Some people suffer an allergic reaction if their jewelry contains nickel. This is my review of a simple kit that enables you to test for nickel at home and prevent you getting a skin rash.
If you want to travel, but you need to earn as you go, why not give English language lessons? You’ll find it easier to find work if you get a basic teaching qualification before you leave. Here are some of the options available.
Are you thinking about starting a blog or website? Here are some beginner tips to help you create one that works for you.
One of the nicest fruitcakes to make for Christmas is the drunken (or boozy) fruitcake. For a nonalcoholic version, the alcohol can be replaced by fruit juice.
You want to get published but don’t have an agent. Getting into print can be tough. Here are some tips to make your initial contact with a literary agent more effective.
When you visit Sweden, I recommend you visit Gårdsjö Moose Park. You can see moose close enough to touch them. It's near Stockholm and is an ideal day-trip for all the family.
The sport of ferret-legging is banned in the UK, but it's still seen occasionally in America. A live ferret must fight its way out of a pair of trousers, while a human being is still wearing them.
A food pyramid is supposed to illustrate a healthy diet. But does it over-simplify nutrition, and has it created confusion about what a balanced diet should contain?
I wanted to create a website that would allow me to earn from it. I was a complete beginner, and a friend recommended Bluehost. This is my experience with their hosting service.
Exam and test results are important as they can open and close career options. Here are some tips to help you study and gain high marks.
I love cooking with onions, but I don’t want to cry as I slice them. Here are some easy tips to help you chop veg like a pro and stay tear-free.
If you’re struggling to come up with gift ideas or someone special, why not give them a personalized present? Here are some ideas that will allow you to say thank you, happy birthday, or happy holidays to someone important.
Do you want to buy a birdwatcher a present but aren't sure what they’d like? Here are some great gift ideas that will appeal to birders and nature lovers alike.
Wood-burning stove accessories make great gifts for someone who owns a cozy wood burner. Here are some ideas for presents that will be treasured.
This illustrated novel has topped both the adult and children’s bestseller lists. Folksy yet deep, this unusual book is an international favorite.
Are you an adrenaline-junkie? Do you love extreme sports? Then wingsuit flying could be the perfect hobby for you.
On a hot day, do you long for a squishee drink like Bart's? I do. A crushed ice drink is a great cooler in the summer. Here’s how to make one of your own.
Really good scrambled eggs are light and fluffy and taste delicious. They are a quick and easy snack. Here are my tips for making the best eggs ever.
See the Northern lights with the Norwegian ferry company, Hurtigruten. You'll be aboard a smaller ship than on a traditional cruise, and travel with fewer passengers. This is a slow-motion holiday; very restful and gentle.
Venice has history, architecture and canals. Millions of tourists visit every year. They bring money and employment, but there is a downside too.
Pixabay, Pexels, and Freerangestock are websites that allow you to earn by uploading photos. Can these stock photography sites really provide a passive income?
You can save money with Amazon Warehouse deals. They're sold by Amazon, not a marketplace seller. Here how to find the best bargains.
Plan ahead to get fairly priced tickets for next summer's Wimbledon championships. Here’s how to avoid the ticket touts and see live tennis.
What should you do with your old PC or laptop? Don't throw it in the trash. Here are some ideas on how to reuse and recycle your old computer.
Amazon wants you to try their Prime service. You can cancel at any time, so is the free trial worth it? And is it really free?
Are you a poet who wants to be published? Have you entered a writing competition and had your poem included in an anthology? Some of these contests are scams. Here are some tips to avoid being conned.
Online searches help you find out about people and places in old photos. Here are my 6 best tips on how to use the internet for your research.
Many writers find it helpful to get honest feedback. Writers' groups are ideal for this purpose. Here are some guidelines to make it a positive experience for both giver and receiver.
Some birds fly repeatedly at windows and attack their reflection. Here are some cheap and easy ideas that really work to stop them doing this.
Do your fingers and toes get cold in winter weather? Here are five gadgets to keep your hands and feet warm-as-toast.
You can remove and prevent pilling or lint bobbling on clothes. Here’s why it happens and some tips to get rid of fuzz-balls if they occur.
Hard boiled eggs are great for salads. Here are some tips to make your hard-boiled eggs easy-to-peel.
The origin of the phrase “million dollar question” is linked to two 20th century TV quiz shows. Learn more about how it became a common catchphrase.
Life in a medieval castle could be relatively comfortable, but for some it would have been a smelly and dirty place to live. It depended on whether you were born wealthy or poor, a noble or a serf.
A National Insurance number in the UK is as important as an identity card. Without one you are unable to claim benefits or health care. The significance of each part of your NI number is explained here.
Swarms of midges, mosquitoes, and biting flies can ruin a summer evening. Here are some of my tried and tested strategies to help you repel biting insects.
Choosing earrings for sensitive ears can be tricky. "Hypoallergenic" doesn't mean earrings are allergy free. Here are some tips to help you find jewelry that suits sensitive skin.
Some nuts are easy to shell but walnuts can be awkward. The edible part of the nut often shatters along with the shell. Here are some cracking ideas to solve the problem.
Selling second-hand books online can be a money-spinner. Here are some tips about what sells and what the pitfalls are.
One of the worst chores is cleaning a messy oven. Here are some tips and tricks to stop unsightly grease splashes in your cooker.
Springtime makes us act a bit silly. Reciting rhymes and poems seems to come naturally. Here are some old favorites. Many are well known, but I hope you discover some that are new to you.
Are you worried about getting quality goods if you shop online? My experience has been very positive. Here are some tips to get the best food delivery.
Most gold has a karat hallmark on it, but it may be too worn to read. You can do a simple acid test at home to determine the karat rating, and the equipment is relatively cheap to buy.
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry used to describe nature. They are short and powerful lines. Here are some of my haiku poems about cold weather and winter.
Woodlice, also known as roly-polies and pill bugs, are harmless, but most people don't want them indoors. They help break down organic matter, so why not learn to love them instead of destroying them? Here are some tips to keep pill bugs out of your home.
People use the words bine and vine as if they mean the same. But each type of plant grows in a different way. Here's how to tell them apart.