Lifestyle

World Asthma Day: 9 Simple Measures to Manage Asthma & Keep it Under Control

                  Asthma is a chronic ailment in which your body tends to produce more mucus that obstructs the nasal passage and airways and thus, making it difficult to breathe. Although there is no absolute cure for asthma, certain lifestyle changes and habits can help in managing it and keeping it under control. ... Read More »

Fashion designers make top-end versions of cheap items

A pair of muddy jeans. A crumpled blue Ikea shopping bag. A hi-viz jacket of the kind worn by workmen. Unlikely sources of inspiration for high fashion? You’d think so. Yet in a baffling trend, catwalk designers have made top-end versions of all these cheap items — and are selling them at outrageous prices. This week, French fashion house Balenciaga ... Read More »

Mums’ diet and lifestyle can affect child obesity

Lead author Karen Lillycrop said the study results could help develop strategies to prevent obesity as a child grows up. Stock picture A child’s risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA while in the womb caused by their mother’s “health, diet and lifestyle”, according to new research. Scientists at the University of ... Read More »

7 Ideal Jobs For People Who Love To Travel

Shutterstock One of the first questions I ask new clients is, “What do you want to do?” The question is often met with a blank stare, or responses like, “Well, when I was younger, I wanted to be a [fill in the blank], but…” Or, “I’m really good at [fill in the blank], but I’d never make enough money doing ... Read More »

Brits eye overseas holidays as Sterling shows signs of life

Better-than-expected currency sales in the first quarter indicate strong and sustained demand for overseas holidays, Post Office Travel Money has declared in its latest Holiday Money Index. Announcing year-on-year increases of 55 per cent increase in currency sales made online for the year to 31 March and of 47 per cent for April to date, the Post Office said that ... Read More »

Here’s where to work and play on Earth Day

Residents can celebrate Earth Day this year with food, festivities and environmentally friendly activities. The first Earth Day was proclaimed on April 22, 1970, and it has since become a global holiday when millions of people focus on the environment and enact positive changes concerning pollution, waste and energy consumption. Some of the events taking place locally include: Earth Day Pensacola Earth Day Pensacola ... Read More »

Closed Ferry care home was an ‘excellent place’

Relatives of patients moved from a recently closed Broughty Ferry care home insist the facility offered patients “excellent” care. Brae Cottage, located on the town’s Queen Street, closed two weeks ago, after being unable to admit more patients. A Care Inspectorate embargo on new admissions led to “financial meltdown” for manager Linda Weir and her business partner Chris Robertson. The embargo ... Read More »

London hotel sector reports strong gains in March

London’s hotel sector reported strong growth in March, with occupancy up 5.7% and the average daily rate (ADR) up 8%. Based on daily data supplied by STR, London reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: Supply: +2.8% Demand: +8.7% Occupancy: +5.7% to 80.5% Average daily rate (ADR): +8.0% to GBP140.65 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +14.2% to GBP113.27 STR analysts attribute ... Read More »

Effective Parenting In A Blended Family

A blended family includes children from a previous marriage of one spouse or both, and being a parent or step parent in these circumstances presents its own unique challenges and rewards. While you don’t necessarily have to rewrite your parenting rules in blended family, it is important to quickly establish a clear role for the new step parents. If, for ... Read More »

More people keeping their own chickens for lifestyle sustainability

Keeping egg laying chickens is more poplar on lifestyle blocks. A movement to keeping chickens in backyards is growing around the county. In the early 1900s, about half of New Zealand households had hens in their backyards. After a lull in chicken and egg producing, a swing back to it has appeared – particularly on lifestyle blocks. Investigations into cage-laid eggs being ... Read More »