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26 May 19
Peter Germany's Blog

Good morning! This post should have been written two hours ago, but I didn’t get up till just gone 9am. The cats were okay, but the chickens were voicing their displeasure at having a lay in enforced on them. But they’re okay now. They’re eating and scratching around their enclosure, which for the record you […]

26 May 19
COOL BREEZE & DIRTY KNEES

NB: This blog is my personal experience with chronic illness, disability and exercise and is not substitute for professional advice.  Staying fit when you have a chronic illness or disability can be difficult. I know from past experience that maintaining my physical fitness does improve my overall health, both physically and mentally. Especially mentally. My […]

26 May 19
Katelyn Milling About

Every day I ask my roommates what they are doing later, and I’m glad I did! After work a half day at my internship (see that I tried to fit in with the London fashion with my gray pants?), I went to see Chelsea in Bloom, an annual floral art show which had elaborate flower […]

26 May 19
Metro
Which plants will actually survive your office? (Picture: Getty) Sticking a potted plant on your desk is an easy way to make your workplace feel less miserable. But that brightening effect is quickly dashed if every succulent, cactus, or money plant you pop next to your monitor withers and dies in the space of a week. It’s also tricky to get your deskmate to water your plant while you’re away if your working culture isn’t appreciative of a bit of greenery. So which plants are best suited to life in an office? And what benefits of a desk plant can you show your boss so that everyone will get a little green pal of their own? Read on, plant fans. We’ve got the answers. The benefits of having plants in the office First off, having plants around makes your office look a whole lot nicer, and having a working environment that’s aesthetically pleasing will make you more enthusiastic about dragging yourself in each day. But the benefits go beyond having decent Instagram backgrounds for a shot of your iced latte. Chanel de Kock of the Flower Council of Holland tells Metro.co.uk: ‘It has been scientifically proven that by simply adding plants to your work space, it could help you achieve a greater sense of wellbeing, reduce your stress, boost creativity, and make you more productive, as well as the benefits of cleaning the air by absorbing and removing harmful toxins and chemicals from the air that are often emitted by office furniture and equipment.’ So workers will feel better and work better in the presence of plants. Sounds good to us. An aloe vera can survive if you forget to water it (Picture: Getty) The team over at Arboretum reckon that a plant-filled space can make for more creative thinking by immersing us in nature – a necessary balance to all the desktop hardware we work on day in, day out. ‘Being surrounded by natural green plants enables employees to think more freely and creatively,’ they say. ‘Introducing plants in office spaces replaces the old, stale office surroundings with fresh, natural elements that can make the working environment feel new, more inviting and therefore open for creative thinking.’ Plants could also reduce the number of sick days you take, as one study from the University of Agriculture in Norway found that indoor plants can reduce fatigue, coughs, sore throats, and other cold-related illnesses by more than 30%. Which plants can thrive in office environments? Okay, so we know we should have plants in the office. But which bits of foliage will survive an environment of low natural light and aircon that’s often on full blast? You want to pick plants that can handle low levels of natural sunlight, such as those naturally found living under the shady canopy of trees in the rainforest. These include Devil’s Ivy, Chinese Evergreen, the Peace lily, the rubber plant, and the monstera deliciosa (also known as the Swiss cheese plant, a philodendron, or those trendy leaves that pop up all over Pinterest). A monstera instantly livens up a corner of the office (Picture: Getty) Chanel says: ‘These are all pretty easy to care for plants, will add lost of green to create a calm environment, and these are all happy in low light conditions. ‘Their best feature yet is that they’re all great air-purifiers. Usually all plants with large leaves tend to be great air-purifiers.’ The guys over at Arboretum also propose spider plants, as they’re super easy to care for, and snake plants. A snake plant is air-purifying and easy to look after (Picture: Getty) If you know you’re someone who forgets to water their plants, a Jade plant is another strong choice. It’s known as the money plant, with Japanese folklore claiming it brings financial success, so that’s another good reason to stick it on your desk. And, of course, the classic cactus is an easy option for beginners. Little watering is required, just find a well-lit area for your cactus to thrive. The same goes for an aloe plant, which can thrive without regular soaks. [metro-fact-box title=”Plants that will survive and thrive in your office:” colour=”green” icon=”exclamation”] Aloe vera – just a water every other week should do an aloe vera well. Bamboo – looks pretty and requires little light, so it can survive a shady corner. Cacti – little watering required. Air plants – these don’t even need soil to survive. Just dunk them in water every week or so. Devil’s ivy – often sold as a hanging or climbing plant, this one doesn’t need much light so is perfect for livening up a corner of the workplace. Jade plants – a hardy plant that can survive you forgetting to water it for a few days. Jade plants are hardy and small enough to fit on your desk (Picture: Getty) Monstera deliciosa – also known as the Swiss Cheese plant, this is another trendy statement plant that instantly transforms a space. Be warned: it’s not safe for cats so pet-friendly offices may want to give it a miss. Peace Lily – an air-purifying plant that’s pet-safe and can handle low levels of natural light. Rubber plant – this is a big lad, so probably not one for your desk. It’s super easy to look after, though, so recommend your boss dots a couple around the office floor. Spider plants – spider plants flourish in indirect light, so they can survive an office that doesn’t have massive open windows. When spider plants grow they produce pups which can be cut and grown into another spider plant, so from one plant you can make plenty more for the rest of the office. Snake plants – these do grow best with some natural sunlight, so choose a snake plant if you’re near a window. Succulents – hardy plants that can survive minimal watering and dry air. [/metro-fact-box] [metro-zone-post-strip] Which plants should be avoided in an office? Be careful choosing flowering plants, as these could cause trouble for sufferers of hay fever. Weeping figs, orchids, and marigold have been known to cause skin reactions, so we’d recommend avoiding those too. If there are pets in the office, make sure that all your plants are safe for curious cats or dogs to nibble on. [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/24/plant-themed-baby-names-major-trend-right-now-9679435/” title=”Plant-themed baby names are a major trend right now”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/21/ever-fancied-growing-your-own-dck-plant-well-now-you-can-9627864/” title=”Ever fancied growing your own d*ck plant? Well, now you can”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/23/man-tricked-thinking-potted-pickle-cactus-believing-weeks-9663067/” title=”Man is tricked into thinking a potted pickle was a cactus, believing it for weeks”]
26 May 19
tesroelia5 louisiana

DinXy plays Albert and Otto – The Adventure Begins on PC using keyboard and mouse.Testing the game out. This video with NO commentary – //youtube.c The Adventure Begins -pelisarjan ensimmäisessä osassa pelaaja joutuu vuoden 1939 Saksassa sijaitsevaan aavemaiseen maailmaan etsimään salaperäistä tyttöä, jolla on jäniksen korvat. Pelaajan täytyy löytää vihjeitä tytön henkilöllisyydestä ja kohtalosta. Find […]

26 May 19
Wild at Heart

I’m starting up the The Bookshelf as a list of books I’ve recently read. Not all the books I read will have a dedicated article, but I want to make a note of them somewhere i.e. The Bookshelf. Some books in The Bookshelf might have their own article at some point. Other books might be […]

26 May 19
Home Biz Opps

There are circumstances beyond your control that can make life difficult, and it’s up to you to figure out how you will respond to those circumstances. You may find yourself unemployed, suddenly, and then unsure of what exactly to do next. Perhaps this is just the wake-up call you needed to finally pursue that dream […]

26 May 19
CP2412 Game Design - Ilham Wiharja

We started with creating the characters for the campaign. We were pressed for time and was only able to fit in 1 playthrough of the campaign. This led to me not creating a character of my own as I was the dungeon master for this run. Because of the circumstances at the time, we played […]

26 May 19

Pulang ke kampung halaman yang jauh di mata memang sudah ditunggu-tunggu oleh banyak orang. Apalagi untuk Anda yang jarang sekali punya kesempatan mudik, maka lebaran adalah momen yang tepat. Bila menggunakan mobil atau pesawat tidak memungkinkan, maka transportasi antar pulau paling efektif memang kapal laut. Meskipun perjalanan di tempuh dengan menggunakan kapal laut membutuhkan waktu […]

26 May 19
Climb Marangu Route | Best Price $1450

Climbing Kili is good for you – fact! According to reports in last week’s British media, a study has concluded that walking for an hour or two a day cuts the risk of having a stroke by a third in the over 60s. Even better, those over-65s who manage to fit in three hours a […]

26 May 19
Billys Gadget Blog

Arlo Camera system (US$430) A lot of people are a big fan of this new breed of indoor security cams but the hidden charges in these products stem from the monthly subscription for storing video in the cloud. Arlo offers 7 days of free cloud recording which is better than competitors and the camera is pretty […]

26 May 19
Life with Isla

Islas nursery is my favourite room in the house. I spend a lot of time thinking about what I can do to improve it and change things to make it age appropriate. I already have a million ideas for the future and plan on making lots of fun toys myself as I love a bit […]

26 May 19

JESUS IS ALIVE CRUSADE

 Setting The Company’s Long-Term Goals The idea of setting your long-term goals may seem like a waste of effort with so many thoughts running through your head. That being said, it is extremely difficult to achieve business success if you don’t set out your ultimately where you want to go. This is especially true in light of […]

26 May 19
Welcome

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A new store opening at Southern Hills Mall has a unique pricing structure. Co-owners Zach Dahlgren and Ryan Wager say the store sells merchandise purchased in bulk from online retailers or brick-and-mortar stores — either overstock or returned items or the merchandise left over after liquidation. The store gets a […]

26 May 19
Sophie's Blog

Rationale This lesson is for my year 2 students. We have been working on their story writing in English classes and during reading time, so this is to link the two together. They have been really enjoying writing their own stories so in this lesson, they should be able to either illustrate the story they […]

26 May 19
radicaluncertaintydotcom

To say that we are governed by the need to anchor ourselves firmly in a fixed framework of seeing things, to base our lives on a fundamental unquestionable level of description, is of course the same as saying that we don’t like major, world-shaking surprises. We like our world to be unshakeable, even though a […]