Tips & Tricks

Get That Summer Holiday Vibe at Home

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Summer is here and in full swing. That means it is time for the highly anticipated summer vacation. Regardless of whether you will travel abroad or within the UK, what awaits is a period of relaxation, rest, exploration, and a general carefree attitude.

But, as with all good things, your vacation is destined to end and the inevitable monotony of daily life slowly devours that holiday vibe. Most of us will look back on those memories with fondness, knowing that the holiday feeling we are craving will not be satisfied until next year. It doesn’t have to be this way, though, as there are many ways to introduce the holiday feeling into your daily life. Keep reading to find out 8 ways of getting that summer holiday feeling at home. (more…)

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How to Clean Your Barbecue In 4 Simple Steps

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Don’t you just love summer BBQs? There is nothing more fun than assembling a group of your favourite friends and family members, buying huge platters of fresh meat from the butchers (or Tesco), stocking up on crates of beer, and firing up the barbie.

Each year, as soon as it becomes hot enough (or maybe a little bit before), we start preparing the garden and planning those hot summer days and long balmy nights, filled with interesting chatter, tasty salads, and above all – freshly barbecued burgers. (more…)

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How Music and Dancing Help You Do Your Chores Better

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Household chores are an unavoidable and unending part of our lives. Very few of us enjoy cleaning and some even try to avoid it completely. But have you ever noticed that you finish more chores when you are happy? Well, researchers from Harvard Medical School did.

After completing a behavioural study of almost 30,000 people, the research team found that the majority of them were far more likely to take care of necessary, but boring, tasks when in a good mood. It may seem odd that we tend to seek out a happiness-destroying activity, such as housework when we wake up in a good mood. However, the authors of the study believe that this could be one way in which our brain can ensure that these unwelcome jobs get done. (more…)

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How to Create the Perfect Home Theatre Experience

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It will take at least a decade or so for people to become excited about the Oscars again. Last year, Leonardo won. Now we are living in the calm that followed when the collective anticipation of everyone reached critical mass after that very envelope got opened.

So… now what? What else is there for us to look forward to? How many awards will La La Land win? Please.

Well, what about the films? Isn’t this the whole point? (more…)

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