The rise of the office dog: interview with The Londog

Do you have an office dog?  Would you love to bring your own dog to work?  Perhaps, you feel that dogs have no place in the office. This week, we interview Cristina from The Londog and creator of the highly entertaining Office Dog series.  Find out about the surprising benefits of working with dogs as well as a few of the drawbacks.

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The Londog Iggy office dog at ING Media

 

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Obesity in the workplace: is your employer responsible?

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We’re all told that sitting is the new smoking but how much is really being done to tackle obesity in the workplace? Startling statistics from insurance company, UNUM, reveal that 64% of UK adults are now classed as overweight or obese. Yet while the majority of office workers remain seated for up to ten hours a day, less than a third of employers provide any opportunity to exercise.  Should your boss be in charge of your waistline? Find out what office workers really think in this startling infographic.

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How to find your dream job with Lucia Labouchere

Are you stuck in a rut at work?  Do you dream of giving up office life to run your own business from exotic climes?  One person who has done just that is transformational coach, Lucia Labouchere, who gave up a high-flying job in the City to run a coaching business in the heart of Africa.  Read her incredible story and find out how you too can find your dream job and do it from anywhere in the world.

Transformational coach Lucia Labouchere sitting among giraffes in Malawi

Lucia Labouchere, transformational coach

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How to eat well at work with nutritionist Linda Munster

Back into the swing of a new working year and already feeling exhausted? Help is at hand.  We’ve enlisted leading workplace nutritionist, Linda Munster, to provide tips and advice to kick-start your return to work. With a few simple dietary changes, you can make 2016 the year you conquer the mid-afternoon slump and become a power-house of productivity.  Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Linda’s book, No Caffeine Required.

close up of apples - how to eat well at work with Linda Munster

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Are you a weekend fantasist?

Do you ever embellish the truth about your weekends?  If so, you’re not alone as new research from lastminute.com has revealed that one in five of us lie about our weekends. From spontaneous trips away to swimming with dolphins, there’s no end to the fantasies concocted to impress colleagues on a Monday morning.  If you’ve ever been tempted to enhance your out-of-office life, you may identify with some of these findings.

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Walking the Camino De Santiago with Steve Marriott

Have you ever gazed wistfully out your office window and longed for the open road?  If you’ve ever dreamed of a world of calm, devoid of social media updates and the daily commute, you’re not alone.  Every year, more than one hundred thousand people turn their back on modern life to walk the mysterious pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Intrigued, I caught up with Steve Marriott whose new book Candyfloss Guitar was inspired by his own experiences walking the Camino de Santiago.

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Steve Marriott Camino de Santiago

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Interview with Alastair Humphreys

Offering local discoveries for great escapes, Microadventures is the latest offering from author, blogger and adventurer Alastair Humphreys. Brimming with adventurous ideas for mid-week escapes and weekends away, the book promises to transform our out-of- work hours. Intrigued, I caught up with Alastair recently to find out more.

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From office worker to freelance writer

Have you ever dreamt of giving up the day job to work for yourself?
Emma O’ Dwyer recently made the transition from office worker to
freelance writer.  Trading financial security for flexibility, she gives us the
lowdown on what it’s really like to hand in your notice and never look back.

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Grand Budapest Hotel – Concierge Interview

Arriving on a whirlwind of rave reviews, Wes Anderson’s hotly anticipated Grand Budapest Hotel opens this Friday. Set against the elegant backdrop of a 1930’s luxury hotel, the story follows the mad-cap capers of legendary concierge Gustave H as he plies his considerable charms with all who cross his path. But what’s it really like to work on the front line of one of the world’s most prestigious hotels? We spoke to Mathias Thomas, concierge at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to get the lowdown.

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Grand Budapest Hotel

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Interview with Cocoa Hernando

This week entrepreneur Paul Tomlinson talks about how a life-changing moment on holiday led him to start up his own travel-inspired luxury chocolate company.

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