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'The Internet of Things' Explained Simply

By Becky, published on Jul 21, 2018

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)

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GOING ON A STAG DO IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

By Becky, published on Jul 19, 2018

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)

Tags: health, beer, stag do, extreme activities

4 Things You Must do When Someone Damages Your Car

By Becky, published on Jul 14, 2018

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)

Tags: insurance, payments, car repairs, car damage

Top 5 Things to Try This Summer

By Becky, published on May 22, 2018

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)

Tags: shooting, summer, hiking, activities, outdoor movie

How to Battle Bugs in the Office?

By Becky, published on Jun 5, 2017

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)

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Top 10 Lone Worker Personal Safety Tips

By Becky, published on Mar 18, 2017

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)

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Dangerous Germs and Mum’s 5 Second Rule

By Becky, published on Jan 17, 2017

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)

Tags: cleaning, germs, 5 second rule

What Does it Really Cost to Buy Your First Home

By Becky, published on Jan 17, 2017

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)

Tags: home buying, house buying, first time buyers, house prices, house costs

6 Reasons we still love Plastic Bags!

By Becky, published on Aug 6, 2016

New government policy means we’re now paying 5p for a plastic bag, in an effort to get us to use less and help the environment. It’s a fantastic idea, but it does slightly paint the plastic bag as the enemy, when in actual fact there are many advantages that polythene bags bring to the table. Here’s our top six list of the benefits of plastic bags.

Strong, efficient carriers

Polythene bags are lightweight, but strong and they do the heavy lifting for us. A bag that weighs six or seven grams can easily carry 6.5 kilograms which is approximately 1000 times its own weight!

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BUYING A USED CAR? DON’T GET TAKEN FOR A RIDE!

By Becky, published on Mar 14, 2016

Buying a used car can be a daunting experience, especially for a woman. Despite the battle for equality, which has been largely successful, we still experience occasional bouts of sexism when out shopping for a car.

Assumptions are often made that we don’t really know what we’re talking about and are easy to walk over. So we need to do our homework in advance and know exactly what we want so that the only thing taken for a ride is our lovely new car!

With so many places selling cars it can be overwhelming, but if you allow yourself the time and take it ‘step by step’ you can make... (more)

Tags: cars, used cars, car dealerships, used car dealerships

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