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Although this can be one of the most neglected areas of the house, having a well-maintained HVAC system can prove to be invaluable to the well being of your home as well as everyone who resides there. However, given that many people are misinformed about how HVAC systems work and how often they need to be serviced, many make the mistake of waiting until it’s too late to call a service repairman. The following is a list of five reasons why you should always have regular maintenance done on your HVAC system.   Less Costly...

Chefs have a duty of care to ensure no cross-contact or cross-contamination occurs when serving food to customers. Failure to do so can lead to illness and, in extreme cases, death. In this article, we will be exploring the issues of cross-contact and cross-contamination, as well as looking at methods of risk-reduction concerning both. Cross-contamination – what are the risks involved? To point out the obvious, customers’ health can be in danger if cross-contamination takes place. It occurs when bacteria or other potentially...

Following a roaring success on Dragon’s Den and an investment from Jenny Campbell, ParkingPerx has gone from strength to strength. Founder Chris Reed has pushed for more investment, further high-quality partnerships, the creation of new jobs, and substantial international interest. On top of Jenny Campbell’s investment, the start-up has received £250k from Mercia Technologies. This has given ProxiSmart, the umbrella company for ParkingPerx, impressive momentum and will facilitate the creation of six new jobs over the next...

For many of the population living in warmer countries, life without air conditioning would be a struggle. Even after looking at the discomforts brought by warmer summers and heatwaves in Europe, we also appreciate the comforts and convenience of smart climate control in the UK. What are the differences? Both ‘air conditioning’ and ‘climate control’ deal with the temperatures of an area, but they both do so differently. Put simply, where air conditioning deals with cooling the air, climate control does so with smart technology....

Posted on Oct 19 2019 - 9:36pm by Editorial Staff
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Choosing a faucet has always been a problem for many people. You will be stuck with the different options in the market. At times, it is difficult to find the perfect item to blend with your industrial rustic, vintage, or contemporary décor. In this article, we will break down some of the common finishes for faucets. We will share some of the pros and cons, and the best uses for each.  Brushed nickel Image via Flickr by Stephen Poff Brushed nickel has a shiny look, which has made many people confuse it with stainless...

If there’s a teenager in your house, chances are that you have become accustomed to the slamming doors, the tears, the cursing, and the zero-to-60 mood swings. (To say nothing of your teenager’s behavior — ba-dum-CHA!) However, it turns out that teens can’t really help themselves, for purely physiological reasons. Their emotional outbursts and poor decision-making are due to the fact that their brains, and the neural pathways within them, aren’t yet fully developed. You see, an adult brain uses the prefrontal cortex...

Posted on Oct 16 2019 - 10:10am by Editorial Staff
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Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular. Last year, they gained 3.8% of the market share in the UK, which is a considerable rise from 2016, where the market share was just 1.7%. This increase could be due to a combination of factors, including climate change awareness, fuel prices, and the run up to 2030, where the sale of all new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned in the UK. But when it comes to purchasing your first EV, is it better to choose a new model or buy used? Motorparks, who stock the used Puegeot 3008,...

A lot of myth exists around smoking cannabis. We used to think of the stereotypical stoner with long hair and a goofy disposition — think of Cheech and Chong — smoking joint after joint and acting, well, pretty ridiculous. Cannabis has come a long way from the days of the forgetful weed smoker from the 1970s where it was either feared or fetishized. These days, cannabis can be found in everything from beauty products to sexual lubricants. When you’re in the right mood and you have the best tools that suit your needs,...

It’s difficult to avoid producing waste altogether, but if we don’t manage it responsibly, then we’re creating a catastrophic impact to the environment around us. An example would be the Versova Beach in India, once victim to countless waste being dumped on it. However, a clean-up project operated over 85 weeks restored the beach to its natural glory. Across the world, there have been many large-scale operations running. Budget skip hire company, Skip Hire UK explore several similar large-scale clean-up projects operating...

On the UK’s roads there are more than 38 million registered vehicles and for this reason, I should come as no surprise that the transport sector is the most-climate polluting sector. Various initiatives in regard to the sector have taken place over the past number of years, including a government encouraged switch to change to ULSD (ultra-low Sulphur diesel), which initially worked, until the air quality began to feel considerable effects. Most recently, the UK became the first major economy in the world to implement a time scaled...