Air quality is poor outdoors, but are we any better being indoors?

Air quality is poor outdoors, but are we any better being indoors?

Air quality indoors can be harmful too Recently air quality and air pollution have been headline news, with reports on how major global cities will ban certain types of vehicles by 2025 due to the unacceptable levels of pollutants associated with them. In similar reports, studies have indicated that neurological conditions such as dementia can be correlated with living in close proximity to major roads. The health risks associated with poor air quality are generally well…

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Benefits from laughing! What are they?

Benefits from laughing! What are they?

Why should you laugh more? What are the benefits from laughing? 1. Lowers your blood pressure! No one likes to find out that they have high blood pressure. Therefore why not reduce the risk of having high blood pressure and laugh more. It is proven that people who lower their blood pressure, even those who start at normal levels, will reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack. So whatever makes you giggle and have a…

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The TOP 15 fizzy drinks – as voted by YOU

The TOP 15 fizzy drinks – as voted by YOU

The TOP 15 fizzy drinks – as voted by YOU! Yes, they’re bad for you and full to bursting with sugars and other chemicals, but on a hot, clammy summer’s day, nothing hits the spot like a few gulps from your favourite, ice cold carbonated beverage, especially if you happen to be hungover. The top 15 fizzy drinks will be sure to get you craving an ice cold can in the sun. What ever happened…

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Benefits of being bilingual

Benefits of being bilingual

Benefits of being bilingual Sometimes one language is just not enough. It is every parent’s dream to birth a magnificently smart and genius child – some trying and failing, to teach the offspring arithmetic and basic language skills since birth while crossing their fingers for the child to get the mother’s brains or father’s wit. Frankly, one language and genetics really do not suffice if a brainchild or the next Albert Einstein is desired. Only the…

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Record Store Day 2017

Record Store Day 2017

Record Store Day 2017 Record Store Day 2017 is fast approaching, and you won’t be disappointed by the events planned on the 22nd April. For the 10th annual record store day, over 500 artists have released some of their best works on vinyl in the hope it will tempt you into a nearby record emporium. Record Store Day 2017 will be a celebration of independent record shops all over the world, with artists such as David Bowie,…

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Gardening in Spring

Gardening in Spring

Gardening in Spring The spring equinox is almost upon us (20th March), and we are all ready to get out in the sun. However, a few of us may have left tending to the garden right until last minute, with these top tips you can have your garden looking spick and spam in no time! Top tips to prepare your garden for Spring Winter is normally a quiet time in the garden but gardening in…

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Make Mothering Sunday memorable with a special gift on Mothers Day

Make Mothering Sunday memorable with a special gift on Mothers Day

As Mothering Sunday approaches our thoughts naturally turn to giving Mothers Day gifts As we approach Mothering Sunday, all the images we see are of flowers, and chocolates, and sentimental Mothers Day gifts (link to the shopping page) designed to prompt us into finding a special something to celebrate the day. It is a fact of life that we were all children once and by definition someone’s child. We all have Mother’s and because of…

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Facts about St Patricks day you didn’t know!

Facts about St Patricks day you didn’t know!

8 Facts about St Patricks Day! Facts about St Patricks Day: Did you know St Patrick was not Irish, he was originally from England. He was born in Roman Britain.Which is strange as we all associate St Patricks Day as an Irish holiday. However, Saint Patrick’s Day is observed on 17 March, the supposed date of his death. It is celebrated inside and outside Ireland as a religious and cultural holiday. In the dioceses of Ireland, it is…

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International Women’s Day 2017 – 8th March

International Women’s Day 2017 – 8th March

International Women’s Day – Why do we celebrate it? International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions, the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements. International Women’s Day is generally a great kick start for feminists to try gain equality for women. Education, working life, sexual and physical assault, the discrimination seen towards women today…

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Hobbies and pastimes for over 50’s

Hobbies and pastimes for over 50’s

Hobbies and pastimes for over 50’s Everyone has an interest. Interests may be in sports, the arts, the home or anywhere else. Alone time hobbies are quite huge; people of today have lots of it and the need to try different things can come up any minute. Hobbies and pastimes for over 50’s can be both expensive and cheap. These hobbies are activities that help shape individuals’ personalities, energise lifestyle, act as inspiration, and connect…

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