The UK is getting back into business. Gradually, sector by sector, we are beginning to embrace the ‘new normal’, and businesses are once again raring to go. After the most recent loosening of lockdown measures, many pubs, bars, and restaurants have opened their doors to the public again. The likelihood is that it won’t be too long before most offices will begin to reopen as well, and the 8.4 million people who were furloughed and the many working from home will return to their workplace, ready to make up for lost time.   However,...

Second-hand may carry connotations of low quality, defects, damage or being worn out — but it’s simply not the case. Second-hand means preloved, but it also means a bargain and the opportunity for unique pieces. Second-hand items may not even appear anything less than new. Here’s a quick guide for various opportunities when seeking second-hand. Upcycling Furniture Furniture is one area which can cost a significant amount of money when you’re buying new pieces, especially if you want quality. Buying second-hand and...

At a time when self-isolation, quarantine, social distancing, and long days indoors have become the order of the day, lots of people are seeking alternative means to stay entertained during these uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world to its very core. The pandemic has changed life, as we know it. With its high rate of contraction, lots of people have no choice but to stay indoors, wear face masks, and use hand sanitizers just to limit the spread of the virus. Although staying indoors is the leading recommended...

Sending cards is one of the best parts of the holidays. However, funny holiday photo cards are not always the best ones to send. Sometimes, someone may misconstrue your humor as offensive which may damage a relationship. That is why you need to learn how to infuse etiquette into your greeting cards. If you observe the proper etiquette when sending holiday photo cards, they will automatically be perceived as witty and charming. The following tips should ensure your holiday photo cards are full of good-mannered cheer. Use...

Whether your aim is to make some quick cash or you want something more sustainable and long-term, there are lots of ways to make money online. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset and are dedicated to boosting your income, here are eight online money making ideas that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Freelance Writing One of the most popular routes to earning money online is by becoming a freelance writer. With many established writers earning up to one dollar per word, you will need to build up your portfolio...

Across the business world, plans and projects have been put on indefinite hold since the rise of the coronavirus. In the construction industry, this change has been felt by firms and investors who expected projects to be finished by a certain date but who are now watching as sites are left empty and costs are ballooning. In order to bring some clarity to investors, business owners and workers in the construction industry, this article takes a look at how to construct wisely in the post-lockdown world. Health and Safety One of...

Secure software development is a must in today’s digital age if you want to stay competitive. Innovative technology is at the forefront of business decisions across nearly every industry. You have an online flower shop? Tech is your gateway to growth. You founded a fashion ecommerce platform? Technology can give you a competitive edge. Every business can deliver greater options, products, and/or services to consumers with the technology available today. Development professionals and the DevOps tools they utilize are at the...

The little nostalgic steam engine huffs and puffs its way up the steep track as we leave the lakeside village of St. Wolfgang in Austria. We are bound for the Schafberg Mountain and our carriage is full of expectant and excited people. The joy of travelling in toy mountain trains is unexplainable in words but we all feel it. This is a real adventure. Austria has long been a popular destination for visitors from around the world and when international travel returns to some semblance of normality (perhaps not until 2021) Austria...

Your volunteers are the heart and soul of your cause. They’re the ones that will be there when the music stops, and they’re a massive asset to your brand. It stands to reason, therefore, that even though you’re not offering them monetary compensation, you’re still going to want to thank them for their efforts. Rewarding volunteers for their hard work ensures that you’ve got happy helpers and it’s also great for your brand’s reputation. Of course, working out how to reward them in a meaningful...

From world records to technological feats, bridges have come a long way from the rustic stone structures of our ancestors. Now, we are capable of constructing goliaths that span across rivers, lakes, and otherwise impassable stretches of terrain. But some bridges do this with a little more flare than others! Join us as we explore some of the more interesting elements of the world’s most stunning examples of bridge engineering. The most expensive bridge Originally opened in 1963, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay toll bridge was...