How health technology could help ease the sexual health crisis

The demand for sexual health services recently hit record levels in the UK but underfunding and cuts across services are leading to a sexual health crisis. Image Credit The modern sexual health crisis Cases of what we would once consider antiquated sexually transmitted diseases including syphilis are increasing and super-bug STIs including drug-resistant gonorrhoea are causing genuine cause for concern among health professionals. Image Credit Although these statements currently make the sexual health landscape look rather bleak, there is a clear opportunity to utilise technology to revolutionise the way we…

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Six website design tips

To make the most from owning a website, it should be carefully constructed, paying attention to various key considerations. Here are six tips to ensure your website is the best it can be. Image Credit 1. Understand your audience Have a clear idea who you’re targeting your website at. This will influence how you design it, and what methods you use to encourage audiences to visit your site. As well as understanding your audience, ask yourself what you want to achieve from your website and what courses of action you…

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Healthy Eating Equals Healthy Teeth

You’ve probably heard the saying ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ and it’s true of the dentist as well. Not only is a good, well-balanced diet beneficial to your general health but will benefit your oral health too. Those who suffer with missing teeth and tooth decay tend not to have a particularly healthy diet that includes plenty of fruit and veg. Therefore, watching what you eat can help you when you visit the dentist as well and give you a healthier smile. One of the most common…

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The truth behind six common job-hunting myths

Job searching can be a stressful experience, with CVs to tweak, cover letters to write and endless hours spent poring over ads and attending interviews; however, is it possible that most people are following an accepted pattern of job hunting that is not as productive as it could be? Image Credit To explore this further, we look at six commonly-held beliefs that some HR experts now believe to be unhelpful myths. 1. Present a 100 per cent perfect image Nobody can realistically be expected to be skilled and accomplished in…

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How to modernise your park home

Your park home is your getaway, your sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You want an inviting holiday home to greet you at the end of a long week. In that case, your park home might need a little lift. Here are five easy ways you can take your park home from drab to fab. Image Credit Look to the floor You can quickly and easily replace your flooring. Wake up a tired park home with new carpets and lino. If you want a really modern,…

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How to reduce your Christmas waste

Christmas is a time of year when we all produce a great deal of waste. It’s the season of indulgence and a time for stuffing yourself silly with chocolates and turkey. However, it’s easy to create too much waste if we don’t think carefully about it. From too much food going to waste to endless piles of packaging, boxes and Christmas wrapping paper – here are some good ways to cut down and give the environment a little less to cope with after Christmas has finished. Image credit Plan Ahead…

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Don’t Send Cash in the Post – Try These Ideas Instead

When thinking about Christmas gifts, sometimes the best present for someone who has everything is cold hard cash. But it can be risky to send cash in the post, so consider some alternatives. From gift vouchers to bank transfers and cheques, there are many ways to offer a monetary gift without risking your money in the post. Image Credit Gift Vouchers A great alternative to cash is a gift card or gift voucher. You can find vouchers for the recipient’s favourite store which are valid for around two years. Giving…

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Managing Anxiety That Often Accompanies Diabetes

Studies show that individuals diagnosed with diabetes experience signs of anxiety more frequently than individuals who do not have diabetes. Anxiety in people with diabetes may be triggered by worry associated with: Monitoring blood glucose levels Managing weight Eating a well-rounded diet The possibility of developing short and/or long-term chronic health conditions associated with diabetes Symptoms of anxiety often include: Restlessness Insomnia Difficulty focusing or concentrating Lethargy Digestive issues, like constipation If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and have symptoms of anxiety, there are certain steps you can take…

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Questions to ask when visiting wedding venues

When you’re planning a wedding, it’s easy to become confused about what you’ve seen, done and agreed to. Without effective planning, you can soon feel swamped by the information and decisions you need to make. By the time you look around yet another venue, you might have forgotten precisely what it is you were seeking in the first place. Here are some questions you can ask to get you back on track: Is the venue big enough for your guest list and is your date available? These are undoubtedly the…

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Are plyscrapers the future of timber buildings?

A suburb in Brisbane known as Bowen Hills is the latest location for what is commonly known as plyscrapers. Image Credit The nine-storey office building is made almost entirely of wood, with many thousands of prefabricated wooden panels and beams held in place by a series of screws and bolts. Known as 25 King Street, the wooden high-rise building looks like any other steel or concrete building. Once up close, however, the chunky wooden frame becomes evident. Tall timber buildings known as plyscrapers are being constructed across both North America…

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