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Functional Fashion?

Functional Fashion?

  Like the idea of wearing the latest technology but it doesn’t go with your outfit? Well luckily for you Google Glass, Fitbit and other companies have collaborated with some fashion designers to create something that is functional and on trend!   MICA bracelet by Intel & Opening Ceremony   Image credit Intel have partnered up with brand Opening Ceremony to create this feminine ... »

‘Savvy’ ways to cut your food

‘Savvy’ ways to cut your food

Do you know the easiest way to open that banana? Or how’s best to get the most juice out of that lime?   I’m sure we’ve all had problems cutting up certain foods like: Artichokes – how do you get right to the heart? Bananas – how to open them without squishing the top? Onions – how to cut them up without it all coming apart? Limes – what’s the best way to squeeze all that juice out without a ... »

Hidden handy iPhone features you should know about

Hidden handy iPhone features you should know about

Do you know about these tricks that your iPhone is hiding from you?   1. Switch Control This feature, launched with iOS7, was originally introduced to allow people with motor difficulties to control their iPhone (or iPad & iPod) by creating a single or multiple switches. Switch Control is found in Settings – General – Accessibility – Switch Control. Have a go and set up your iPhone and se... »

Save money & food with the free LOVE FOOD hate waste app

Save money & food with the free LOVE FOOD hate waste app

UK homes throw away around 7m tonnes of food and drink every year, costing £12.5bn. By managing how much we buy and correct storage this amount can be reduced, saving on average almost £60 per month. By down loading the Love Food Hate Waste app you can keep track of your how well you manage your food and gives you ideas on how to use up those leftovers.  Image credit Included in the app is: Great ... »

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

This simple recipe is a great way to introduce children to cooking and they’ll love the end result!   Serves: 30 Ready in: 22 mins Prep time: 10-15 mins plus 15 mins in fridge Cooking time: 10-12 mins    Ingredients 150g softened unsalted butter 150g  white caster cane sugar 1 medium egg yolk 275g self-raising flour 100g  dark or milk cooking chocolate chips     Method Pr... »

How to……sleep on a plane

How to……sleep on a plane

If you are lucky enough to have no screaming kids or annoying neighbours to keep you awake, here are a few tips on how to achieve some sleep on a plane!   Where to sit? Try and sit in a window seat so that you won’t be disturbed when someone wants the loo or in a fire exit row so you have more leg room.   Neck pillow Use a neck pillow but put it on backwards so it supports your chi... »

Free apps to help monitor your child’s health

Free apps to help monitor your child’s health

Here are a few suggestions for free apps to help you monitor your child’s health and development.   CHILD FEEDING GUIDE We all know toddler’s can sometimes be fussy eaters but by using this app you can monitor how many times your toddler has been offered a particular food. A team at Loughborough University created the app as they say it can take a fussy toddler up to 20 times of being o... »

Online security

Online security

1. Keep personal information private Don’t give out your personal information to a company or an individual that you don’t know or trust. Ask them why it’s needed and how it will be used.   2. Install anti-virus software To keep your computer bug free install something like McAfee Total Protection or Norton Internet Security anti-virus software. Choose software that will protect you from the main ... »

10 pointers on how to increase the value of your home

10 pointers on how to increase the value of your home

1. Extensions According to Nationwide Building Society, for every 10% extra floor space you add to your home you can increase the value by 5%, whilst adding an extension with a double bedroom and ensuite can boost your home’s value by up to 23%. Before you start with any quotes, make sure that the extension doesn’t cost you more than you are realistically going to make back when it comes to sell. ... »

Meal planners – a great way to get organised, reduce waste and save money!

Meal planners – a great way to get organised, reduce waste and save money!

All of the main supermarkets have a variety of meal planners available on their websites for you to follow or adapt to your tastes, with the added benefit of being able to add the ingredients to your basket. They are a great way to keep dinners interesting whilst keeping costs down and food waste to a minimum.   1. Store cupboard By keeping your store cupboard stocked up on key ingredients like se... »

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