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When it comes to healthy kitchen habits, some precautions are more obvious than others. The importance of regularly washing your hands, for example, is something that even small children understand. In addition, wiping down countertops is commonly practiced for general cleanliness. However, a recent study reports that there are many kitchen items that commonly become cross-contaminated during preparation of meals. Harmful bacteria can also multiply when foods are not
The average American spends about $139 on food every week. Although many people may not realize just how much they’re spending, the reality is that lots of little food purchases add up. That combined with the other expenses that go into keeping your kitchen stocked and fully functional, and you could easily be spending hundreds of dollars a month in your kitchen alone. Since food is a necessity, many people
Yes, it’s that time of the year when the clocks change. Many of us rely on smart watches, smart phones and a plethora of connected devices to keep track of time. These marvels of technology will update automatically but older clocks and traditional watches will need adjusting in the good old fashioned way. Clocks go forward at 01:00 am on the last Sunday in March and back the last Sunday
Spotify are offering a free Google home mini to UK premium family subscribers until 14th of May 2019 And the great news is that the offer is available to new AND existing UK customers. Here’ their blurb… See the offer “Premium for up to 6 people residing at the same address for £14.99/month. One device per primary account holder, while supplies last. Sub-accounts ineligible. UK only. Shipping & handling by
Did you know that 40% of all food in the US is wasted? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set a goal of cutting food waste to about 109 pounds per person by 2030. Compare this to the 2010 baseline of about 219 pounds per person. Here are 5 other steps we can each take at home and in our everyday routines as well. 1 Grocery shopping You can start
With the kitchen being one of the most important areas of your home and probably the area you spend the most time in, you want to make sure it reflects your lifestyle and needs. If you’re looking to remodel your entire kitchen, be sure to keep these factors in mind to stay on track. Kitchen size The size of your kitchen will play a big role in the overall design
Internal work email communication can be a minefield and a little daunting if you are new to the workplace environment. Here’s some handy hints for corporate newbies or workers who’ve been getting it wrong for too long. Always add a concise subject. One word can be too vague, ten is way too long. In most workplaces it is acceptable to begin internal emails with, “Hi …………. ,” Use “Dear ………….
Sadly there is no cure for a common cold! But there are things you can do to feel better and possibly speed up your recovery. Stay in bed. Plenty of sleep is essential for any swift recovery. Also staying in bed keeps you snug and out of the way from spreading your cold to others! Have plenty to drink. Warm drinks are especially soothing and keep you hydrated. Try adding
Investor News 21st Century Parking One of the stigmas of airport travel starts with the parking scenario, do you leave the car, get a friend to drop you off, will the car be safe, and most of all, how much will it cost to park it? Well now there is a different solution to this problem, Gatwick Airport are looking to trial an automated system that allows a robot valet
Did you Know? – Bleaching your loo reduces shower mould. Keeping your bathroom looking sparkling also improves hygiene. Here’s some handy tips to avoid a nightmare bathroom. Always use a mould removing and descaling bathroom spray to remove grime from your shower or bath. Use it as soon as you see evidence of mould and don’t let it build up. Use the spray on the shower head and hose. It
F1 NOW TV 2019 Season ticket £195 21 Races and all 11 Sky Sport channels for 9 months Special Offer For Formula One fans watching the races on Channel 4 can be a frustrating experience because only about 50% of the races are broadcast by C4 with many only showing highlights. Sky Sports has the rights to broadcast every F1 race, practice session, qualifying session, including all the build-ups, interviews
Rock and Roving – Space News Japan’s space agency ( JAXA ) has recently successfully launched and landed 2 robotic explorers on the surface of a 1km asteroid called Ryugu. When the ship Hayabusa 2 arrived at its destination in June after a three and a half journey, the task was to get the robotic experiment ready for the descent to the enormous rock below on the 21st September. The
It can be tricky to boil an egg and achieve that perfect runny yolk. Here’s how to do it. Use eggs at room temperature – NOT straight out of the fridge. Fill a pan with water – enough to cover the egg(s) by 1cm. Bring the water to a bubbling boil. Use a spoon to gently lower the eggs into the water. Boil your eggs for EXACTLY 1 minute. Turn
Using other people’s images without permission or a license is a breach of copyright and is seen as theft in the eyes of the law. In short – copying images from the internet and using them on your own site, leaflets etc can land you in a heap of trouble. It may be possible to contact the author of creative work and ask for written permission, sometimes for a fee.
It can be too easy to forget to take a tablet or medicine – especially if it hasn’t become part of a routine. Here’s a few tips to help you remember to take those meds… Set an alarm or reminder. Have a medicine box and keep it somewhere you’ll have to see it – in front of the teabags in your cupboard for example. Keep a post-it note on your
Technology and Investment News. Potholes : A Thing of the Past? Engineers from the University of Leeds mechanical engineering department have recently developed a robotic drone that boasts of being able to repair potholes in roads in just sixty seconds.After being awarded £4.2 million grant councillors want to make Leeds the first city in the world to have roads fully maintained by mechanical robots by 2035.The idea is the drone
It is dangerous, illegal and pretty stupid to use a mobile or smartphone while driving. Don’t do it! The law still applies while queueing, at red lights and while supervising a learner. In the UK the fine is currently £200 and six points on your license when caught illegally using a mobile device while driving. Avoid being caught and don’t use a device while driving. GOV.UK LAW Even using the
In the UK Children must use a child seat or booster seat in either the front or rear passenger seat until they are aged 12 or 135cm tall – whichever is first. Infants under 15 months must be in a backwards facing seat. In emergency situations children over 3 may do short, low speed journeys without a child seat but with the seat belt. In the United States and Canada
Cutting a vanilla custard slice in half can end in a disaster – even with the sharpest knife. The custard simply oozes out from the sides the moment you start cutting into it. To avoid this most disturbing mishap… Carefully remove the iced top pastry and cut it face up on a plate. Now cut the custard and the base pastry. Replace the iced tops and hey-presto, a neatly halved
Wearing double denim can either look really good or really terrible. Here’s a few tips tip avoid a double denim disaster. Unless it’s sold as an outfit, i.e. a skirt and matching top, don’t try to match similar coloured denim tops and bottoms. If you wear a blue denim jacket with blue denim jeans be sure to vary the colour, preferably a dark blue denim jacket or shirt with lighter
With every appliance replacement comes the question of what to do with the old appliance. You don’t want the replaced appliance taking up space, but you also want to get rid of it in a useful and environmentally friendly way. After all, unlike managing your own plastic use, appliance removal will involve trusting the recycling practices of others. If you’re wondering how to get rid of the old refrigerator or
It’s essential to take a break each day to wind down and reset. We should all have something we do help maximise the benefits of a chill out. These are my top three Time Out Tips. Make time to relax. No matter how busy you are, set aside at least half an hour each day when you do something calming. Have a peaceful music play list. Music is one of
Most domain names have already been taken – so finding the ideal name can be difficult. Here’s a few ideas to find your perfect domain name. Use-hyphens. If your name or business name has two words try your search using a hyphen between each word. For example: bay-mobiles.com Search using a new TLD. Don’t get too hung up on dot coms. There are a bunch of new Top Level Domain
Surgical spirit, also called rubbing alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, is a handy thing to have around the home. Typically used as an antiseptic it has a number of uses. I’ve already mentioned how it can be mixed with water and used as a spray to de-ice windscreens. Here’s a YouTube video I discovered with a bunch of uses or “Life Hacks” for Surgical Spirit: Let me know if you know
Making your own pizza is fun – especially when you make the dough too! All you knead (get it?) is a cup of self-raising flour and a cup of Greek yogurt. Mix them together in a bowl and knead the mix for 6-9 minutes adding flour if required until it’s nicely doughy. Work your dough into a pizza base. Plonk it onto a greased non-stick baking tray and add the
It’s winter time and the cold weather can add an extra inconvenience to your drive to work in the morning. Scraping frost off your windscreen is a chore and sometimes ineffective but it’s illegal and dangerous to drive with uncleared windows. For a light frost or snow cover… It’s quickest to use warm water with a dash of washing up liquid, or better still, screen wash. The water melts the
Iron – Vital to the production of hemoglobin. Iron is important for making red blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs around the body. A lack of iron can lead to iron deficiency (anaemia). Iron supplements should be taken on an empty stomach because food can decrease the amount of iron your body absorbs. Vitamin C is beneficial in helping the body absorb iron whereas coffee and tea can
Biotin – for stronger hair and nails. Biotin is a water soluble vitamin, also known as Vitamin H or B7 and is one of the B complex vitamins that help convert food into energy. Biotin is synthesised by intestinal bacteria. It is a popular supplement that is often recommended for skin, hair and nails. Biotin is used in many cosmetics, hair and skin products. Follow these tips to see a
Shaving with a lubricating shaving oil makes shaving more comfortable, reduces razor rash and helps to achieve a much closer shave. I’ve been using Advanced Silicone Shave Oil from King of Shaves Sensitive for years now and on the few occasions when I shave without it I’m reminded of how good it is. King Of Shaves has a range of oils but the oil for sensitive skin is their best
Wishing everyone our very best regards for a Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous year ahead. Our top tip for the next 12 months: True happiness is most easily found in acts of unconditional love, compassion and generosity. So be liberal with love, abundant with kindness and embrace the spirit of sharing. You won’t need to seek happiness – it will find you.
Vitamin A – for healthy eyes and skin. Vitamin A is essential for maintaining healthy vision, skin and bones. Vitamin A is an antioxidant reducing cell damage and ensuring the normal function of the immune system. It come in two forms: Preformed Vitamin A Found in animal products and includes the compounds retinol, retinal and retinoic acid. Provitamin A This is the inactive form of Vitamin A found in plants