February 7th, 2013
Going to work each day can become a difficult task if you are constantly battling with illnesses. Staying healthy in the office is an important part of work, and there things that you can do that will help you stay as healthy as possible. A lot of employees become tired during the day or they may feel weak and lethargic. While these are common problems, there are ways to beat them. Following these tips may offer more insight to you regarding this subject, and this might help you with your battle of staying healthy in the office.
The Importance of Good Posture
Learning how to sit properly at your desk will help you feel better. This is not something that comes easy though; it may actually take weeks of constantly practising it to master it. Good posture will reduce the amount of back pain and tension you feel, and this is something that may help you stay healthier. It may also reduce the number of headaches you experience, and you may feel less tired after a while.
Eat Healthy Snacks
A lot of people end up getting sick or feeling weak because they fail to eat enough. Eating is important for good health, but what you eat can also make a huge difference. You may get a lunch break at work, and this is a great opportunity for you to eat something nourishing, but you should also bring snacks with you. Starving yourself is not good for your body and it will lead to illnesses if you do this often. There are many great types of snacks that you can carry with you to the office, and these snacks may help you keep your energy level at the point where it needs to be. Some ideas for this include crackers, cheese, fruit and fresh vegetables. Granola bars and protein bars are also great options. You should avoid eating foods high in sugars and fats though, such as candy and cookies. Read the rest of this entry »
October 24th, 2012
It’s easy to put the “sin” in Sin City, even for busy corporate travelers in town for a convention or a meeting. But once you’re tired of the cocktails and card games, what else is there to see and do to truly get the Vegas experience?
1. See the whole world in less than an hour: Vegas is the only place where the Eiffel Tower is within walking distance of downtown New York. Travel the globe on a budget without leaving the Strip.
2. Shopping: check out the Forum Shops, Fashion Show Mall, Showcase Mall or any of the other massive fashion outlets Vegas has to offer. They’re even open until midnight on weekends, the perfect time to find a new suit.
3. Take a thrill ride: visit the Stratosphere and ride the X Scream, Insanity: The Ride and Big Shot. Any of these rides, or even all three, is a guaranteed good time. That’s better odds than you’ll get at the tables.
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October 9th, 2012
When you’re in business, you learn the importance of saving money wherever you can. It’s a matter of stability and fiscal intelligence that cannot be overlooked if a business is to remain solvent. Even the smallest changes can result in huge savings over a long-term stretch of time. Nowhere is this ethic more applicable than the lowering of the utility bills in your office. Just a few small changes can help save your office a lot of money over time.
Any business owner who has performed research on saving money on utilities has heard one term repeatedly: efficiency. Efficiency is one of the most important factors when it comes to saving money on utilities. Efficient appliances use less electricity to produce better results. Efficient windows and insulation allow for lower rates of thermal exchange, saving business owners on heating and cooling.
Business owners should consider hiring an efficiency expert to perform an energy audit on the office. This audit will cover all of the usual energy wasters that can be found in any office around the world. The expert will then be able to provide an actionable list of steps that can be taken to create a more efficient office space. Read the rest of this entry »
September 19th, 2012
In Charlotte, North Carolina, it is not difficult for visitors to find wonderful historic buildings to visit:
1. The Charlotte Museum of History and Hezekiah Alexander Home Site are composed of several buildings on an eight-acre wooded area. The Hezekiah Alexander House was built about 1774 on site and is the oldest house in Mecklenburg County. Several other buildings that are part of the Museum consist of historically accurate replicas since the original structures were destroyed or decayed over time.
2. The Charlotte Cotton Mill, constructed on a complete city block, was once a workhouse where entire families spent their days sweating under gruelling working conditions for about $5 a week. Today the structure has become a tourist site viewed by visitors for the building’s historic meaning to the local area.
3. St. Peter’s Hospital opened in 1878. Its wide porches and large front yard provided pleasant vistas for the patients. The hospital operated until 1940 when the structure was reopened as a hotel. The building was converted into condos in 1982. This change led to the restoration of the building’s historic beauty and a renewed life filled with the enjoyment residents find living in the former hospital. Read the rest of this entry »
August 30th, 2012
CNN recently announced its picks for the top 100 places to live in the United States, with Carmel, Indiana taking the top spot. Ann Arbor, Michigan rounded out the top 100 in the yearly piece done by the international news organization.
The specific criteria used by CNN to make these judgements are based upon the size of the city, the economic standing of the city, and a number of different factors. Once the list had been pared down to the “top 29,” CNN dispatched delegates to the cities in an attempt to gauge specific factors that couldn’t be quantified by statistics alone. Things like community spirit and traffic were gauged at this point. In the end, the tie-breaker qualification used to distinguish between equally-matched cities was the extent of job growth or losses in the area. In these tough economic times, job availability is at the top of many people’s considerations when considering a move. Read the rest of this entry »
August 2nd, 2012
Here’s a list of top 10 businesses to work for in Texas.
Balfour Beatty Construction
While this is not an American-owned company, this British company maintains a large workforce in Texas through their national headquarters in Dallas. This company specializes in high-class construction jobs like you would see at opera halls and museums. They even constructed the 9/11 Pentagon memorial. They are praised by their employees for minimizing layoffs during this tough recession hitting the United States.
Whole Foods Market
Whether you work in the stores themselves or in the corporate headquarters in Austin, Whole Foods Market is a popular place to be. New hires get a lot of different benefits straight out of the gate, including people that work in low-level positions in the retail locations. The focus of Whole Foods Market is to promote healthy bodies and communities, and part of that mission means treating employees well. Read the rest of this entry »
July 19th, 2012
No one wants to just tread water for their entire career. Doing “just enough” to get by at work doesn’t just hurt your career, it hurts you personally. After all, the amount of money you make can directly influence your quality of life. If you are unwilling to put in the work it takes to get ahead, then you can more or less expect to be unsuccessful forever.
There is a lot of politicking that goes into pushing your career ahead at an office. Any job that requires you to stay in a confined space with other people for hours a day will have this trait. However, this doesn’t mean that the average person can just talk their way into a great promotion. In the few cases where this is possible, you probably wouldn’t even want the job in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »
July 5th, 2012
Famous Family Members of the Boston Brahmin
has long been famous for political personalities and the changes they brought about in America as a whole. Another group has also brought notoriety to this city throughout its history. These families began as the Boston Brahmin, a group of influential industrialists who formed the city’s philosophical atmosphere.
The Adams family was one of these families. Charles Francis Adams IV was born in Boston, graduated from Harvard in 1932 and attended Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. In later life he was awarded honorary degrees from Bates College, Northeastern University, Suffolk University and Tufts University. He spent his working life in industrial electronics and was the first president of the Raytheon Company.
Boston’s Lowell family was another of the Brahmins. The Honorable John Amory Lowell became first Treasurer of both the Merrimack Manufacturing Company and Boott Cotton Textile Mills. He acted as Director of the Winnipiseogee Lake Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company. Lowell was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Harvard College. He was a member of the Linnean Society of London and Harvard honored him with an LLD. His financial acumen and high intellect allowed the Lowell Institute to flourish, supporting celebrated personalities in science, literature, politics, economics, theology and philosophy. Read the rest of this entry »
June 20th, 2012
Tempo fashions itself as a “Rock Resort” of sorts, and it lives up to that name. All of the luxury furnishings are designed with a more modern, vibrant look than other hotels in Florida. Here, there is an emphasis on sleek designs, and the awesome Rock Resort Spa, located directly on the premises. The Tempo is a five star hotel, yet has a number of options that can suit most budgets.
This is a hotel that definitely has the luxury traveler in mind. The hotel is comprised entirely of suites, with different types of suites available for different budgets. The rooms are all furnished with European furnishings, and there is a lot of Italian marble throughout the building. The big reason for the popularity of the Hilton Bently is its proximity to everything you could ever want to see on Miami Beach. Read the rest of this entry »
June 13th, 2012
InnerWork Team Expeditions
InnerWork has been providing great corporate retreat options for quite some time now, and they offer the most customizable trip of any in the Orlando area. Your retreat can be shifted and geared toward the exact principles you’re trying to get across through sending your employees to a retreat in the first place. This control over the value of the trip is a big part of why InnerWork is so successful.
Marywood Retreat and Conference Center
This is an interesting place to consider for your corporate retreat, especially if you are a corporation with a faith-based mission statement. The interesting thing about Marywood Retreat and Conference Center is that it allows you to have a relaxing, team-building experience in a beautiful setting that comes with a gentle guidance of religious faith. This may not be the perfect choice for everyone, but it is definitely something to consider. Read the rest of this entry »