Monthly Archive: June 2019

The challenges of an open plan office

Open plan office plans have been increasingly popular in recent years, supposedly offering flexibility, greater communication and the ability to hot seat. However, for many workers, this kind of environment can present a variety of challenges.

The concept was designed to improve communication between workers but can leave staff feeling distracted, exposed, lacking privacy and overstimulated. If you’re stuck with a work environment that includes an open plan or hot seating for flexible working, here are a few tips that can make things more bearable:

Make your space more homely

Just because you’re at work, doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable and at ease. Try giving your space an at-home feel, after all, you are there for many hours each day.

A selection of portable personal effects can easily and quickly be added to any desk. Items like a photo, a desk toy or small potted plant can make all …

How to get the best price for your home

Selling your home is stressful at the best of times, especially as the trend is for prices to go down. Try these tips to make sure you get the best price you can.

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Be realistic


Let’s be honest – selling a house is an emotional situation, as our homes are our castles. The asking price is frequently five per cent above the price that properties sell for, so don’t get upset if your pride and joy is not going to make you as much as you had hoped. Check similar properties in your area – are they in the same condition to yours? Watch what they sell for and be prepared to adjust, even if just mentally.

Show off


No one likes to see a cluttered or messy front garden, which could even put your prospective buyers off coming inside. Make sure it is tidy and clutter-free and …

How the right boiler can boost your shower pressure

Poor water pressure is most noticeable in the shower. If yours is producing a dribble rather than a deluge, the usual solution is to fit a pump in order to boost the flow, but can the type of boiler you have make a difference too?

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Combi boilers

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The vast majority of homes in the UK are heated by gas boilers, and the most common type is the combi – or combination – boiler that generates hot water on demand rather than storing it in a cylinder.

Because of the way combi boilers work, the hot water is delivered at mains pressure, so if you have decent water pressure in your home already, you may find that a combi boiler will give you a good shower without the need for an additional pump.

If you are installing a new combi boiler or getting a specialist company …

I Love What I Do

One of the best feelings in the world is to have a successful career. I love being a doctor. I am able to hear the concern and problem of my patients and help them with my vast knowledge. Ever since I was a little kid, I could not see myself doing anything else as a profession. I would always help my brothers and sisters when they were sick. My mom always said I was a caring person. I also took care of our pets. I opened an aesthetic clinic in Orchard after I graduated from medical school. I was so proud of myself.

During my younger years, I was determined to achieve my dreams. In school, I worked very hard.…

F1 2019 cars designers are not thinking about race overtaking

Few things bring everyone associated with F1 together like the issue of overtaking during races, with the consensus amongst fans, drivers, team principals and the authorities that there is not enough!

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The upshot is that Ross Brawn, F1’s managing director of motorsports, has put together a group of experts, including former GP car designers Pat Symonds and Jason Somerville, to help draw up the 2021 technical rules package.

Overtaking

Although improving overtaking was not part of Brawn’s team’s original remit, it is now focusing on resolving the issue after criticism of the sport following this year’s opening Australian Grand Prix. It was prompted to do this after drivers complained prior to a presentation to the teams at the Bahrain GP.

The FIA has now confirmed new aerodynamical regulations for next season aimed at tackling overtaking. These involve a simplified front wing, new brake ducts, and a wider, deeper …