Month: August 2019

  • A Home With More Creative Flare

    A Home With More Creative Flare

    Creative flare is what life should be about. There’s so many times in our life where we have the chance to be creative, but instead we just don’t know how to use the vision in our minds. Sometimes, it might just be that you feel like you have no vision at all compared to other people. Do you ever get envious of how some people can throw together an outfit effortlessly, or make their home look like a show home without even trying it would seem? Well, join the queue. But instead of joining  the queue at the back, be one of the people who are trying to pick up their creative flare, and use it around the home. We want to try and guide you through this journey, because everyone deserves to live in a home with a little bit of creative flare. There are so many places that you can draw inspiration from, and there are so many new trends coming into fashion that you could try and use. So keep on reading, get your creative thinking hat on, and have a home with a bit more creative flare. (more…)

  • How Flat Is Your Start Up?

    How Flat Is Your Start Up?

    The school of thought around agile working methodology grows by the day, with this way of working, first emergent in the software industry, now being transplanted to other sectors with huge amounts of success. When taking your business from a solo concern to one which hires, it pays to think through the structure in a cohesive way. You may only be hiring for one or two positions at the moment, but think about the eventual shape you’d like your business to take on, and you can then lay the groundwork for that structure ahead of time. A flat organisation isn’t something you might have considered off the bat, but it could be just what your business needs. There are a lot of positives to using a flatter model. If you want a company which is great at making quick decisions, keeping your staff turnover to a minimum through improved satisfaction or maintain a specific company culture through periods of fast growth, then it’s a good fit with those aspirations. It’s not for every business out there, but most who are emerging into a globally competitive market place are going to want to be able to move quickly, to keep pace with shifting customer requirements and changes in the macroenvironment while extracting maximum profit (more…)

  • How To Plan A Wedding Without Ruining Your Finances

    How To Plan A Wedding Without Ruining Your Finances

    The average cost of a wedding is huge these days and people end up saving for years or getting themselves into loads of debt to pay for it. When you think about it, spending that much money on your wedding isn’t a very sensible financial move and even though it’s an important day, there are better ways that you could use that money. When you’re starting a life with your partner, you could use that money to save up for a mortgage or put some money aside to have kids in the future. Spending too much on your wedding can leave you in a bad financial position if you’re not careful. But the thing is, you can still have a great wedding day without spending all of your money if you just follow these simple tips.  (more…)

  • 9 Tips For Exercising Safely

    9 Tips For Exercising Safely

    People tend to think of exercise as an inherently positive activity, one that’ll give your health and fitness levels a boost, give more energy, and all-around have you feeling at your best. However, while it can do those things, there is another side to exercise: it can be dangerous. Anything that involves putting your body under strain can cause an injury and other long-term problems — and putting your body under strain is more or less the name of the game when it comes to exercise. So it’s important that you’re taking steps to ensure you are exercising safely.  (more…)

  • Could Work with Children?

    Is working with children something for you?

    Working with children is something that many of us consider when looking for a career, whether we are fresh out of school or looking for a change in later life. A job working with children can be fulfilling; you might get to spend your days shaping the lives of the future. You’ll go home from every shift, knowing that your time has been spent in a worthwhile way. Working with children is fun, and it’s certainly never boring. Careers with children often appeal to parents or those that want children one day. 

    But, working with children isn’t easy. As much as it might be fun and fulfilling, it can also be frustrating, annoying and stressful. Some days will be upsetting, and you might see children dealing with health issues and emotional distress, that makes it hard for you to switch off at the end of the day. So, before you apply for a teachers course or start looking for nanny jobs, you need to ask yourself if you could cope with working with children.  (more…)

  • How Not To Get Ripped Off When Buying A Car

    How Not To Get Ripped Off When Buying A Car

    The price of a car should always reflect the quality. Whilst there are many honest sellers out there, there are unfortunately a lot of dodgy dealers and scam artists who will overcharge for a car that is in poor condition. To avoid being ripped off by these sellers, here are five tips that you should follow when buying your next car. (more…)

  • Could a Career in Real Estate Be for You?

    Could a Career in Real Estate Be for You?

    If you’re looking for a wise financial investment to make, real estate could prove to be the best option for you! Investing in real estate gives you a reliable source of financial security. If you are an employed individual, you never know when you might be made redundant or lose your job – having savings from a sold property or having a steady income from letting a property out can help tide you over until you find a new position. If you are self-employed or run your own business and are going through a rough patch with little profit, you can also benefit from this. So, let’s take a moment to look at both buy to sell and buy to let real estate.

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  • What Is Fast Fashion And Why Should You Avoid It?

    What Is Fast Fashion And Why Should You Avoid It?

    Have you ever wondered how cute clothes from some brands can be so cheap? Many companies focus on providing fast fashion to consumers, and chances are, you have plenty of it in your wardrobe right now. 

    Fast fashion implies the streamlining of production to get the cheapest clothes to racks at the quickest rates. People keep returning to these fast fashion stores to follow fashion trends, and this means that the clothing they buy often ends up being thrown on landfills because they just keep on buying it. New and trendy pieces end up in stores each week, but this isn’t a good thing.

    Fast fashion is actually terrible for the environment due to the sheer amount that ends up on landfills. Plus, clothes are hurriedly made in large volumes, resulting in the terrible quality – so you end up needing to buy more often. 

    There are many other reasons for not buying into fast fashion too, such as:

    • The pay and conditions that some workers must put up with – fast fashion exploits workers 
    • It can cost you more in the long run as you need to replace pieces that fall apart
    • The more you buy into fast fashion, the more you think differently about clothes -you don’t invest much in it monetarily or emotionally, it’s just to fill a gap

    When you avoid fast fashion, you can fill your wardrobe with high-quality items that last, and actually, love what you wear. 

    What Can You Do About Fast Fashion?

    There are a number of things you can do to combat fast fashion. This includes:

    Buying From Handmade/Smaller Companies

    Look into smaller and even handmade clothing companies you can buy from, and know which companies to avoid. You want to shop from high quality brands that are transparent about their manufacturing process and labor standards. You can also buy second hand on sites like Depop! 

    Avoid Buying Fakes 

    Don’t buy fake designer items. Counterfeit handbags and similar items actually have a darker background than you probably realize. 

    Look After Your Clothes 

    When you buy clothes, look after them. Don’t treat them like they are disposable. 

    Buy Clothes You Know You Can Mix And Match

    You should be wearing these pieces more than once, which means you need to be able to mix and match them with different pieces. Weigh up the cost per wear (estimating how often you’ll wear it or how long you’ll keep it) and ask yourself if it’s worth it. Figure out your personal style, too – this will mean avoiding clothing that you won’t wear. 

    Sell Your Clothes On When You’re Done With Them

    Don’t throw clothes away. Sell them on using sites like Depop or Poshmark, or give them to somebody you know will give it a good home. Social media can even be a good selling site these days. 

    Create A Capsule Wardrobe So You Don’t Feel The Need To Keep Buying 

    Put together a simplified ‘capsule’ wardrobe so you no longer feel the need to buy! 

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