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Brain Fog: 4 Simple Fixes for Helping Your Brain at Work

Do you ever feel tired, sluggish, foggy, unable to learn, remember, plan or control emotions at work? New research and better understanding of ce...

AusPen Refill Ink: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

We are often asked at this time of year whether extra stock of AusPen markers and refill ink bottles will last, untouched, throughout the summer ...

A Slice of Life in the Clear-Cuts

  Since we're talking about books in our June AusPen Giveaway Draw, here's a look at a book that makes you smile for the prose and wince for the...

Great Gift Ideas for Teachers 2012

As the school year comes to a close, many parents struggle to find the perfect thank you gift that shows appreciation for all of the teacher’s hard...

Shocker: US Sales of Water Bottles are Booming.

In my neck of the woods, being seen in public with a disposable, single-use water bottle, can be uncomfortable. You get the evil eye. You watch pe...

What would you teach?

 For our AusPen draw this month, here's some things that you've said you're grateful a teacher taught you:   To succeed first you must fail. Krist...

Those teachers just keep inspiring us

One of the greatest parts about crossing paths with so many of you, dear AusPen customers, is hearing what you are doing in your craft. For our Au...

Sales of Green Gifts for Grads on the Rise

Students graduating from college and high school are increasingly being given green gifts that reflect their values and satisfy their passion for e...

The paradox of a simple act of green

I just love the paradoxes of the green movement: it's a global problem most effectively addressed at the grassroots level it calls for the prese...

Fun Earth Day Ideas and Activities for the Classroom

With Earth Day around the corner, you may be looking for another few ideas to go green with your class and inspire the students to think critically...