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5 Fun Summer Math Activities for Kids

Don’t we all love summer? Summer is usually the best time to whip out barbecue stands and picnic baskets. More importantly, it’s an excellent period for children to put...

8 Interesting, Innovative Ways To Improve Your Complexion

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, covering over 2 metres and weighing in at around 3.5 kg. But did you ever think about how your skin was also...

Coping With Culture Shock: How To Settle Into A New Country Seamlessly

For many, moving house represents one of life’s great challenges. In fact, some studies have suggested that moving is often considered to be more stressful than divorce in terms...

The Best Things To Do In Leeds On A Girl’s Weekend, Whatever Your Tastes!

Planning a weekend away with the girls but unsure where to go or how to get there? While there are plenty of lively, happening cities to choose from in...

How To Make Your Rental Flat Feel Like A Home In 7 Steps

Just how to turn a rental flat into a home? Rather than being an existential essay question which might get you into Oxford university, this is a very real...

Who Really Needs a VPN In 2022? 

While the majority of Brits continue to access VPNs sparingly, some 44% of UK Internet users have utilised a virtual private network at some point in their lives. The biggest...

What Do You Need To Bring With You While Hiking?

If you’ve spotted any hiking trails that you’re excited to get your boots on, you should make sure that you take a moment to pause and prepare before you...

Accessorise In Style: 7 Purchases To Make Any Outfit Pop

Welcome to 2022, and the first summer of (relative) freedom after two spent in the grips of a global pandemic. Sure, we all want to be stepping out on...

Can I Legally Live In A Campervan In The UK? The Pros & Cons Of Doing So

Have you ever dreamed of packing your worldly possessions up into storage, glamming up your campervan and hitting the open road, with your only concern being which Springsteen album...

How To Properly Deal With Your Car Breaking Down

So you went out for a drive on the motorway, and suddenly your car decides to break down. You’ve managed to get your car to the side of the...

How Decluttering Can Improve Your Life

We know what you’re thinking; another article about decluttering. Isn’t the internet starting to look a little, shall we say, cluttered with articles on the streamlining practice. But we could...

8 Tips For Surfing The Web Safely & Anonymously

There are two sides to every story, and depending on your past experience and who you believe, the internet is either a great resource for information and entertainment, or...

Are Electric Cars Really Better For The Environment?

In the past decade or so, electric cars have been on the rise as people look for ways to lower their emissions and be more environmentally friendly. Electric vehicles...

How To Breathe New Life into Your Garden Patio

If you love to spend time in your garden, then you’ll know that there is nothing worse than looking at all your hard work finally coming together only to...

The Annual Summer Glow-Up: What’s Big In 2022

Could someone please send a calendar reminder to the Great British Summer, that June is upon us and we’re expecting sunshine and good times now. Indeed, though it currently feels...

5 Ideal Reasons To Rent A House For A Hen Party In The UK

Planning a surprise trip away for the bride-to-be? Organising the hen night is one of the bridesmaid's most important pre-wedding tasks and can be great fun. However, trying to...

Useful Tips To Help You Take Care Of Your Bicycle

Most of us use our bicycles daily, going to work, school, or getting around town. While they are a great mode of transportation, they require some maintenance to keep...

Becoming a Life Coach: Everything You Need to Know

So you want to be a life coach? Becoming a life coach is a great way to help people achieve their goals and live their best lives. But it's...

6 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Kid’s Teeth From The Moment They Appear

No matter your child’s age, you should take steps to help keep their teeth and gums healthy. Without wishing to sound dramatic, it’s important to note that your child’s...

A Beginner’s Guide To Family Caravan Holidays In The UK

If the COVID crisis and subsequent travel restrictions in the UK have taught us anything, it’s that there are some truly spectacular staycation locations to explore on these shores. We’re...

The All-In-One Guide To Maintaining Plump, Glowing Skin Naturally

Suffering from dull, tired looking skin? Unfortunately, permanent highlighters don't exist (yet) but the good news is that there are plenty of other dermatologist-approved beauty tips that can help...

7 Fun Decorating Ideas For Your Toddler’s Bedroom

Decorating your toddler's rooms is a fun and exciting process, but it can also be tricky knowing where to start. A child’s bedroom should be a place they can...

How To Get A Good Deal On A Used Car In 2022

Let’s face it, the automotive industry has taken a bit of a battering in the last few years. The economic impact of COVID-19 led to massive production delays, with...

From True Crime to Kanye: Our Favourite Documentaries On Netflix Right Now 

If you’re of a nervous or startled disposition, perhaps it’s best you manoeuvre that cursor to the back button now. But if you’re looking to take a vicarious look...

The Key Impacts Of The Pandemic On Interior Design

And ideal ways to ‘reset’ your home in 2022. Let’s put things mildly, here; the pandemic has most certainly changed the way we interact with our domestic spaces.  Before 'COVID', ‘lockdown’...

What Are The Biggest Fashion Faux Pas At UK Weddings?

Weddings are, arguably, the defining event of each and every calendar year. As expected of occasions of such momentousness and gravity, there are rules, spoken and unspoken, to follow....

5 Things To Consider Before Investing in A Watch

The basic, functional need for watches has undeniably waned in recent years. Who needs a watch when a smartphone is always close to hand, after all?  However, here at IDEAL...

How To Customise Your Wardrobe To Create A Whole New Style For Summer 2022

After enduring the remote, often reticent lifestyle of the pandemic, Summer 2022 has a particularly special, anticipatory air.  And we think it’s fair to say that many of us are...

Slow Down: How To Look After Your Mind & Body In A Wholesome, Holistic Way

Stop what you’re doing. Stop where you’re scrolling. Stop who you’re swiping. This always-on, always-in-demand and, ultimately, always distracted way of living is doing you no favours. How do...

These 5 Tips Will Help You Pack Better for Your Golfing Getaway 

There’s no game quite like golf. Indeed, it could be argued that a round of the good stuff represents one of the most relaxing and simultaneously challenging pastimes there...

Planning To Relocate To Germany? A Beginner’s Guide To The Process

Willkommen! Whether you want to move for access to a highly-regarded education system, are keen to pursue a new career, or you simply want to sample a country that...

Understanding The Basics Of Astrology: Your Questions Answered

Horoscopes have a long and complicated history and they are a result of long practice and studying astrology and divination. It could be said that most are quite simplistic...

8 Domestic Upgrades Designed With Your Happiness In Mind  

So many articles about home renovation projects and domestic upgrades lead with the value you could add to your property. Hell, we’ve written quite a few of them. Less advice,...

5 Ideas For Organising A Traditional Stag Do With A Difference

If you’re planning a stag do for one of your nearest and dearest friends, then firstly; congratulations! Fulfilling the role of best man with just the right amount of...

3 Helpful Tips For Achieving A Night Of Uninterrupted Sleep

For those nodding off at the back after another night of interrupted sleep, you might want to snap-to-grid and pay attention to the following rhetorical questions…. Do you find it...

New Tattoo, New You: 6 Aftercare Tips To Follow After Getting A Tattoo

If you recently got a tattoo, then firstly; congratulations! It’s a bold, brave decision but one which the majority find richly rewarding. In fact, in a 2021 study, it...

Hiking Holidays In The UK: 5 Essential Safety Tips

Forget the sun, sea and sand. Abandon any hope of getting a tan. Pack your penknife, your walking boots, tent and torch… This summer is going to be defined...

Expert Reveals How To Actually Keep Your Houseplants Alive

Interest in how to properly care for certain houseplants is on the rise, with a 250% spike in Google searches for “what to do with an amaryllis after it blooms?” and a 200% increase...

6 Tips For Sustainable Summer Styling

With the promise of warm days and balmy nights, and those potential trips abroad to lounge by the pool and on the beach, your summer wardrobe is no doubt...

7 Outdoor Hobbies Full Of Discovery & Adventure To Try Today

Ideal for discovering a part of the UK you never knew existed! Do you ever get the feeling that there is an abundance of unexplored, undiscovered potential right on your...

How To Plan For A Responsible Financial Future: A Guide For Young Adults

As John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” And though he might have been referring to the various falling-outs and falling-in-loves...

Becoming A Step-Parent: How To Overcome & Even Embrace The Challenges

Given that over the last fifty years, one third of UK marriages have ended in divorce, it is hardly surprising that each year a large chunk of UK weddings...

Which factors affect the cost of car finance?

Getting a car on finance means you can spread the cost of owning a car. Many people choose to finance their next car as it enables them to get...

Mary Janes: How To Style This Current Footwear Trend

Mary Janes never really went out of fashion but they have officially made a full comeback for the SS22 season. Indeed, forever classic Mary Jane shoes should be a...

What Can I Do With My Inheritance Money?

Have you recently discovered that you’ve been given inheritance money? Whether it was expected or you received this money out of the blue, knowing what to do with the...

7 Summer Holiday Garden Projects To Keep The Kids Busy & Entertained

Summer holidays in the UK are something of a dichotomy. For the majority of school children, they represent pure, unbridled freedom for a length of time that feels both...

How To Keep Your Summer Beach Wedding Cool

Congratulations, you’re having a beach wedding! Somewhere sunny on a sandy  stretch of beach with the waves gently lapping the shore while you say your vows sounds dreamy.  Less dreamy,...

How To Save Money On Fuel In 2022

If you have a car, then you’ll have no doubt noticed the soaring prices at the pumps recently. Brought on by geopolitical turmoil, rising inflation, a cost of living...

5 Signs That You Need To Use Agronomy Services For Your Allotment

Have you considered using agronomy services but are not sure if they are really necessary for your business? Or, have you heard this technical terminology thrown around but you’re...

6 Meaningful Gift Ideas To Make Your Long Term Partner Happy

Finding the perfect gift for your long term partner can be a daunting task. After all, you’ve already been through so many birthdays, religious holidays, anniversaries and other special...

Frustrated By Clutter And A Lack Of Space? Here Are Some Solutions

Be honest; you would write to your local MP if the road leading to your house was blocked with rubbish, right? You would call your local plumber if your...

4 Ways to Help Charities That Don’t Involve Donating Money

Charity begins at home, as the old saying goes. But if your ambition to help those in need extends further than your own family, then you might be wondering...

From Politics to Literal Transparency: Bags That Make a Statement

Where once purely a functional item, these days what a woman chooses to sling over her shoulder can offer a tangible insight into her mind, mood, outlook and unique...

6 TIPS FOR ACHIEVING THAT 5 STAR HOTEL BED AT HOME THIS SUMMER

Those bedrooms you see in the movies, in catalogues and on adverts for 5 star hotels...they just look so comfy, hey? So damn sinkinable. So inviting that we’ve tried...

WHY DO I ALWAYS FEEL TIRED? 5 POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS

Ideal for fighting your fatigue If you reside in the Big Smoke, or any big city in the UK for that matter, then no doubt you’ve seen (and identified...

5 Ideal Reasons You Should Nap More Often

We all know what it’s like to not have enough sleep and feel underslept. In fact, even though society has never worked (or played!) harder, the sad fact is...

HOW TO FEEL MORE ENERGISED IN THE MORNING: 7 IDEAL HACKS

If you're a night owl, a restless sleeper or you suffer from occasional or chronic insomnia, waking up in the morning is probably one of the toughest parts of...

How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep Whilst Managing Allergies

With Google searches for ‘signs of hay fever’ up +190 percent in the last 30 days, it’s evident the nation is conscious that hay fever season is looming. Hay...

8 EXPERT-APPROVED WAYS TO BECOME A MORNING PERSON

Struggling to find the motivation first thing? Taking a long while to get going in the morning? Casting covetous glances at that early bird with the worm in its...

4 Ideal Ways To Deal With A Horrible Boss

In the perfect world, we’d all have fabulous bosses – those who help us grow, succeed and cultivate a harmonious workplace environment that’s a genuine joy to be part...

6 Potential Health & Wellbeing Benefits Of Taking A Sauna

This just in and somewhat unsurprisingly; in data collated by Move Hub, which considered both life expectancy and the number of centenarians in a given country, Japan has once...

The Only Guide You Need To Maintain Beautiful And Healthy Hair

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that you can spell ‘tresses’ from ‘stresses’. Hair, let’s face it, is a fragile thing, prone to damage from diet, heat, pollution and friction, both...

5 First Date Ideas For Those Who Find Small Talk Difficult

For even the most extroverted, experienced first-dater, finding things to talk about on that inaugural meet-up can be tough. Play it safe and remain in your comfort zone, and...

How To Save Sensibly For Your Next Car In 2022

A global pandemic. Ongoing geopolitical turmoil. The cost of living crisis… To say that car prices are immune from these cost-related catalysts would be to, well, lie. Because as Honest...

4 Potential Benefits Of Cupping Therapy

The ancient vacuum pressure technique of cupping, now used primarily for its reputed positive effect on muscle recovery, has some pretty famous fans. Indeed, in recent years it’s been...

How to Get the Best Possible Price When Selling a Home

The property market is hot right now, make no mistake, with homes on average selling within 44 days compared to 50 in 2020. The pandemic has prompted many people...

Bridgerton Inspired Fashion Is On The Rise

From embellished ball gowns to colourful cap sleeve day dresses, Britain has ignited its passion for Regency fashion, a style which is about as hot right now as the...

How To Have Your Dream Wedding On A Budget In 2022

The figures for 2021 are in; according to Hitched’s National Wedding Survey, the average cost of a wedding in the UK almost doubled between 2020 and 2021, from £9'000...

How You Can Support Local Artists

Art can brighten up your living space, but it can also stir emotions in you and resonate with you on that deeper level. If you are an artist yourself...

5 Ways To Reinvent Yourself Without Losing Your True Sense Of Self

We are living in the era of the individual, with carefully curated social media feeds increasingly aimed at one thing and thing only; cultivating a personal ‘brand’ you can...

How To Determine If A Cleaning Product Is Indeed Eco-Friendly

As you may well know, traditional cleaning agents tend to use strong chemical substances to get rid of dirt on the surfaces they’re used. In recent years and in...

How To Master FPL: 7 Tips To Help You Dominate Fantasy Premier League

Are you a novice FPL player or a mediocre one at best? Have you entered the Fantasy League purely because you thought of an original, amusing team name (Murder...

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