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Back in the office today? Go check the fridge. It's fairly likely to at least have a carton of milk that expired on Boxing Day.

Apparently this is less than ideal, and the Food Safety Information Council is urging workers and employers to avoid food poisoning by taking care of "that much neglected workplace kitchen".

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How many times have you tried to book a meeting room in the office only to find out that they are all occupied? Office layouts are usually divided into areas for specific tasks: cubicles for individual work, private rooms for executives and meeting rooms for group gatherings. But these prescriptive spaces can result in areas that are often left unused or rooms that are usually unavailable. It's not only a waste of expensive real estate but it can also impact employee productivity.

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Your office isn't always conducive to distraction-free work, especially when you have noisy, obnoxious coworkers. Here are a handful of tips that help you politely tell someone to STFU without it blowing up in your face.

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Microsoft Word is a beloved application used by typists all over the world. The program is packed with with all kinds of features, many of which you might never come across when you're typing up a report, short story, essay, or whatever else you might be working on. To help you uncover some of the lesser-known tricks the software is capable of, we present a bunch of our current favourites. Here are 18 tricks that will turn you into a master of Microsoft Word.

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This week at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta, I was fortunate to see an up close preview demonstration of the new Office 365 cloud-powered intelligent capabilities first hand. This followed on from a panel discussion press Q&A with Microsoft’s team who gave an insight into this and other keynote announcements. Here's what you need to know.

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If we all work side by side in an open-plan office or 'hot desk', moving from place to place, it’s sure to increase collaboration! It turns out that may be wrong. If you don’t have your own space, perhaps you are better off working remotely with your cat for company. Research suggests that in shared working spaces there were increases in 'employee social liabilities'; distractions, uncooperativeness, distrust and negative relationships. More surprisingly, both co-worker friendships and perceptions of supervisor support actually worsened. Read on to find out more.