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With the opening of its new North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, Mars Petcare has unveiled the next generation of pet-friendly workplaces.


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With the opening of its new North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, Mars Petcare has unveiled the next generation of pet-friendly workplaces.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Friday Funny articles below.


Friday Funny: This Corporate HQ Has Gone To The Dogs

With the opening of its new North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, Mars Petcare has unveiled the next generation of pet-friendly workplaces.

Friday Funny: This Summer, Work Smarter, Not Harder

If chilling in a lawn chair at the zoo and posting on social media while not mowing the lawn sounds like the perfect day, Husqvarna's got the job for you!

Friday Funny: This Museum’s All About You. Or Me.

Brazil’s Museum of Me uses artificial intelligence to interpret the social media personas of its guests, bringing visitors face-to-face with a digital reflection of themselves.

Friday Funny: Construction Machines Of The Future, LEGO Style

Through a series of visionary LEGO models designed by fans of all ages, the FutuRE:BUILD contest and exhibition revealed the imaginative power of machine technology.

Friday Funny: Escherian Stairway To Nowhere

Visitors to China’s The Other Place guesthouse can experience the mysterious world of M.C. Escher in two optical illusion-inspired rooms designed by Studio 10.

Friday Funny: Music Classroom Gets A Tune Up

Victoria Sundberg, a music teacher at Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville, MN, is the first-ever winner of Atmosphere Commercial Interiors' FLIP Your Classroom contest.

Friday Funny: The Environmental Impact Of Dragons

Dragons are game changers in HBO’s Game of Thrones series. But what would happen if these massive beasts really did roam the planet?

Friday Funny: Is Your Potty Peerless? Is Your Washroom Wonderful?

If so, it's time to get your public restroom the recognition it deserves as Cintas opens nominations for its 18th annual America’s Best Restroom Contest.

Friday Funny: Dragons Fly In Las Vegas

Blizzards, a burning lake, and dragons (of course) all make an appearance as Game of Thrones takes over the Fountains of Bellagio.

Friday Funny: This New Eatery’s Already Under Water. (Literally.)

Submerged 17 feet below sea level, Under — the world’s largest underwater restaurant — gives diners from around the world a look at Norway's diverse sea life.

Friday Funny: A Mixer With A Twist

This truck may look like a typical cement mixer, but it’s really a gigantic whisky cocktail machine dubbed The Monkey Mixer.

Friday Funny: Add Some “Spark” To Your March Madness Fun

Electrical safety personal protective equipment maker Enespro PPE has launched a social media giveaway contest centered around the NCAA basketball tournament.

Friday Funny: Mad For March Madness!

Managers and employees alike see positive impact on their workplaces during the fast-paced weeks of the NCAA Tournament each spring, according a survey by staffing firm Robert Half.

Friday Funny: Can A Robot Hold Down A Desk Job?

Sure, it can do a backflip – but can a robot fold a piece of paper, pick up a paper clip, or laugh at your boss's jokes?

Friday Funny: This Little Piggy Went To… Work!

A Long Island, NY company has put a new spin on the pets in the workplace trend.

Friday Funny: Feeling Bitter? Need To Vent?

There’s an app for that. Artist Patrick Mimran has unveiled his new app BitterWorld, a platform for venting.

Friday Funny: Who Will Get Your Vote?

The polls are now open for the third-annual SC Johnson Professional Happy Hands Contest. Let your voice be heard and cast your vote for your favorite! 

Friday Funny: Hey Bill Belichick, Who’s The Boss?

In advance of the Super Bowl this weekend, a Korn Ferry survey found that the Patriots’ Belichick would make a better CEO, but most would prefer the Rams’ McVay as a boss.

Friday Funny: Will The Super Bowl Make Employees “Sick?” 

More than half of professionals know someone who has skipped work the day after a major sports event. How many football fans will show up for work at your facility on February 4?

Friday Funny: Giant Jenga Tournament Supports ACE Careers

Participants will test their steady hands and sense of balance at the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia's Giant Jenga Tournament next month.

Friday Funny: Is A Tidy Office The Key To Happiness?

A cluttered work area can make employees unhappy and stressed. On the other hand, it could win you $5,000.

Friday Funny: Move Over, Rover

From Cardi B. to “Black Panther,” human names and pop culture were the most popular inspirations for dog names in 2018, according to an annual report from Rover.com.

Friday Funny: Are These Workplace Expressions In Your Wheelhouse?

Here’s a list of the most overused business jargon of 2018. Share it, then circle back and let us know if it helps shift the paradigm for 2019.

Friday Funny: Working In A Winter Wonderland

Inspired by all the things that can go wrong in your facility during this festive time of year, facility manager Charles Carpenter pens a “Winter Wonderland” song parody.

Friday Funny: It’s The Most Productive Time Of The Year

Despite the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a new survey finds worker productivity actually increases during this festive time of the year.

Friday Funny: 15 Coolest Workplace Perks For 2019

Nap rooms, free beer, and on-site farmer's markets are just some of the creative job perks companies will use to lure employees next year.

Friday Funny: ‘Tis The Season To Be Shopping

Despite their bosses' concerns over productivity and security, 64% of employees plan to shop online at work this holiday season. Which cities are most guilty of "workshopping?"

Friday Funny: Sleep With The Fishes

It may have cost The Godfather’s Luca Brasi his life to sleep with the fishes, but if you’ve got $50K a night you too can sleep with the fishes... and live to tell about it.

Friday Funny: Here Come The Holidays!

Companies are full of holiday cheer this year: Most plan to host holiday parties to end 2018, and 41 percent will spend more than last year. (Don’t even think about skipping.)

Friday Funny: Nature Calls, For The Win!

Sanibel, Florida’s J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge earns the throne in Cintas America’s Best Restroom® Contest.

Friday Funny: Will You Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?

If you live in California, the odds are in your favor. But if you reside in Nevada, you have our condolences.

Friday Funny: Day Off With Dog

A Delaware pet supply company is now offering employees annual “Paw-ternity” leave as part of its benefits package. Do pet-friendly workplaces make for happier employees?

Friday Funny: How Creepy Is Your Campus?

The top 10 most haunted university and college campuses in America give new meaning to the term "school spirit."

Friday Funny: Get Ready To Get Your Fright On

October is just a few days away, and that means it's time for Halloween and Hauntworld.com's annual list of America's 13 Scariest Haunted Houses.

Friday Funny: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

The Museum of Illusions opened in New York City this week, treating visitors to a bounty of mind-bending illusions.

Friday Funny: Standard Airport Renovation, Or Upgrade For The Lizard People?

A 32-foot-tall demonic horse, gargoyles, and underground cities inhabited by lizard people are just some of the strange stories surrounding Denver International Airport.

Friday Funny: The “Hoppiest” Hotel On Earth

Beer lovers rejoice! BrewDog has opened the doors to the world’s first craft beer hotel, located inside its Columbus, OH brewery.

Friday Funny: Go Inside The Mind Of An Artist

Nearly 30 feet tall and offering a 3D sensory experience, a replica of musician Bobby Brown's head opened to visitors at a New York City exhibit.

Friday Funny: Coral Gets New High-Tech Digs

The world’s largest 3-D printed reef was installed at a resort in the Maldives last weekend with the hope of growing a new coral reef ecosystem.

Friday Funny: Time To Share Your Potty Opinion

As summer winds down, it’s time to vote for your favorite of the top 10 public restrooms that made a splash in this year’s America’s Best Restroom contest.

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