Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Scary Side of Sitting


There is a growing scientific consensus that the more time you spend sitting, the shorter and less healthy your life may be. Excessive sitting, such as at an office desk, in front of the TV, even driving while commuting can significantly affect your cardiovascular and metabolic function.

Your mental health is intricately connected to the amount of time you spend sitting. One study after another continues to reveal that your risk for depression soars the longer you are sedentary. Sitting also increases psychological distress, and decreases feelings of well-being, a problem that fortunately can be rectified.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

The office cubicle: from commercial flop to design classic


The office cubicle turns 50 years old this year. Andrew Shanahan investigates the history of the system that revolutionised office design and which, after falling out of favour, is now being re-evaluated.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Forget Treadmill Desks: This Device Lets You Surf In Place At Your Standing Desk

Meet The Level, a surfboard-like platform that requires the user to constantly make small movements with their feet to stay upright. Would you stand on one of these?



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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The top 10 office gadgets for creatives in 2015



It’s common knowledge that creative people love their tools. And when it comes to the latest technology, there is a wealth of new office gadgets on the market that will make any creative professional happy.

From drawing tools and standing desks to the very best smart tools that will enhance your working day, here’s Creative Boom’s top 10 office gadgets for creatives in 2015…

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

bfi has provided $25,000 to Paterson Habitat for Humanity via the NJ NRTC Program



bfi took advantage of the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program (NRTC) in New Jersey to allocate $25,000 of NJ state income taxes towards the Paterson Habitat for Humanity.

The Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program (NRTC) provides businesses a 100% tax credit for funds provided to nonprofit entities carrying out comprehensive revitalization plans. Nonprofit entities must use at least 60% of the tax credit funds for housing and economic development; the remaining funds may be used for supportive services and other activities that promote neighborhood revitalization.

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry that believes that every person should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build, renovate and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations.