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…

Lockdown Brits having worse night’s sleep

Lockdown Brits are sleeping longer - but having a worse night’s sleep due to a change in routine, general worry and late night snacking. Research has found the average adult got six hours and 43 minutes of sleep on a typical weekday night before the coronavirus pandemic. But a lack of school runs and commuting…

Yoga tops list of online classes during lockdown

  Yoga, High-Intensity Training and dance classes are among the most popular ways to stay in shape during lockdown.A study of 2,000 adults found that as a result of having to ration their exercise outside of the home, one in three are participating in online fitness sessions an average of three times a week. Aerobics,…

How to Avoid Going Crazy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

These are strange times we’re living in. In what seems like a blink of an eye, we’ve all had to do away with our regular life, and live a completely different life. While we all know that it’s important that we stay indoors, it’s far from easy. That’s why it’s important that you’re doing things…

5 Money Management Tips Before You Travel

Traveling, be it for a honeymoon, solo trip around the world, or a family vacation, requires quite a bit of planning. This planning involves things before you go on a trip, during, and when you get back. The longer you're away, the more planning you need to do. Here are five money management tips to…