Office workers hide in the toilet at work to pass time

3rd of January 2014
Office workers hide in the toilet at work to pass time

Office workers in the UK spend an average of 8.6 minutes hiding in the toilets three times per week, collectively earning 1.5 billion euros on average per year as they do so.

Toilet-related time wasting activities in the office are costing UK businesses more than they may realise, according to www.ukbathrooms.com, which polled 1,791 Britons aged

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Posted workers directive compromise

31st of December 2013
Posted workers directive compromise

EU labour ministers have reached an agreement on new rules to regulate workers posted from one country to another, but the compromise has been deemed "less ambitious" than MEPs wanted.

The compromise text was agreed this month after 18 months of negotiations on the so-called posted workers directive, which is supposed to curtail abuses of

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Take a seat on the ergonomically correct toilet of the future

30th of December 2013
Take a seat on the ergonomically correct toilet of the future

A new lavatory said to reduce the risk of colon diseases - while also being able to tell if you are ill or pregnant - has been unveiled by a trio of industrial design graduates.

The Wellbeing Toilet is designed to be used at an angle between sitting and squatting, which is said reduce colon problems.

According to the three design graduates from

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UK student's copper pyjamas 'help fight MRSA'

27th of December 2013
UK student's copper pyjamas 'help fight MRSA'

A UK student has developed pyjamas containing copper that are said to provide protection against MRSA.

Amber McCleary from Portsmouth dreamt up the idea of using copper in sleepwear when a family friend contracted MRSA in hospital.

The antimicrobial properties of copper are well known and its use in infection control is currently being studied

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Black silicon could become chemical-free germ killer

23rd of December 2013
Black silicon could become chemical-free germ killer

A substance that kills bacteria by ripping open their cell walls may be used to destroy germs in hygiene-critical environments such as hospitals.

The surface of black silicon, discovered by accident in the 1990s, is made up of a forest of tiny spikes or 'nanopillars'. Last year a team of scientists in Melbourne, Australia, were stunned to find

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Polaroll - a toilet tissue dispenser shaped like a Polaroid camera

20th of December 2013
Polaroll - a toilet tissue dispenser shaped like a Polaroid camera

If you're still looking for that special last-minute Christmas present for the person in your life who has everything, look no further than the Polaroll.

What's a Polaroll? It's a toilet tissue dispenser shaped like a Polaroid SX-70 One Step White/Rainbow camera.

The dispenser can be fixed to the wall just like any other but instead of film this

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