6 in 10 Brits can’t afford to go green, claims survey

Millions of Brits CAN'T go green - because they can't afford it. That's according to a study of 2,000 adults which found 59 per cent don't feel they can make any eco-friendly changes to their current lifestyle, because their bank balance won't allow it. The average person has just £159 disposable income per month, but…

Bedroom Tips for More Comfortable Sleeping

The bedroom should be the favorite room for anyone in their house. What is there not to love about the place where we all let loose, and where we are in our most relaxed yet quite vulnerable state? Bedrooms should be in the most relaxing setting for you to have quality and quantity sleep. When…

Half of population struggling with sleep during lockdown

More than half the UK population has struggled with sleep during the lockdown, a survey suggests. King's College London researchers said sleep problems were more common in people facing financial hardship, while two in five reported having more vivid dreams than usual. Some people have slept for longer than usual during lockdown, but without feeling…

Pets help stressed homeworkers during pandemic, claims survey

Britain’s pets have become crucial colleagues for owners as they work from home by boosting morale and motivation and reducing stress and anxiety, research has revealed.Cats and dogs might spend their day snoring on the sofa, asking for walks and demanding treats while not offering to do a drink round of their own, but they…

1 in 4 home workers doing job from bed

A quarter of home workers — more than four million employees — are doing their job from bed or in their nightwear, and 40% have worked from the sofa Two thirds of workers say they are just as productive or even more so, but nearly half find it hard to juggle working with home-schooling their…

Students unsure about university because of pandemic

UK students are changing their education plans due to uncertainty around the current pandemic – with more than a third wondering if it is worth going to university at all. A study of 1,000 college and sixth-form pupils found concerns around finances, family and their future in general have led to four in 10 changing…

Fancy Something New After Lockdown? Here’s Some Great Ideas

Photo by Jill Wellington from Pexels COVID-19 has put the world in lockdown. Many of us have had to stay at home, and we aren’t able to work or do our favourite things. This has resulted in a lot of people taking up a new form of exercise - don’t try to buy a bicycle…

Stressed home workers struggling with mental health

Stressed home workers are struggling to switch off during  COVID-19 lockdown and it’s impacting their mental health, according to the findings of a new study by cloud communications platform provider, 8x8.   Almost half (42%) feel more stressed and overwhelmed than when in the office, blaming too many apps, a blurring of the lines between work…

The practicalities of living an organic life on a budget

Take a stroll through the average grocery store, and you could be forgiven for thinking that organic is a choice that’s only available to high wage earners. Walk next door into the health food store and your suspicions would be confirmed. One organic living site recently proclaimed that choosing organic was “only” 20 to 60…

Nearly half of Brits plan to continue lockdown hobbies

  Half of Brits plan to continue their lockdown hobbies  – including creating podcasts, online fitness classes and walking more often. A study of 2,000 adults found 43 per cent feel they have ‘changed their ways for the better’ – and plan to continue with their improved behaviours even after the restrictions are lifted. Technology…