Made Of Money: The Biggest Lottery Jackpots In The World

standard June 28, 2017 Leave a response

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.

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How E-Learning is Changing the Way We Approach Tasks

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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.

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Guest Post: How Snacking Can Help Develop Healthy Eating Habits

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Snacking is beginning to get a bit of a bad name these days. Over the past couple of decades, kid’s diets have seen snacks take on more and more of a significant role. Sadly, the increasing role of snacking has been met with a delayed increase in attention from many parents. Dinner is still the main event and it is where our focus lies.

The dinner table is where we try to educate our kids about food and trying to get nutritious fodder into our unappreciative dinners that would rather be eating beige food in front of the telly! There is a lot of pressure at the dinner table these days. Snacking is often something that our kids pester us about (sometimes whilst they are actually eating their dinner!) and is met with quick, easy (unhealthy), on demand fixes.
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Your Dream Date Night

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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.

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The Essential Guide to Family Hiking

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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.

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Mental Health: The Key To Physical Wellbeing

standard June 14, 2017 1 response

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.

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