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Happy Hacking

Happy HackingHave you ever watched Criminal Minds and wished you had the skills of Penelope Garcia? A good hacker is only as good as his (or her) equipment, you know. In all seriousness, though, there are many reasons you need a good keyboard, not the least of which are speed and accuracy. [...]

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Going Green with a Power Strip?

Easy ways to go greenI have been looking into "going green" in various, non-intimidating ways. I'd love to say it's because we are good stewards of the earth, blah blah blah, but really it's because we live in Scotland and we give all our money to the University of Aberdeen for a PhD for [...]

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Dealing with Back Pain

Everyday Back PainWhether it's sleeping in an awkward position, carrying a baby (in the womb and on the hip), or a sustained injury, most of us have to deal with back pain at some point. For most, it's lower back pain, and we often erroneously assume that there's little we can besides treating it [...]

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Why I Need a Doc Holder

Do you ever find yourself craning your neck or squinting to see a paper you need while you work at your computer? I find myself sorely uncomfortable all the time while I type from a document- I just can't quite get it positioned where I need it so I can actually type and read [...]

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Why you need a Double Wide

You may not realize it, but you need a double wide...for your feet. Most workers complain of back pain and other aches and pains after sitting at a desk from 9-5pm 5 days a week. It's no wonder when most desks don't fit their users. As a result, most workers, and presumably [...]

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ErgoDesk for the college student

You have undoubtedly heard how important good ergonomics are. Like the organic movement, many people have chosen to ignore the forerunners of what seems like a "band wagon." However, over the course of time, workers like you and me have realized that good ergonomics isn't just another fad; rather it's a critical part [...]

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My teacher wish list

I am a stay-at-home mom of 2 small children, but I used to be a high school Spanish teacher. I taught freshmen and sophomores Spanish 1 and 2 respectively, and I absolutely loved it, but that wasn't always the case! Keeping 15 and 16 year olds focused (on the right things)can be quite [...]

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Wrist Pain while typing?

Teachers are the worst studentsSo, I write about ergonomics every week, and I still don't always follow my own rules. I have been noticing pain in my wrists while I type. Fortunately, this pain only presents while typing on my laptop. This is not uncommon, but I should know better. Wrist [...]

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There's a Mouse for that!

Does your mousing hand ever cramp while you work? After a long day of inputting numbers, writing prose, taking notes, blogging, texting, messaging, emailing, etc...it's easy for your hands, and especially your mousing hand, to take a beating. Often, there is a lot of strain on the thumb and forefinger as you extend them [...]

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There's a Mouse for that!

Does your mousing hand ever cramp while you work? After a long day of inputting numbers, writing prose, taking notes, blogging, texting, messaging, emailing, etc...it's easy for your hands, and especially your mousing hand, to take a beating. Often, there is a lot of strain on the thumb and forefinger as you extend them [...]

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