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What to eat this month – August

Each fruit or vegetable has a prime time when it’s at its seasonal best. Some are great for over half of the year; others only hit their peak for a month. Either way it means extra flavour, extra crunch, extra juiciness—all super-fresh and great value. Use our guide to find out what’s in season this month and how to bring out its best.

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How to Prepare your Office for a Hurricane [Infographic]

Whether your company’s office resides in a hurricane evacuation zone or not, weather is unpredictable. Hurricane preparedness is essential to protect your employees, important documents, furniture, computers and other electronics, and building. A clear plan that outlines specific tasks for designated employees and department heads–plus training to ensure everyone knows who’s in charge of what—can help your company stay level headed during a frightening time. A disaster supply kit, with everything from cleaning supplies and flashlights to non-perishable foods and eating utensils, will offer comfort and safety should a hurricane turn for the worse. Follow the tips and guidelines below to prepare your office safety plan and supplies in the event of a hurricane.

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The carbon footprint of the digital age [Infographic]

When we think of things that are affecting our atmosphere, we tend to think of car fumes or factories etc. But did you know that sending a tweet or an email is also causing damage to the planet?

This infographic that Fuel Fighter provided, shows just how much damage is being done by the digital world by breaking down the amount of CO2 that is produced every time we tweet, email, watch TV, download music and even when we purchase something online.

The infographic will also show you what huge companies like Google and Amazon are doing to counteract the amount of CO2 that they produce.

So take a look, it might make you think twice about retweeting that funny cat video!

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Ergonomic Tools for your Office [Infographic]

By now, many of us have read about the dangers of deskwork. Hours and hours of plugging away at a computer strains our muscles, joints, eyes, and just about everything else in some way or another. While a big focus of office safety has been on standing desks and more ergonomically-sound desk chairs, many of us forget about what lies at the end of our own two hands. This infographic breaks down ergonomic keyboard and mouse options to improve hand, wrist, and arm comfort; reduce strain; and prevent and alleviate long-term injuries. Plus it offers tips to use your mouse and keyboard more safely.

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Go Meat free at Work [Infographic]

How reducing the amount of meat you eat can be better for your health and the environment.

While many people eat meat every day in the office, there are definitely advantages in going meat-free. While I’m sure everyone is aware of the fact that cutting down on the amount of meat you have can save you money and help you lose weight, fewer people are as aware of the link between eating meat and cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer state that there is a causal link between eating processed meats and contracting cancer and that there is a strong correlation between eating red meat and cancer. This research is backed up by studies carried out by The Harvard School of Public Health, who found that unprocessed meat increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 18% and of cancer by 10%. Processed meat, on the other hand, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease by 21% and of cancer by 16%.

Another reason to eat less meat is the effect rearing these animals has on the environment. Currently the rearing of livestock takes up 30% of the earth’s surface and the livestock sector produces as much global greenhouse gases as the exhaust emissions of every car, train, ship and aircraft on the planet.

The guide below covers all of this and also gives you information on how to make sure you get enough protein and other ways you can make your packed lunch more eco-friendly, including a seasonal eating guide. Euroffice also added some quick and easy vegetarian recipes for you to start with.

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Green your Morning Coffee Routine [Infographic]

Coffee is the most popular drink across the globe, with over 400 billion cups consumed yearly. In Britain, 500g of coffee is consumed per person, per year, with a total of £730 million spent on coffee every year. A shocking 50% of the US population drinks a cup of coffee everyday, whether from household coffee machines, at work, or out on the go.

Think of all the disposable cups, pods, and milk jugs thrown in the trash, the energy used to produce and roast the beans, and the distance the beans travel to end up in your cup. No one wants to give up their morning caffeine kick, but there’s always a way to lessen your impact on the environment.

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How to choose the best Sunscreen? [Video]

Sunscreen comes in many forms, each with its own impacts on your body and the environment. With so many options, how do you choose which sunscreen is best for you? To answer that question, Mary Poffenroth explains how sunscreens work and compares different application methods, SPFs, and active ingredients to help you make the best choice.

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DIY for your Doggy [Infographic]

In this piece, we give you some fantastic ways to treat your dog by building them some really simple and engaging toys. Not only will you be giving your dog something he’ll love and cherish, you’ll also be keeping the cost down, which is another bonus. These ideas include some really fun toys, a feeding station, a doggy puzzle to get your pooch thinking, an awesome washing station and a really easy to make dog house.

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