A lost and found animal

What happens to lost animals in your country? If you have recently moved to Italy, own a pet, and are worried what might happen in case your friend gets lost, here is how the country deals with this event. 

First of all, you should know that since 2005 it is mandatory in Italy to enter your pet in a specific register and have your vet microchip it. This is extremely helpful so that your little friend gets found, because what the law states is that if a person finds a roaming animal they have to call the emergency number so that the animal is secured to a shelter until the chip is read and the owner is able to go pick it up. However, the owner has an extra responsibility: you must report to the competent authorities (police, but also a vet) that your pet is lost. If you fail to abide by the law you may incur in a fine between 25 and 300 Euro, depending on the region you live in. 

Statistics show that it usually happens that a pet is lost and found within 24 hours, but if you really want to be sure, and want to protect your friend too. Just go by the rules because they really work well.

Choosing the right school bag

When it comes to buy a school bag, the first question is: should I let my child decide on which to get, or should I be involved? While age certainly counts, I would day it shall always be a team job. You cannot avoid involving your children, as they are the ones that will have to carry it around, but you must ensure the purchase has been done properly.

Last year I bought a school bag for my son and I found a whole new world unfolded in front of me. Who would ever have imagined so many models, brands, technicalities, features…? Luckily, my son had some ideas so, we were able to visit a store where we would most probably find the right school bag. I was disappointed, instead, when we got there, to find that we were unable to judge the quality of the bags (and nobody there really satisfied our requests for help). Although my son wanted to buy a school bag he had seen, I decided to go back home and do some research first. I spent some hours at my laptop, and eventually gathered a list of features I would search for the next time we would go shopping. 

A good school bag should be big enough, it should have adjustable and padded shoulder straps and a padded back wall, naturally, so it does not hurt when carried for longer periods of time. While it should have enough space inside, it should also not weigh too much (when empty). It should also have many pockets (including one for water bottles) and be made with a resistant, waterproof material, capable of guaranteeing durability. If the school bag is for a young kid, its size should be appropriate for the child’s age and have an abrasion-resistant bottom panel (young children do not always pay attention to their school bag when in class with friends).

With these tips in my head, I went back to that shop with my son, and was able to tell him which of his selected school bags was ok to buy. I am happy and a bit proud to say that my son is very satisfied with his new bag and that he finds it really comfortable to carry around. I would recommend anybody to keep in mind the above suggestions for an educated choice.

To conclude, one quick word goes to younger children’s parents. When buying your kids’ next school bag, you may want to consider those which have wheels because they really are useful when the weight of books the child must carry is too much for them. Healthwise, they are the best choice.

Working at a desk, why you need a computer chair

Is working in an office so good as it seems to those who do not have such a job? Or is it better to work outdoors, regularly travel for work? Here comes the pros and cons of an office job.

On the bright side, you work in a nice, warm, smart environment; probably in the centre of your city, surrounded by colleagues that share your goals. You will have your own desk (maybe even your own office) which means you have your personal space – something really valuable – and will be able to organise your work the way you see more fit. You also work indoors; it seems a small thing, but think of rain, snow, wind, humidity: working inside a nice office means you will not suffer from any weather adversities. You get to dress smartly and to be at your best.

On the other side, the dark one, you are going to work in the very same environment every day, for a pretty long period (unless you change job, but let’s suppose you don’t, for the sake of this article). This means, a part of yourself, the creative one, is going to suffer from lack of inputs and originality will be hard to maintain while routine will be quickly established and hard to remove. In addition, same environment means same people (boss, colleagues etc…), what happens if you don’t get on well with someone? You can imagine how unpleasant this can be on the long run. Finally, but most importantly, the health issues: we are not meant (our bodies are not) for a sedentary lifestyle. We have come accustomed to it because of your society, but our muscles, our circulation, our organs suffer from inactivity. Which leads to various forms or health problems, such as diabetes, increased risk of heart attack, and neck, shoulders and back problems. So, sitting eight hours a day in front of a computer seems to be a risk to our health… then, the cons definitely outnumber the pros. Well, no.

Here come in computer chairs to save our lives! Computer chair is designed to make long sitting as comfortable as possible and as healthy as possible, to alleviate the pain we already have and to make sure you can work serenely. Computer chairs are a very important tool in an office job, they are to be selected accurately, invested on (no cheap stuff) so that the employees are safe, feel cared for and work happily.