We have all used video calls and social media for networking much more this year, and this method doesn’t look set to change any time soon, as some city councils and companies are already reevaluating the use of empty building space. For those who are working from home, there are many factors to consider in […]

The vocabulary of jewellery is a vast and beguiling place, whether you’re a first-time buyer or you haven’t bought any jewellery in a long time. Here’s a quick useful list of key terms to help you discover and further appreciate your unique jewellery item: Alloy: a mixture of different metals. Base Metal: non-precious metal, such […]

The year 2020 will be remembered for many reasons, including the dichotomy of experiences.  In a world that had become too large, we sought solace in smaller communities of family and friends.  When we couldn’t go outside, we looked inside.  When we couldn’t go to events, mindfulness could be found in music at home. There […]

According to research from the Royal Geographical Society, almost six million adults in the UK have never used the internet.  This digital divide impacts on a person’s ability to access new and better jobs, causes barriers such as social isolation in an aging society and between socially excluded groups and reduces access to key medical […]

Being outdoors during winter months can expose you to cold weather conditions. Exposure to frigid temperatures can lead to various health complications—including frostbite. Frostbite is a cold-weather injury caused by a freezing of the skin and its underlying tissues. This condition most commonly occurs on the fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. Skin exposed […]

Continuing on from our monthly birthstone blog series, the garnet is the stone associated with people born in January. Garnets come in a range of colours, including the rare blue garnet.  However, the most well-known is the dark, rich red colour of the garnet.  The word is thought to have originated from the Middle English […]

Like many other people, you may be thinking about what you would like to accomplish in 2021 or what life changes you could make. Common New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, exercising, getting organised, learning new skills and saving money. To achieve your resolutions, consider the following strategies: Set a goal that motivates you. Set […]

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that tends to impact people more greatly during the winter. While some people may struggle with SAD during the summer, it is often referred to as ‘winter depression’ due to most people experiencing issues during that time of the year. That said, many people begin to […]

As parents attempt to return to work amidst the coronavirus pandemic, two new government initiatives may provide necessary aid for those in need of childcare support. The new Job Support Scheme (JSS) and Self-employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) programmes in the UK are available to working parents who may be in need of childcare benefits. […]

Working out regularly not only has physical health benefits, but also plays a sizable role in your mental health. During the coronavirus pandemic, finding ways to exercise may have become more difficult, but it’s important to maintain your health regardless. Consider these simple exercises, which can be done in the comfort of your own home: […]