Book Review: Useful Book of Gadgets, Gizmos and Apps

This is an exciting time for tech lovers. Growing up as a millennial, we can’t imagine life without technology (we weren’t born after all). There are a lot of new gadgets out there right now, most of which are now more powerful than those used to send man to the moon.With the rise of technology becoming ever prominent, I was recently sent the new book by Martin Bailey which promises to solve ‘life’s little problems one gadget at a time’.Regardless of whether you’re a tech whizz or can barely work your phone, this book promises to tell you anything you…

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Memory Tips For Building Friendships

One of the most useful skills that you can develop in life is the ability to remember the names of people that you meet. It is an age old truth that people love hearing the sound of their own name. If you think about it for a second you’ll realize that you already instinctively know this to be true. The most popular people at school, at sports and social clubs, and other organizations that you may be involved with, tend to know everyone’s name. Politicians understand this fact of life very well. When a politician attends a fundraiser, they want…

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Top 5 Things to do In Huddersfield

Huddersfield is a great place but doesn’t always receive the attention it deserves. If you’re planning on heading down, here are 5 things you should definitely check out.Castle HillThis has been by far one of my favourite places and a very popular place to visit in Huddersfield. Castle Hill is located near Newsome village, approximately 10 minutes drive from the centre. The Hill dates back 4000 years and is known for its Victoria Tower. It’s a beautiful place to walk, have a warm drink and simply enjoy the beautiful view. The Victoria Tower is usually open to explore (small admission fee of £1.85)….

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No Technology? – Deeper Sleeper Challenge #3

At first, I thought this challenge would be easy. It’s only after finishing completing it that I realise how reliant upon technology I am on a day-to-day basis.I received my package in the post with a letter explaining that I couldn’t use technology in my bedroom. I was then given a colouring book, some pencils and a £20 Waterstones voucher to buy a book of my choice – all with the aim of finding ways to relax that didn’t involve looking at a laptop or a phone screen. The colouring book was great. I received the Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta and…

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The Importance of Fiction

We’ve all met them, those furrow browed grumps who claim fiction is a waste of time. They insist, with all the finality in the world, that there is no knowledge to be found in a novel that can’t be found elsewhere. And of course you nod, better that than try to argue with the bore. However, sometimes we must defend not only that which is dear, but that which is important. Reading, while being a splendid abandonment of reality, also serves to alter humanity in a fundamental way. It is fiction, unlike any other artistic medium, that allows the reader…

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