Posts made in November, 2015

Maintaining Your Spine At Work

Stiffening your spine in order to complete a big order or take care of a customer service problem is a good thing, of course, but literally having a stiff spine can adversely affect your work and home life. Keeping your spine in the proper position at work largely depends on correctly adjusted office equipment and your good posture. 

Office Chair

The right office chair should include lumbar support, but if yours does not, you can compensate by placing a cushion between the chair and the curve of your back. You may have to experiment in order to find the right thickness of cushion, but the additional support will be worth the time. You should also raise the height of your chair so that your knees are even with your hips. These are simple steps you should take whenever you begin a job. If you are assigned a chair that just cannot be made comfortable for you, do not hesitate to ask your supervisor for a different model. You will be happier, feel better, and be more productive. Contact a company like D and R Office Works Inc. for more information.

Computer Screen

Your neck and back can be adversely affected by the position of your computer screen. You need to have it placed about twenty inches away from you directly in your line of sight. The top of the screen should be at or slightly below your eye level. Take care to place it perpendicularly to any nearby window to cut down on screen glare or sunlight in your eyes.


Even if you have the proper office equipment, your spine will suffer if you do not maintain the proper posture. Slumping when you are tired or frustrated is really easy to do, but it places strain on your back and neck and can lead to long-term problems. Try sitting with your hips, shoulders, and ears in a straight line. If you need to shift position, try moving to the front edge of your chair. When you get tired of sitting, get up and stretch. Moving around during the work day is important to maintaining your overall health.

A stiff spine is only good in the metaphorical sense. A physically stiff spine and back will make your day long and miserable. You will be less productive and at risk of developing real physical problems. Adjust your chair and computer monitor and maintain the best posture that you can during the day. A few precautions will help keep your spine healthy and fit.

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Two Important Questions Concerning Pre-Funeral Planning

Arranging for one’s funeral can be a daunting, draining and stressful experience to go through. Fortunately, there are ways that you can help spare your loved ones from having to go through this process. By pre-funeral planning your services, you can help to ensure that your funeral service goes as smoothly as possible for your survivors. Once you have these two questions answered, you should find that you have a much better appreciation for this funeral option.

What Is Involved In Pre-Funeral Planning?

One of the first steps in this process is to meet with a funeral director. These professionals will help you to make the plans, and they will be responsible for executing them upon your death. During this meeting, you will need to discuss your budget, your wishes and religious requests that must be honored.

Armed with this knowledge, the funeral director will be able to help you plan a service that meets all your requirements. You will also be required to prepay for this service, and while you may find paying for your own funeral somewhat strange, it can save your loved one’s from having to burden this sizable expense.

How Are Unforeseen Complications Addressed?

Regardless of the amount of detail that you put into your funeral plan, there is a chance that unforeseen circumstances may arise. For example, there may have been price changes or certain styles of casket may be unavailable.

To handle these situations, you will need to designate a person of contact. These individuals will have the power to make any decisions that arise during the planning process. By leaving behind a note that outlines your vision for the funeral, you can help this person to interpret your wishes given the circumstances. In addition to helping to ensure you get the service you want, this can help reduce the stress these individuals may feel when making a decision because they will have a broad understanding of your key desires for the service.

There are few events in life that can be more depressing than a funeral service. These services can help give survivors closure, but they can be highly complicated to arrange. For those that want to spare their loved ones this stress and expense, it is important to understand the benefits of pre-planning a funeral services. Using these services can help ensure that your loved ones are able to focus on finding closure rather than organizing a burial.

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I love Italian Food, I grew up with a mother who would make her own pasta and taught me how to cook correctly. My husband Benjamin on the other hand, loves Mexican. While many would argue that Spanish and Italian are similar when it comes to language, when it comes to food it's a whole different story. I like things that he considers “bland” and he likes things I think should be thrown away. Like any couple we decided to start competing to see who made the best food. Our neighbors have not only taken sides, but have encouraged us to start a restaurant for the indecisive couples. I'm learning all about businesses here and popular solutions to problems.

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