Man teaches cat to use human toilet

5th of November 2013
Man teaches cat to use human toilet

A cat lover in the UK has amazed animal experts by teaching his pet to use a human toilet.

Luke Evans says he got fed up with his cat Salem using a smelly litter tray in his second floor flat. So he trained nine-month-old Salem to go to the toilet in his bathroom by offering cheese-flavoured treats as a reward.

Evans said: "A lot of the time we

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Sodexo workplace survey reveals trends

5th of November 2013
Sodexo workplace survey reveals trends

There are more baby boomers working in the UK than ever before; mixed-gender boards improve a company's productivity; and badly designed open plan offices can reduce happiness and productivity. These are just some of the findings from a workplace trends report recently published by services company Sodexo.

‘How Britain works: Key Trends in

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Flying robots set to tackle cleaning tasks?

1st of November 2013
Flying robots set to tackle cleaning tasks?

An automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying robots could be developed for use in our homes, according to an industrial design competition finalist.

The concept, developed by 23-year-old Adrian Perez Zapata, has been awarded first prize in the Electrolux Design Lab awards.

The Mab self-cleaning system would consist of 908 robots

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Self-cleaning kitchens of the future

31st of October 2013
Self-cleaning kitchens of the future

Kitchen surfaces in 50 years time will be self-cleaning, according to a report carried out on behalf of appliance company Miele.

The report, compiled by forecasting agency Trendstop, claims that kitchens of the future will have walls and furniture with fewer corners to promote cleanliness.

And intelligent surfaces will "recognise" when a food

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Doctors in some countries fail to wash their hands correctly

30th of October 2013
Doctors in some countries fail to wash their hands correctly

A two-year study carried out in five countries around the globe found that 40 per cent of the doctors were not washing their hands effectively.

And researchers discovered that medical staff in these countries were largely uneducated in the ways in which disease can spread throughout a hospital.

The study looked at the handwashing habits of staff

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French cleaning industry gets to grips with illiteracy

29th of October 2013
French cleaning industry gets to grips with illiteracy

The French cleaning federation is organising courses in reading and writing, reports Christian Bouzols.

More that 8,000 cleaning workers have taken life skill courses under the auspices of the French cleaning federation. These courses cover the ability to read, write, make elementary calculations and to get around in space and time. These courses

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