Tag: lifestyle

  • HAPPY LEAP DAY! BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

    HAPPY LEAP DAY! BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

    The history of leap day

  • FIVE PLACES WHERE GERMS CAN LINGER IN YOUR HOME

    FIVE PLACES WHERE GERMS CAN LINGER IN YOUR HOME

    Household chores are endless, and even though we try and keep on top of things, we often overlook areas where germs accumulate without realising it.  Maintaining a clean environment is crucial for hygiene and Laura Harnett, the founder of Seep eco cleaning tools, recommends breaking down cleaning tasks by room and tackling them methodically for…

  • YELLOWTOM SPONSORS MISS NORTHERN IRELAND 2024

    YELLOWTOM SPONSORS MISS NORTHERN IRELAND 2024

    The search is on for a new Miss Northern Ireland. Applications are open for the annual beauty contest which holds heats across the country. And this year Yellowtom UK is delighted to sponsor the Miss Northern Ireland 2024 pageant. The Miss Northern Ireland competition has been the country’s most prestigious beauty contest since the 1980s…

  • I LOVE YOU, SNOOKUMS!

    I LOVE YOU, SNOOKUMS!

    Lamb Chop, BAE, Snookums, Hot Stuff or Prawn Cracker – what’s your pet name for your loved one?  As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, the top 40 romantic names loved up couples have for each other have been revealed. Perhaps, unsurprisingly, My Love emerged as the love bird’s favourite term of endearment, with a third (36…

  • LOVE HURTS – PROTECT YOURSELF FROM A ROMANCE SCAM

    LOVE HURTS – PROTECT YOURSELF FROM A ROMANCE SCAM

    In the past year people in the UK have lost over £31.3m in romance scams.  Dedicated teams of criminals and individuals are targeting lonely hearts through dating sites and social media, building up a relationship or friendship over time. Then, once they have a connection, they’ll ask their victim to send money to them. And…

  • ADULTS ARE SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHT ON BECAUSE OF …MONSTERS!

    ADULTS ARE SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHT ON BECAUSE OF …MONSTERS!

    Those childhood fears of monsters in the wardrobe are still very real to many adults, according to a new survey. Research has revealed that millions of adults are still living with their childhood terrors, with over half (56 percent) admitting they are still scared of the dark – and 41 percent going so far as…

  • LOVE COSTS £3,500 A YEAR (£1,750 IF YOU GO DUTCH!)

    LOVE COSTS £3,500 A YEAR (£1,750 IF YOU GO DUTCH!)

    The true cost of keeping the spark alive has been revealed by and new survey – and it’s not cheap … unless you plan to split the bill!  2,000 people, in committed relationships, revealed the romantic things they spend money on, with two cinema trips a year (average spend £40), going for spontaneous drinks together…

  • BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOME FOR SPRING

    BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOME FOR SPRING

    We love our homes to be cosy, comfortable – but with Spring just around the corner, it’s time to lighten up!   Make the most of the natural light that is on its way and use interior design tips and tricks that will brighten up a dark room.  A little work, a few tweaks and…

  • IF YOU ENJOY WATCHING THRILLERS – ORDER AN INDIAN TAKEAWAY TONIGHT

    IF YOU ENJOY WATCHING THRILLERS – ORDER AN INDIAN TAKEAWAY TONIGHT

    If you love watching crime thrillers on TV, you should order an Indian takeaway, according to new research by a leading food scientist. Freeview, the UK’s biggest free TV service, enlisted leading nutritionist Rob Hobson to give his top TV and takeaway pairings. Rob advised that an Indian takeaway works well with jumpy TV thrillers,…

  • KIDS RISK HEARING LOSS FROM ONLINE GAMING

    KIDS RISK HEARING LOSS FROM ONLINE GAMING

    Children playing video games for hours on end causes great concern for parents who worry about online safety, bullying and health issues. The office of the Children’s Commissioner says 93 per cent of children in the UK play video games and now a new worry has been added to that list of concerns – a large new…

  • PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE COLD

    PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE COLD

    The cold snap can play havoc with our skin. Harsh winter winds and dry indoor heat causes dry patches, cracked and even bleeding skin. Skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis can also flare up during these cold winter months While slapping on additional moisturiser can help, you can do more to treat your skin.…

  • YELLOWTOM BUSINESS FOCUS – GAS BOILERS

    YELLOWTOM BUSINESS FOCUS – GAS BOILERS

    As the big freeze continues, your gas boiler may be the single most important item in your home. So, when it comes to maintaining your boiler or getting a boiler replacement, it’s essential to get it right.  The cost of replacing a gas boiler will exceed £1,500 and could even rise as high as £5,000.…

  • WORKING FROM HOME IS DAMAGING YOUR HEALTH

    WORKING FROM HOME IS DAMAGING YOUR HEALTH

    A study of hybrid workers shows they consume significantly more calories and take fewer steps on remote working days The in-depth study of 2,000 hybrid workers, found home workers consume an average of 2,752 calories at home, as opposed to 1,961 in a typical office day – a difference of 791 calories. Overall, 60 percent…

  • 13% OF DRIVERS CAN’T OPEN THEIR BONNET

    13% OF DRIVERS CAN’T OPEN THEIR BONNET

    More than one in ten drivers have no idea how to change the screen wash in their car, while half can’t change a tyre. New research reveals the extent to which many of us are baffled as to how to operate even the most basic car functions. In fact, a staggering thirteen percent of car…

  • SKIPPING BREAKFAST CAN MAKE YOU SICK!

    SKIPPING BREAKFAST CAN MAKE YOU SICK!

    Skipping breakfast may be bad for the immune system, making it more difficult for the body to fight off infection, according to a new study. Fasting could also lead to an increased risk of heart disease, the research suggests. Researchers say the study, carried out in mice, is among the first to show that skipping…