Program for Snoozing

by Matthew Snyder

It can seem impossible in today’s hyper-connected world, where smartphones keep us tethered to our desks 24/7, to get the medically recommended seven to nine hours sleep each night, but it’s proven that sleep mismanagement leads to problems with memory, problem-solving, organizing, concentration and emotional control — all of which have serious repercussions in the… [More]

Magic Beans?

by RaeAnne Marsh

For many of us, coffee is that magic elixir that perks us up in the morning and keeps us going throughout the day. Freshly ground has the richest flavor, so here are some choices of coffee grinder to keep handy in the cupboard above/below/next to the office coffee maker. And, to be complete — here… [More]

It’s Time to Hang It Up

by RaeAnne Marsh

On the wall, that is. Add some freshness to the office décor with art. Different colors and shapes create their own moods and can impact everything from first impressions to productivity. Businesses can avail themselves of services that will provide artwork to suit the site — some with options to rotate so the business can… [More]

Tread Lightly

by RaeAnne Marsh

Walking is part of many a wellness program encouraged in today’s workplace. Taking a stretch around the block or around the building may be good plan, but this time of year if the heat doesn’t get you, the monsoons will. An easy-to-store treadmill can be an option. Lightweight and easy-to-store are among the breakthrough attributes… [More]

For a Breath of Fresher Air

by Mike Hunter

Plants are more than an esthetic reprieve for our eyes. Since NASA began researching ways to improve air quality for astronauts in closed environments in space, we’ve learned that they can counter some of the toxins our made environment surrounds us with — in addition, of course, to recycling our carbon-dioxide exhalations into the oxygen… [More]

Defense Alert

by Gloria Marcott

According to data from the National Crime Survey and the Bureau of Statistics, 73 percent of women and 89 percent of men will be a victim of violent crime in their lifetime. Workplaces have barriers in place to keep employees safe on the job, but out in the field or during personal time threats become… [More]

Joltin’ Joe

by RaeAnne Marsh

Many of our days at the office start with our favorite brew of caffeine as a necessary jolt to kick ourselves into gear. Here are some travel mugs that can help give a boost to that commute from home to office — and keep that drink handy for hours on the desk. AUTOSEAL® West Loop… [More]

Of Course

by Mike Hunter

Making the 18 holes count means mixing business with pleasure. Meetings on the greens are most effective at a course that embraces the players’ needs. Here are our picks for the top courses to make that business foursome a success. Quintero — Peoria This 18-hole, Rees Jones-designed course is consistently ranked as a top course… [More]

Sealed in Ink 

by Mike Hunter

In an age when electronic devices do it all, the flourish of a strong signature to finalize a transaction makes the occasion momentous. These writing instruments take it up another notch. Cartier Roadster Rollerball From pens of black composite with palladium-finished details up to full palladium finish, this Cartier pen will stop any negotiation and… [More]

Date & Time: Business Calendars for 2018

by RaeAnne Marsh

Schedule and time may be the two most precious assets a businessperson has. While apps are great, here are our picks for stylish accessories that let us really take time into our hands. Tiffany 1837 Perpetual Calendar This calendar will last a lifetime. The desktop sterling silver frame, inscribed with the year Tiffany was founded,… [More]