Energy, in its many forms, is what keeps the world turning in more ways than one. We eat energy, we drink energy, we sell energy, but we can never destroy energy. Energy cannot be destroyed, nor can it be created, only converted. You may hear the phrase ‘wasted energy’, which usually refers to the generation process of gas and electricity; however, this does not mean that the wasted energy disappears forever; it means that the potentially useable energy that the original material had was converted into an energy type that is useless to us, unless converted once again. A good example of this would be in a power plant: when electricity is generated almost two thirds of potential energy stores are lost to the environment, primarily as heat energy. At present, this energy is simply released into the atmosphere through cooling towers. However, what if there was a way of recovering this energy and converting it into something useful? (more…)
After years of hard work, most of us look forward to a well-deserved, long retirement. But how can you make sure those hard earned years of leisure are not ruined by money worries?
Here are some tips for a financially stress-free retirement: (more…)
The sudden and out of the blue discovery that a hard drive isn’t working can lead to people desperately trying to fix it themselves using pseudoscientific DIY solutions, often that they’ve heard through friends or on the internet. While it might seem like a good idea at the time, attempting an amateur data recovery can put the slim chance of a professional being able to recover the data at jeopardy.
An old myth is that freezing your hard drive can increase the chance of a successful data recovery. The idea behind this is that when a hard drive is frozen, the components will shrink, and when warmed to room temperature, they expand, causing the spindle to be released. While in theory this is true, putting your hard drive in the freezer can cause irreversible platter damage, and therefore data loss. Moisture may also get into the drive, reducing the chance of a successful recovery even further. (more…)
We’ve got everything easy. We’re living in the greatest years of technology. We have the world at our feet. We don’t know the hardships of a real day’s work. We will never know what it was like to work down a mine or have to sweep a chimney.
People tell Millennials these things all the time. Even the title Millennials is suggestive of an easy life.
The one part of being a Millennial which is statistically true is that at some point we will have to move home. House prices are prohibitively high and there’s no way we’ve saved up enough to make a deposit all by ourselves. (more…)
Transitioning from crawling to walking can be exciting and arduous for your child, especially when the steps are associated with frequent bumps and trips. There are several developmental milestones in a child’s life, and the ages between 9 and 12 months of age are quite essential for the process. It is quite necessary that you encourage your child throughout, so that his motor capabilities don’t hinder along the process.
For the purpose, there are tonnes of baby walkers that have been designed with utmost care to guarantee and thus, encourage your child’s walking and running abilities. Some of the top rated baby walkers come equipped with a lot of features and activities that make walking easier and fun for the child. (more…)
You might assume that it’s something only big businesses do. You might even think that there is nothing you would gain from it. Or you could even be among the few people who have never heard of an IT consultant. If you fall into any of these you would not have seriously considered hiring a consultant and why would you?
There are many great reasons to hire an external IT cosultant for your business and here we list the four we think you really should know about. (more…)
The idea of running one’s own business appeals to many individuals who are looking for financial independence and the opportunity to increase their take home pay. Any creative ideas and operational changes can be immediately implemented when you are your own boss. (more…)
In the last several years we have become more concerned as a society about what we eat. Many diets have come, and many have gone. One lifestyle change that many people have adopted is veganism. Why has being vegan become so popular in recent years? Many people have found some serious health benefits associated with a meat and dairy free lifestyle. People find that being vegan makes them not only feel better, but look better too. (more…)
If you’re looking to sell your home, you’ll obviously want to sell it for as much money as possible. Regardless of what your budget is, there’s plenty of ways you can increase the property’s value and below we’ll look at some of the best and most effective. (more…)
If you’re looking to make some home improvements, but you don’t want to spend a fortune, it may be possible to take care of it yourself. While some tasks should only ever be done by a professional, qualified contractor, there are some things that can be completed on a DIY basis.
Here, we’ll look at some of the best tasks you can do yourself in order to save a lot of money. (more…)
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