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Winston Churchill was known as a great many things -- UK Prime Minister, writer, orator. What you might not know is that he was also a painter. He didn't take up the hobby until he was in his 40s, but it became such an integral part of him that he even wrote a book about it -- Painting as a Pastime. It details his love affair with the craft and how greatly it enriched his life.

Whether you want to rediscover an old pastime or take up a new one, here's why you should consider doing something creative. It's time to find yourself again and reignite your drive.

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We all have goals. Some might be career orientated, others may involve learning a new hobby or reigniting an old one.

It can sometimes be hard to achieve them. Maybe you're too busy ("Down time? What's that?") or find it difficult to get started. Perhaps motivation becomes a problem after you get started.

The excuses stop now -- you can find time if you really want something to happen. And we're here to help.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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So you've wanted your own area to get creative for a long time. But you keep putting it off. You're busy, tired, there's just not enough time in the day.

Well the long weekend is coming and it's time to do something for yourself. It isn't going to be as hard as you think it is, and we're here to help.

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Christmas is coming and small businesses in the retail sector will be sending their goods out to customers over this period. Officeworks has brought out a cheap 500g pre-paid satchel offering for businesses that need to send smaller items. The office supplies retailer did this after conducting research on the postage habits of small businesses. Here's what you need to know.

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The gap is closing between flash drives and portable hard drives, but for now, the latter still wins most of the time when it comes to price and capacity -- especially if you can find a good deal on one. Take Officeworks, which is currently selling Toshiba USB 3.0 1TB drives for $69, while the 2TB versions are $119.

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You can never have enough USB thumb drives, unless of course you have a problem with hoarding and you're drowning in portable storage devices. For everyone who doesn't fit this description, Officeworks is currently offering 16GB Cruzer Force flash drives for five bucks each.

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Are you thinking about storage? Well, you are now -- and that's a good thing. If you pop into Officeworks, you'll find the retailer is selling external Western Digital drives for cheaper than usual, with an ultra-portable 2TB model going for $83.30 and the more desk-bound 3TB disk coming in at $90.30.

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Solid state drives are coming down in price, but it's hard to beat magnetic media when it comes to bang for your buck. SSDs are also not the best for backup purposes, where their limited write cycles and high cost make them poor substitutes for good old HDDs. If you're in the market for an external backup drive, Officeworks might have what you're looking for.

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There's just been a rush on online purchases of chairs at Officeworks, where a listing error meant many models were priced at under $10. All the discount chairs are now listed as "out of stock", but previous experience suggests that Officeworks will probably honour the deal for anyone who ordered while they were in stock. New orders, I imagine, will get a "sorry, we stuffed up" email.