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During their younger years, a lot of people simply can’t wait to become an adult. The moment you hit an age where you can start thinking for yourself and making your own life decisions always sounds exciting. However, in adulthood, you may then often wonder how your childhood went so quickly, and why life is suddenly more about paying bills and having responsibilities. Being an adult doesn’t mean that you can’t embrace your inner child however and in fact, it’s encouraged from time to time. Do Something Impulsive A...

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...

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...

On a global scale, there are very few cars which have achieved classic status. Cars are dubbed ‘classics’ due to a mixture of popularity and a long lifespan, and classic car collectors are great at keeping these aging motors in top condition. Sadly, there are a number of misconceptions which surround the classic car market – here, we aim to debunk some of the most common ones: Classic cars will have high mileage It is a common misconception amid the car buying market that the cliché, ‘less means more’, is particularly...

There is no denying that the UK population is growing at an alarming rate. The upper dependents, or those of state pension age (65+) constituted for 18.2 per cent of the population in mid-2017, a rise by more than two per cent from only a decade before. The baby boomer generation — those born between 1945 and 1964 — are nearing, or have already reached, retirement age. Furthermore, thanks to technologic developments within the health care system, baby boys born between 2015 and to 2017 are predicted to live to 79, while females are...

Are you desperately trying to think of something new and original to give to your loved ones this Christmas? The key to a thoughtful Christmas present is personalisation. Let your loved one know that you’ve gone above and beyond this year and put a lot of effort into making your gift special. A personalised gift can take many different forms, and we have the perfect option for every member of the family. Carry on reading to gather some inspiration. A gift for the grandparents — a printed photo album Digital photographs...

Christmas is officially upon us. We can no longer complain about festive goodies showing up in the shops, or Christmas decorations appearing in pubs, restaurants, or houses. It’s time to wind fairy lights around every inch of your home, put tinsel on anything that will stand still long enough, and throw any notion of dieting out of the window for at least the next three weeks. Part of the festive mania sees many of us going out to purchase an entire, fully-grown tree and placing it indoors. If you’re opting for a real tree...

No matter how beautiful your home may be, you will never be 100% comfortable if you have poor air quality. Improving your air quality can help you get better sleep, ward off allergens and toxins, balance humidity, eliminate bad odors, and much more. However, many people do not realize how bad their air quality is until they take steps to improve it.  Here are four ways that you can improve your indoor air quality today.  House Plants Image via Flickr by spinster cardigan One of the best methods of improving your...

We’ve seen technology swiftly developing across all sectors in recent years, although one sector seems to have fallen behind somewhat. The waste management sector has been a little more reluctant to embrace new technologies, relying on traditional methods for even for communication and booking. But there are so many new technological advancements in the waste management industry, from how the waste itself is dealt with, to how firms book and order waste management services. Making waste collection automatic According...