Breaking Boundaries and Exceeding Expectations

For many people with special needs, they are held back, not by their own limitations, but by the limitations others place on them simply because they don’t know what they’re truly capable of. Camping releases those limitations for people with special needs, creating an entirely new environment where they, in a sense, get to “start over” and re-discover the amazing talents they have. Whether it’s setting up a cozy bed in a tent, roasting the perfect marshmallow, or experiencing a new animal for the first time, the new experiences help…

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Are women unrepresented in clinical trials?

There are conflicting reports on the representation of women in clinical trials, with one group saying they are overrepresented and others disagreeing. What is really going on? Image Credit Sex The Institute of Medicine advises that sex matters, so both males and females need to be represented in trials to detect gender differences in the effects of pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical interventions. Women’s healthcare will be compromised due to a lack of sex-specific information about drugs, their doses and unusual uses of drugs. Trials The demographic make-up of clinical trial participants…

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How to Set Your Home Office Up for Success

According to Forbes contributor, Kenneth Rapoza, one in five Americans work from home. That’s about three million American professionals that never step foot in an office outside their home – 54 percent of them say they’re happier that way. Whether it’s a self-employed individual or someone working a small accounting service or telecommuting for another company, more and more people are hanging up their work shirts, getting out of the “rat race,” and snuggling up to their computers. But, with home offices comes to another challenge – productivity. When you…

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How can you deal with asbestos in your workplace?

Asbestos hasn’t been used in new construction projects for many years, but refurbishments and building conversion projects are frequently held up because asbestos is discovered during the building work. Image Credit In fact, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warns that asbestos may be present in any building that was completed before 2000. That includes schools, hospitals, factories and offices, so many workplaces can be affected. Asbestos exposure still causes around 5,000 deaths a year, so asbestos in the workplace needs to be rigorously controlled and managed. It’s essential to…

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Everything you need to know about the National Motorhome & Campervan Show 2018

The leisure industry will showcase its products in the UK’s largest show between 20th and 22nd April 2018 at the East of England Arena, Peterborough. Image Credit Largest Event This will be the 28th year that this show has been held, and it is still the UK’s largest motorhome show. Being held in April, it is an excellent starting point to a new season, giving customers the opportunity to test-drive vehicles, change their existing vehicle and get kitted out with the latest gadgets and hobby must-haves. Exhibits The event attracts…

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How to become a truck driver

Transporting goods is more crucial than ever thanks to our love for online shopping and globalisation. The transport of goods is a vast and global network, with continual high demand for truck drivers all over the country. Truck driving as a career can pay well and provide good levels of job satisfaction. Here are some of the first steps in becoming a truck driver: Learn to Drive Before you can begin working as a truck driver, you must have a full car licence. You also need to be over 18…

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Be your own fashion designer – Getting into making your own clothes

Getting into making your own clothes is one of the most rewarding hobbies that you can have. Not only is making your own clothes fun, but it is also practical, and as you improve you will be able to start coming up with your own unique designs, so you can have one of a kind pieces that nobody else will have! Most of us now would have no idea how to make our own clothes – with clothes being made abroad being so cheap and easily available in this country,…

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Who can participate in a clinical trial?

If you’ve heard of clinical trials but not sure who is eligible to participate in one, here is some information that might help. A clinical study is research involving human participants that is undertaken to add to medical knowledge and treatments. A clinical trial might also be referred to as an interventional study. Trials can involve drugs or devices but could also involve a change to someone’s diet or a new procedure. Trials involving the testing of new drugs have different stages referred to as phases. Who can participate? Each…

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What Are the Benefits of Silicone Hoses?

It’s amazing to see how far we have come as a civilisation, as it was during the Bronze Age that the very first pipes to carry water from one place to another were invented. Image Credit The Roman Empire later had pipes of lead and clay, producing bathing areas and delivering potable water – a world away from what we have today. We have a lot to thank them for. History Over the decades, materials such as hollow bamboo reeds have been used to carry water in places like China,…

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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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