Make pretty, colourful sweet cones for your party, occasion, or as a gift. A simple and cost-effective idea that is more personal than a party bag!
How to recognise the signs and symptoms of elder abuse in our care. What to do if you suspect it and understanding what abuse actually is.
Make these ice cream cone cupcakes for a taste of heaven. They look amazing and are simple to make, and they do not contain ice cream!
Look after your nails to ensure they grow in a healthy way and look gorgeous. Your diet and lifestyle can improve the appearance and growth.
Natural home made soap can be created by using ingredients from your garden. Try drying out scented lavender for a piece of luxury in your bathroom.
Make these easy no bake flapjacks for a quick energy boost. They are cheap to make and just need to be chilled in the fridge. The result is lovely chewy, tasty flapjacks!
Make your own pasta at home. It's cheap and tastes great. A pasta machine is a great thing to have and making pasta is easy and really fun!
Dementia comes in many different forms and affects people differently. Stimulating dementia patients to put their needs and quality of life is vital but finding the right activity can be a challenge.
Skeletal muscle cramps can be very common but also very uncomfortable. It may be leg cramp or cramp at night that you suffer with. There are ways to find out why it is happening and the relief for it.
Make your own planter out of concrete and plastic pots or containers. An easy and cheap way to brighten up your garden.
Avocados are delicious and full of nutrients. They are a great treat and they have other uses too!
Try this rich yet easy coconut and banana cake recipe. Use ingredients you have in your store cupboard. You can even make it lactose free!
Have a go at making your own Italian Gnocchi. This recipe has simple ingredients, but it may take practice.
Do you want to know how to make your own stencils for wall art? It is cheaper and you can customise the size and design. Use it to transform and decorate your ugly radiator for a unique new look.
Protecting your hair from damage can reduce breakage and split ends. Looking after your locks can make it look healthy and conditioned. Simple steps can stop your hair from looking dull and fried.
If we are staying or visiting a hospital it is important to be aware of hospital acquired infections. Super bugs and other infections can be picked up, but precautions can be made to avoid the spread.
Marinading your chicken or meat can be quick and simple to do. Cooking with a sweet chili recipe is a tasty meal for all the family. Experiment with different ingredients and enjoy.
If you are selling your house and want a good price, think about small improvements that could make a big difference. Decorating and extending can impress buyers and show off the best of your home.
Trying to get your kids to eat healthy food can be a challenge. But by getting them involved and making food more interesting you may be able to tempt them. Try out some tasty ideas.
Pancakes are not just for Pancake Day. Shrove Tuesday is the day we traditionally have pancakes as the lead up to Lent. Cooking and flipping pancakes takes practice, but it is easy to do.
Make this delicious brulee rice pudding recipe dish. It gives traditional rice pudding a twist, and it can be served up after meals or at dinner parties. Use a blowtorch or hot grill for an easy caramelised topping.
How do we keep our homes warm during the cold winter months? Heating a house which is not fully insulated can mean loss of heat and energy. There are a number of ways to keep warm indoors. Some are inexpensive and quite simple.
A keepsake memory box is a lovely idea to remember your wedding by. Items leading up to the big day and keepsakes from the day itself are nice to keep. Make a special box and put in special things to look back on in years to come.
Love it or loathe it, the New Furby is the in-toy. Small children will learn to play with the Furby which has a mind of it's own. They can feed it, play music to it and learn how to translate from Furbish to English.
Enjoy the holidays by offering mulled wine to friends and family. Perfect at Christmas time, New Year or just on a cold night to keep you warm by the fire. Make your own version rather than buying ready made bottles to suit your own taste.
Have fun and make Christmas decorations at home. Get the kids involved to make your tree decorations personal, cheap but traditional.
Do you want to know how to make a gingerbread house and put a village together? Gingerbread is simple to make and you can make your own village. Decorate as you like and it is perfect for Christmas!
If you are stuck for Christmas present ideas, why not make it a bit more personal? Rather than buying random gifts, make up ideas which your family will love.
If you are heading to Glastonbury Festival, check out the cider from the famous cider bus. The Burrow Hill cider and the hot and spicy variety are as unique as the bus itself.
Make a Santa Claus decoration this Christmas using cheap materials around the home. It is fun and easy and great for the kids!
If an elderly person begins to lose weight, you need a way to help them gain it again. It isn't easy if someone doesn't want to eat or has a medical problem. You may need to address the issue or find ways to get those extra calories into them.
A Christmas wreath on your front door can make your home look festive. Make your own by using sprigs, pine cones and materials around the house. This wreath looks natural and has a wonderful scent of pine and lavender.
A helpful review of the Magimix 1.1 Le Glacier Ice Cream Maker. Tips on how to use and store your Magimix and verdicts on some of the recipes it comes with.
Every bride to be wants to look amazing on their wedding day. They may want a clearer complexion or a flatter tummy to feel confident. Get some beauty tips and tricks to be a beautiful bride.
Making your home safe for a baby on the move is important. They can get into things and put small objects in their mouths. Knowing where to start and what safety equipment is available can be a big help to parents and childminders.
sensory rooms are calming and relaxing environments designed for special needs children and adults with disabilities. The use of light, smell, taste and touch help with learning and concentration and can be very beneficial for users.
Halloween is all about Trick or Treat. But the treat doesn't necessarily have to be a sugary sweet. You can give healthier gifts to party guests and trick-or-treaters who come to your door.
Kids can be pretty untidy, especially when it comes to their bedroom! It's not always easy to prompt them to clean up, and then we end up doing it all. But if we can find quick ways to tidy up and get a little help may make things a lot less stressful.
Be good to yourself and the environment when you clean, and use chemical free products. You can actually use items from your kitchen cupboards to clean your home. They are effective and natural and always available to use!
If you are planning a wedding, have you considered your themes? Will you be traditional or personalize your wedding day to suit your personalities? There is a lot to think about and some great ideas.
October 31st is Halloween. A date associated with trick or treat and of course pumpkins. Pumpkins are so versatile you can use them for many things. Try these ideas!
If your baby is ready for weaning, you have a challenge ahead! It can be trial and error, but by making your own baby food, your baby can try different flavours. There are many advantages to making your own baby food, so find out how to do it!
Anemia is when the body is low in the mineral iron. There are many symptoms which can be damaging to health, which is why it is important to keep iron levels up.
If you want to start up an exercise program to lose weight, you'll need to find the right exercise for you. If you are struggling to shift the pounds but are already exercising, there may be a solution.
If you have a slow cooker pushed to the back of your cupboard, why not get it out and use it? Making slow cooked beef casserole and in fact other dishes too can be great for busy lives. They can be cooked in advance and can be healthy as well as being good if you are on a budget.
Bread and butter pudding is an old British classic. It's hearty, comforting and brings back childhood memories. It is great when you are on a budget too. You can also vary the recipe and make it modern. Try some of these ideas!
Food which goes to waste can be a real pain. We spend money in the supermarkets only to throw away what we can't eat. Bananas are one food I have in the house which always turn black. But instead of throwing in the compost, why not try out some recipes...
If you are pregnant and you find out your baby is breech, there may be ways to turn him the right way around. There are natural and safe methods, and hopefully your baby will move before your due date!
If you fancy venturing to the Amalfi Coast in Italy, Sorrento is an attractive spot. There are so many beautiful places which surround it too. Here is a guide of a few places to see.
Many of us have heard about 'good' carbohydrates and 'bad' carbohydrates. Some believe all carbohydrates are bad but why is this? We actually need them in our diet, but how much and which ones?
As soon as you are married, what do you need to do? For many women and sometimes men, we will decide to change our surname. We need to inform certain people if we want to make things legal. Here is a guide to help.
The Best Man at a wedding has an important responsibility. They have many traditional duties which can be confusing when faced with it for the first time. Here is a guide to help with the stress of the big day.
Sorrento is in southern Italy near to Capri and Pompeii. It is famous for it's unique lemons and the liqueur made from them called Limoncello. If you visit the region, you must try this sweet tasting beverage!
Birthmarks can come in different sizes and colours. They are present when we are born. Some shrink or disappear and others get darker, but are usually harmless.
Most of us know the importance of staying out of the sun. But did you know that the sun can also be good for us? As long as we are sensible, there are some health benefits to the sunshine.
Do you want something a little different at your wedding or party? Sweet Trees are fun and effective and you can make them yourself. Add the sweets of your choice and decorate them however you like!
Before you are due to have your baby it is a good idea to plan what you intend to take to hospital. For first time Mothers, it can be confusing. Here are a few ideas to help!
Reiki is an alternative form of healing and medicine. It comes from Japan but is used world wide becoming more popular in today's society.
Salt has many purposes in food, for our health and around the home. Here are 6 benefits for the use of salt.
Do you drink enough fluid during the day? Sometimes making that effort can be difficult, especially when we are busy. But keeping hydrated is really important. Not only does it make us feel better, it can also improve the way we look and our health.
If you have dry or itchy eyes it could be worth investigating. Your optician or eye specialist will be able to see if there is an infection. If you suspect it could be, there are ways to manage the problem.
Guinea pigs can be so much fun, and they are great pets. Although they don't need a lot of looking after, they still need a good diet. Vitamins are essential for them and found in a lot of fruit and vegetables. Although not all food is good for them.
Have you ever wanted to try a different beverage in the morning? Rooibos tea, known as Redbush tea is full of healthy antioxidants and keeps you hydrated as well as being an enjoyable drink.
If you are pregnant or planning a family, you will have to consider your birthing options. Deciding on having pain relief in labour can be a tough decision as you want what is best for you and baby. Here are a few options to help.
Finding a care home for an elderly relative can be a difficult decision. Everyone involved has to come to terms with the move and then decide on the best home in the area. If you don't know where to begin, find some pointers here when taking those first steps.
Ever run out of ideas when it comes to entertaining your toddler? Small children need a lot of attention so it can be hard to please them. But try out these ideas for fun learning you can do at home!
When it comes to the summer, what kind of vacation will suit a teenager? Different things appeal to different people, but here are some inspirational ideas.
Finding the time and energy to exercise can make it hard to start. You need to find something to motivate you into a new routine. Here are some tips that may inspire you!
If you have been diagnosed with a mental health illness the next step is to try and get help. Here there are many ways to explore healing methods and learn to live a more fulfilled life.
Looking out for and recognizing if someone you know has a mental health problem may not be easy. But if you suspect there may be an issue you might want to gain some advice. Here are some examples of what to watch out for.
As we get older we find getting in and out of chairs more difficult. Our mobility is not as it was and comfort is key. There are many types of chair to choose from, for living or for bathing.
If you are overweight it isn't always easy to become slimmer. There may be health or physical issues which make it a problem. But by getting advice and doing things bit by bit, there is a way to make you life a healthier one.
Being pregnant should be an exciting time for Mothers to be, but suffering from nausea can make life miserable. Morning sickness during pregnancy is common but can make day to day living hard. There are many ways to alleviate the problem and here are some tips.
Mental illnesses tend to have a stigma attached to them, as some people do not understand them or may be afraid of them. But many of us may have had a mental illness or still have one. It is important to recognize it and as well as find a way to deal with it, also work out the cause.
Your resume, otherwise known as a CV may be the first impression a potential employer may have of you. If you are applying for a job it's important to keep your resume updated and polished to stand a chance of being noticed among the other candidates.
Exercise is appealing to some people and less to others. But it is something we all know is good for us and is beneficial. Starting up an exercise program to suit can be quite daunting and keeping it up may be harder still, but by using some simple planning techniques and a little help it can be...
We all enjoy a little retail therapy. But for some it can be out of control, or we just spend what we haven't got. Get a few tips on changing your ways if you enjoy splashing the cash too.
Do you ever get to the end of the month broke, overdrawn and desperate for payday? Or perhaps you need some money for a holiday or special outfit. Well, find out how to make a bit of quick cash on the side!
Constipation can be an embarrassing subject. We don't like to talk about it but many of us suffer in silence. Suffering with it and having that bloated feeling is uncomfortable but can be remedied just by changing your lifestyle.
Whether you've planned to start a family or if it's a surprise, there's no escaping the fact that babies are expensive. This begins from pregnancy through to when they are 'big' kids. If you are on a budget you need to know how to save and how to ensure your baby doesn't go without.
We all try and cut back on the amount we spend, but our biggest monthly bill is probably our food bill. Trying to save money in the supermarkets is a constant battle. But by shopping around and making use of what you have in your store cupboard, you could be onto making big savings.
The idea of working for yourself can be rather appealing. Being your own boss and having flexibility is more attractive than doing 9 - 5. Once you have thought up your business venture, you need to get it off the ground, so a little promotional work will need to be in order.
Anyone who knows anything about wedding planning knows that as soon as you mention the 'w' word, prices leap up. Everything is so costly and you feel it's hard to avoid. But there are ways of making big savings whilst still having a special day.
Trying to encourage children to eat fruit and vegetables is quite a challenge. Bits of green things on the side of their plate can be rather off putting. Trying out some techniques to make it tasty and more appealing is easier than you think.
There are many stages to go through when it comes to getting work. You have to search for jobs, update your resume and fill out the application form. But how will you prepare yourself when you get that email telling you, you have got an interview?
Be successful when starting your real coal fire. Use kindling to get started, wood to keep it alight and coal to keep your room warm. Oh, and don't forget to sweep your chimney!
Different ways to celebrate your hen party. From the simple to the unusual!
Whether you've been unemployed for a long time, looking for a new start or recently made redundant, finding work is tough. You can lose your self esteem and feel depressed, so it's important to feel guided when it comes to getting the job that's right.
What do you consider when you choose your wedding rings? It may be appearance, durability or price. Palladium is an ideal material for a beautiful look and will last you a lifetime.
When you are in the middle of planning your wedding you start to realize that the cost mounts up. These hidden costs tend to be from all the wedding accessories, such as favors and table decorations. You can do things on a budget and here are some ideas to help.
Focusing on my goals for the year ahead - planning my wedding. A step by step guide to wedding planning and ticking things off the list each month.
Are you planning a wedding any time soon? I am, and I need all the help I can get with it. There is so much to consider, from booking it all to finding the money to pay for it...
I cannot quite remember how I became familiar with Hubpages, but once I was introduced I was hooked. Although I haven't written as many hubs as most, I have learned lot from here - about other people, and about myself.
What is dementia and what are the different causes? There are many forms of dementia but as some have similarities, it can be hard to know the difference. This article outlines some of the common forms of the illness.
Terni is situated in the center of Italy. It is full of history, from the start of the steelworks to historic building, lakes and rivers. The surrounding Umbria region and picturesque mountains are well worth a visit.
Moving house is an upheaval and a challenge. You need to get to know the area and meet new people. It's hard to make friends, but it is possible in more than one way.
What are you going to order from the menu when you're eating out? It is hard to choose and even harder when you are trying to lose weight. Learn how to make the right decisions when eating out with friends or work colleagues.
Sort out your itchy, flaky scalp! Find out what causes this condition and how to relieve the symptoms. You may need to evaluate your hair products as well as your diet.
What are the facts about hospital Superbugs? How can we catch them, and how can we prevent catching them? Find out about MRSA and C-Diff, what they are and how to get rid of them.
What are you going to do if you really hate your job? You can change things with a little help and advice.
Is luck science or fate? An article looking at superstitions.
Are there benefits to drinking coffee? Health advantages when including caffeine in your diet.
Understanding the difference between writing offline and for the internet. Learning new skills and writing professional articles.
How to choose a real designer watch. How to get expert advice on a quality piece.
There are many different Japanese Cherry Blossom designs. These range from wedding themes, to tattoos or plates and wallpaper.
What to do when you lose weight and how to keep it off. Sensible Diet and exercise tips to suit everyone.
The background of the luxury watch company, Breitling. When the company began, and how the brand has become popular.
What is a subarachnoid haemorrage and how it affects the brain. The risks and how to cope with surgery as well as possible outcome.
Learn some basic tips on SEO and how to boost your website. How to rank highly in the search engines.
Coping with stress and anxiety. The causes, the effects and what to do to relieve the symptoms.
Becoming an OFSTED REGISTERED childminder working in your own home can be achieved. Gain the support from a network and receive up to date training to start up your own business.
How to boost your career or have a chance of getting an interview. What to put on a resume and the right length.