Winning the lottery. If you had a genie granting you three wishes, this one would be up there for a good portion of the population and you can see the appeal. Pretty much every time you see a news article about the latest winners and their plans for spending the money. Whether they intend to blow the lot, or go back to work the next day (yeah, right) there’s no denying that most of us would love to be in their shoes.
I’ve recently started playing the lottery properly. It was once a rite of passage for any sixteen year old to go and buy a ticket on their birthday (I was ID’d by the way) but now, you can play the lottery online rather than trotting into a shop to tick your numbers off. Over the years, lotteries have evolved all over the world and the great thing is that now you’re not just stuck with the UK Lotto and have access to lotteries all over the world thanks to the advent of playing online.
Technology is responsible for making all kinds of tasks in life easier and smoother. One area where this is especially true is the way we approach learning. E-learning has really blown up over the past few years, offering people new and streamlined ways to earn a diploma, degree, special credits, and more.
Thanks to the tools offered through e-learning, it’s truly changed the way people approach everyday tasks.
Date nights are awesome… but we don’t have many these days. Our parents don’t live all that locally and, frankly, we don’t get enough time with our Short Rib to want to give him up for a night and do anything else. That said, in a recent charity raffle at his nursery, we won what I considered to be the star prize. 6 hours of free babysitting with Short Rib’s favourite worker. We’ve been wracking our brains trying to figure out what to do and when… but we’re so long out of the dating game, that it’s harder than it sounds.
So, looking for inspiration, I put the question out there.
When people talk about activities that are great for the body and mind, a lot of them talk about fairly standard forms of exercise. One thing that isn’t mentioned nearly enough is hiking. There are so many reasons why hiking should be something you take up. Not only is it inexpensive, but it’s an amazing workout for your legs and lungs. It also helps promote mental health, as do many exercises that take place in green areas. Short Rib is a super active toddler, though not at the stage where hiking is suitable just yet (he’s not hit two years old at the time of writing) it is something we’re going to look into doing with him later.
A lot of people also underestimate how good hiking can be for families. There are loads of great hiking spots in the UK, and many of them can be tackled by kids and young teens (provided you don’t intend to complete the entire thing!). If you’re interested in taking your family out for a hike, here are the things you need to keep in mind.
So, summer is here and the holidays are just around the corner. It’s time where a lot of us decide it’s time to get in shape and start living right!
Let me guess; you want to tackle your physical health so you’ve decided to eat healthily? You’ve also signed up to a gym and started exercising more? Okay, there is nothing wrong with any of these things. After all, a balanced diet and lots of exercise are vital to a long and healthy life. However, maintaining your body isn’t always the answer. Sometimes, you can eat as many fruit and vegetables as you like and it won’t make a difference. If your head isn’t in the right place, your body will follow suit. With that in mind, here are the tips that will exercise your brain instead of your body.
One of the most important aspects of life is preserving yourself for the later years. Usually, this means a combination of healthy eating, exercise, and avoiding injuries and illnesses. Sadly, this isn’t always possible because we don’t live in a plastic bubble. We are all exposed to the outside world and all its harmful bacteria floating around all over the place, tripping hazards, fast cars, rollercoasters… danger everywhere, hah.
Thankfully, researchers are always looking for new ways to improve our lives, and in the past decade, we’ve seen countless new innovations that have helped us bolster our health to make us live longer, healthier and happier lives. To give you three ideas on how technology has helped us, here are a few advances that we’ve seen in recent years that can have a serious impact on your wellbeing.