The United Kingdom is full to the brim with history, and nowhere is this more evident than in its county names. Have you ever stopped to consider the background of these names – their etymology? We did, and this map reveals a fascinating past. Each UK country—England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland—is divided into counties, […]
It’s a new year, and a lot of us are thinking it might be time to start working on a new body, too. But, like with most resolutions, fitness goals tend to fall by the wayside as the everyday stresses and conflicts of life get in the way. So how do you stay committed to […]
Struggling to stick with a New Year’s resolution? Need to get back on track at work after a holiday? To get over that hump, you’ve got to boost your level of motivation. Scientists have pored over what motivates us, and they’ve identified two different types. Inner motivations drive us to achieve personal goals like eating […]
Countries across the globe place bids over a decade in advance just to be considered to host international sporting competitions. From the building of the stadiums, infrastructure renovations, housing, labour and more, the cost to host these tests of athleticism range in the billions. So why does everyone want to be in the running? Revenue […]
With blistering wind and temperatures close to freezing, a big bowl of warm, tasty soup can be a very satisfying way to end a long winter’s day. Thick and creamy, thin and salty, vegetables or noodles (or both) — the varieties of toasty, bowl-based entrees are endless!
According to new research, 32% of people in the UK want to turn a hobby into a more rewarding career – one that makes money. The survey dubs the group “hobbypreneurs,” but there’s serious cash to be made from a side hustle. Just ask the 50% currently pursuing a passion, who make £500 to £5,000 […]
When you were a child, nothing was more exciting than staying up late past your bedtime! But as a working adult, not getting to bed on time is less of a joyous occasion and more of a headache. Getting a full-night’s rest ensures that you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle a new […]
There are few things in life that are certain, but there’s one thing that you can expect: the unpredictable. Unexpected emergencies are just a part of life and cannot be anticipated. However, we can control how heavily these events impact our financial stability. Whether the unexpected event is good news or bad, it’s always a […]