Every Soccer Mom or Dad Has Had This Problem

Every Soccer Mom or Dad Has Had This Problem

From Focal team member Daniel Yellin:   Soccer Moms and Soccer Dads have, for years, struggled to find the best way to cheer for their kids from the sidelines. Focal Upright has figured it out.   I played soccer from the age of three through my time in college. Understandably, my parents spent a lot […]

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7 Energizing Yoga Poses You Can Do at Your Standing Desk

7 Energizing Yoga Poses You Can Do at Your Standing Desk

  Katie Rowe Mitchell from Unfold Yoga and Wellness shows you seven quick yoga poses you can sneak in at your standing desk for a midday recharge.   1. Desk Tree: Start by planting your feet firmly into the floor. Stand tall, lifting up through the crown of your head. Bend your right knee and […]

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Mobis Goes Retail: Story of an Ocean State Cafe

Mobis Goes Retail: Story of an Ocean State Cafe

  Updike’s Newtowne Coffee If you’re lucky, you won’t drive by the unassuming cafe Updike’s Newtowne Coffee in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, ranked among the state’s best spots to get your coffee fix.   By 2008, former automotive technician Mark Addition had spent hours learning about and repairing equipment from a local coffee roaster. After […]

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Trending: Standing Desks in Schools and Workers’ Rights

Trending: Standing Desks in Schools and Workers’ Rights

  Take a look at what we have been reading and thinking about.   1. Will the “sit down and be quiet” mantra become obsolete in schools? Schools with standing desks: more publications cover the trend everyday, but a favorite came from Bloomberg last week titled “Standing Desks are Coming for Your Children.” We never […]

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What do You Stand For? Heidi Roberts

What do You Stand For? Heidi Roberts

  If you’re injured, Heidi Roberts want to see you. Founder of Motion Therapy in Oregon, the Doctor of Physical Therapy has been making people pain-free since 2007.   After five years of clinical experience, Roberts established Motion Therapy, which brings physical therapy and injury prevention services to clients’ homes and work environments. She has […]

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Back to School Guide: 3 Studying Hacks

Back to School Guide: 3 Studying Hacks

  Whether you’re returning to college or sending your kids to the bus, it’s time to return to the study grind. Hopefully you’re decked out in new office supplies or secretly high-fiving yourself over the free time you’re going to have when your kids are in school. It’s the best time of the year! Or […]

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Hello From Two Newbs: Meet Hattie McLean and Dylan Ellal

Hello From Two Newbs: Meet Hattie McLean and Dylan Ellal

  Hello there — my name is Hattie and I’m one of Focal Upright’s newest team members. Soon after my start date here, our office scored another new employee, Dylan, and the marketing team proposed that we write a blog post introducing ourselves. So here we are: on a rainy summer morning Dylan and I […]

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Why is the chair so antiquated?

Why is the chair so antiquated?

  In this day and age, many of the tools we rely on are now entirely digital. Our daily calendars, our alarm clocks, and the methods of communication that we use to keep in touch with our friends and loved ones are all electronic, connected, and integrated seamlessly into our lives. (And babies are trying […]

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