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Lawn Wars

Three things, anyone can predicate. The tacky dress style of the 1990’s wouldn’t last forever. Cell phones would become the best thing since sliced bread. Finally, people will start lighting their lawn on fire. Only to avoid, that death-trap known as a push mower. All these things have come to pass, (except that last one). That rickety, old push-mover left your hands feeling like arthritis and carpel tunnel had a love child. Today with technological advances lawn care doesn’t have to be that strenuous. The first thing people see is your lawn and…

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A Short Checklist for Hosting a Dinner Party – Things to do as a Host

Throwing a dinner party at home is a good way to spend time with your loved ones. Whether it is for friends from high school or family that you have not seen in years, it will give you the chance to catch up and know what everyone’s up to these days. However, deciding to host a dinner party in your house is a big responsibility to take on. The event involves careful and thorough planning, as there are various aspects of it that have to be taken care of in…

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Women in the world of HGVs

It’s no big secret that the world of heavy good vehicles has always been dominated by men. To this day, the sight of a female trucker descending from the cabin of a heavy vehicle is enough to turn heads and make people chatter. From top to bottom, the industry has definitely been considered to be a male niche, although things have slowly been changing. The very fact that you do see female lorry drivers these days is a departure from the recent past, when the idea itself was strange to…

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Are you being watched?

There is only one answer to this question: yes, of course you are being watched. If you manage to live your life away from closed circuit cameras, satellite imaging, credit card, internet, passport and any other trail which is used to keep tabs on people, the chances are that someone is looking for you. Privacy in the 21st Century has come to be almost synonymous with high levels of secrecy. While many decades ago it was possible for Nazi war criminals to ‘disappear’ from Europe to South America to live…

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Get the education you never had

The question of whether or not a person can consider themselves educated needs to be put in context. In a country where the majority of people are illiterate and have little knowledge of the ways of the world outside their immediate vicinity, someone who can read, read and do simple math, but not much else, can be considered well educated. On the other hand, if you take the same person and surrounded them with academic types from Oxford and Harvard, it would be a stretch to call them well educated.…

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Tiny things to brighten up your day

Do you ever get to work on a Monday morning and wonder how your coworkers can be so happy and smiley? Or perhaps you’d like to know just where your friends get all that energy from when you meet up on a Friday evening? How come some people are just so chirpy and bright all the time, when you seem to wallow, exhaustedly trying to escape your swamp of misery and bitterness. So, what’s their secret? What’s this amazing elixir that they all seem to know about but continues to…

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How to buy gifts that people actually need

When it’s gift-giving season, the shops are filled with generic gifts that people buy each other simply for the convenience. Christmas sweaters that get worn once a year, socks that get thrown in with the other pairs people receive, a mug with someone’s name on it that’s going to get taken to work and unwittingly appropriated by someone else with the same name. Board games that kids are never going to play because they’re obsessed with computer games. Books about train journeys in Bulgaria because you heard that someone spent…

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How to improve your balance

This isn’t going to be an article about how to improve your standing with your local branch of your favourite bank. This is about a different type of balance – they type you need if you want to stand up comfortable on the higher branches of your favourite tree without flailing around and eventually falling off ridiculously and landing painfully, asking yourself how you had been so stupid to even try, knowing that you’ve always had poor balance. Throughout my school years, I had always had a reasonable sense of…

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The joys of gazpacho

Spanish people swear by it, and so do their doctors – it’s high in antioxidants which are thought to help prevent certain types of cancer and clean up free radicals in the blood. More studies show that it helps reduce blood pressure, despite containing salt. It also helps to prevent development of cataracts and improves general cardiovascular health. On top of all that is that it’s supremely easy to make. Traditional gazpacho was made by crushing tomatoes, olive oil, cucumbers, red bell peppers, onions and garlic in a mortar. It…

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Best Guitars for Beginners

When choosing your first guitar, you need to decide if you want to start on an acoustic or and electric model. Some people say you should start with an acoustic, but you need to consider that an electric guitar can be easier to learn on because you do not need to press so hard on the strings because they are generally thinner than those on an acoustic. Your fingers will naturally harden up with more practise. Here you will find some of the top selling beginners guitars, all of which…

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