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Advantages to Standing While You Work

Ergonomic experts have been telling us for a while that sitting all day at a desk is not ideal for the body. In fact, prolonged periods of sitting can often lead to back pain and muscle strain, as we awkwardly situate ourselves in uncomfortable chairs and ill-fitting desks. In an ideal world, we'd [...]

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Ergonomics for Typing

Do you ever experience pain in your wrists and/or hands when you type? Whether you're typing from a laptop or an ill-fitting desk at work or home, chances are you are contributing to your own pain (repetitive stress injuries, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) without even realizing it. Pain in your hands and/or [...]

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Improving your Productivity {Inexpensively}

As the summer is in full-swing, it's easy to become distracted by the great, warm weather. Instead of working harder to enjoy the outdoors, most people find themselves less productive rather than more. So, with that in mind, here are some affordable ways to be more productive. Cheap {or Free} Ways to be More [...]

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How to Avoid Work-Related Stress

Back, shoulder, neck, and even hand, wrist, and finger pain are common complaints from office workers. Millions of knowledge workers spend literally billions of hours sitting at a desk and staring at a screen. Whether they love their job or not, each worker can suffer from work-related stress, such as repetitive stress injuries. [...]

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Why to Use White Noise

I have always been a fan of white noise, and I am shocked at how few people really know about it and how it works. No reason to reinvent the wheel, so here's a quick read on what white noise really is to get you up to speed....Now that you've read it (ahem...), let's [...]

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How to Choose your Work Station

From engineer to studentMy husband is a PhD student at a large university, tho when we got married, he was an electrical engineer. It's easier for me to show you than tell you: College student-->electrical [...]

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The Benefits of the Renaissance Mouse

Pain When MousingWhen I wrote papers in college and even when I taught school, I would notice temporary pain in my wrist and fingers as I typed. However, they were isolated instances and as soon as I finished the paper or my lesson plan, I was able to move on to something else. [...]

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Big Keys Keyboard for Kids

Einstein Never Used FlashcardsHave you ever noticed how many computer games are marketed for kids? Way before most children can recognize letters, let alone read, a myriad of of games are supposedly "age-appropriate." While it's tempting to buy into the idea that we, as parents, need to cram as much as we can [...]

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Slim Top Wireless Keyboard

When you're checking email, writing a quick blog post, or just having a look-see online, a plug-in keyboard and mouse work just fine. However, when you actively use your keyboard and mouse for a variety of things, sometimes plug-in just doesn't cut it. Wireless is all the rage these days, and it's no [...]

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Going Wireless

When you're checking email, writing a quick blog post, or just having a look-see online, a plug-in keyboard and mouse work just fine. However, when you actively use your keyboard and mouse for a variety of things, sometimes plug-in just doesn't cut it. Wireless is all the rage these days, and it's no [...]

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