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Is Feng Shui still a trend in office design?

There was a time when no office design consultant could move an inch without stopping to consult the flow of their chi or tripping over a money frog. While Feng Shui may well be better known to you as the non-stop buzzword of the 90’s, some of the aesthetics of that early movement still carry on today. Giant Leap today takes a good look at this trend, and what you need to know. What is Feng Shui anyway? Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese school of thought which emphasises shaping your space to encourage the clear flow of energy [‘chi’] [...]

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Kids and Dogs: Everything you need to know before you add a furry friend to the family

You’ll find an awful lot of advice out there for introducing a new bundle of joy to the family pooch- but what are you meant to do if you want to bring home a new puppy to join your existing family? Here’s Ou Kaapse Vet’s top tips for introducing a new dog to your children. Dogs are undoubtedly good for children. Kids who grow up with pets are less likely to develop allergies or get sick, and pets can be a critical part of children learning to be kind, compassionate and responsible young people. It’s important to realise that they [...]

5 things you need to know before you adopt a pet

Are you planning on bringing a new pet home? Then there’s a couple of critical things you need to know before you take the plunge and pick out your new friend. Fortunately, Ou Kaapse Vet has all the information you need right here- so keep reading. 1.  You need to know you can commit Hopefully, you've already thought this one through if you’re looking for adoption advice! However, it always bears repeating. A pet is a commitment for life- their life, to be specific. They are going to rely on you for everything, and they need you to stand firm [...]

The ultimate guide to sitting and standing desks- and which is better?

The trend for standing desks boomed into the market a few years ago. We all know that sitting with our rear ends firmly planted all day isn’t the best for us- but are standing desks really the perfect working solution it’s claimed? Angel Shack takes a proper look at this thorny issue. We decided to evaluate three criteria- the physical benefits, mental benefits, and the strain placed on your body. Here’s what we found. The pros and cons of sitting desks Sitting at a desk has long been the classic symbol of a ‘productive’ work day, so let’s start here. [...]