Expired Food?

So how much of those snacks in your office have you thrown away just because the food label says it’s expired?  I suggest some best practices like organizing the pantry with FIFO (first-in, first-out). But did you know: “Food sell-by, use-by, or best-before dates rarely have anything to do with food safety, says “The Dating Game,” a

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Zazzle’s HQ “Bespoke” Design

120,000 square-foot space previously occupied by Dreamworks.  The Zazzle headquarters in Redwood City, envisioned by “Zazzle founder Robert Beaver and sons Bobby and Jeff wanted to work in a place that was just as artistic, detailed, and technology-driven as the custom-made products the company specializes in…San Francisco-based Studio O+A sought inspiration from the Beavers’...

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Healthier Office Snacks

A lot of companies provide snacks for their employees.  When considering what snacks/food to buy for your kitchen, consider taking the following out of your food order: 1. Foods High in Caffeine – “In large amounts, because it’s a powerful stimulant, caffeine can cause anxiety and loss of concentration, in turn leading to loss of

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What is Natural Paint?

“Lots of us think that low-VOC or no-VOC products from major paint manufacturers are a healthy alternative to standard conventional paint but unfortunately that’s often not the case. As German consumer organization OekoTest says:  “Many new products have been introduced by … paint manufacturers … which are touted as environmentally friendly because of their reformulation as a “low-VOC”...

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Post-Typhoon Haiyan Philippine Rebuilding and More Debt!

Typoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in late 2013 with 300 km/h which affected about 11 million people.  There are numerous organizations helping rebuild the islands that were devastated.  Some issues plaguing the rebuilding efforts: a. Better building codes for future disasters.  “Introduced in 2005 to oversee the development and upgrading of buildings, the code covers

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Google’s Vibrant London Office

Lots of colors.  Careful thoughts on meeting room & telephone and individual video conference booth designs.  Gym, showers, massage & spa and an Asian fusion/Sushi restaurant free for the staff… “Open plan workstations for all staff are mixed with a few offices, meeting rooms and open break out seating areas and support spaces for printing

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More Creative Workspaces to Admire

The pictures speak a thousand words.  Definitely creative & worth admiring: 1. Brandbase (Amsterdam): 2. Macquarie Investment Bank (Sydney): 3. Selgas Cano (Madrid): 4. South and Browse (Berlin): 5. Group 8 (Switzerland): 6. ANZ Breakout and Learning Centre (Melbourne): 7. Post Panic (Amsterdam): 8. 37 Signals (Chicago): Source: Workspace: 40 Ultimately Creative Offices To Get Example From...

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The Science Behind Not Rushing

The idea is to take some time.  Not everything has to happen NOW.   And we all seem to be rushing from one meeting or task to another.   I’ve learned to space out my meetings so I don’t have to stress by rushing to the next thing I need to do. “Some people find

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What Bare Wall?

Thinking of something different to install on that bare wall aside from a framed art.  Check out these ideas: 1. How about a cluster of colorful “something”? 2. Oversize lettering 3. DIY wall scultpure 4. Decorative wall brackets 5. A vintage sign 6. Wall stickers Source: A Dozen Creative Ideas for Decorating Blank Walls  

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Sick…Stay Home!

It’s starts with you, the Boss.  If you stay home when sick, others will follow.  Oftentimes, at least here in SF/Silicon Valley, there is such strong work ethic & an almost maddening need to be always connected thus employees still go to work even when they’re sick.  Consider these 3 levels of sickness that may

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Not Just a CoffeeShop

I was in San Luis Obispo this week & decided to check-out Kreuzberg.  I was looking for a coffee shop that serves healthier, quick options for breakfast & of course a place to hang-out & do some work even though I’m technically on vacation.  (When I’m in the US, a vacation means “try hard not

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