With the ultra-popular elliptical trainer, your loved ones can work out while they work, which means less time at the gym and more time to spend with you!
Give the gift of comfort. This ergonomic footrest can be used sitting (which helps to keep your lower legs moving) or standing (which relieves strain on your lower back). We spend so much time working; we ought to be comfortable doing it.
Give your friend or relative a place to keep their cup. No more accidents; no more spills. Makes a great stocking stuffer!
AnthroCart– the very same cart we sold 30 years ago– is a favorite amongst Anthro customers, thanks to its high quality and durability. Choose this customizable cart for those who could use more room and mobility in a small space.
Perfect for the college student in a teeny tiny dorm room, or the recent grad living in a closet-sized apartment, the eNook wall mounted desk is a space-saving way to use, charge, and store electronics.
This is the perfect gift for a relative who is conscious about his or her health, and wants to start standing at work to feel healthier. A standing desk that’s budget-friendly and manually adjustable, the Fit Adjusta fits everyone.
Our most popular standing desk, the Elevate II is a beautiful piece of furniture that will keep your favorite professional comfortable and productive every day. It’s truly a gift that will last a lifetime!
From everyone here at Anthro, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season! And because we all know the holidays can be a tad stressful, check out How to Make Stress Your Friend
for tips on keeping the stress down, and the happiness high. Happy Holidays!
To make it easy to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, we’ve assembled this helpful guide. Remember, Anthro offers lifetime warranties and a quality that no one can match. And as always, if you need help, please give us a call at (800) 325-3841.
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Steve’s Station Deluxe
is used in its natural habitat!
For an inside look at how Steve’s Station was designed, check out this video interview
with Steve Linder, our senior industrial designer.
Our premier line of radiology furniture, Steve’s Station, was designed and manufactured with your needs in mind. You need to be as productive as possible, so we craft furniture that keeps you comfortable and working hard all day long. Take a look at how
Posted: 12/10/2013 9:31:48 AM
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Somewhere around my freshman year of high school, I realized that successful students usually fell in one of two groups. The first group was made up of students who were naturally gifted, naturally smart. These kids didn’t have to study for hours to ace a test. They just got it. The other group was comprised of students who studied for hours and hours to get that A. Because it didn’t come naturally to them, they worked long and hard to make the grade.
I usually fell into the first group (math and science notwithstanding), but I remember respecting the kids in the latter camp immensely– for their perseverance, their drive, their dedication– and frankly, I envied their unwavering dedication.
So, it was particularly interesting for me to hear what teacher-turned-psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth had to say about that latter group in her fascinating TED talk
While teaching 7th
grade math at a New York public school, Duckworth noticed that IQ was not the only difference between her best and worst students. “Some of my strongest performers did not have stratospheric IQ scores. Some of my smartest kids weren’t doing so well.” Ultimately, she noticed that whether or not the student was successful came down to effort. Every one of them could learn the material, and get good grades, as long “as they worked long and hard enough.”
“What we need in education is a much better understanding of students and learning from a motivational perspective, from a psychological perspective,” Duckworth says. So she headed to graduate school to study precisely that.
She began a study that asked people from all walks of life– students at Cornell Business School, rookie teachers, kids at the National Spelling Bee, sales people– the following question: “Who is successful here, and why?”
It turns out that the #1 predictor of success, in every place she investigated, was grit, which is defined as
an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve it. Thus, an individual’s willingness to work extremely hard– day in and day out– to turn their desired future into reality is more important to success than IQ, talent or any other factor.
When your teacher told you to never give up, she wasn’t kidding.
Duckworth goes on to point out how little we really know about grit. How can we teach kids to be gritty? How can we motivate them to work hard over a long period of time? How can we ensure them that the road to success is a marathon, not a sprint? These are questions Duckworth is currently exploring in her research.
Others have explored these questions, including Justin Coulson, Ph.D. who posted Raising Gritty Kids
back in 2011 on his Happy Families blog. He recommends telling kids stories of determination and courage, and to point out when they themselves are being gritty. It’s always good to show rather than tell, so demonstrate grit firsthand: if you’re learning something new, talk to kids about the challenges and struggles you’re encountering, and remind them that regardless, you’re still at it.
Perhaps most importantly, encourage kids in their goals and be unwaveringly supportive. Lots of kids give up because they don’t think they can do it, and they’re scared of failure. Let them know that failure is okay– is normal, in fact– and encourage them to keep at it.
In the end, it turns out what I envied about those kids in the second group– those who were so dedicated and worked so hard for their success– was actually their grittiness. And now that we have proof of the importance of grit, we can better look for ways to foster it in ourselves and our children. Indeed, as Duckworth pithily concludes, “We need to be gritty about getting our kids grittier.”
Learn more about MacArthur Genius Angela Duckworth on Brain Pickings. And for further reading, check out How to Make Stress Your Friend.
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To say that a lot is happening at RSNA 2013, which kicked off December 1st
, is definitely an understatement. More than 55,000 people are attending the conference this year. Some of them will spend most of their time perusing booths, others will take advantage of the conference’s continuing education courses, and others still will listen in on lectures that discuss the latest in imaging.
In an effort to cut through the chaos, we’ve compiled a helpful guide for those who are in the market for radiology furniture. The following is a list of the major radiology furniture companies, their booth numbers, and ordered in the best way to find them in the exhibit space. Note: AFC Industries is the only booth in the South Building, so plan accordingly
South Building, Hall A: 2107
RedRick Technologies Inc.
North Building, Hall B: 7702
Biomorph PACS Furniture
North Building, Hall B: 7908
North Building, Hall B: 7727
As you examine the innovative designs at each booth, be sure to ask the following questions:
Do you offer a lifetime warranty?
Where are your products made?
How is installation handled?
RSNA is an excellent place to compare and contrast radiology furniture from various companies. Take advantage of the fact that they’re all in one place, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. If this is your first time to RSNA, don’t be overwhelmed; check out these helpful tips and tricks
We can’t wait to see you at Booth 7727!
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When it comes to designing radiology furniture, our goal, first and foremost, is to create a workstation that keeps you as comfortable and productive as possible. We’re constantly striving to innovate in bigger and better ways, and this year has been no exception.
In the following video, Senior Industrial Designer Steve Linder talks about his namesake product line of radiology furniture, and muses on what the future holds for Anthro.
Posted: 11/27/2013 1:47:57 PM
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