Can minutes mean more than hours?

A particularly busy week at Rambutan got Jami-Lei thinking about the importance of the minutes rather than the hours when carrying out tasks at work. Sometimes you can come into work at the start of the week, look at your diary, and most of your time is already spoken for. This isn’t a bad thing…

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Capture your thoughts – use a notebook…

Jami-Lei was thinking about the importance of jotting down thoughts and ideas, which also came in handy for writing this blog! Blogs are a great way of capturing your thoughts, as are notebooks, voice notes, messages, emails and social media. It’s clear that many people have a need or want to save their thoughts in…

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April is stress awareness month

First launched in 1992, Stress Awareness Month is a collaborative effort to increase stress awareness, highlighting the causes, dangers and general misconceptions about stress as well as successful coping strategies on how to relieve this modern-day epidemic. Most people will experience stress and its negative effects at some point in their life, as a common…

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World Parkinson’s Day

April 11 sees World Parkinson’s day, an initiative close to Kat’s heart… In January this year, Neil Diamond announced that he was ending his 50th anniversary tour early after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and many of his fans donated their ticket refunds to Parkinson’s research. Other famous celebrities, past and present, diagnosed with the condition…

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Helping someone in need

Craig was recently travelling to London to a meeting and on the way, he met Betty, an elderly lady who needed help. As I was getting off the train at Kings Cross, hundreds of people were rushing to try and reach the exit, noticing very little other than the phone in front of their faces.…

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Don’t be fooled this April

So, it’s 1 April today. We could’ve been sneaky and made this blog entry a joke one to catch people out (we’d never do that, eh Kat?!). Instead, Mark has scoured the internet to find some of the best April Fool’s news and announcement wind-ups. National newspapers can’t resist their 1 April ‘fake news’ stories.…

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A new addition to Rambutan HQ

Here at Treetops, we can’t wait for a new flying fox zip wire to be fitted from the office balcony! In trying to optimise our time spent in and around the office, and considering we are on the first floor, it was agreed that we spend a large proportion of our ‘down’ periods walking up and down stairs, and opening…

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Stepping back to move forward

In modern society, we can at times have a tendency to worry, and we may need to step back to reflect before moving forward. Rambutan’s apprentice Ed shares his thoughts on this. Thought is one of the most powerful weapons we possess; we can harness this power, or we can let it rule us. But…

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Today is National Pi day!

Rambutan numbers man Ed delves into national Pi day and ponders how important data really is to us. Unfortunately, this may not be the kind of Pi that you were hoping for, especially if you’re hungry, but being the numbers man around the Rambu-office, it only felt fitting that I was the one to write…

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Is it OK to sleep at work?

Public Health England recently released a report that suggested lack of sleep amongst employees costs the UK economy around £30bn a year, with around 200,000 working days lost. This got Mark thinking about how well businesses are doing to encourage their employees to talk about how well they sleep. Justin Varney, writing for Public Health…

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The positivity of gratitude

Nicki was recently reading an article that was centred around gratitude and how it helps in living a happy life, particularly in times of adversity. The article was written by a 17-year old rugby player, Henry, who was paralysed in a tragic accident whilst on holiday. He broke his neck on a diving trip and…

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Winning in the winter solstice

Winter solstice…the shortest day of the year. A time to miss the warmth of summer or a time to get outside regardless of the bad weather? Winter solstice, otherwise known as the shortest day of the year, falls on 21 December this time around. It signals the turning point of the year in which we…

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Why the real you is best

Lucy was chatting to a friend about an interview she had coming up, and it reminded her of a picture she saw on social media that had made her smile. My friend and I were talking about her forthcoming interview, and she was telling me all about the research she’d done on the role and…

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