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Cool Change: How to Sleep Through The Heat

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Cool Change: How to Sleep Through The Heat

Just when you think the heatwave is over, another begins. With the current spike in nighttime temperatures, households are struggling to get enough sleep - and we are only half way through summer!Leading sleep expert Professor David Hillman believes that people need to concentrate on ways to lower the body's temperature to its optimal level in order to improve the quality of their sleep. According to Professor Hillman, the ideal bedroom temperature is between 18-21 degrees, and that when room temperature reaches 24 degrees, our bodies reach the 'thermoneutral zone', when the body takes active measures to regulate temperature, and...

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Christmas Comes But Once A Year ...

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Christmas Comes But Once A Year ...

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Most Wanted Christmas Presents of the Last 100 Years

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Most Wanted Christmas Presents of the Last 100 Years

With only 8 days to go until Christmas we thought a trip down memory lane would make you smile. Here is a list of the most wanted Christmas presents by decade of the last 100 years:1910s Rocking Horse and Fireworks1920s The Radio Flyer Wagon and the YoYo1930s Red Ryder BB Gun and Army Men 1940s Lego and the Slinky1950s Barbie and Mr Potato Head1960s Etch A Sketch and GI Joe1970s Nerf Ball and Star Wars action figures1980s Rubik's Cube and Magic 8 Ball1990s Tamagotchi and Gameboy2000s Razor Scooter and Bratz dolls2010s iPhone and Sony PlayStation To make this Christmas memorable,...

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Hangin' Out

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Hangin' Out

Did you know the clothes dryer is the second largest drain on electricity in the household? So it makes economical sense to start using the washing line NOW. The following tips are designed to maximise drying time as well as to increase the lifespan of your clothing by handling garments with a little more care. 1: Use The SunIt may seem rather obvious, but by placing your washing line or clothes horse where it will catch the most sun (and/or wind) during the day will help your clothes to dry faster. 2: Turn Clothing Inside OutDark or coloured clothing can...

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5 Reasons Why You'll Love Wearing Tap Pants

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5 Reasons Why You'll Love Wearing Tap Pants

                                                          For those of you asking "What are tap pants?", they were the female underpants of choice, popular between the 1920s-1940s. Also known as 'French knickers' or 'dance shorts', a similar pair of shorts were originally worn for dancing, hence the term 'tap pants'. While I wouldn't recommend anyone over the age of 20 wearing them as outerwear, there are a lot of wonderful benefits to wearing tap pants, leading me to...

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