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What is Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment.
Change your seat, change your life, improve your health. Sitting for extend periods of time has become the norm for most office bound employees and employers.

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Pen Secrets

What distinguishes a gel pen from others is the ink, which consists of pigment suspended in a water– based gel.

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Identity theft – A thief stole my life

Did You Know – The Paper ShredderCriminals steal your personal details and use them to open bank accounts, get credit cards, take out loans, claim government benefits, even to obtain documents such as passports and driving licenses in your name. You may be liable for the actions they take, which can ruin your credit rating […]

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Did you know Sellotape

Sellotape is a brand name that has become synonymous with sticky tape in South Africa and elsewhere. It is transparent…

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Did You Know – Guillotine and Paper Fastener

he paper cutter or stack cutter, was invented by American Milton Bradley (1836-1911), no doubt with the infamous guillotine made famous during the French Revolution …

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Did you know? File Folders

There does not appear to be an internationally standard term to refer to file folders. The term file folder seems to be one that dominates North American Language, but does not seem as common in other countries.

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Did you know? Post it Notes

The Post-It note was invented in 1968 by Matthew Weathers, a scientist at 3M in the United States who stumbled upon…

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Did you know? – Brass Fastener

A brass fastener, “brad” or split is a stationery item used for securing multiple sheets of paper together. The fastener is inserted into punched holes in the stack of paper

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Did you know? Ring Binders

Ring binders are folders in which punched paper may be held by means of clamps running through the holes in the paper. The most common binder in the USA is a three ring system for letter size pages whereas most other countries use a two or four hole system for holding A4 sheets. The lever arch system is particularly useful for larger amounts of paper. The round ring style binder is easily the most common of all and is specifically designed for general use. Like the round ring style, the D-ring style also features three rings that unlock and lock to hold loose leaf sheets of paper. The only difference is the ring itself, which is shaped like the letter D and can usually accommodate 25% more sheets than the conventional round ring.

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Business Cards

Business cards evolved from a fusion of visiting cards and trade cards. Visiting cards ( or calling cards) appeared in China in the 15th century and in Europe in the 17th century. The footmen of aristocrats and of royalty would deliver these cards to the servants of their prospective hosts solemnly introducing their arrival.

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