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Tips for Dealing with a Disability

If you’ve recently become disabled, you’re likely experiencing many negative emotions. It’s easy to feel like nothing in your life will ever be the same. Maybe you feel like you’ll lose friends since you can’t socialise as much, or you worry that you’ll be seen as just a disabled person. Disabilities and illnesses can develop during your lifetime, and can also come on suddenly. The first thing you need to do is give yourself some time to come to terms with your new reality. Your friends and family are likely to be there to support you as much as you can. While it’s likely that you will have a huge range of emotions, it’s important to eventually begin feeling enthusiastic about your life again. It can be a good idea to speak with a counsellor, as they can give you some excellent tips for dealing with some of these emotions.…

How Broadband has Changed the World

I don’t know about you, but when I have no internet, it’s almost as bad as having no electricity. I feel completely cut off from civilisation, and I have no idea how to keep myself entertained. Almost everything I do relies on the internet in some way, and wifi is especially important since I work from home. Personally, decent broadband connections have allowed me to work from anywhere I like- from New Zealand to Thailand, to Guatemala, and Budapest, I can connect with my clients and complete work from home, coffee shops, or restaurants. And this is the same for many people, with the freelance and remote work lifestyle taking off. Much of it is thanks to businesses such as www.talktalk.co.uk/business/product/fibre, which allow us to work from anywhere. Back in 2013, when Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo told employees they were only allowed to work in the office, she greatly…

Are ‘Men-gagement Rings’ a Good Trend?

Getting engaged is an exciting time for both people in a couple, and for many women, one of the most memorable things about it is picking out or being given an engagement ring. An engagement ring is something really special that you plan to wear for the rest of your life, and are generally thrilled to show off to all of your friends and on social media. While there are all kinds of styles and trends for women’s engagement rings, from vintage oval engagement rings with classy solitaire diamonds through to modern, unique rings made from alternative materials, many style watchers have been quick to notice a far more unusual trend: engagement rings for men. Often referred to by the catchy name ‘man-gagement rings’ or ‘men-gagement rings’, the rings worn by men when they decide to get married in the same way women traditionally wear engagement rings are catching on.…

Making The Most of Competitions and Give Aways

We are bombarded with endless competitions, giveaways and sweepstakes all day, every day. Chances are that the junk folder of your emails are full of them and you’ve started to turn a blind eye to any mention of a competition that passes you. But when you engage with competitions correctly, you can really reap the rewards and benefit from your participation. Many will offer prizes that can vary from the extreme (like new cars, holidays and large lump cash sums) to smaller bonuses (such as free samples, days out and discount codes). Whatever the size of the prize, if it’s something that you want, it’s worth giving the competition a shot. So, here’s everything that you need to know about getting the most out of the prize opportunities that come to your attention. Pick and Choose You can’t engage in every competition out there. There are so many that it…

Don’t be Too Conscious of Your Looks in Your Wedding Photos

Couples getting married these days are very conscious about how they look in front of the camera. Instead of being focused on the actual ceremony, they are consumed by the idea that they don’t look good enough. This should be the least of your concerns. You are getting married. Cherish the moment. Your love for each other will just bring out the best in you. Don’t worry about your looks since you will surely be at your most gorgeous during the wedding. If you really worry about not looking good on your most special day, hire the best photographer to do the job. For sure, this person can transform everything and make you look fabulous. It is just a matter of choosing the right angle and finding the right props to make the images look even more romantic. Feel the love You have waited for this moment for a long…

4 Things to Look for in a Wedding Photographer

Wedding photographers can turn your wedding into something that you will remember forever. This is something you only do once (hopefully) so everything has to be captured. It won’t ever happen again. Years will pass and the only thing you will hold on to is the memory of your wedding. In fact, even your love for each other can fade over time, but you can always hang on to that wonderful moment when you tied the knot and you had a wedding photographer who captured everything perfectly. This is why you need to find the best person to do the job. Here are 4 qualities to look for in a wedding photographer. Experience You need someone who has been doing this for a long time, someone who specifically deals with wedding photos. There are a lot of good photographers out there, but not all of them have the keen eye…

How to Select the Best Chartered Building Surveyor for Your Requirements

It’s a part of doing due diligence when buying a new property – it’s an unfortunate but necessary part: getting the building surveyed. It’s sad that many people skip this crucial step (especially first-time buyers), either because they don’t understand the importance of the survey, or because they don’t want to spend more money than they need to. However, having a survey done can literally save you thousands, if not ten thousands of pounds down the road. The wise have a survey done. Still, there are many kinds of surveys out there, and even more surveyors who claim to give the best service for your money. So how do you select the right one? And where do you begin your search? Here’s how to select the best chartered building surveyor for your requirements. Why get a survey? Not only does the survey inform you of potential problems with the property…

The Dangers of DIY

Thanks to the many TV shows about home improvement, the fascination with DIY continues to grow each year. Slater and Gordon personal injury solicitors surveyed more than 2000 Brits and discovered just how much awareness those living in the UK have about the dangers of DIY. When you’re not aware of potential risks, you can’t easily take the right steps to prevent them. Unfortunately, the survey found that 48% of Brits are unconcerned about potential health risks associated with DIY projects. One example is the use of chainsaws. If you’ve recently had a large storm come through, you’ll often have large branches dangling from trees. Chainsaws provide a great way to trim these, but they also have kickback. If you have an older chainsaw, you’ll need to get a replacement chain fitted to reduce the kickback, or invest in a new one which has safety features like a chain brake,…

Girls, Gaming and the Destruction of Outdated Stereotypes

To say that gaming has undergone something of a change in the last couple of decades would be a rather massive understatement. The classic stereotype of a loner sat in front of a console in their bedroom has been wiped out with games such as Pokemon Go not only encouraging social activity but also demanding that players get out and about. But that’s not the only old-school idea on gaming which is now, frankly, a little bit outdated. The idea of gaming being purely a male pastime has been blown out of the water, with research in recent years indicating that 52 per cent – yes, the majority – of gamers are now in fact women. The huge growth seen in mobile gaming is thought to have been a factor behind this, yet focusing on that does not tell the whole story of how females are embracing all different types…

How to Get the Eyebrows of Your Dreams

Let’s face it: our eyebrows are an extremely important feature of our face. You’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever let a makeup artist fill in those brows. Your face can change before your very eyes just by thickening, coloring, or tweezing your eyebrows to a new shape. There are a number of techniques, products and quality serums for growing your eyebrows into the thick, shapely style that is on trend right now. Or, if you are looking for new ways to shape your brows and have them looking beautiful and fierce, there’s also a variety of techniques for shape-shifting at home. Changing your brows from a pair of caterpillars to two sisterly butterflies will boost your confidence and style, and it’s also a fun and easy change to your everyday look! Do the Beauty Research! Oftentimes, it’s hard to know what shape, color, and style of eyebrows is best for…

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