Leuser; A global treasure under threat

Leuser; A global treasure under threat

Leuser, the last place on Earth where tigers, elephants, orangutans and rhinos still live together   The Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia is a vibrant forest filled with an abundance of animal and plant life, a place where a diverse range of species cohabit, but also a place with is increasingly under threat. ‘If the Amazon rainforests are the lungs of the Earth, the Leuser is its heart,’ says conservationist. It is the last place on…

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Improve don’t move!

Improve don’t move!

Home improvement is becoming more popular than moving as thousands more decide to improve, not move Around £15.4billion was shaved off mortgage debt from April to June This suggests homeowners are paying off their mortgages and making home improvements rather than releasing equity High house prices and stamp duty has made moving too costly for many   Record numbers are choosing home improvement rather than moving because of cheap mortgages and rising house prices. People…

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Equity Release

Equity Release

Equity release could be the most effective way to enjoy your retirement The major part of life is taken up with building up our security, homes, and families. When we finally step off the treadmill which one of us wouldn’t want to make the most of the time when work isn’t the priority? At the time when we should be relishing the fruits of our labour, the cost of living continues to increase so being able…

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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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How do you know when it’s ‘fake news’?

How do you know when it’s ‘fake news’?

Facebook: Fake news can be spotted with this new tool Facebook has introduced a new tool to help users spot fake news stories. Last Thursday, a new prompt appeared at the top of users’ news feeds called “How to spot false news”, offering advice on how to recognise fake news articles and prevent them from spreading. Facebook said it was also said it was taking steps to make it more difficult for those posting fake news…

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The History of Euthanasia

The History of Euthanasia

The History of Euthanasia In my previous article, The Euthanasia Argument – in detail, I talk about the facts, widely viewed opinions across the world and the pros and cons of Euthanasia. Now, I will be going into the history of Euthanasia to see if this will better our understanding and help us decide whether we are for or against the issue. Don’t forget to leave a comment in the comment box below. A brief…

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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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Spotify VS music industry

Spotify VS music industry

Spotify VS music industry There’s a lot of buzz these days around music streaming subscription services and how they will impact the music business. It seems like every other week some famous artist is ranting about how much they hate Spotify, the world’s biggest music subscription service, complaining about their low royalty rates. To put it frankly, their vision is short-sighted. Below is my attempt to shed some light on this controversial subject, Spotify vs music…

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The euthanasia argument

The euthanasia argument

The euthanasia argument – in detail Introduction Euthanasia is the act of deliberately ending a person’s life to relieve suffering. For example, a doctor who gives a patient with terminal cancer an overdose of muscle relaxants to end their life would be considered to have carried out euthanasia. Assisted suicide is the act of deliberately assisting or encouraging another person to kill themselves. If a relative of a person with a terminal illness were to obtain powerful sedatives, knowing…

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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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