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The Power of Disney Films to Bring Us Together

Posted under Amusing, Workplace Commentary on June 2, 2016

Disney filmsWhat makes a Disney movie great? Sure, there’s the typically wonderful animation, engaging plotlines, well-rounded characters and let’s not forget the iconic soundtracks! But there’s something even more profound that keeps us returning to these films – the way they cross boundaries between age, gender and interest, making them ideal conversation pieces at the workplace :-).

Last week I went to watch one of the latest films added to the Disney lineup is The Jungle Read more

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Queen’s 90th! The Workplace Depot Celebrates in Style

Posted under Amusing on April 21, 2016

Union JackToday celebrations are taking place all around the country for Queen’s 90th!

Royal gun salutes have been fired from locations including Hillsborough Castle, Cardiff Castle and Edinburgh Castle. In London, a 41 gun salute took place at midday in Hyde Park, while the Honourable Artillery Company fired a 62 gun salute across the Thames from the Towed of London.

Prince Charles recorded an audio broadcast for the Queen on her special day.

During her tour … Read more

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Leap Year or Will You Marry Me?

Posted under Amusing on February 25, 2016

leap yearWhat comes along almost every four years and has traditions and superstitions attached to it? That would be Leap Year, in which we add an extra day on February 29th called Leap Day. The extra 24 hours of Leap Day are added to ensure that the calendar is in alignment with the Earth’s journey around the Sun. Our calendars contain 365 days, but the time it takes the Earth to travel around the Sun Read more

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Stuff Yourself: Enjoy Pancake Day this Year

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on February 9, 2016

Pancake DayWhile many know this holiday as Shrove Tuesday throughout the UK, some also know it as Pancake Day. Celebrated in numerous countries, it was originally meant to be a holiday before Lent where everyone could eat up to ready themselves for Ash Wednesday.

Here are some tips for creating the perfect pancake on your Pancake Day.

Make sure not to over mix the batter.

Many tend to spend too much time combining the ingredients used Read more

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Business Lessons from Star Wars: Types of Fire Protection Systems

Posted under Amusing on January 21, 2016

Business Lessons from Star WarsFire protection systems refer to residential or commercial systems that have been put in place to reduce the negative effects of fire. One of the most important business lessons from Star Wars trilogy is that when a fire is burning in a building, the most logical course of action after evacuating people from the building is to suppress or extinguish the fire. Fire protection systems help to minimize the impact of fires on buildings, surrounding Read more

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Did you have a Blue Monday?

Posted under Amusing, Office on January 19, 2016

Blue MondayChasing Away Blue Monday Symptoms

If it exists, and there is doubt that it does, Blue Monday has been dubbed the absolute no-holds-barred most depressing day of the entire calendar year. Coming around every third Monday in January (or the second or the fourth), it sneaks up on us every year.

How Blue Monday Came to Be

In 2005 a travel company called Sky Travel distributed press releases proclaiming Blue Monday in January. January 24, Read more

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