The winter solstice is the longest night of the year. That’s always been the case, and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Therefore, cultures around the world and throughout history have always celebrated this annual fixture as a kind of spiritual climax and agricultural turning point. The Romans for example, famously celebrated the feast of Saturnalia—which marked the end of the season of planting.  If you skim Google in search of the origin of Christmas, this festival is most likely to arise as the direct...

If you’ve recently received an infertility diagnosis and are unable to use your own eggs to conceive, your doctor may have recommended pursuing donor eggs to start or complete your family. This generous genetic gift can help those struggling to have a baby on their own conceive. However, you may not know much about the process, or perhaps you have some concerns based upon misinformation you’ve already heard. Significant misunderstandings can surround the process of egg donation, especially regarding donors, their compensation,...

Have you ever wondered where the concept of forex trading originally began? While a lot of today’s investors consider forex (short for foreign exchange) to be one of the easiest ways to get into the wealth-building market, they still don’t fully understand why it’s potentially lucrative to buy and sell currencies each day. To help you better understand the world that you’ll be getting involved with when you start working with a broker, let’s take a look at how the currency trading environment...

AI (Artificial Intelligence) and 3D printing are just two examples of the massive inroads which smart technology have made in recent years regarding the manufacturing industry. Continually pushing for development, the current situation we have, now, in 2019, is a far cry away from the establishment of the infancy of the moving assembly line established in 1913. Taking these incredible advances in mind, the progression which has occurred in the past century have been, undeniably, colossal. ‘Enablers’ is the buzz term floating...

Apprenticeships have hit an all-time high. More than 23,000 apprenticeship opportunities were recorded every month in the last academic year, 2016/17 and there was also 491,300 apprenticeships during that period, too. This was a sign-up increase of 14.5% on the previous year, with 384,500 starts.  Some people who analysed this data might credit the success of apprenticeship programmes to the fact that 89% of apprentices are satisfied with...

For those people who love the fresh air and countryside but don’t want to be too far from the city, Weybridge is an ideal location. Situated an hour outside of London in the Surrey countryside, this beautiful town has plenty to explore whilst keeping the whole family entertained.  Whether you’re a history buff, motor enthusiast, London bus aficionado, or simply a lover of fresh air and a warm welcome, then Weybridge will be just up your alley. There areworld class attractions to see, and brilliant food and drink,...

Between continually rapid technological advancements and the lingering uncertainty of Brexit, 2019 will doubtless see many industries undergoing necessary changes. This includes one of the UK’s most valuable industries — the construction industry. What challenges will 2019 pose for the sector? What impacts will political and economic change have on it? And, more important, how will the sector change to overcome these new challenges? 2019’s construction challenges The construction industry has faced a number of difficult...

If your company produces hazardous waste at any point, then it is your responsibility to make sure there is a viable waste management system in place to deal with it. Failure to do so can result in damage to the environment and harm to human health. Hazardous waste can be liquid, solid, sludge, or even contained gases. Whatever form it takes, there is a risk that it could contaminate groundwater and surface water supplies. This in turn can present a threat to human and environmental health. As a result, the UK government has outlined...

The early 1960s saw the Hydraulic Torque Wrench being conceptualised and later being invented in 1968 by George Sturdevant. Ever since then, tool manufacturers have provided advancements in the technology and usability of them. Engineers have carefully studied the physics explaining bolted fastening devices, resulting in improvements in measuring and applying force consistently and correctly. What did we use before Hydraulic Torque Wrench? Going far back to 1918, an employee of the New York City Water Department became frustrated...

We wish all our readers a great Happy New Year 2013. Whether you’re finishing up your housing projects for 2019, or you’re taking “New Year, new me” to another height with a new look home in 2020, a good clear out can be very therapeutic. Obviously, the cheapest method is to do the manual labour yourself, but you’re still going to need a place to put all your rubbish. For the times where a bi-weekly collected wheelie bin just won’t cut it, a cheap skip hire is the go-to route. But did you know that your location can...