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Witticisms at the Water Cooler III

Witticisms at the Water Cooler III

It has been a while. In a while, crocodile? Longer than that. The length of five crocodiles, from tip to tail perhaps. Think of this instalment as a great refresher in time for the festive season. Where you could become one of those walking, talking cracker inserts,...

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Water Cooler Health: The Art of Balance

Water Cooler Health: The Art of Balance

Irrespective of what stage of life we are at or what aspect of life we’re approaching, we are forever exhorted to maintain balance. Researching ‘maintaining balance’ produces multiple results, the majority which refer to a work-life balance. While not surprising, we...

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Water, Wellness and You

Water, Wellness and You

Maintaining even a modicum of the usual fitness levels can be difficult during normal circumstances; during periods of social distancing, they may seem well-nigh impossible. We don’t all have a home gyms or exercise equipment in our place of residence. For many of us,...

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Water Cooler Health – Hydrating your Heart

Water Cooler Health – Hydrating your Heart

Your heart is your body’s powerhouse: essentially, it’s an engine that drives you. The heart is a muscle – albeit an incredibly complex muscle that relies on, amongst a whole host of other functions, electrical impulses to keep beating. As with all vital organs, the...

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International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day

Ahh, a day that globally makes the hearts of bookworms beat a little faster.  World Literacy Day is more than that, of course.  The rather sad reality according to UNESCO is that ‘at least 750 million youth and adults still cannot read and write and 250 million...

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Four Fresh New Tips for Better Hydration

Four Fresh New Tips for Better Hydration

Hydrate to break the cycle of stress. There’s no doubt that our stress levels have ramped up significantly this year. Where we are all doing all that we can to be kind, look out for and keep each other safe, dehydration can easily exacerbate stress. The quickest,...

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Water Cooler Hacks – What Can We Do?

Water Cooler Hacks – What Can We Do?

During these rather unprecedented (for many) circumstances, it’s natural that we tend to focus on what we aren’t able to do: can’t this, can’t that and the list goes on. As the saying goes, when all else fails, opt for simple (okay, there’s no such saying, but adapt...

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Watercooler friendly Topics

Watercooler friendly Topics

While the weather seems determined to keep our pursuits indoors for the foreseeable future, it may be time to refresh suitable topics of conversation to chat about while you’re on a break out at your water cooler station with your colleagues. Tech: comparing notes...

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Drinking Water and your Brain Power

Drinking Water and your Brain Power

During some recent research I was quite amazed and impressed with the extensive scope of our brain function. What was even more surprising was how something as simple as increasing our water consumption has a radical and almost instantaneous positive effect on brain...

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H2O at Halloween

H2O at Halloween

Contrary to popular opinion, the origins of observing Halloween aren’t American - but actually those of ancient Celts throughout Britain, Ireland and northern France. With the Romans invading Britain around 43AD, it is believed that they also added their rituals of...

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Britons don’t drink enough water

Britons don’t drink enough water

There’s no disputing that we Britons don’t drink enough water.  According to various surveys and research, just 1 in 10 of us consumes enough water to qualify for being adequately hydrated. This is a cause for concern, as maintaining even the minimum levels of...

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AquAid weigh in on the great chocolate debate

AquAid weigh in on the great chocolate debate

At AquAid we are, of course, primarily interested in promoting proper hydration – and we achieve this through encouraging the installation of the right water coolers in suitable spaces throughout the UK. What we mean by the ‘right water coolers in suitable spaces’ is...

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The Love Water Campaign

The Love Water Campaign

Last month saw the launch of a very important initiative in the UK – the ‘Love Water’ campaign! We all know that clean and safe drinking water is essential not only to our physical wellbeing, but also for our economic survival, and so the British public are being...

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National Tell A Joke Day

National Tell A Joke Day

Friday 16 August is #NationalTellAJokeDay. It might only be applicable in the US or in hashtag land, but we’re always up for a good laugh – as Milton Berle said ‘laughter is an instant vacation’ – so we jumped at the chance to have our own little chuckle around the...

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Gardens Also Suffer During Heat Waves

Gardens Also Suffer During Heat Waves

We’ve all been sweltering in the heat wave this week! Understandably we’ve been visiting the office water cooler more often during the day to replenish all the water we’ve lost, but it’s not only our bodies that suffer during these extreme times – our gardens are also...

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Children and Heat Waves

Children and Heat Waves

As adults we know when we’re feeling the effects of a heat wave and dehydration, we know it means making far more regular trips to the water cooler and canteen, we know it means conserving our energy; but with children it’s a lot more challenging. Children don’t...

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Wit at the Water Cooler

Wit at the Water Cooler

Today, 01 July, is International Joke Day. From what I’ve seen online this seems to have produced the lamest jokes instead of those that produce that involuntary snort where you spray your first glass of water or morning cuppa all over your desk. Perhaps a Monday is...

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Happiness at the Water Cooler

Happiness at the Water Cooler

The University of Warwick led a study to determine whether happy employees work harder, and as it turns out they do – in fact, they’re 12% more productive. The study included four different experiments with more than 700 participants. During the experiments...

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Water Quotes We Love

Water Quotes We Love

The principle function of a water cooler is to dispense water – that invaluable natural resource that none of us can live without. Naturally we talk about water a lot, how it allows our bodies to perform optimally, how it improves our health, lifts our mood and...

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The Water Cooler Effect

The Water Cooler Effect

There’s an interesting article in Psychology Today that looks at office productivity and what factors have a positive influence on our ability to perform better. Turns out socialising and water cooler chats are not the time waster that management often thinks it is....

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Water Pollution – The Scary Stats

Water Pollution – The Scary Stats

World Environment Day 2019 focused on air pollution and how we need to clean up our act (no pun intended) – those scary facts are that 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air and that it causes 7 million premature deaths annually! Over the years there have...

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Age and the Water Dispenser

Age and the Water Dispenser

Our bodies use and lose water every day, and our ability to regulate that water balance is crucial to our existence. Water is lost through breathing; through urine and faeces excretion; and through perspiration and sweating – if we don’t replenish the water that is...

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World Oceans Day – Together We Can

World Oceans Day – Together We Can

World Oceans Day is celebrated each year on June 8th. Officially recognised by the United Nations since 2008; on World Oceans Day people around the globe are asked to honour and celebrate one of our greatest natural resources, its importance in our lives and how each...

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Tech Etiquette 101

Tech Etiquette 101

It may be nearly 60 years since the inimitable Emily Post passed away, but her affect is still keenly felt in all things ‘etiquette’. Born in 1872, she was very much ahead of her time as her etiquette instruction included not only the drawing room, but business and...

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Warmer weather and your hydration habits

Warmer weather and your hydration habits

Spring can be a very iffy season in the UK.  It can seem as if you need to leave the house dressed like you’re off on your hols in Antigua, Barbados, Finland or Thailand (all at the same time) but as the temperature begins to rise, you may also still be unsure whether...

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A Poem for Mornings

A Poem for Mornings

“Coffee, coffee, coffee, Coffee. Coffee, coffee. Everyone shut up. Coffee.” Our office loves coffee, and I don’t mean your garden variety kind of love affair with coffee, I mean your ‘until death us do part’ kind of passion, so we’re constantly at our instant taps...

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Eight a Day – Yay or Nay

Eight a Day – Yay or Nay

We all know how important it is to take a turn past the water cooler and fill our glasses or bottles before carrying on with our day, but is the ‘drink eight glasses of water a day’ advice we hear so often accurate or not? In truth there is no hard and fast evidence...

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Just how far does good will go?

Just how far does good will go?

Recently, while I was on a water refill break at our office water cooler, I read an article regarding ‘influencers’ and a certain holiday resort in South East Asia. What had transpired is that this very popular resort began to be inundated with requests from...

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Water at Easter

Water at Easter

Easter is an extraordinarily significant annual period for millions of people globally. It signifies a combination of both sombre and celebratory observances across many belief’s calendars. One element that has a large significance in these observances is that of...

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The Drinkable Book

The Drinkable Book

In keeping with our focus on literature this month – after all, you’ll need to have more to talk about at the office water dispenser than just International Book Day on 23 April – we thought it would be a good idea to focus on books yet again, but this time something...

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World Book Day at the Water Cooler

World Book Day at the Water Cooler

Later this month is the much acclaimed International Book Day. Organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Book Day has been celebrated since 1995 making 23 April 2019 its 24-year anniversary. The 23rd is...

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Keeping Hydration Fit

Keeping Hydration Fit

Keeping oneself hydration fit is vitally important, irrespective of what season it is. We all intend to do the right thing when it comes to keeping fit, but the demands of day-to-day life can tend to trip us up despite our best intentions. Here, at AquAid Water...

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April Fools at the Water Cooler

April Fools at the Water Cooler

Love it or hate it, today’s that one day of the year that brings out the pranksters around the world. Personally, I’ve never been a fan, perhaps an underdeveloped sense of humour, but there’s no denying that there have been some awfully clever April Fools pranks...

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