of the Keurig machine, you’ll find endless K Cups on Amazon – from coffee and tea to hot chocolate and apple cider, with brands such as Starbucks, San Francisco Bay, Newman’s Own, Caribou, Twinings, Lipton, and more.

Click through any of the links to see countless (and I do mean countless) Keurig single cup coffee machines, K Cups, and even products for K Cup Storage.

Find All things Keurig on Amazon!


Colorful Office Art Print

Pablo Picasso's Mediterranean... Beautiful!

Mediterranean Landscape
Mediterranean…Pablo Picasso

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This vivid gorgeousness, by Pablo Picasso no less, could brighten up even the darkest office. I love absolutely everything about it!

Click through for a closer look.

Things to Consider When Renting Office Space

Office Space

Taking that step to rent an office is huge. Not only is it a business milestone, it’s also a personal one.

As with any new venture, decisions made at the very beginning can have a big influence on long term success, impacting on growth and development in both the short and long term. Therefore, careful consideration should be given to a number of factors before entering into any lease agreement. Below, we have listed five of the most important factors to bear in mind:

Car Parking

When renting an office, the availability of parking is often something overlooked. Having a plan for parking is imperative; you can choose an office which comes with designated spaces, secure permits from the local council or at the very least, make sure that there is easily available parking which can be used by employees and clients. The last thing any business needs is for employees or clients to be struggling to find a space – causing them problems even before they get into the office.

Don’t make the mistake of forgetting to check this until after the lease has been signed, as by this time it will be too late!

Location

Location is often considered the number one priority for choosing office space. Considerations should be given to several factors.

The nature of the business will dictate location to a certain extent. If your product or service is sold from the office directly, location will be a prime consideration, especially if there is a reliance on passing trade. For those who run a remote operation, the location is obviously less important.

Cost

It is really important to have a very good idea about what is available, where and for how much. Without doing a lot of homework, there is no way of knowing whether something is good value or not. Look at the pros and cons of each space and find out what is included for the money. You also need to make sure there are no ‘extras’ in addition to the rental fees quoted, such as service charges or built-in insurance. Make sure there are no nasty surprises after signing on the dotted line.

Flexibility

Flexibility is especially vital for start-up companies. It makes sense to be modest at the very start, only paying for what you really need. However, once the business has begun to do well, it will be important to have the flexibility to expand when the time is right. Make sure there is an ‘out’ clause written into the contract for this purpose.

There are also a variety of other options open to new or small businesses. For example, a day office Manchester, London or other central locations is useful for meetings if there is not yet a need for a permanent office.

Amenities

Work out what your business will require and ensure these are available. This might be a conference room, the availability of a phone line, high speed Internet or even basic considerations, such as storage or a functional kitchen and toilet for your employees to use.

Pete or Petite: Cool Key Holders

Fun Gift Ideas for Co-Workers

Key Pete Holder

I like to surround myself with quirky, off-beat, unexpected things that make me smile. Come to think about it, that describes the people I’ve surrounded myself with, too, but that’s another story.

The cuties in this post fit the bill as well as the cast of characters in my life.

Shown above is Key Pete Strong Magnetic Key Holder Hook Rack Magnet – Black and I gotta say, I love him muchly.

Key Pete Holder Features:

  • Also available in Red, Blue and Green
  • Strong magnet holds up to 30 keys
  • H8.1 x W7.5 x D6cm / H3.2 x W2.9 x D2.4″
  • Attaches to metallic door, fridge or other metal surfaces
  • Fantastic gift for just about anyone!

Below is another cutie. She’s Key Petite – Key Pete Girl Strong Magnetic Key Holder Hook Rack Magnet – Pink and I have just as much love for her.

Key Petite Holder Features:

  • Available in White, Red and Pink
  • Strong magnet holds up to 30 keys
  • H8 x W7 x L6cm / H3.2 x W2.8 x D2.4″
  • Attaches to metallic door, fridge or other metal surfaces
  • Fantastic gift for just about anyone!

I thought this was pretty funny – she costs more than the dude key holder.  He’s only, like $3 something and my girl is a little over $10.   Still incredibly cheap for somehting so fun and useful, but I love that the female is.. shall we say… higher maintenance.

Click through for more information and to check out the different colors.

She’s really working that ponytail, isn’t she?

Key Petite Holder

Sleek and Accommodating Metal Book Tower

I'll Take About 10, Thank You...

Metal Book Tower

Every so often I’ll come across something online that I don’t just WANT, I simply MUST HAVE. As in, “If this isn’t mine before the week’s out, there’ll be hell to pay.”

The SEI Metal Spine-Style Book Tower pictured here is the latest thing to hit me between the eyes.   Problem is, I don’t just want one of these for my home office, I can’t think of a room in my house I DON’T want one of these book towers.

I’m not just a book fanatic, I’m a book collector.  I collect…

  • cookbooks
  • books about Kentucky
  • books about Abraham Lincoln
  • books about the golden age of Hollywood
  • books about history
  • vintage books
  • Agatha Christie mysteries

Old books, new books, red books, blue books. So, yeah, I could conceivably have one of these book towers in every room of my house. What’s cool about this book tower is that it puts the books CLOSE by. It’s much more accommodating than a big bookshelf, which can sometimes be tough to position near a couch or favorite chair.

A sleek, great looking tower like this can fit into much cozier spots.

SEI Metal Spine-Style Book Tower  Features:

  • Contemporary book tower brings artful flair to any living space
  • Durable solid-metal construction; powder-coated silver finish
  • 11 sleek shelves offer space for books, DVDs, games, and more
  • Wide base provides sturdy foundation; some assembly required
  • Measures 14 by 16 by 55-1/4 inches

Love it, love it, love it.

Click through either image or the link above for more information.

Metal Book Tower

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