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Mindfulness at Work For Dummies
Mindfulness at Work For Dummies
by Shamash Alidina
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.89

5.0 out of 5 stars ... the Computer/IT category but have steadily expanded to provide useful information in many areas of life, 27 July 2014
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Dummies books started off in the Computer/IT category but have steadily expanded to provide useful information in many areas of life. As with all these books, Mindfulness at work for Dummies is for people who want to get an introduction to mindfulness and practical methods of applying it to a working environment.

The book is well laid out in the house style so if you have read other Dummies books, you will feel at home here. The chapters are clear and easy to read and there are plenty of tips and things to try, which are clearly shown through use of an icon. You don't need any prior knowledge or have any scientific nous but for those who want to know about such things there are several short sections labelled "The Science Behind It". These are in dark grey boxes which you can read or you may discard without affecting your understanding of the material.

There are references to audio material and exercises which you can download (there is also a version of the book with a CD containing this material) and there are also other online web resources such as cheat sheets. The web addresses are given in the book.

I recommend this book to anyone who is having a stressful time at work or just wants to improve their mindset but is unsure of how to approach it. It will explain mindfulness to you and guide you through the techniques without expecting you to be an expert but not talking down to you either.


Rapesco Power Assisted Heavy Duty Stapler
Rapesco Power Assisted Heavy Duty Stapler
Price: 30.55

4.0 out of 5 stars It is bigger than your average desk stapler but it should still sit easily on an office desk, 16 July 2014
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Wow. This is powerful. It is bigger than your average desk stapler but it should still sit easily on an office desk. It feels quite sturdy and should survive heavy duty use around the office.

Because of the power assist design (not electrical by the way) , you can easily staple large bundles with ease. It's not cheap to buy but then again it's not a cheap stapler.

If you are only wanting to staple the occasional attachment to a letter, then this is not for you but if you want to secure multiple page documents then this will do the job,


Braun Oral-B PRO 2000 CrossAction 2-Mode Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
Braun Oral-B PRO 2000 CrossAction 2-Mode Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
Price: 34.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Clean, 10 July 2014
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I personally think that Braun Oral B toothbrushes are the best you can get and this one is no exception. It's actually the third one I have used over the years.

It is very comfortable to hold, considering that electric toothbrushes tend to be bulkier than manual ones. It always leaves the mouth feeling refreshed after use. My dentist has even praised me on my cleaning.

I thought the light to warn you when you press too hard would be impossible to see but no, it is bright enough and positioned in such a way that it is obvious to the user when it is lit. I jumped when it came on the first time. Thankfully you do have to press quite hard so it doesn't come on too often. Also the timer which buzzes every 30 seconds (with a long buzz at the end of the two minute cleaning time) is very useful.

OK so now the gripe that will always cause me to dock a star. 24 hours to charge the battery which then lasts for around half an hours brushing, What's that all about? Compare that to most shavers (which are bigger and have similar moving parts) which take around an hour to charge and last 45 minutes to an hour. I don't know if this is usual for all toothbrushes but it certainly seems to be the case for Braun Oral B. Come on lads, I'm sure you can do better than this.

Despite this minor annoyance, I still think that this is an excellent toothbrush which does a good job of cleaning the gnashers.


Netgear A6100 Wi-Fi USB Mini Adapter
Netgear A6100 Wi-Fi USB Mini Adapter
Price: 24.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great, 26 Jun 2014
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It took me a while to find a computer without built in Wi-Fi in order to test this but I can report that for anyone who as an older PC or laptop and wants to connect to their Wi-Fi router, then this is definitely what you are looking for.

It installs quickly and easily (plug 'n' play) and connects automatically using the WPS button which most modern routers have.


ChapStick Original and Strawberry Tent Card - Pack of 10
ChapStick Original and Strawberry Tent Card - Pack of 10
Price: 9.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Good but yukky strawberry, 12 Jun 2014
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I have used Chapsticks for several years and find them pleasant to use and keep the lips from drying in hot conditions. Therefore half this pack has five stars.

I did find the strawberry flavoured ones to be rather sickly sweet and had a quite unpleasant taste (to my taste buds anyway). They did as good a job but I will stick to the originals for taste.


TDW8980 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Router with N Wireless Support
TDW8980 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Router with N Wireless Support
Offered by Buyur
Price: 66.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and effective., 12 Jun 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Setting this up was a doddle. From a hardware perspective, it's just plug and play really. You will need the relevant settings from your ISP to set up the software side, but once you've got these in, any other Wi-Fi devices will pick it up automatically. Any network adaptors you have (e.g on a smart TV or Sky box) connect easily using the WPS button.

As other reviewers have said, it's slightly larger than the average router but personally I don't find that a problem.


Ultrasport Men's Boxer shorts 2-Pack  - Black/White, X-Large
Ultrasport Men's Boxer shorts 2-Pack - Black/White, X-Large
Price: 13.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Snug, 12 Jun 2014
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At first I found these quite a tight fit but upon wearing them for a day, they were actually very comfortable and gave good support.
Going to the toilet was a little difficult as there is no opening in the front and the tightish fit meant that it took a bit of work to.... well you know what I mean!

Being mainly cotton, the pants don't make you sweat too much and the elastic waistband is fairly thick and strong.

After two or three wears there is no sign of the elastic loosening and the comfort and support is maintained.


PG tips Juicy Pure Green Smooth Green Tea Pyramid Tea Bags - 28 g, Pack of 4, Total 80 Tea Bags
PG tips Juicy Pure Green Smooth Green Tea Pyramid Tea Bags - 28 g, Pack of 4, Total 80 Tea Bags
Offered by PremiumBrands-4-Less
Price: 7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Quite nice, 11 May 2014
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I'm never quite sure about the claims that pyramid shaped teabags are better. I've rarely had problems with traditional tea bags and in any case, you can't beat loose leaf tea for taste.

Having said that, these bags make a jolly nice cup of tea. Quite refreshing with a slight mintiness to the flavour that doesn't hang around in the mouth like peppermint tea does.

Overall, in a similar price range, I prefer Clipper green tea, particularly the loose tea which doesn't have the taste of the bag. However, I wouldn't say no to another cup of PG Tips green tea.


Sony DSCW830 Digital Compact Camera - Black (20.1MP, 8x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD
Sony DSCW830 Digital Compact Camera - Black (20.1MP, 8x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD
Price: 92.87

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality and very compact., 11 May 2014
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When I received this camera, I was surprised at just how small it was. That does not been that it is small on quality though. I have taken shots inside and out, with and without flash (depending on the conditions) and get consistently good pictures. I took some pictures inside the relatively dim lighting of Winchester Cathedral without flash and they turned out good. With outside shots, the colour was natural and vibrant.

The automatic settings work well and can be easily overridden (for example to suppress the flash).

A couple of negatives. Firstly the internal memory is very small so an SD card is essential (full size not micro SD unless you have an adapter). Secondly, even with a relatively fast shot in good light, the shutter takes a couple of seconds to do its stuff leaving you to hold the camera still for what seems an age.

It's a great camera to take with you when sightseeing, when a full size one is a pain to lug around. Results are just as good as a mid range digital SLR and you can just slip it in your pocket when not using it.


Revell Control XS Nano Quad Micro Quadrocopter (Black)
Revell Control XS Nano Quad Micro Quadrocopter (Black)
Price: 29.94

3.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to control - instructions not great, 1 May 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
It took me a while to get this running. Although there are instructions, they are very limited and the diagrams are not especially clear. It took me ages to work out how to switch the quadrocopter on.

There is a very steep learning curve as is to be expected but I found it difficult to work out adjusting the trimmings as it was so fast in rising that it constantly crashed straight away. It got tedious having to keep recalibrating it.

I'm sure that with perseverance, it will be great fun, assuming I don't lose ALL the spare blades by then! As has been said, the battery doesn't last long and it takes about 45 minutes to recharge via USB.


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