Heating Through History

It’s been bitingly cold recently and it makes you wonder how people coped before central heating.  How did our ancestors keep warm and out of the freezing winter temperatures? Going back to the time of the building of Stonehenge, fire was the only source of heat when temperatures dropped. In the centre of each Neolithic home would have been a well-stoked fire which would be the focal point for the family to cook and warm themselves. Of course, for those uncomfortably cold nights – animal fur and hides would have…

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Why Your Business Needs Professional Commercial Pressure Washing

If you’re the proud owner of a business and have a local physical location, it is vital that you consider the benefits of high quality commercial pressure washing. Pressure washing might not seem like that big of a deal, especially if you’ve owned your property for quite some time. This is due to the fact that the dirt that has accumulated is difficult to spot after going to work every single day. This is when pressure washing is even more crucial, and it is something that will help your office…

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What is a potentiometer?

A potentiometer is used to manually increase or decrease the amount of current flowing through a circuit. It does this by altering the amount of resistance to the current. A typical application would be a volume knob on a radio, or a joystick. Image Credit The potentiometer is essentially a resistor with three terminals. A slide or wiper is used to make an adjustable voltage divider. The potentiometer has two strips of material – a conductive strip which conducts current into the circuit when the control is used in one…

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How to plan your car budget

We all need to plan our monthly budget to keep household bills up-to-date and our financial affairs in order, and this is also the case when planning to buy a car. Image Credit Budget Budgeting for a car is very important because if you don’t get your sums right at the start, you could get into financial trouble. It’s very tempting to buy the most expensive car that you can afford, but remember all the additional costs that are associated with running a car. Before you decide on a specific…

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How to keep your conservatory warm in winter

The very time of year when we should make the most of a conservatory, many of us abandon them because they’re too cold. Instead, we huddle indoors in overcrowded living rooms under artificial light. The poor light can frustrate creative hobbies like sewing and reading too, so we resign ourselves to a diet of re-runs of repeats of TV programmes. Image Credit Health impacts For many in Britain, the short days of winter are literally depressing. Seven percent of us suffer ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ (SAD) to a degree considered clinically…

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Making a new home cosy

Moving into a new home is an exciting time but it’s also hard work. The first few days your new house can feel a little stark and barren as you get yourself organised. Here are some quick and easy tips to have your new pad cosy, warm and inviting in no time at all: Start with the front door – If you want that ‘Welcome’ feeling each time you arrive home then a little kerb appeal goes a long way. Wash down your front step or porch, pop a mat…

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4 Courier Facts You Should Know

When you need a parcel or letter to be sent from door to door, especially if it’s urgent, the first thing that comes to mind is to use a courier service. We know that using a professional courier service means it will be secure and economical and arrive quickly. Whether you’re a business or an individual, using a courier service is especially convenient and makes good sense. Image Credit 1. Work Right Around the Clock Couriers are available 24/7, which is a great advantage to businesses because it means they…

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Research reveals decline in employee willingness to relocate abroad

The last five years have seen a marked decrease in the number of employees prepared to transfer overseas according to new research from a relocation membership organisation. The commissioned research was conducted across 10,000 global employees in 20 countries and revealed a fall in those willing to relocate abroad from 25% in 2012 to just 18% in 2017. These figures were based on assumption of a 10% pay increase to relocate abroad for up to two years. Image Credit The research commissioned by Canadian Employee Relocation Council, explores further factors…

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4 More Key Predictions for the Future of Retail

As Christmas approaches, we’ll all, no doubt, be spending more than usual, both online and on the high street, and retailers will be competing to offer attractive promotions and desirable shopping experiences to attract a larger proportion of consumer spend. Image Credit According to the Office for National Statistics, retail sales are already seeing reasonable year-on-year growth in 2017, although rates vary across categories. But what other trends will we see in the retail sector in the coming months and years? Total Mobility Consumers increasingly want to merge their online…

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What Steps Should I Take To Make My Divorce Successful?

One of the most difficult and disquieting experiences that an individual can undergo is getting a divorce. If you’ve recently decided that it’s time to end your marriage, it’s important to know that this decision can engender deep anxiety, financial challenges, and emotional disturbances. However, it’s equally important to know that there are several techniques you can implement to maintain your financial freedom and mental equilibrium throughout the divorce process. Below you’ll find just a few of several techniques that can help you realize this objective: 1. Utilize Online Resources.…

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