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4 Tips for working parents

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The list of responsibilities that come with being a working parent can seem pretty much never-ending. Both roles require ample time, dedication and commitment. So it’s no wonder that people struggle to balance the two.In fact, research by HR firm CIPD found that one in four UK workers overwork by ten hours a week or more.Once your work priorities start...

How can you buy new items after being refused finance?

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When applying for finance, whether for a new car or white goods, lenders will check your credit history to assess if you’re a good candidate. They will look at your income, the amount of credit you’ve already used, how you manage borrowing and repayments, and more. Depending on what your credit history unearths, they will decide whether to accept your...

Top ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day when you’re single

It comes with no surprise that Valentine’s Day has become a holiday that carries a certain level of pressure, meaning romance and gifts for couples and a daunting feeling for some singletons. If you’re single, however, Valentine’s day is the best excuse to celebrate you and boost your self-worth. Being single on this day of romance is an opportunity to...

Understanding the Causes and Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

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Nearly half of all men over the age of 30 will experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives. For some of these men, the problem just doesn't go away and can be a frustrating and incredibly troubling issue. ED can affect your self-esteem and your relationships. Understanding its causes and how to go about treating it from Manual.co...

Are we progressing in the right way to end Period Poverty?

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According to Plan International UK, a dedicated children’s charity, one in every ten teenage girls will have experienced the problem of not being able to afford sanitary products. This issue has been picked up by many campaigners who are pushing to eradicate the financial barriers between girls and menstruation. Many young girls nowadays will have to tackle the issues that...

A Brief Guide To Becoming Cultured & Developing Fine Taste

Do you know someone who is the same age as you but has somehow lived significantly longer? These people are knowledgeable about a plethora of subjects and always the initiators of interesting conversations. They achieve this by immersing themselves in everything life has to offer. They are constantly learning and evolving, which puts them in their own subset of being...

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Our Lust List of special gifts for him & her

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Having trouble deciding what presents to get him or her for Valentine's Day? Then look no further than our lust list of 'special gifts. January has seemingly been the longest month EVER and now January has passed, we can start the rest year on a high... No more dry January, Valentine's day around the corner, spring not too far away,...

Practical tips to help you travel in style

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A lot of things can go wrong during travel, but taking care of the little things will make your trip less stressful and easier. As you decide where to stay, visit, and how much to spend, consider other trivial matters like how to get to the sites, what to pack, and whether you need that extra bag. Follow these practical...

Dodgy Plumbing, Damp and Pests – Is Your Landlord Affecting Your Health?

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Research by London-based property maintenance company Aspect, who provide emergency and 24-hour plumbers, found that 44% of people who’ve rented in the UK have suffered a property related illness or injury. This was based on a sample of 1000 people currently renting here in the UK. The most commonly reported issue that renters have complained about is respiratory problems caused...

8 transformative home design tips

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Have you fallen out of love with your home? Grown tired of the faded walls, the dated furniture and the loose fittings. It happens. Finding ways to keep your home looking stylish and up to date is difficult, which is why we’ve put together this list of eight transformative home design tips.Read them and get inspired.Choose a feature wallIf...

Bizarre Global Fertility Rituals

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In 2018, birth rated fell by 3.2 per cent across England and Wales in comparison to the year before. In 2012, there was also a 9.9 per cent fall on 2012’s peak. There are many reasons speculated for why this happened, including couples choosing to focus on their careers first and start a family later rather than earlier.Unfortunately, for some...

Celebrities and Gambling

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While the life of a celebrity is generally a luxurious one, it also leaves them with a great deal of leisure time that they need to find a way to fill. Given that money is really no object to successful celebrities, it is perhaps no great surprise that many of them like to gamble during their time off. This is...

New year, new you. Say hello to hottest 2020 Wellness trend: MICRO

hottest 2020 Wellness trend MICRO

It's that time of year when we all start planning ahead and making 2020 resolutions for a new year, new you. Some of us will focus on money, relationships, friendships, travel, health and more. So if you too are currently deciding on your 2020 resolutions, the people over at Huawei and Stylus have revealed that MICRO (Making Incremental Changes to Reconnect...

Incredible Benefits Of Living Off-Campus

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Even though it can be quite a complicated choice to move out of your campus dorm room and into a student apartment, there are several fantastic benefits associated with the decision. There’s a whole world outside of your dorm room and you may just find that getting away from the daily bustle of campus life will actually benefit your education...

5 Unknown Facts About Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol is a name synonymous with modern art. He formulated and nailed down the pop art genre and even played with a number of other artistic mediums. Despite his fame and relative cult following, there are still some things you might not know about the unique artist. 1. He Was Taught By Artistic Parents When it comes to artistic geniuses, one...

Wedding gift for your groom to be: searching for that something special

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Your fiancé deserves to be treated and gifting the man of your dreams with a thoughtful present ahead of your wedding is the perfect way to say ‘I love you’. Marrying you is obviously the biggest gift in itself, ahem, but spreading the love with a present that can be treasured for years to come, is a fabulous way to...

Quirkiest off-grid Airbnbs in the UK

Gorestown Glamping Chalets

There are so many beautiful destinations to explore around the UK, from built-up capitals such as London and Edinburgh to small countryside towns that are packed with history and famous for featuring in films. One example being Alnwick, which is quite famous for featuring in the wizarding world of Harry Potter – just take one look at this impressive castle...

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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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...