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Begin 2020 with your best foot forward and more plastic-free

how to live plastic free

The plastic crisis weighs heavily on our minds and If we keep using plastic at the current rate, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. Every day, approximately eight million pieces of plastic are discarded into the ocean, and microplastics have even been discovered embedded deep in arctic ice. Clearly, something must be done....

5 festive ways to announce your engagement this Christmas

festive ways to propose

Firstly, if you’re newly engaged this Christmas, congratulations! If you have an idea that your loved one could be asking the all-important question this year and you need a little inspiration, look no further. Leading jewellery retailer Angelic Diamonds have found that the festive period is the most popular time of year to get engaged. Data shows that Christmas Eve,...

What do you need to know before starting a career in animal care?

zoo animal care

If you’re a nature lover, you may well have considered a job working with animals. This career path demands passion, a caring disposition and a thirst for new knowledge. Not only will you be required to learn everything there is to know about the animals themselves, but you will also have to consider the particular environments, eating patterns, and temperature...

Don’t Let Erectile Dysfunction Take Over Your Life

naked man

Though it shouldn’t be, erectile dysfunction is an incredibly difficult thing for men to talk about. Usually, they just keep quiet about it and hope it goes away on its own. Guys, we need to stop going inward when something like this happens and face it so we can fix it.No, that doesn’t mean making an announcement about it on...

Find out where palm oil is hiding in your shopping trolley

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The problem of palm oil has been in and out of the news limelight for a number of years. Part of the world’s struggle against issues like the environment and greener living is that we tend to view climate change matters as ‘trends’ — one month, we are all about reusable bottles and straws, the next, we’re rallying behind carbon...

Asking for education funding – how should it be done?

It is the case for many adults that, when they receive extra funding or training, they can feel more confident in their role. However, it’s possible that many people think that they can’t speak to their employer and ask them for education funding. Perhaps they believe that this is an inappropriate question to ask, or they don’t think that their...

The Glamour of Las Vegas – How You Can Experience it on a Budget?

experience las vegas

Anyone looking for a uniquely glamorous adventure on their next trip should be heading the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip. However, you might be a bit concerned that your holiday budget doesn’t quite cover the flights, five-star hotels and casino visits involved. It’s the same story for many of us sadly but a glitch in the wallet department...

10 Starring Cottages Seen On TV

Cottage at Cuckmere Haven

The quaint charm and beauty of UK cottages mean that they are often turning up on our screens as part of television and movie sets. But did you know that many of the properties that you’ve seen on the big screen can also be visited or rented in real life, too? At Cherished Holiday Homes, we love all cottages, and...

3 Simple Ways to Give an Old Flat or House a Modern Makeover

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Moving into a new home as a couple or with friends can be one of the most exciting times in your life, though it will come with all kinds of challenges. When you move into your new space, whether renting or as a homeowner, you will often find an aged interior that is in desperate need of updating if it...

Ibiza v Croatia for a clubbing holiday – what you need to know

ushuaia ibiza raving

Ibiza is widely regarded as the clubbing capital of the world. More than a million people descend upon the White Isle each year, and for some, they're interested in just one thing – hitting the best clubs. The names are legendary – think Space, Amnesia, Pacha; think Carl Cox, Sasha and Paul Oakenfold. But there's a new contender that's giving...

5 Household Objects That We Most Often Forget To Replace In Good Time

We, as people, are forgetful by nature and there are so many things that need to be replaced after a certain interval in our houses. For some of these objects, it is merely comfort and convenience we will be missing out on, whereas others can be a hygiene or even a safety concern if not replaced at the recommended interval....

The Craziest Stag Do Activities

stag night

Not only is the stag do a crucial rite of passage for any man about to tie the knot, it’s often the highlight of the year for his nearest and dearest too. This is the party to end all parties and they just seem to get bigger and better with time. Stag dos certainly aren’t a recent custom. These were...

Health apps to help your well-being in 2020

two women doing Yoga

By next year, the wellness and fitness industry in the UK is likely to top £22.8 billion. Sports equipment, alternative medicine and gym memberships have risen in popularity in recent years and so has the creation of apps for smartphones that’ll help you achieve your goal. Examples include the NHS’s calorie checker and apps to help you quit smoking, such...

What to consider before getting a roommate

what to consider when getting a roommate

Zillow, a real estate site, has revealed that 30% of working-age adults live with roommates. This jump from 21% in 2005 is attributed to rent and mortgage affordability. With the economy becoming more stringent, it’s only natural to look for more ways to save, and getting a roommate is an excellent place to start. Before welcoming someone into your home,...

The Future of Free Parking: What’s Next for This Dragon’s Den Success Story?

Following a roaring success on Dragon’s Den and an investment from Jenny Campbell, ParkingPerx has gone from strength to strength. Founder Chris Reed has pushed for more investment, further high-quality partnerships, the creation of new jobs, and substantial international interest.On top of Jenny Campbell’s investment, the start-up has received £250k from Mercia Technologies. This has given ProxiSmart, the umbrella company...

Everything You Need To Record Voiceover On Vacation

When you have an exciting job like being a voiceover artist, and you are not confined in an office for hours every single day, you still do need to go on vacation from time to time. But being a voiceover artist means that you are always ready to work since your voice is the key ingredient of your business. So,...

5 Ways to Get Ahead For Your GCSEs

5 ways to get ahead in your GCSE

Your GCSEs are a crucial step to reaching the career that you want. It’s hard work but if you have the right preparation and right plan in place, you’ll get the grades you deserve! We’ve put together 5 ways that you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to your GCSEs, so that by the time exams come...

How do hotels compare with Airbnb’s?

hotels vs airbnb

Usually, hotels would have been the first port of call when it came to organising accommodation for your trip away. But with the developments in modern technology revolutionising the way we approach staying abroad, the hotel industry has suffered a small wound as a result of the rising competition. Hotels and hospitality Although choosing whether to opt for a hotel or a...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness – what should you know?

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According to NHS England, PCOS affects 1 in 5 women here in the UK, but do we know enough about it? Well, September marks Polycystic Ovary Syndrome awareness month, and we believe that it is time to put the spotlight on the condition. Many women take their reproductive health for granted, but it is vital to understand your own body...

Food waste hacks that can save you money

food hacks

According to statistics, up to 60 per cent of household waste heading to the landfill could be recycled. It’s crucial for the health of our environment that we increase our recycling rate and reduce our overall waste levels. Recycling can be a tricky process — the strict rules regarding which material should go into which coloured bin can be a...

Advantages of a Dry Hire Venue in London

dry hire venue london

The most crucial part of any event is the venue. If you have an event, but you do not have space, hiring a place is the best option. Meaning, you pay a certain fee to use a space for an event at a given time. A hired venue can be either a wet venue or a dry venue. A wet...

5 fab activities to spice up your autumn

People dancing

Summer is over and autumn is settling in, bringing with it cold weather and shorter days. So for those of you looking to avoid the post-summer blues – here are five fab activities guaranteed to add a bit of excitement to your autumn. BakingAs the temperatures drop, you’ll probably find yourself spending more time at home – baking is a...

3 microwave foodstuffs that will make your mouth water

microwave ravioli

The microwave pings, you take the meal out of its plastic packaging, place a fork full of nosh to your lips and say, ‘BLECH’. We’ve all come to expect a little less from a ready meal, buying them for convenience rather than taste or nutrition. They’re for the businessperson on the go, the busy nurse or the terminally lazy, but...

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home

As people start becoming more aware of their environmental impact, reducing carbon footprints has become a sought after goal. For those looking for ways to positively contribute to the well-being of the planet, lowering your carbon footprint is one of the most crucial things that you can do. As more people than ever are attempting to achieve the least amount...

Using and understanding BMI to track your fitness

understanding your BMI

When it comes to health and fitness, people in modern society are more switched on than ever. Whether it is knowing how important dental hygiene is to get a great smile or how key healthy eating is, we all have more information than ever to work from. With this in mind, there are many ways that people measure health and...

Why more British youngsters could be thinking twice about university

university life

As hundreds of thousands of students received their A-level results earlier this month, it was widely reported that the proportion of students receiving the top grades had dropped for the first time in 12 years. The number of students being offered their first choice university also dropped by 1% compared to 2018. While this may signal disappointment for A-level students...

Five stylish celebrity wedding dupes

Wedding Dupes

The glamour and opulence of a celebrity wedding are hard to resist – especially if you have your own ceremony coming up. Although you might have your heart set on a jaw-dropping floral arrangement like Kim and Kanye or a second wedding gown like Meghan Markle, copying your favourite celebrity weddings don’t come cheap. Over the past decade, wedding retailers...

A Guide to Offers and Promotions from the iGaming Industry

igaming

The Gambling industry is a huge contributor to the UK economy with over £14 billion being generated in revenue each year. Of that figure, some £5 million is derived from online play alone so this is an important sector. Those numbers suggest that there is room for additional operators to come on board but they also indicate that the market...

Here are the Best Sofa Fabrics for Kids and Babies

sofa fabrics for kids and babies

Kids and new sofas don’t mix. Muddy shoes on the seat, cushions removed for building forts, jumping, scratching, and generally abusing the furniture – it’s hard to keep a new sofa looking that way for long. But that’s unless you consider a new sofa with child-friendly fabric. The best sofa fabrics for families with young children and babies are hard-wearing,...

How to make being on a mobile at work part of a productive team effort

woman working on mobile

The productivity of your staff has a large impact on whether or not your organisation is successful. A productive team works collaboratively, improving morale and motivation, and ultimately, the level of success for your business. But in today’s digital landscape, smartphones demand a lot of attention. More often than not, smartphones are placed directly in front of staff on their...