Posted by Frankye | Posted in Helpful Hints | Posted on 26-03-2014-05-2008
Flat catalog envelopes are great for mailing multiple forms and other multi-page correspondence. But switching to smaller business envelopes saves you money at the Post Office. Read the rest of this entry »
Here is the best kept secret of the office supply biz: remanufactured, aka recycled, aka compatible print cartridges work exactly the same as name brand ink and toner, but cost anywhere from 30-50% less. Just like name brand OEM cartridges, remanufactered cartridges are designed and tested for reliable performance. You won’t notice any difference in your printouts. I sure didn’t.
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Product Reviews | Posted on 07-02-2014-05-2008
Ever had to junk a really expensive phone because you got it wet? Who hasn’t?!! The internet swears a bag of rice will dry wet cell phones, but I know from personal experience that it is a lot of bunk ( rest in peace, 2006 HTC Touch). A new product at OnTimeSupplies.com promises it is 7X more likely to fix cell phones dropped in water than the hit or miss rice trick.
Open office plans, long thought to foster creativity and communication in workplace, have been getting a critical look recently. At The New Yorker Maria Konnikova posts a fresh round of criticisms:
The psychologist Nick Perham, who studies the effect of sound on how we think, has found that office commotion impairs workers’ ability to recall information, and even to do basic arithmetic. Listening to music to block out the office intrusion doesn’t help: even that, Perham found, impairs our mental acuity. Exposure to noise in an office may also take a toll on the health of employees. In a study by the Cornell University psychologists Gary Evans and Dana Johnson, clerical workers who were exposed to open-office noise for three hours had increased levels of epinephrine—a hormone that we often call adrenaline, associated with the so-called fight-or-flight response. What’s more, Evans and Johnson discovered that people in noisy environments made fewer ergonomic adjustments than they would in private, causing increased physical strain. The subjects subsequently attempted to solve fewer puzzles than they had after working in a quiet environment; in other words, they became less motivated and less creative.