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January 31, 2020

People Don’t Like Their Jobs And Its Causing Misery For Both Workers And Business

In an ideal world, people would get out of bed in the morning with a spring in their step, knowing that they have a bright and sunny day ahead of them, doing what they want to do. Unfortunately, that’s not the reality. For most people, jobs are something that they have to do to get money. They’re not always living their best life possible.

That’s why employers have to be so careful when managing their employees. It’s not enough to line people up, tell them what to do, and then leave them to get on with it. People need to feel as if they individually make a difference. If they don’t, it’s a recipe for dissatisfaction and disengagement.

Right now, we’re living through something of a job malaise epidemic. Data suggest that only around 29 percent of millennials are actively engaged in the work that they do, with baby boomers and generation X not far in front.

People are miserable for a wide variety of reasons, including things like finding work boring and worrying about job security. Around three quarters don’t like the fact that management doesn’t seem particularly interested in what they’re doing.

The costs to businesses are high. When people don’t like their work, they’re less likely to put in the effort and more likely to take time off.

If you’re interested in job satisfaction, take a look at the following infographic. It shows not only the data on why people don’t like their work but what employers can do to turn the problem around.


Infographic by University of Southern California

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January 14, 2020

Heir Looms Vintage Rugs – Nicki Wolf

When we heard that there was such a thing as a “Vintage Rug Curator”, we immediately wanted to know more. Thats where Nicki, owner extraordinaire of Heir Looms, comes in. With over a decade of experience working with interior designers and a love for good design, Nicki is gaining a name for herself in the Persian and Turkish rug industry. Her background in antique textiles blends well with her passion for styling and design. “I enjoy teaching about a rug as much as I enjoy seeing how it pulls a room together.” Located in the uber hip area of West Palm Beach, Florida,  Nicki has become THE go to rug dealer for all local designers.

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August 28, 2019

The History Of Gin & Tonic

If you are on the hunt for a delicious cocktail, you will have plenty of options to choose from, but one that we will know and love is Gin & Tonic. This classic cocktail is well known all over the world, with many bars putting their own spin on things by incorporating fruit garnishes and special tonics.

The History Of Gin & Tonic

The drink itself may be a simple one, using only a few ingredients, however, the history is long, complex and filled with intrigue. Dr. Sylvius de Bouve invented gin in Holland during the 16th century. It was actually prescribed as a treatment for poor circulation at the time. Slowly gin made its way to the UK where it became the drink of choice, largely because it was cheap in cost. The popularity of this drink boomed, it is thought that Londoners consumed more than 11 million gallons of gin on a yearly basis by 1750.

Now you know a little bit more about the origins of gin, but what about its combination with tonic? This occurred when Brits began to make their way to India after the British colonisation of the country in 1857. Due to the tropical climate and the long sea journeys, they suffered from malaria and scurvy. They used Gin & Tonic to cure this. Tonic was heavily infused with guanine. Guanine is an extract from the South American cinchona tree. And, South America is one place where you can get a great G&T! It is started making inroads into Latin America in the past five years, with people incorporating some alcohol tasting when they plan the best South America tour. The bark of Guanine was able to stop chills. However, back then Tonic water had a taste that was harsh and bitter. Thus, tonic provided the cure, whilst gin simply made it easier to swallow.

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December 19, 2017

Makeup Bag Must-Haves

Hey – go get your makeup bag and dump it out on the table. Now, raise your hand if you haven’t purchased new eye shadow in over a year.  *slowly raises hand*

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December 8, 2017

Gift Guide for Baby

Baby registries are always stocked full of the necessities – from bottles to pacifiers to bouncers – which of course baby and parents will appreciate. But sometimes, it’s the not-so-necessary things that will have expecting parents grateful for the unexpected. If it’s a techy gift that makes things just a bit easier or quirky toys to make baby smile, this list has what you’re looking for.

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