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How to take the perfect travel photo

The world’s first photo was taken in 1826 from a window in France and shows a nondescript rooftop. Sort of. I mean, you have to be told it’s a rooftop. Without knowing what you’re looking at, you could forgivably squint your eyes and tilt your head and come up with an inkblot-test style answer of your own. It’s such a poor image that you wonder how photography ever caught on. But catch on, it did.

Fast forward to 1998 and the good people at Game Boy introduced a camera accessory for use with their popular gaming platform. Again, results were pretty impossible to appreciate by...

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wedding, enagement

Newly Engaged? Where to Start Planning Your Wedding

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 01/08/2021 - 12:14pm

After being officially engaged, the next part is planning your perfect wedding. However, planning a wedding can be pretty overwhelming at times. While many couples prefer to hire a professional to manage their plans, there are many reasons why they might take most of the responsibilities of their own. Maybe you are working with a tight planning budget, or you simply love a minimalist concept regardless, it's a lot of extra details to consider, but it is still possible to plan the best wedding on your own. A wedding will probably be one of the biggest you and your partner will ever make,...

Revealed: Nearly two-thirds of women think that men with hair loss are less attractive

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 01/07/2021 - 4:01pm

A study of 2,000 UK women aged between 25 and 40 has revealed that almost two-thirds believe that men with hair loss are less attractive. The survey, which was conducted by Gethair, suggested that 7 out of 10 women had never dated a bald man because of his looks. Almost half of the women questioned thought that men became less attractive as they lost their hair.

Male pattern baldness is caused by the break-down product of testosterone, known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). When a male baby is in the womb, this hormone is responsible for the growth of the male genitals. In male...

Tips for Planning a Stag Party for a Friend

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 01/07/2021 - 2:50pm

When your friend finally gets engaged, the fun really begins as you get to start planning the bachelor or stag party for them. This is the big final blowout before they get married and it usually involves some kind of activity and some drinks at a bar. Planning a stag party in the UK is easy as there are so many great things that you can do.

In this guide, we are going to give you some of our best tips to help you plan the perfect party for your friend. Read on to hear what we have to say!

Plan Ahead

If you are hoping to invite a large group of people to the...

dog, health

7 Easy Tips to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Live Longer

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Wed, 01/06/2021 - 3:36pm

The life expectancy in dogs is between 10 and 15 years and some of them will live longer than that. When you get a new pup you will probably not be too worried about this but as it gets older, you should start thinking about the ways that will make them active and healthy for as long as possible.

Although generally speaking some breeds live longer than others, there are certain things you can do to possibly prolong their lifespan. It all goes down to the way you care for your pet. So, these are some of the steps you can take to ensure they stay healthy for as long as possible....

What You Need To Know About Tactical Torches

Authored by David Humphrey
Posted: Wed, 01/06/2021 - 5:06am

Tactical flashlights are used along with firearms to promote target identification under low light. With a tactical flashlight, it is easy to hit the target.

Tactical torches are meant for use by military personnel, security officers, and law enforcers. They are often mounted on weapons.

However, tactical flashlights are not always used with weapons. Here are some important things to know about them.

So, what Are the Characteristics of Tactical Flashlights?

Unlike in the past, tactical torches are no longer large and heavy. With the emergence of durable...

James Drake

James Drake: Overcoming Final Hurdles in the Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Authored by KatherineAngela
Posted: Mon, 01/04/2021 - 4:25pm

At the time of writing, COVID-19 has been confirmed to have infected over 1.6 million people in the UK, put the global economy on tenterhooks, and cancelled billions of social events worldwide. But since the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in February, thousands of researchers, volunteers, and organisations have come together in the race to develop an effective vaccine. As Pfizer makes its breakthrough with the first UK-approved vaccine, philanthropist and scientific publisher James Drake takes a look at how the UK will roll...

Planning to Apply for a Payday Loan? Here's What You Need to Know

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 01/01/2021 - 6:33am

Payday loans are a quick, short-term financial solution for anyone in a bind or in need of instant cash for timely expenses or purchases. It sounds simple, but when it comes to loans, it’s always a good idea to do your research dutifully. After all, borrowing money is usually everyone’s last resort, especially when it is through a high-interest option like payday loans, so it’s normal to be hesitant. If you’re planning to apply for a payday loan, take a moment to read the following guide. Here’s all the information you’ll need in order to be sure you’re making the right decision....

Philip Belamant, Zilch and the BNPL Revolution

Authored by KatherineAngela
Posted: Thu, 12/31/2020 - 5:06pm

By understanding the need for a Buy Now Pay Later option that appeals to Generation Z, Philip Belamant is revolutionizing the BNPL industry.

4imprint

The Top 20 Brands of 2020

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 12/31/2020 - 3:57pm

Netflix, Amazon and Cadbury’s have emerged as just some of the brands Brits said have helped them through 2020, according to a new study by leading promotional products retailer 4imprint.co.uk .

Researchers polled the nation to discover the household names which helped deal with the ups, downs and hardships of the year, with movie and TV streaming service Netflix coming top.

Runner-up was the retail giant Amazon which kept deliveries going throughout lock-down, keeping people in supply of everything from home schooling supplies to electronics for the millions of home...

bumblebees, bees

Big bumblebees learn locations of best flowers

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 12/29/2020 - 8:26pm

Big bumblebees take time to learn the locations of the best flowers, new research shows.

Meanwhile smaller bumblebees – which have a shorter flight range and less carrying capacity – don't pay special attention to flowers with the richest nectar.

University of Exeter scientists examined the "learning flights" which most bees perform after leaving flowers.

Honeybees are known to perform such flights – and the study shows bumblebees do the same, repeatedly looking back to memorise a flower's location.

"It might not be widely known that pollinating insects...