Are you like me and sometimes struggle to be productive? Do you tend to put things off until tomorrow? If that sounds familiar you might be interested in the timeboxing technique. What is the Timeboxing Technique? Most people, when faced with a large number of tasks, tend to tackle them by writing a ‘to-do list’. They’ll then work their way through each one, either by starting at the top or cherry-picking the good jobs. So what’s wrong with this method? Well, it’s all very well
The global bee population has been in a worrying decline for the past three decades. Just what is happening to our bees and how can we save them? Why are bees so important to us? Should we bother to find out why they are disappearing or can we manage without them? Here's why we need to know how to save the bees. “One in three bites of food we eat depends entirely on bees.” Why do we need to save the bees? The majority of
Supermarkets spend millions on advertising campaigns, telling us that ‘Every Little Helps’, or we can ‘Eat Well For Less’. But actually, they use every trick in the book to get us to buy more. And it all starts with the supermarket layout. Have you ever gone into a supermarket for a couple of items and come out an hour later with a trolley of stuff you don’t need? It happens to the best of us and with alarming frequency. I even joke about it when
Do you think we all have a soulmate or that people are ‘meant’ for each other? Research suggests that searching for this kind of romantic love has its downside. Surely there’s nothing wrong with a bit of romance and romantic love in our lives? Well, it all depends on how you view potential partners. Research into relationships has provided an interesting theory. When it comes to potential partners, people fall into two distinct groups. Destiny theorists – Believe in ‘the one’, a soulmate, true love.
Sometimes the sheer scale of tackling climate change can appear overwhelming. But there are small ways to protect the environment. As individuals, we can sometimes feel as if there is nothing we can do to make an impact. But certain individuals are already making a big impact on how we act regarding the environment. For example, take the ‘David Attenborough Effect’. This effect saw a 53% drop in single-use plastic in just 12 months in the US and UK. But we are not celebrities with
Reports show that more people are recycling, unfortunately, there is also an increase in rejected recycling. So what items and materials can be recycled? In the UK, a recent survey showed a remarkable 99% of British people are ‘actively recycling’. This is a huge number and shows that concern over climate change and plastic pollution is finally hitting home. But there are still problems. Although more and more of us are now getting the recycling message, it seems we don’t know what can be recycled
Herbs add extra flavor and interest to dishes but can be expensive to buy. If you haven’t got a garden, you might want to know how to grow herbs indoors. Luckily, it’s not difficult, so long as you pick the right herbs and follow our tips. So, whether you want some mint for a lamb roast or parsley for a piece of fish, here’s a small guide to growing herbs indoors (and in your backyard too). The first thing you need to know is which
Neurosis is a term that describes an underlying psychological problem. So are there neurosis symptoms and is it possible to detect these signs? Before we explore neurosis symptoms and their causes, let’s look at how the term came about. The term neurosis was first coined by a Scottish doctor, Dr. William Kullen. He used it to describe any ailment where there was no physical cause. This idea was revolutionary at the time. The widely accepted medical opinion was that diseases were cardiovascular in origin. Kullen