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9 Ways To Escape Productivity Backlog

9 Ways To Escape Productivity Backlog

You’ve got a list as long as your arm. Everything is building up and more is being put on your plate. Here are 10 ways to prevent a backlog that you just can’t get out of.   Mind Dump Almost literally, if only there was a place where you could actually dump your mind. Figuratively though this is getting it all out, getting it all down, and getting your mindful slate clean. It might be a long ... »

Savvy Recipe For Pork Fillet Stir-Fry

Savvy Recipe For Pork Fillet Stir-Fry

Ingredients: Pork Fillet Wine or Brandy Soy Sauce Sesame Oil Cornflour Rice Oyster Sauce Ginger Garlic Broccoli Groundnut Oil Sugar Snap Peas Pak Choi   Directions:   Toss the pork fillet with the wine or brandy, soy sauce, sesame oil (1 tablespoon each) and coat with cornflour. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes whilst cooking the rice. Mix together the remaining soy sauce with the oyster... »

The CallmeSavvy Guide To Travel Insurance: Backpackers

The CallmeSavvy Guide To Travel Insurance: Backpackers

Our final part on travel insurance focuses on the backpackers, a specialist group who typically need long-term and sometimes high risk cover.   Why You Need Specific Backpacker Insurance Most standard travel policies restrict the length of trip to 30 days, and most backpacking trips have barely left the city they flew into by this time. So you’ll need a policy that will last as long as you do... »

7 Ways To Get Yourself Organised

7 Ways To Get Yourself Organised

Because it’s actually easier than you think! Being organised is a skill that is learned, not natural, and is based on simple habits. Here’s some to consider; Reduce the burden Many to-do lists contain tasks that are just not possible to achieve, so get rid of them before you start. Be more realistic when setting goals both in terms of number of tasks, but what those tasks are. Write it down Aside ... »

15 Cheap Ways To Help Save Energy

15 Cheap Ways To Help Save Energy

If you are looking to save on your energy bills without necessarily breaking the bank to do so, here are some of our top tips to save energy cheaply.   Get A Digital Thermometer A digital thermometer that can record highest and lowest temperatures over a period of time, say, a day, can help you understand where the warmest and coldest parts of your home might be. This will also allow you to l... »

On The First Day Of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me….

On The First Day Of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me….

We all know the song, and whilst Christmas is the time of giving presents, we also think that a little can go a very long way indeed. So once the big day is upon us and the iPads, Playstations and Bikes have been unwrapped, why not turn your attention to some philanthropic activities where a small amount can make a difference and really make someone’s Christmas.   Day 1 Thursday December 25th... »

A ‘Kettle’ That Only Heats Up What You Need

A ‘Kettle’ That Only Heats Up What You Need

OK – firstly this isn’t a kettle, but it’s so unique we didn’t know what to call it, although it does have a brand name – Miito. Essentially it is looking to replace the kettle as we know it, and save us plenty of water & energy. There’s a science behind it so skip down the page if this isn’t your thing. If you’re still reading, it works by creating an electromagnetic field between a base unit... »

7 Foods To Give You An Energy Boost

7 Foods To Give You An Energy Boost

It’s the New Year and many of us will have set ourselves the ‘loose weight’ resolution. So here are 7 foods that can give you a much needed energy boost without compromising on the diet.   Nuts These are often avoided by dieters due to concerns with fat content. However, nuts such as walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts and Brazil nuts all contain good fats, iron and other essenti... »

Want To Keep Your New Year Resolution? Don’t Push Your Will Power

Want To Keep Your New Year Resolution? Don’t Push Your Will Power

In a recent study published in the U.S. in Personality & Individual Differences, it was suggested that people with stronger willpower didn’t necessarily have superhuman strength when it came to avoiding temptation. The study showed that those people considered to have strong willpower backed this up but not getting into situations where they would encounter temptation or distractions. It wasn’... »

Identity Theft Proof Jeans?

Identity Theft Proof Jeans?

It’s a reality in the modern World that you could be a victim of identity theft through the range of contactless technology you carry about with you on a daily basis. Hackers are targeting such technology because they to do not have to make ‘contact’ with you either, meaning they can theoretically scan your identity by brushing up against you. So, BetaBrand, in association with Norton is developin... »

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