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Skin deep

Did you know that skin is our largest organ? We tend to think of our organs as inside the body but skin is one organ that adults carry 8 pounds of while it would stretch for 22 square feet. Skin is a wonderful things and we owe it a great deal which is why we should look after it to the best of our ability. It acts as our own personal waterproof shield, guarding and insulating us from temperatures, sunlight and chemicals. What else can it do? Cleverly, it can…

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Biggest doors in the world

Doors are quite simply, a gateway for people or things to come and go but imagine how big those doors would have to be to fit a space shuttle through? Oh yes, forget about the extremely average house doors, we’re going much bigger – gigantic in fact! Here we’ll take a look at some of the largest doors in the world. Fort Knox Vault Doors I’m sure you’ve heard the expression that something is ‘harder to get into than Fort Knox’, well that should give you some indication of the…

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Seven ways to protect your car from theft

Keeping your car safe from thieves is incredibly important, as you’re protecting a major investment and a lifeline for your work and social life. Image Credit With these seven tips, you stand a better chance of avoiding disaster, as even valuable, well equipped vehicles can still be taken. Try self-clamping Although parking clamps may be a pain when applied by someone else, if you buy one of your own and put it on your car when it is unattended, crooks will steer well clear of it. Pick a safe parking…

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Seven considerations for setting up a home office

Working from home is an attractive proposition for many people. Your workplace might allow you to work from home or you may be setting up your own business or freelancing. In any case, it is important to find a place where you can work. Companies put a lot of thought into individual work spaces and we recommend you do, too. Image Credit Communication is key Technology enables you to work from anywhere in the world, but you do need to be accessible, which means having a great internet connection. Find…

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New year, new site!

If you’re looking to boost business in the New Year, what better way to do so than by launching a website? Nowadays, it is rare to find a business without any kind of online presence. And while investing in a website may seem an obvious part of starting a business, it is overlooked by a surprising number of entrepreneurs.

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How to bleach jeans for a retro 80s look

If you love this look why not go DIY to create a pair unique to you? Image Credit What you need You’ll obviously need the jeans you want to bleach, as well as bleach and water to dilute it in. Use an old bowl to mix the water and bleach in, and something to put the bleach on with. A brush, sponge or spray could work, depending on the look you want. Use rubber gloves to protect your hands, and wear old clothes, in case they get bleached accidentally. The…

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Improving Leicester

Why would you visit Leicester? There are many attractions in the area and the city is a vibrant place with great heritage and culture. One of the main reasons why Leicester is becoming a great place to visit is it’s focus on accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists. This is a city that is really going the extra mile to create a welcoming and safe city centre to enjoy all the city has to offer in a much nicer environment.

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DIY Christmas gifts are growing in popularity

Christmas is just around the corner, and many people will be scouring the shops to find that perfect gift for their friend or loved one. With so much to choose from, it can be hard to know what present to buy. Why restrict yourself to the shops and online stores this festive season? One type of gift that does not even need to be bought is gaining in popularity: the DIY Christmas gift. Image Credit There are lots of presents that are suited to a DIY Christmas gift, from making…

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Could a gluten free diet be beneficial for professional cyclists?

In 2010, the Garmin professional cycling team moved to a gluten free diet before the Tour de France, on the advice of Garmin’s exercise physiologist. Leading riders reported improved digestion, better sleep and stronger recovery. Image Credit So could a gluten free diet be beneficial for professional cyclists? Certainly cyclists perceive that gluten triggers inflammation, and 70% of cyclists report they suffer from digestive symptoms. Is gluten to blame? Professional cyclists burn a colossal number of calories, around 8,000 a day during an endurance race like the Tour de France….

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A Beginner’s Guide To Drinking Wine

Maybe you’ve just started drinking wine. Maybe you’ve drunk wine for years, but you don’t really know very much about it. Whatever your situation, there are lots of basic things that you can learn to improve your knowledge about wine. Image Credit If you want to know more about wine, here is our beginner’s guide to drinking wine. Different Types of Wine Most people know that wine is made with grapes, but they don’t know that the grapes aren’t the kind you will find in the fruit aisle. Wine grapes…

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