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9 Ways to Improve Water Efficiency

9 Ways to Improve Water Efficiency

1 – Turn Off the Tap While Brushing Your Teeth Why it’s worth the effort: Brushing your teeth seems like a quick job, but before you know it, four gallons of water may have slipped down the sink. Your one-year effect: 2,880 gallons of water saved. 2 – Bring Your Water With You Why it’s worth the effort: Each one-litre plastic bottle takes seven litres of water to produce. Refilling you... »

Remember Remember, the 5th of…

Remember Remember, the 5th of…

  Recent research suggests that problem drinking throughout middle age can as much as double the risk of memory loss later in life. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry has found that men and women between 50 & 69, that also have a history of alcohol abuse were more likely to have memory problems into their 70’s & 80’s Researches questioned over 6,000 middle-aged a... »

EE Enters Contactless Payment Offer

EE Enters Contactless Payment Offer

Contactless payments on London buses have been available since 2012, so whilst not a completely new innovation, EE has nonetheless made the announcement that customers with Cash on Tap NFC wallet on their phones can now pay by tapping on board. The network has also announced that it plans to roll out further services on the remaining TfL network to include Tube, DLR & London Overground from Se... »

Take the High Road – 10 things to do by the M1

Take the High Road – 10 things to do by the M1

OK – so not exactly by the M1, but all these fantastic activities are all close to the M1 and what better way to amble up (or down) the country by taking in some hidden gems along the way. Starting in the South at Junction 5 we come to Aldenham Country Park – just 3 miles from the junction and still inside the M25. With a farm and and parkland to explore, as well as play areas, harness... »

Top Savvy Family Apps for iOS & Android

Top Savvy Family Apps for iOS & Android

Here at CallmeSavvy we like to trawl through the App & Android stores to provide you with some of the more interesting apps available that can save you time, money or stress (yet to find one that can do all three but we don’t give up easily) This week we’ve got some apps to assist the family from the very young to university leavers, as well as a couple to help you plan all that fr... »

Chewed, Chatty & Considered – Three ways to aid digestion

Chewed, Chatty & Considered – Three ways to aid digestion

There’s various theories on how much you should chew your food. There was a traditional belief that food should be chewed a certain number of times before swallowing, and mostly this has been considered more healthy, but is it really true. Whilst there may not be any hard evidence supporting a specific number of chews, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that slowing things down when we eat can ... »

Oven Fried Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken

Ingredients: 1 lemon1/2 cup low-fat milk1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary, plus 2 whole sprigs4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed2 pounds bone-in skinless chicken legs and thighs2 slices whole wheat bread, (3-ounces)1/4 cup yellow cornmeal2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, optionalSalt and freshly ground black pepper Cooking Instructions:... »

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