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  • The world of Turbo-Busywork

    01 October 2018

    The world of Turbo-Busywork A clue to our irrational attitudes to time might lie in one peculiarity of the present era, which ought to be called the era of turbo-busywork. Vast armies of people in offices are devoting the whole of their professional efforts...

  • The Daily Mile

    02 October 2018

    The Daily Mile improves the health and fitness of schoolchildren around the world. The first study of the popular Daily Mile initiative -- which involved children taking a 15-minute break from class to do physical activity -- has confirmed it improves...

  • out-of-date yoghurt

    02 October 2018

    out-of-date yoghurt if you leave natural yoghurt at room temperature, it won’t go off. It will start to ferment and thicken into a happy colony of yeast and bacteria that can be used to make your own, thereby turning one pot of yoghurt into a self-perpetuating...

  • Ecosystems thrive in Finland

    03 October 2018

    The ecosystems that once existed in Britain have been eradicated. Although there are still people there that care (such as those protecting butterflies, RSPB etc.) the Brits have long lost their connection to the natural environment. Predators and megafauna...

  • Huxley

    03 October 2018

    What Huxley teaches is that in the age of advanced technology, spiritual devastation is more likely to come from an enemy with a smiling face than from one whose countenance exudes suspicion and hate. In the Huxleyan prophecy, Big Brother does not watch...

  • Words

    04 October 2018

    Words in language may have two meanings, one is literal and the other figurative. The word revolution in French has thus two meanings. 1 - literally = Exactly as stated; read or understood without additional interpretation; not figurative or metaphorical....

  • overpayment

    07 October 2018

    Many of us have enjoyed the classic board game Monopoly, and we’ve most likely received the “Bank error in your favour, collect £200” card. In real life though, it doesn’t quite work like that. Overpayments can and do happen, but the recipient isn’t legally...

  • Whisky in Glasgow

    08 October 2018

    Whisky in Glasgow A place to buy whisky must after all be in Glasgow. If for knowledge and appreciation then this must be a great place to buy whisky. There could be a chance to buy some Macallan whisky and it is lovely to learn just a little of its history...

  • A Healthy Brain

    13 October 2018

    Our brain is made from that which we eat food, It is then so important for that which we eat and drink for that affects our ability to keep an alert and active healthy mind So it is wonderful to feed the brain with fish Flourishing in lots of green vegetables...

  • Advice preparing for Exams

    14 October 2018

    For fairly boring but essential stuff like revision for exams, writing reports of work done etc So setting an alarm for the time to stop with a promised treat and a break helps. But the key is you must take the reward otherwise you won't trust yourself...

  • Lavender as a business

    16 October 2018

    Lavender could be one of the most profitable cash crops for small growers unlike many other seasonal crops , such as flowers, that are worthless if not sold at harvest time, Lavender could be dried and made into even more profitable products. There must...

  • German Language websites

    16 October 2018

    -http://german.net/exercises/ Helpful for mini exercises in German. -https://www.memrise.com/ Great audio quality to help understand to listen to German. -https://german.net/reading/familie/ Beginner-Advanced reading in German with translational English...

  • Queen of Sweden

    20 October 2018

    An eight-year-old Swedish-American girl came across an exciting find swimming at her local lake, when she pulled an ancient sword from its depths. "It's not every day that one steps on a sword in the lake!" But that's exactly what happened to Saga Vanecek,...

  • The Robot Farmer

    20 October 2018

    Farmers already do their work exclusively with machines. We have a traditional view of farmers as men of the land, with strong bodies and weatherbeaten faces. However, I do a lot of work in the countryside with farmers, and I'd say that 90% of them are...

  • Public Speaking

    21 October 2018

    Two kinds of public speaking are often confused. One is done by politicians on a podium or the Queen at Christmas, and is essentially a rehearsed reading with a script. The other is off the cuff, natural, using whatever headings or visual aids are useful...

  • Stress

    22 October 2018

    Not all stress is harmful. Stress can be good when it stimulates creativity and motivation, excitement and satisfaction. Harness stress instead of fighting it. Be more realistic about your expectations. Don’t try to always be perfect. Don’t be overly...

  • Stress

    22 October 2018

    Not all stress is harmful. Stress can be good when it stimulates creativity and motivation, excitement and satisfaction. Harness stress instead of fighting it. Be more realistic about your expectations. Don’t try to always be perfect. Don’t be overly...

  • A Good Bath

    24 October 2018

    How to take a good bath • Pick a time when you are unlikely to be distracted. Peace and quiet should help you to relax. • Consider adding an essential oil, such as lavender oil, to promote relaxation. • Your bathwater should be just a little hotter than...

  • Other Realms

    25 October 2018

    No matter how much stress you have at work, in your personal relationships, or countless other issues faced in daily life, it all just slips away when you lose yourself in a great story. A well-written novel can transport you to other realms, while an...

  • harvesting

    28 October 2018

    harvesting is nearly finished except for a bit of parsley + cutting celery. we have put compost on the beds + covered them with leaves + twigs- to prevent the neighboring cats to use them. Some kinds of vegetables were great- beans, mangetout, chard,...

  • Seaweed

    29 October 2018

    seaweed limy, slippery seaweed has been heralded as the new, must-have superfood. So is it truly healthy or just media hype? Despite its recently trendy, superfood status, seaweed has been used all over the world for thousands of years, but has most notably...

  • Compost

    03 November 2018

    Another good way to get things composted really fast is to simply dig a hole in the garden and put it all in (be careful about weed seed heads and roots). Even quite twiggy stuff breaks down over winter and the volume reduces quickly. We did this in our...

  • Winter contemplation

    05 November 2018

    Just as plants grow tall in the spring and summer, full of energy, foliage and flowering, then die back in the winter, my belief is so do we. Energy levels, confidence and what we believe we're capable of falls, and I'm not sure we can do anything useful...

  • start school later

    11 January 2019

    Most British students don’t start school until around 8.50am, but one recent study concluded that most 18- and 19-year-olds don’t feel mentally sharp until much later, and therefore possibly shouldn’t start their studies until after 11am. In a separate...

  • A Super blood wolf moon

    20 January 2019

    A total lunar eclipse will give an apparent reddish colour to the lunar surface – known as a blood moon. At the same time, the moon will be slighty closer to Earth than normal and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual – a phenomenon called a...