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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...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

The Craziest List Of Fancy Dress Party Ideas For Adults – Plus top tips to make your event a special one

craziest list of fancy dress ideas

We've compiled this crazy list of fancy dress party ideas for adults to help inspire you when planning your Birthday, Hen, Stag, Halloween, Christmas, New Year's Eve or any other fancy dress costume party or event. And if the crazy list of fancy dress party ideas for adults isn't enough and you need more excuses to throw a fancy dress...

Considering A Career In Education: The Benefits Of Teaching

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A career in education is exceptionally alluring for those with a very particular set of skills and while successful teachers generally have certain personalities, obtaining a pgde would be an extremely wise decision that would secure your future in teaching. This popular Scottish teaching qualification would secure your career in the education industry. If you are enchanted by the thought...

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Assignments in University

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University assignment is a thing to feel responsible about. It may be the first step of graduation and the start of a career. Doing you should remember that the level you show should be higher and higher with every task. This expectation is hard to keep, but there is no choice if you wish to be a professional. Unfortunately, not...

Improve Creative Thinking with These 4 Steps

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We live in a very competitive and cut-throat world, and creative thinking is one of the ways we can easily navigate through. Regardless of what your personal lifestyle is, there are always scenarios that come up every day, forcing some level of creative thinking or the other. The better we are at creative thinking, the more we will excel at...

The Most Instagrammed Street Art Cities in the World

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Street art is an important part of a cities culture, but where in the world has the most Instagrammed street art? Blu.com have scoured Instagram tallying up the number of posts tagged to date, under the top three to five hashtags for each city, and created a leaderboard of the top 32 locations.London 395,764 Paris 311,558 Melbourne 264,332 Berlin...

Identify Skills Gaps On Your Resume To Make You More Desirable

identify your skill gap

In 2019, we are now way past the antiquated model of ‘get a degree, get a job, and stay steady.’ From the employers’ perspective, they now have two ‘employees’: the people and technological assets. As new technologies reshape the business goals and challenges, the management has to adapt and quickly find new talents with different skills needed to manage the...

Why is TikTok being single out as a dangerous social media app?

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Speculation and scepticism surrounding digital technologies is nothing new. Decades ago, researchers worried about the effects of television on the minds of our youth, psychologists in the 1990s stressed the power that increased exposure to violent video games could have on the minds of impressionable teens. TikTok is the latest mobile app to come under Juris as many people question...

How You Can Minimise Stress as an Employer

Every hardworking professional can suffer from stress in the workplace, which can take its toll on their mental and emotional wellbeing. As your business can cause different types of stress, it is the responsibility of both the owner and their managers to create a relaxed, calming environment for their employees.To provide your team with a supportive workplace, read the below...

Why Skimping on Sun Cream is Leaving Brits Red-Faced

Why Skimping on Sun Cream is Leaving Brits Red-Faced

A survey of 2,000 British holidaymakers commissioned by online travel retailer Holiday Hypermarket has revealed the true cost of failing to take enough sun cream on holiday. The findings of the survey include:A quarter of Brits don’t take any sun lotion with them Almost half take just a single bottle (the NHS recommend four) Nine out of 10...

Christmas jackpots and pachinko parlours: Communal gambling traditions from around the world

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Here in the UK, gambling principally revolves around lotteries and sports betting, and while it’s certainly a popular pastime across the country, the way we bet has become increasingly isolated. Although casinos and major horseracing events such as the Grand National and Royal Ascot successfully bring people together, betting in the UK is usually a solitary pursuit, thanks to the...

Great Ideas for a Girls’ Night In

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Nights in are supposedly the new nights out! Not only can they be equally fun, but they can also help if your bank balance is already stretched to the extreme. So, if you’re in need of a good catch up with your girlie friends, check out our suggestions below for the best ways!PamperWhen you’re feeling like you’ve been pampered,...