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So, your eldest child is off to university! Congratulations!

You can pat yourself on the back and them, of course. The hard work has paid off. The beginning of the best few years of their life — or least that’s how I remember it! So much to organise — where does one start?

Laptop — every student needs one — particularly with all the blended learning. Plus, most work needs to be emailed (or uploaded) rather than hard copies submitted. Whether it’s Mac or PC, new or used, that depends on your budget and how they’ll be using it.

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As the world is slowly returning to a “new normal” and employees are starting to return to work or adopting a hybrid working model, the importance of wellbeing is a topic that HR directors and employers are looking at more closely than ever before.

Rachel Smith, Co-founder & Head of Product at Lifefyle was recently interviewed on the HRLocker podcast and answers some core questions in regards to returning to work and wellbeing.

According to a study by AAT involving 2,000 Brits, the average adult carries out 109 life admin tasks every year. Another study by Admiral.com …


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Sorry, I just can’t make it, I need an admin “<evening / day / weekend>” (delete as appropriate)!

How many times have you heard those words, and how many times have you uttered them yourself? Even after months of being locked down with no social plans to be made, no wasted commuting time, and plenty of time at home with our paperwork, an “admin day” is still a thing.

When we first started working from home and had to cancel all our social engagements, big and small, a lot of us thought we could use all this new free time…


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Lockdown has resulted in many of us spending much more time at home leading to a huge increase in dog ownership. Hey, why not! They love you unconditionally (for the most part), they love cuddles and make great companions. They are also a good reason to take the regular walks that are so necessary for us all.

Sadly, this period has also seen a significant rise in dog thefts which are estimated to have more than doubled during lockdown. We’ve all seen and heard heart-wrenching stories of lost and stolen dogs on the news and social media. …


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It is said that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Of course, relocating is a huge undertaking, and there is a lot to do, but like most things in life, as long as you know what to do and can break that down into manageable chunks, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. …


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Father’s Day is Sunday 20th June here in the UK.

If you’ve got a Dad who’s anything like mine, you’ve got a Dad who doesn’t really believe Father’s Day is a thing… but secretly loves it, and of course, would be a bit hurt if nobody thought to acknowledge it even if it is all a marketing ploy!

Subscription gifts are a great way to get around the feeling that you’re just buying a gift for the sake of a date that someone somewhere decided should be Father’s Day. They are a great way to let someone know that you…


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These trying times of restrictions have certainly built a yearning to get away and as the country starts to open up, staying in the UK is a popular option this year.

The more seasoned travellers within the team want to share some of the things they will be doing to make the best of their time away.

  • Picnics — as eating in at restaurants may still be subject to restrictions, picnics are a great option. …


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In a previous life, when working as an Event Planner, my boss kept a notepad and pen beside her bed, which was only ever used when big events were looming.

As the date got nearer, the notepad would get more frequently used: she would wake up, thinking or worrying about something, and the only way to go back to sleep was to note it down so that she knew she could deal with it in the morning.

The thing is, most of the time, she couldn’t read a word of what she’d scrawled in her sleepy state, but that didn’t…

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