Happy New Desk

Well it’s that time of year again when a lot of people set themselves a New Year Resolution.

On average, approximately a third of people in the UK will set themselves a New Year Resolution with the most popular ones being to be exercise more, eat healthily and give up smoking and drinking alcohol.

New Year Resolutions have their origins in a variety of places.

The Babylonians, an ancient culture from the Middle East, used to make promises to the gods at the start of each year and the Ancient Romans used to start each year by making promises to Janus – the Roman God of beginnings and after whom the month of January is named.

The majority of resolution nowadays though are unsuccessful and a study from the University of Bristol found that 88 per cent of people who make New Year’s resolutions fail.

But what can you do if your resolution is to be healthier but you’re working long hours at the office?

After all, long working hours and keeping fit don’t tend to work well together.

Well, now there’s an answer to this problem as you can buy a treadmill desk.

Yes, the gymcompany.co.uk offer a selection of treadmill desks ranging in price from £1,305 up to £2,995 for the top of the range LifeSpan TR5000-DT7 Treadmill Desk.

That’s quite a lot of money and I’m not sure your boss would react too favourably if you asked him or her to buy you a desk which is £5 short of £3,000.

Then again, you could point out that if you had a treadmill desk instead of the normal desk then you would be more productive as you would be running and wouldn’t be able to drink the bottle of wine that you normally have in the office whilst sat at your desk…

Are Manchester United getting it wrong?

Manchester United are dropping down the table. Now, I’m not talking about the Premier League table where at the time of writing they are 7th[..]

What has Liverpool FC got in common with an American newspaper?

John W Henry is the principal shareholder of the Fenway Sports Group. The company owns the American baseball club the Boston Red Sox as well[..]

Did you see what Andy Murray was wearing?

On Sunday Andy Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon for 77 years. He beat Serbia's Novak Djokovic in an enthralling match but[..]
An awkward mistake.
Have you ever sent an email to the wrong person by mistake? What about posting something on social media which, with hindsight you’d wished you[..]
OMG - will these hit the shelves?
Procter & Gamble, or P&G as it’s commonly known, is one of the world’s largest companies and has an incredible portfolio of products including Gillette,[..]
Grant Thornton fined £4million.
Grant Thornton, the mid-tier accounting firm has been fined £4m and reprimanded by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). So, what did they do wrong? It[..]
Something to crow about...
At the time of writing the Puy du Fou historical theme park in France has got over 12,000 TripAdvisor reviews and a 5 star rating.[..]
PwC, a Bishop and a thief...
What do you do if you work for PwC and you’re due to be promoted to a partner in October? Well, if you’re Max Livingstone-Learmonth[..]