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With antique furniture making a comeback, we look at the best ways to take care of those older
pieces so they continue to look their best for years to come. Whether you’re bringing a 100 year old
table back to life after it’s been stored in the attic for the past few decades, or you’ve chosen to
invest in some antique furniture for your home, staying beautiful requires a little more work when
you’re more than 100 years old! But that doesn’t mean it’s as complicated as you may think!
Below we offer some advice and top tips to keep your... (more)
Are you a fitness enthusiast looking for ways to improve your performance and reach new goals?
Perhaps you’ve been putting in overtime at the gym or investing in new workout clothes to support
your journey but have you considered the impact of nutrition? Knowing what to eat before, during
and after a workout is essential for peak performance. You need to be feeding your body with the
correct components that will support you from start to finish.
You will find a lot of articles and tips about the perfect ‘workout diet’ but apply a little... (more)
The "Internet of things" (IoT) is a growing topic of conversation not only in the workplace, but also amongst peers. The concept has the potential to affect the way we live and work massively. But what is the "Internet of things"? What impact will it have on you, if any? There are lots of complexities around the topic, but in this article – we’ll stick to the basics. There are many technical and policy-related conversations being had, but many of us are still trying to grasp the foundation of what all these conversations are actually about.
We need to start with understanding... (more)
The facts are in and evidence now suggests that going on a stag weekend is actually beneficial to your health reports StagWeb.co.uk.
Forget the old worries of late nights and hangovers, the pros outweigh the cons according to a number of scientific papers and research (note; massive disclaimers are likely to apply, depending on your appetite for partying).
While it’s true that stag dos tend to involve a little more drinking and partying than the average weekend, when done in moderation there does appear to be a of number medically documented advantages to getting... (more)
We all know that sinking feeling when you return to your parked car to find that somebody has scraped it. Sometimes no matter how well you try to protect your car, there’s often an idiot waiting around the corner waiting to damage it with their car or supermarket trolley. And worse than that, sometimes our cars can also be the victims of vandalism.
Nearly half of all minor collision damage happens in supermarket car parks. And no wonder, given how restrictive the space is in these colossal arenas. Supermarkets squeeze as many car park spaces in as they possibly can, so it's not... (more)
Summer is on the horizon and with the odd beautiful days we’ve already been given, many of us are turning our thoughts to how we’re going to spend our time.
If you’re anything like me, then you might find that after a few days of just laying around in the sun, you’re ready for more. That’s why I’ve put together this list for you of my top things to try this summer.
Go to an open air movie
With summer in this country lasting all of a couple of months, there really isn’t much time in the year to squeeze this wonderful experience in. Nobody wants to sit in the... (more)
For so many people in business right now, times are tough and cutbacks need to be made. Many people consider reducing the number of hours their cleaner comes in, or cutting out the contracted cleaning altogether and attempting to do it themselves.
Before you reach for the phone to cancel that contract, remember that as you do, thousands of bacteria are transferring themselves to your hand. Then they travel from your hand to that of your next visitor, then to your keyboard, coffee cup, door handles – basically anything you touch. It’s not nice to think about, but this is our reality.... (more)
There are very real risks for people who are working on their, particularly if they’re in a public facing role and especially if they need to visit people in their homes. Some significant concerns surround the lone worker being vulnerable to crime when travelling or that they may face aggression from the people they are working with.
The good news is that both individuals and organisations can improve their confidence and safety by having the correct training in place, following company procedures and working as a team.
At Lookout Call we’re passionate about using our experience... (more)
Mum’s 5 second rule is a common misconception with dangerous consequences. The rule goes along the lines that food dropped on a contaminated surface, i.e. the floor, is safe to be eaten if contact has not been for longer than 5 seconds.
This is totally incorrect and a very dangerous practice but what are Mums meant to believe? Some say we need to expose our children to germs so that they can develop immunity, so what is proven fact? Surely in this modern age there are studies, facts and guidelines? There are, this article provides a simplified explanation of those guidelines and provides... (more)
Buying your first home is such an exciting step. But whether you are looking for a city-centre flat or a cottage in a village, you need to think about the cost of the actual buying process when you’re doing your sums.
On top of finding the cash to cover the sale price of the property – usually by saving a deposit and borrowing the rest from a mortgage lender – you will need to pay a solicitor or conveyancer and there are additional costs that might surprise you.
If you’re buying a house or flat worth more than £125,000, you will also have to pay for stamp duty – a tax which can... (more)