Thursday’s Ramblings; Different Types of Tea

There is nothing we love more in this office than a warm, tasty cup of tea. But did you know that different herbal teas can help with different ailments?

Green Tea
Green tea helps you if you have a slow metabolism. Due to this it is also great at helping you lose weight. And, if all of that isn’t enough, it has caffeine in it so will also help to keep you feeling more awake if you’re tired.

Ginger and Chai Tea
If you’re feeling a little nauseous, drinking a ginger tea or a chai tea can help to make you feel better.

Chamomile Tea
Do you struggle to sleep at night? Instead of drinking hot milk or horlicks, you should try chamomile tea. It is a tea that has natural calming effects and you’ll soon find yourself nodding off.

Elderflower Tea
This tea has medical herbal remedies associated with it. It is said that this tea can help if you have a cold, the flu or other sinus infections. This is due to the natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

Peppermint Tea
Are you prone to getting sick? Don’t worry, if you drink peppermint tea it can actually help to boost your immune system. On top of that, it is also known to help with aches and pains, such as headaches, and can also help if you’re prone to bloating.

Oolong Tea
It is rumoured that this tea can help you lose weight. There are some scientific reasons for this and studies are still being compiled but it has to do with helping metabolism, and is more helpful as it is both black tea and green tea. Pretty nifty, huh?

Lemon Tea
Are you feeling stressed out? This tea can help with that! The smell of lemon is very good at lifting our moods and so this tea, drunk regularly, among other benefits can start to make us feel a lot less stressed about things.

So… what tea will you be drinking today?

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Tuesday’s Tips; Easy Sticker Removal

Tuesday Tips

If you’re anything like me then you probably take forever to remove stickers from objects. But then I found this handy tip and it saved my life!

To remove stickers easily, all you need to do is spray it with perfume!

Spraying it with perfume or something else with alcohol is effective because alcohol eats the glue adhesive, allowing for a more clean removal.

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Monday Morning Fun

Here’s something fun to look forward to on a dreary Monday Morning…

Enjoy the week!

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Thursday’s Ramblings; Computer Shortkeys

As you’re reading this on a computer, today I thought I would share with you some computer keyboard hacks that I have learnt – and been taught – over the years that can make computing so much easier.

CTRL+C; Copies the highlighted text.
CTRL+V; Pastes the text.
CTRL+X; Cuts the highlighted text. Be careful using this command.
CTRL+Z; Undoes the action you last did. If you accidentally cut text you didn’t want to, this command will return it.
CTRL+Y; This will redo an action you’ve undone. If you accidentally return a cut text but didn’t want to, use this command.
CTRL+A; This will highlight everything in the document/page you’re on.

CTRL+P; Use this to print. It won’t print it automatically, but it will bring up the print options.
CTRL+S; This will save the file you’re currently working on.
CTRL+N; This will open a new file.
CTRL+O; This is the shortcut to open an existing file.

CTRL+U; This will underline text.
CTRL+I; This will italicize text.
CTRL+B; This will bold text.

ALT+TAB; This will allow you to move through the different programs you have open.
CTRL+TAB; This allows you to move through open tabs in your browser.
CTRL+W; This will close the window you currently have open.
F5; This will refresh the page you’re on.
F2; This will rename a file.

CTRL+ALT+DEL; This will open up the task manager/allow you to restart or shut down your computer when it freezes.

Do you have any other helpful shortcut commands that you use? Tell us in the comments!

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Tuesday’s Tips; Drinking Water

Tuesday Tips

Today I am here to tell you when drinking water actually helps. It’s important to drink two litres of water a day but did you know that drinking it at different times can have different and amazing benefits?

Two glasses after you wake up
If you drink two glasses of water as soon as you wake up, you will help activate your internal organs – which will help you feel more awake and ready for the day.

One glass thirty minutes before a meal
Drinking a glass of water before you eat will actually help with your digestion.

One glass before taking a shower
If you make sure to drink a glass of water before you jump in the shower, you will actually lower your blood pressure. Which will probably also make your shower a lot more relaxing.

One glass before you go to bed
Possibly the best time to have a glass of water is before you go to bed. By doing this you can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Just don’t have too much water or you’ll probably wake up in the middle of the night desperate for the toilet!

Drink extra water if you’ve exercised
Lastly, if you’ve been good and done some exercise, don’t forget that you actually need more water that day. This is to keep your body topped up with enough water to function healthily.

Do you have any water tips to share?

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Monday Morning Fun

Here’s something fun to look forward to on a dreary Monday Morning…

Enjoy the week!

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Thursday’s Ramblings; What Your Coffee Says About You

Last week I stumbled across this image on twitter and really enjoyed it.

I’m a coffee-to-go girl and definitely agree with that description of me. What type of coffee-drinker are you?

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Thursday’s Ramblings; Making Rush Hour Better

There is nothing worse then sitting bored in a car in the middle of rush hour traffic. It’s frustrating on the way to work because you know that more stress is likely to arise as soon as you get in but it’s super irritating when it occurs on the way home and all you want is to get in and relax.

So today I am going to tell you some things that I do to help make Rush Hour a little easier to deal with, and even fun!

I love listening to audiobooks while I’m stuck in traffic as it definitely makes it more enjoyable. In fact, when I find an audiobook that I’m really loving, I often wish for their to be traffic so that the journey will take longer and I can listen to the book for longer.
Audiobooks can be a bit hit and miss as you have to have both the right book and the right narrator but if I’m starting a new one, I always just make sure I have a spare with me incase the first isn’t right for me.
And you can listen to your audiobooks in two different ways too. You can either listen to them on CDs (purchasing them as CDs or borrowing from the library) or you can listen to them on your portable music player/ipod/phone/etc through websites like Audible, or you can borrow them from your local library.

Crank The Music Up
When I’m not in the mood to listen to an audiobook, I do so love to turn up the music, plug in my own ipod and just sing my heart out while I crawl along the road. This is fun, is a stress-reliver and is just great because you can look like an idiot without any care in the world because you’re in your car and will soon be driving away from everyone around you. I do so love roadtrips that are full of wonderful music and singing.

Radio Chatshows
Not a fan of audiobooks or music? Don’t worry, there are always the radio chatshows to keep you company while you crawl along the road. There are quite a few stations that are full of chatter and you can both listen and get involved yourself – but remember, you really shouldn’t be using your phone while driving. It can informative, educational, and ultimately fun. It would definitely be a good way to forget that you’re still an hour away from getting into the house and having a glorious cup of tea.

Get Some Company
If you really don’t think any of the above options will work for you, coherce someone into letting you give them a lift and spend the time in the rush hour having a conversation and getting to know that person better. This can be the perfect time to have a good catch-up as well. But probably best to avoid bringing up any uncomfortable topics as you’ll be stuck with their company for a long while without any chance of escape!

Leave Earlier/Later
If all of the above are not good for you and you just really, really don’t like rush hour and don’t think there’s any way to make it better then you just need to avoid it. You can do this by waking up earlier and leaving for work earlier than normal – and this is usually better if there’s a chance to grab a tea or coffee before making it into work. And, at the end of the day, go and grab another drink and maybe some food and just wait a little longer before climbing into the car and making your way home. (Or, if you’ve come in early and you have a nice manager, maybe they’ll even let you leave earlier.)

If you don’t drive in your rush hour but instead spend it on the bus or on the tube, I am certain that all of these options will still work for you, and you could even swap your audiobook for an actual book, but make sure that you just crank the music up in your headphones – I’m sure your fellow commuters probably won’t appreciate hearing your music.

What rush hour tips do you have to share?

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Tuesday’s Tip; Homemade Watering Can

Tuesday Tips

Do you have plants inside your home that you need to water on a regular basis? Is your watering can a little too big to carry around? Do you not own a watering can? No worries as this tip will solve all of your issues!

To create your very own watering can, simply make lots of small little holes in the lid of an empty milk bottle. Fill it with water, put the lid back on and then when you pour it will come out just like it should from a watering can. Perfect!

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Thursday’s Ramblings; Ten Brain Myths

For today’s Thursday’s Ramblings I thought I would share with you all a very interesting infographic that I found here. It is all about the brain and top ten myths that we’ve been told about it. I certainly found it to be incredibly intriguing.

Isn’t that all super fascinating?

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