Sugar Tax Marks Dawning of New Recipe Era

The introduction of a new sugar tax has not only taken the sweetness out of soft drinks, it has also brought to the forefront the long-held murmurings that there is nothing soft about them. Image Credit Public Enemy Number One They are being held responsible for increases in obesity, tooth decay, diabetes and an array of other health problems that are on the rise. This, along with the subsequent sugar levy (for more information on what the sugar tax entails, see http://www.itv.com/news/2018-04-06/sugar-tax-comes-into-effect-in-the-uk/, has left soft drink manufacturers feeling the heat…

Sending a 55 Gallon Drum to the Caribbean?

If you have never shipped a drum before, you may be wondering how to do so. While pallets and crates are more common in Western countries, barrels and drums are still a very popular form of shipping in the Caribbean. Image Credit This is because it is possible to fill barrels right to the brim, and they are also fairly waterproof. They are often used for shipping heavier goods, but they can also be used to ship dry goods and clothing. If you want to send a 55 gallon drum…

When is it appropriate to have a flat roof?

First off just to clear things up, it’s not actually a flat roof. There has to be a slight incline to get the rain to run off somewhere otherwise it will collect in a puddle which is not ideal. It’s just not the same or severe an angle as a pitched roof. Whatever you decide to go for the roof is not just an integral part of the buildings ability to keep out the damp it also says a lot about the design and shape of the building itself. The…

Private v public – which school is best for your child?

Choosing the right school for your child can be a difficult and even stressful decision. There is a huge amount of choice, but a good starting point is to investigate the benefits of private and public schools respectively. Image Credit Benefits of private school There is often more opportunity for parents to become involved with their child’s education, both at home and as part of the school community. The smaller class sizes mean that one-to-one time with students increases, which has been shown to improve academic achievements. Exam results tend…

5 Effective Ways to Cut Taxi Expenses When Traveling

There is a certain appeal to using a taxi service when you travel, especially if you’re visiting a locale that you’re unfamiliar with. Cab drivers not only know how to get you from point A to point B, but they can do so in the most expedient manner because they know the back streets and they are tuned in to the rhythm of the city, which is to say, they know which areas to avoid at which times in order to bypass heavy traffic. If you don’t want to have…

5 Effective Eye Health Tips for Better Vision

Every morning that we wake up, open up our eyes and look around, it’s such a gift. Yet the reality is that having great eyesight is oftentimes something that we take for granted. That is, until we find ourselves having a hard time seeing as well as we should. Then all we can think about is how we wish we had thought to be more proactive about maintaining our vision. There are some things that you can do, right at this very moment, that will help you to take better…

A Brief History of the MOT

We all know that to stay legal on the roads, we need to take our vehicles for an annual MOT test. Have you ever wondered when these tests first began and what was the reason for them? Here is a brief history of the MOT: First introduced in 1960, it was the brainchild of the then Minister of Transport, Ernest Marples. As you can imagine, the roads were a lot less congested then than they are today! The test was brought in under the powers of the Road Traffic Act…

Organic Gardening Tips To Grow A Safer Garden

Organic gardening is a quickly growing trend in North America. It’s appealing to people who want healthy, cheaper alternatives to expensive fruit and vegetables from the market that are often imported from who-knows-where and sprayed with who-knows-what. Organic gardening, however, is a tricky game, and requires much patience and attention. You must always be organized, prepared and attentive. Here are a few basic tips to get you started. Move it around It’s not called a “static” garden, so why keep it the same? An organic garden isn’t just a garden…

Shopping Trips To Manchester

With its well-earned Northern cool and a local love for the thrill of the chase in shopping, Manchester has a ton to offer the discerning buyer. Here’s just a taste of what there is to discover in this bustling metropolis. Designer Centre For visitors to the UK, obviously the Vivienne Westwood store is a great port of call to make. This classic British designer has recently had quite a bit of success dressing stars such as Christina Hendricks and Helena Bonham Carter in British heritage inspired waist-nipping dresses for the…

Industrial Hygiene Consultants

The Basics Industrial hygiene consultants are responsible for ensuring that workplaces in manufacturing plants are hazard-free. This might include things like ensuring that the noise decibel level is not overshot by measuring noise levels, checking water and air quality, as well as analyzing effluent coming from machines in the industry. Industrial hygiene consultants are not permanent employees of a given company; they visit different industries from time to time and report their findings to the Department of Health and Sanitation. They are supposed to make sure that workers found in…