Helpful Articles About Office Products, Business Machines & Office Spaces

Wicked Wicker Projects

July 20, 2018

Have you ever thought of creating your own beautiful shelves or chairs? Wicker basically involves twigs usually made of willow and is extremely durable if cared for correctly. Making your own wicker items can be a bit time-consuming, but can save you a lot of money. Here are a few tips to help you get started, along…

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Farewell Gifts for Friends Who Are Moving

July 19, 2018

You’ve just gotten the news that someone close to you is moving away. There’s a lot on your friend’s mind right now as they get ready for the big move. Show your appreciation with the following gift ideas.

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Instagram Stories & Business: What You Need to Know

July 17, 2018

Instagram stories are an increasingly popular way to tell a story to younger audiences. According to social media management tool Sprout Social, approximately 71 percent of U.S. businesses use Instagram. Over 1/3 of all Instagram users publish stories, according to MediaKix. Here are some things you should know…

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How Bosses Can Inspire Employees Every Day

July 12, 2018

A great team starts with a great leader. Think of it this way: How would an MLB team make it to the World Series without great leadership? Your employees’ success begins with how you inspire them to do great things. Here are a few ways you can inspire your coworkers and employees.

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Shareable Picnic Recipes

July 10, 2018

July is National Picnic Month! Picnics are a great way to keep in touch with old friends or get outside on a beautiful day. Sharing a recipe is a great way to get people to try new things. Here are some picnic recipes meant for groups of 4 or more.

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Keep Your Laptop Charger in Great Shape

July 6, 2018

Have you ever been away from home with a broken laptop charger? There’s no worse feeling than not knowing where to go to replace it. If you tend to break them regularly, there might be a few things you can do to prevent it from happening again. Here are some suggestions.

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The Office Café

July 3, 2018

Does your office contain a coffee pot that is barely used or washed? If this sounds like your workplace, then it may be time to reevaluate what everyone drinks. Many employers are offering options that mimic coffee shops, everything from decadent hot chocolate to refreshing green teas with a comfortable seating area…

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Clever Ways to Cool Your Home

June 28, 2018

The average U.S. family spends at least $2,200 a year on their energy bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If you live in an area with brutally hot and humid summers, then you know very well how much your energy bills can spike. To help offset your cooling costs, here are a few clever ways to cool your…

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Why Summer Is a Good Time to Focus on Employee Wellness

June 26, 2018

Have you thought about how you’re feeling about your job? Chances are, you and many of your employees might not be engaged and may be fatigued. According to research from HUB International, 54 percent of benefits professionals say employee morale is the most significant metric improved when implementing employee…

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6 Songs for Your Pool Party Playlist

June 22, 2018

Planning a pool party this summer? Chances are, you know that your playlist can set the mood for your entire day. Whether you plan on just having everyone relax and swim, or you want to get a competitive game of pool basketball or volleyball going, here are a few songs to add to your pool party playlist.

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Remote Employees Are Coming Back to the Office

June 21, 2018

Recently, you may have heard about IBM’s move to bring remote employees into their various campuses. This was a shocking announcement for many as IBM was one of the first companies to allow employees to work remotely, even installing remote terminals inside of homes as early as the 1980s. Here are some reasons why…

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Mid-Year Financial Checkup: What You Should Review

June 19, 2018

Can you believe that 2018’s halfway point is already here? For some businesses, June serves as the end of the fiscal year. While you might spend some time vacationing with family and friends, summer is also a good time to see how you’re doing with your personal finances. Here are a few things to check to be in good…

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Cool Desserts for Hot Summer Days

June 14, 2018

Summer is here! With it, comes time for cool desserts for warm nights. Check out our recipes. Note that while the time needed for each of these to cool off might take a while, all of the recipes can be prepped in 10 minutes.  

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Best Personalized Gift Ideas

June 12, 2018

A gift with a personal touch can be nice to give and even better to receive. According to Business Wire, the personalized gift market is expected to grow approximately nine percent. Here are a few gift ideas that can include your recipient’s name on it.

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How to Keep Your Tech Running on a Road Trip

June 8, 2018

There’s a lot to remember when packing for a road trip. Sometimes, you might forget about what you need to keep your tech running smoothly. Here are some of the ways to keep devices in great shape and avoid any hiccups on the road this summer.

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6 Things to Do Before Starting a New Job

June 7, 2018

Congratulations on the new position! With a new employment opportunity comes a time to shine and really show what you’re worth. Before you go in the first day, here are a couple of things you should do.

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Stay Productive this Summer

June 5, 2018

Does your employer face a slowdown during the summer? Are you having a tough time focusing at work when you would rather be outside enjoying beautiful weather? You’re not alone. Focusing at work when it’s extremely hot outside and when others are on vacation can make it difficult to get things done. Here are a few…

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Saving Money on Your Summer Vacation

May 31, 2018

Approximately 75 percent of people have debt from previous vacations, according to financial planning startup LearnVest. While it might be easy to plan on saving before you go on your trip, you’ll always find unexpected expenses during your trip. Regardless of your destination, here are a few suggestions to help you…

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4 Things to Do at Work to Be Healthier

May 29, 2018

Are you at your desk now wondering how you can be healthier at work? If you’re feeling stressed out and/or lethargic, there are a number of things you can do to improve your well-being and health while doing your job. Here are four smart choices you can make for better health while you’re at work.

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Thank You Gifts for Teachers

May 24, 2018

May is here, and that means it’s almost time for the school year to come to a close. Your child’s teachers have been busy all year giving your child the tools he or she needs to succeed. Here are some great gifts to thank teachers for all of their hard work.  

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Best Tools for More Efficient Meetings

May 22, 2018

Let’s face it, meetings can sometimes be a waste of time. From actually finding a time for everyone to meet to participants figuring out how to download drivers for web conferencing services, can take a large chunk out of your day. According to an article in Business Insider, approximately $37 billion is lost due to…

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Tips for Better Time Management

May 17, 2018

Do you struggle finding time for everything that is on your to-do list? You’re not alone. According to a study conducted by, 89 percent of respondents say they’ve wasted time at work. If you find that you get distracted easily by your social media accounts or just browsing the Web in general, you might…

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5 Ways to Measure Your Work Without Performance Reviews

May 15, 2018

Many companies are foregoing the traditional performance review. According to research from Globoforce, 45 percent of HR professionals surveyed don’t think that annual performance reviews are an accurate appraisal of an employee’s work. For the employee, it can be truly tough sometimes to gauge how you’re doing and…

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Tracking Devices and Software at Work: Will They Become Prevalent?

May 10, 2018

Last month, you saw an article about some of the benefits that wearable technology can provide to employees and employers. While these devices are meant to better the health of individuals, some people are concerned that employers can use these devices, along with additional tracking software, to make decisions…

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Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts

May 8, 2018

Looking for creative gift ideas for Mother’s Day? In a study conducted by CreditDonkey, something homemade was the top gift request last year. Here are some things that you can make from scratch for mom!

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Is Listening to Music While Driving Distracting?

May 3, 2018

Music can have various effects on the mind and body. Distractions from music while driving are often a concern of researchers looking to study driver safety. Take a look at some various viewpoints from both perspectives to see the answer to whether or not your music is distracting while driving.

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Food Fiesta: Recipes from Mexico

May 1, 2018

Whether it’s for a Cinco de Mayo party, or something different for dinner, check out some of these Mexican recipes.

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Flower Projects

April 27, 2018

You probably already know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Here are some great project ideas revolving around flowers that bloom in April.  

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2018’s Biggest Time Wasters

April 26, 2018

Do you feel like you haven’t gotten anything done at work today? Consider some of these statistics: 70 percent of employees don’t feel engaged at their current workplace (The Muse). In the corporate sector, productivity decreased 0.4 percent since 2016 (U.S Dept. of Labor). 68 percent of U.S. full-time employees say…

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Is It Better to Exercise in the Morning or Evening?

May 2, 2017

Are you an early bird or a night owl? This is a tough thing for many new and veteran exercisers to determine. Both times have pros and cons, and while a…

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The Most Influential Songs By Decade

April 27, 2017

Music can have a powerful impact on the events that happen within a decade. It’s tough to narrow down a whole decade to one song, but here are the songs that encompass the events and other happenings from the 1960s to today.

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Downtown Revitalizations: Louisville, KY

April 25, 2017

While most people may know Louisville for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, Louisville’s downtown area now features residential spaces and restaurants. Here’s a little history, along with some places you might want to visit.

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