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December 2017

The “Cottage Garden” Look For Your Urban Home

The “cottage garden” look is much coveted, for a variety of reasons. Even if you’re not familiar with the term, you will be familiar with the look. Classic cottage gardens tend to involve a huge number of flowers, greenery, shrubs, and trees. At first glance, they appear to be haphazard. Flowers are not sown in neat rows, but instead all blended in with one another. The only uniformity is that

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How to Plan a Hen Party on a Budget

A hen weekend is a momentous occasion, and understandably you’ll want to go out with a bang. However, it’s important to keep an eye on the hen party kitty whilst you’re at it. This kitty has to stretch to travel, accommodation, activities, as well as an unprecedented amount of cocktails (and dirty kebabs). However, don’t panic – stag and hen party experts, Last Night of Freedom, are rounding up the

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New York On A Budget

Being one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, the thought of visiting New York may seem daunting to the more budget friendly travellers. However, with a few simple tricks and tips it is possible to get the most out of this bustling city, without breaking the bank. Jump on the Stanten Island Ferry Perfect for getting lost in the panoramic views of this iconic skyline, the

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The Best Children Clothes To Invest In This Winter

With Christmas hurtling at us at an alarming speed, you may be struggling to think of additional present ideas for your little one in the run-up to the big day. Why not kill two birds with one stone this winter by investing in your child’s winter wardrobe for the festive period. We’ve compiled our list of must-have winter clothing items for your little ones to inspire you. The Winter Coat

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How technology is changing the world

Technology continues to change at an unprecedented pace. And it’s changing the way we live our lives and how we see the world. Self-driving trucks will soon be on the roads in the United States, while you can already use face-detection to pay for things in China. Soon, we can expect artificial intelligence to take millions of jobs, creating millions more in different industries. Here are a few other ways

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Need more money in 2018? Read these tips

If 2017 wasn’t the best year for your bank account, you’re probably hoping 2018 will be better. Here are a few ways you can make sure you get your finances back on track next year: Make a plan Whether you’d like to pay off debt or save for something big (say a car, a vacation, or a house downpayment), the first step is to get clear about your goals. That

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Traveling long-term? Read these tips

It seems like every second person is going off on a long trip at the moment, with travel blogs and social media showing the best parts of seeing every corner of the world. If you’re planning to head off on a long-term trip, here are a few tips to help you along the way: Get out of your shell When we’re kids, it’s super easy to make friends with new

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4 Skills That Make You Indispensable To Your Boss

We all want to know that we’re secure in our work. We want to feel that we are as necessary to the job we work in as the job is necessary to us; that our contribution is acknowledged, valued, and appreciated. It is often said that impressing your boss is an important way of achieving good job security. After all, it makes sense to want to be the employee who

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The Essential Travel Items That Won’t Break the Bank

It doesn’t matter whether you are embarking on the trip of a lifetime and backpacking across the globe or whether you are taking a luxury three-week jaunt to some exotic five-star destination, you need to pack some essential items. These are the bits of kit that’ll see you dazzle on the dancefloor, survive a night stranded in the wilderness and keep you comfy on your flight. In the twenty-first century,

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How to choose the right commercial let for your small business

The right location and space for your business can have a massive impact on how successful it is, so choosing the right space is an important decision. Studies have shown that the right working conditions can impact your employee’s experience, influencing productivity and worker satisfaction. With a wide range of spaces available to lease and buy, the choices can leave you feeling spoilt, and a little confused. However, keeping a

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