For the majority of us in the UK, when we get cold we simply flick a switch and the heating comes on. We pay the gas bills and it keeps flowing via underground pipes into our houses and we never need to give it a second thought.
Let’s get truthful, we all love our comfort zones. We can laze around, stretch ourselves a bit, yawn and be bored in our little bubbles, and we all love it. Boredom from doing the same tasks everyday may even be disguised as optimism “At least I am comfortable!”. Well comfortable you are, but for how long?
The only downside that really costs you when you want to start a family, or add to one, is the inevitable decision of upsizing where you live. Gone are the days where kids will happily accept sharing a bedroom with more than one sibling and no matter how hard you try, you can’t fit a triple bunk bed in a room (probably good for safety reasons anyway). So we decided to bite the bullet and look into selling our precious family home – firstly through an online agency and then finally through recognised local estate agents in Borehamwood, London.
Often living on your own for the first time and away from the safety net of your family, with all the excitement of a new adventure, means that security within student accommodation is often over looked.
Friends and family are always likely to have an opinion on a new lover in your life. But there is one factor above any that is likely to arouse much interest: if you have a disparity of age.
If they’re much older or younger than you, friends and family will often see this as a negative. They might caution you against getting involved.
After seeing rising numbers of gift cards and big box stores over the last ten years, it’s not surprising that an increasing number of consumers are bucking that trend to seek out unique gifts. This has made personalised gifts the hottest trend for shopping this year.
Nothing says “I planned ahead this year” like a personalised gift. After a decade of last minute gift card purchases and Black Friday shopping, this year many shoppers began planning their holiday gift purchases before the end September. Fortunately, it has become quick and easy to order personalised items online. Now gift givers can get credit for planning ahead when they actually ordered only a few weeks before Christmas.
As the dark mornings and darker nights arrive, many of us are starting to get that festive feeling. However, it’s a different story for those with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), as Compost Direct explains.
The changing of the seasons signifies a difficult time for them and is often the trigger of SAD. Although the exact cause remains unclear, SAD is a type of depression that fluctuates with the seasons. It is most common in winter and symptoms include irritability, low moods, a lack of energy, sleeping for longer and craving carbohydrate-rich ‘comfort food’.
Going to university for the first time can be really exciting and full of promises, but eventually reality smacks you on the face, and you find yourself struggling hard for funds. In my first year of university, managing my university budget was harder than studies. Other than receiving good grades, my goal was to make the most out of my budget and try saving up a few bucks.
Odds are, you are sitting down whilst you read this article. More than that, if you are working from an office, you are likely to be sitting for more than 8 long hours today, maybe more.
We have flitted from one office fad to another in the quest to prevent premature aging and heart failure, linked to being sedentary. From gym balls to floor cushions, and in recent time no chairs whatsoever, just the option to stand at your work station.