A home office needs more than computers, printers, and modems. Furniture, especially chairs, can be one of the most important purchases we make. A chair can radically affect productivity and enjoyment of work. And a chair can have a profound effect on health, since chronic backache is such a widespread problem for desk-bound computer users.
A good chair is an investment in your back that will pay dividends for the rest of your life. So sit up and take notice. The following questions and answers will guide you in your quest to keep your weary bones comfortable and rested. After reading, sit back, relax, and turn to the chart for a sampling of models from the leading commercial office-chair manufacturers.
What should I look for in a good office chair?
Adjustability. A good chair is one you can fine-tune to fit you. The best ones adjust automatically based on the user’s weight distribution, or manually, with easy-to-reach knobs or levers. The more adjustments possible, the more expensive the chair.
The most important adjustment is the height of the chair’s seat. There are two basic ways to raise and lower a seat: the screw post and …
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Hard drive failures cause a lot of trouble for today’s working populace because almost all of their work depends on computer systems such as Macbooks, servers and laptop PCs. Just imagine a case where you are working on a prime project with a tight deadline and there are a couple of other projects also which you are working on simultaneously, and all on a sudden, there is a hard drive crash. This would be an even more terrible situation if you were not able to create any back up data. At such an impasse, the hurried system check, removal of the drives, checking this, checking that, and all such tension filled activities take away all your time, and you are already dead thinking about the deadline when you should be thinking hard drive recovery. So, the question here is whether a hard drive crash is preventable.
Though a hard drive crash is not preventable as such, you can take precautionary measures or extend the time of the crash. The primary precaution, of course, is keeping back ups and even more backups. Then, instead of having a single large capacity drive, you can install …
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“When my son was born, I wanted to start a home business, but nothing fit,” says Sharon Holmlund of Thurmont, Maryland. Then she read a magazine article about Shoebox to Showcase, a home-based business in which consultants teach customers to preserve their family photos using photo-safe albums and accessories. She started running her Shoebox to Showcase business part-time in April 1990. This year she hopes to earn $15,000; in five year she expects to be making $50,000 a year, while still working part-time.
Shoebox to Showcase, a program started in 1988 by Creative Memories, a marketer of archival-quality photo albums, is a low-cost way to start your own home business. (Creative Memories is a division of Webway, Inc., which has produced photo albums since the 1930s.) It’s particularly attractive to parents at home with young children because the program allows you to market and manage a business at your own pace. According to Creative Memories vice-president Susan Iida-Pederson, 98 percent of Shoebox to Showcase consultants are women, of whom 85 percent work part-time.
“The market is anyone who has been put in charge of organizing family photo albums but doesn’t know what to do,” says …
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