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Parkour: London Guide


Parkour has become increasingly popular in recent years. In October 2016, Parkour was officially recognised as a sport by the UK – the first country in the world to do so. Following this, London has become a hotspot for Traceurs (individuals who practice Parkour) to work on their craft.

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Health

The Amazing Benefits of Herbal Medicine That Can-Do Wonders for Your Health


Different herbs are medicinal and have been used for different ailments for thousands and thousands of years. Before opting to consume these herbal medicines, it gets important again for you to be aware of the different properties of herbs so that you remain well aware of what you are consuming and how it can be beneficial for you. Any medicine, be it a chemical drug or natural, cannot be taken without having some knowledge and basic information. It has also been proved that herbal medicines are beneficial in the long run and are safer as compared to the allopathic drugs prescribed by the doctors.

Preparation of Herbs:

The boiling of berries, barks, and different roots can offer you different decoctions with the required extracted ingredient. The strained liquid can be taken either cold or hot.

Tinctures are prepared by soaking different herbs in alcohol and water. The active ingredient is extracted and preserved.

Ointments can be made by combining a specific herb with either oil or fat, and later this is heated in a quick manner over boiling water and is then set.

Herbal Medicine Principles:

Herbal medicines are used for treating the underlying cause of a specific ailment. The herbalists take the total picture into account instead of just looking at the signs or symptoms. The right treatment is prescribed only after taking the life style and stress factors of a patient and studying the same.

Once the herbalist has decided on a specific course of action that needs to be taken then only herbs are prescribed. These herbs tend to restore the natural balance of an individual. Herbal medicines are used not only as preventive medicine but can also be used to boost your immunity system.

Reasons for opting Herbal Medicines:

1. It has been proved time and again that herbal remedies do work and can get beneficial in various situations. All you need to remember is to have a little patience as these medications are natural and very often take their time to show some effect. With the hectic lifestyle adopted by most of us these days, we want instant solutions to any ailment, but on every occasion, the quick remedy cannot be the answer to a problem. Herbal medicines take the larger picture and work in totality. Give it some time and wait for that almost permanent cure to your ailment.

2. Safety is a big factor when talking about medicines. Allopathic drugs have chemicals which definitely cause dangerous side-effects in the long run. These drugs are like jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Let your body heal without any dangers with herbal medicines.

3. Herbal medicine is any time affordable as compared to the other drugs and can also be stored for a longer period of time as compared to the OTC drugs. Consequently, one can consider it as a wise decision to invest time and money on herbal drugs.

4. Herbal remedies are natural and thus combining two or more of these medicines are suitable. You can say they are easily customizable. That makes this whole concept all the more convenient.

5. These medicines are a natural hundred percent and thus absolutely safe. The number of ingredients put in these medicines can be adjusted in accordance with the requirement of an individual.

6. Combining chemical drugs with these herbal medicines is no big deal. All you need to do is take the permission from your doctor.

Herbs can be used in multiple preparations. You can use them in your tea, coffee or even meals. All you need to do is choose the right herb that can benefit you in an appropriate way. This information can be derived from the internet or you can consult a doctor for natural medicine. The benefits offered by herbal medicine surpass the benefits offered by prescribed drugs or OTC drugs.

TRAVEL

Top 10 Tips for your Visit in London by a Londoner


Winter is on its way out and Spring is almost here, meaning that London is coming into full bloom. The appeal of warmer weather, an abundance of gorgeous flowers decorating the busy streets and the promise of longer days all make our city incredibly popular in Spring – just make sure you know how to deal with lily pollen stains if you’re heading for the parks!

Whenever you’re heading to London, it’s always a good idea to get some tips from someone who knows it well before you go. This is where I come in! As a Londoner, I’ve put together some of my top tips to help you make the most of your city break.

Avoid Rush Hour

If you’re travelling on the tube, bus, train or any other kind of transport, always, always avoid rush hour when you can. These times tend to be from between 7.30AM-9AM and 4.30PM-6.00PM. It gets super busy so avoid at all costs!

Plan Your Day

Before heading out, make sure you’ve planned everything. The places you’re visiting, the right tubes to get there, food places nearby – knowing what you’re doing and when will make your days a whole lot smoother.

Get an Oyster Card

If you’re planning on using the tubes and buses, definitely get an Oyster card. They make travel much easier and will save you a whole lot of both time and money! Head to a tube station to pick one up for free.

Buses Don’t Accept Cash

Our city buses are completely cashless, meaning that if you want to hop on you’re going to need either an Oyster card or a debit or credit card that uses contactless payment. We really are living in the future over here!

A Free Day Out

If you want to save some cash, there are plenty of things that won’t cost you anything in London. Pop to museums such as The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum or The Victoria and Albert Museum which are all free. If you’re lucky and the weather is good, take a stroll in a park. There are a lot to choose from: Hyde Park, Regents Park, St. James’ Park, just make sure you know how to get rid of lily pollen stains if you’re going in Spring or Summer!

We’re Not Big Tippers

Sometimes a tip will be included in the bill in London, but if not then around 15% should be okay. Staff won’t get offended if you don’t leave an exact percentage, though. A restaurant meal is the only time you should always tip, really – they won’t expect it in a bar, taxi or café, though it can be nice if you’ve received good service.

Avoid Shopping on Saturday

I would definitely stay clear of Oxford Street and Regent Street on a Saturday if you can help it. It gets super busy and your relaxing shopping trip will turn into more of a crazy ordeal. Check out quitter places like Redchurch street in Shoreditch for some quirky shopping spots you won’t find anywhere else!

Travel on a Bike

Boris Bikes are a cheap, eco-friendly and fun way to get around London. You can rent a bike from one of the many docks scattered around London and then pop it back into another one when you’re done.

Check Out Markets

We have loads of great markets that are on throughout the week, including in Camden and Brick Lane – two hot spots for lovers of all things alternative and indie. Check them out online and find one that appeals to you, whether you’re more into fine food, stylish clothing or quirky finds!

Places to Explore

If you’re in need of some inspiration of places to explore, here are a few popular areas of London that could be right up your street:

• Chelsea

• Notting Hill

• Camden

• Covent Garden

• Kengsington

• Greenwich

Don’t forget to take lots of pictures and enjoy your trip!

Written by Guest Writer, Kira Kolosova

Lifestyle, TRAVEL

Learn all about the delicious foods that the Lake District has to offer


Many visit the Lake District for its fabulous scenery, others for the great range of activities such scenery offers. From hiking and climbing to a simple desire for tranquillity, the region is a unique experience in England, and one so many visitors return to time and again.

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Home, Improvement

Why You Should Buy Relocatable Homes?


Relocatable homes are also known as transportable homes. These homes were not very popular in the earlier days due to a lack of design. Though these houses have great potential but yet due to their standardization they were not being able to be as popular as they should have been. But today the demand for these houses has increased and in order to make them more attractive to the buyers, the relocatable homes for sale  that are available today also have some very attractive designs.

Relocatable Homes
Relocatable Homes

Advantages of Buying Relocatable Homes:

  • Relocatable homes are environment-friendly: These houses are considered to be environment-friendly because a group of builders does not have to remain on the site for 3 months or more and pollute the environment. The impact on both the flora and the fauna is reduced a lot with these re locatable homes. You have the authority of choosing the building materials and therefore you can definitely take some good decisions regarding of the materials. Therefore your new homes are much more economical and environment friendly. With a pre-manufactured home, you are able to get a greener and a cleaner environment. There are some cases where recyclable building materials are used in order to make the relocatable homes for sale quite environment friendly.
  • These homes help you get good value for the money you spend: These homes are man ufactured off-site and the construction materials are also purchased in huge quantity. So there is a lot of extra savings made which is definitely passed on to you. The manufacturing process takes place in controlled environments and the chances of wastage are much less here. Moreover, all the tradesmen are normally present in the construction site and are following a perfect system. This is one reason for these re locatable houses being a very cost-effective and convenient housing option. Both the plumbing as well as the electrical wiring is tested during the construction of the building and the costing is also reduced when water, gas, plumbing, and power are attached to this site. relocatable homes for sale thus enable you to get an excellent value for the money that you spend on it.
Relocatable House
Relocatable House
  • The construction of these houses is also done at a great speed: If you are constructing a full-scale house it will take a number of months to complete. Modular homes, on the other hand, can be constructed within a few days. This allows the buyer to start using this house within a few days.
  • Re relocatable or transportable houses are very strong: The available relocatable homes for sale have to travel several miles and so they are made quite strong in order to prevent the damage that might occur during the transit. So building strong homes with quality materials is very much a part of the normal construction.
  • Construction of these type of houses are absolutely hassle free: When constructing these types of houses you do not have to bear the hassles of waiting for the tradesman. The entire process is taken care of by the manufactured home supplier. If the weather does not hinder the construction of a building then it takes approximately 12 weeks to complete the construction process. But for normal houses, you have to wait for about 12 to 18 months for the builder to start constructing the house. The re locatable houses are also very attractive.

The relocatable homes for sale are available in large numbers today. So you can definitely choose the one that has a good design and is reasonably priced.

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An Englishman’s Prayer


Today I am sharing with you one of my most favourite poems:

Lord, when I die, please let it be in Spring, 🌷

Let me see the swallows and hear a robin sing; 🐦

Help me to my window to see a butterfly 🦋

And watch the dreamy spiral of a lark up in the sky. 🦅

Let me hear the bleating of a new born baby lamb, 🐑

The gurgling of the water as it overflows the dam; 💦

The busy, busy buzzing of the ever active bees 🐝

And gentle sound of breezes whispering in the trees. 🌲

Let me enjoy the scent of spring when it comes to my last day

For that will give me pleasure as I gently slip away.

And may the last thing that I see be a little baby’s smile: 👶

For all these things have made my stay on this old earth worthwhile.

An Englishman’s Prayer 🙏

CREDIT: – Roy Hobbs –

Beauty, Lady

9 Beauty Hacks Every Woman Must Know


The Makeup industry has evolved a lot in the past few years, and standards of makeup perfection are very high. There are various makeup products available in the market, starting from eyelash curlers to highlighters, which have made makeup choice even complex.

Makeup is an art that one can learn.

But not everyone has the understanding of right makeup choices, applying techniques and makeover choices.

So, I am here with some simple makeup tricks and hacks that will make your life easier.

Transform Liner:

There is a variety of liners available in the market. Basically, liners are divided into three categories:

pencil liner

gel liner

liquid liner.

The pencil liner works best for the beginners because of its good grip.

However, liquid liners are more for professional use for thin, winged, sleek looks, whereas gel liners are the darkest and highly pigmented liners. I love the result of gel liners the most but gel liners are typically available in very few colours. To go crazy with different colours and texture of gel liner. I transform my coloured pencil liner into gel liner by simply introducing its tip to the flame for a few seconds. Let it cool, apply and see the change in consistency of the product in front of your eyes.

Make your Eyeshadow Shade Pop:

Many of us use primer and concealers to make our eyeshadow stay for a longer time period and to make its colour pop out. But what if you missed out your concealer? Well, don’t worry – the next hack is for you!

Do you have a white eyeliner? Yes. Great!

White eyeliner is a versatile product that can help you resolve many makeup problems. Well in this situation you can use your white eyeliner to cover your eyelid and blend a little. The opaque consistency of the white eyeliner will help sheer or less pigmented eyeshadow look more colourful on the eyelid. In addition to this, due to its high consistency it provides eyeshadow a base to stick properly. Know more about white eyeliner here.

Revive Your Eye Makeup:

Eye makeup products such as mascara or liner have a life of 6 months. But sometimes these products dry out really fast. Plumping mascara or liner tube is one of the reasons too. Well, to make them stay wet for longer, you can use a few drops of eye drops or saline solution instead of alcohol because they are friendlier to eyes. If you do not have eye drops we have another tip for you. Dip your mascara tube in a bowl filled with hot water for at least 10-15 minutes. This will also help you revive your dried mascara or liner. Find some amazing mascaras on this post.

Make your Customized Lipstick:

There are several makeup brands with numerous lipstick shades but there are times when you are not able to find perfect shade that you want or require. By using loose makeup colour pigments and Vaseline you can create your own lip colour. The benefit of this technique is you have control over the consistency of colour. Similarly, you can make tinted lip balms by replacing Vaseline with bees wax and coconut oil.

Avoid Peach Fuzz:

Always apply makeup with downward stroke because most of us have facial hairs and they usually grow downwards. Applying makeup with upward strokes will make your facial hairs standout.

Concealer:

Applying concealer with multiple strokes is not enough. If you apply your concealer in a triangular shape under your eyes, between your nose and cheek bones it will sculpt your face, blend well and less countering will be required. In addition to this, people who are suffering for breakouts can check concealers for covering pimples and acne scars here.

Two-in-one:

Well there are times when you fall short of makeup items and you think there is no way out. But let me tell you one tip that can save you when you do not have your liner with yourself. Take your liner brush and a mascara tube, open it and make sure that the wand contains enough product. Dab your liner brush on the wand and you are good to go.

Stay hydrated:

The simplest and easiest way to have younger looking skin is staying hydrated. Our body requires water to drain out toxins from our body, which not only cleanse our body from the inside but we can also see it’s reflection inside out.

Matte it:

Like your lipstick’s shade but do not want to go glossy? Turn your glossy lipstick into matte. Apply your lipstick and hold a tissue paper between your lips. It will soak any excessive moisture. Now take face powder and by the help of brush, apply a thin coat of powder on your lips. Do not apply too much and you have the matte lips in the same shade that you love.

Author Bio:

Chelsea is a makeup lover who is best at reviewing the latest makeup available online. She covers everything from eye makeup, primers, and foundation to tips and tutorials on how to use many different beauty products. She regularly blogs at MakeupbyChelsea.com

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Make the Right Choice For Ducted Heating Service and Maintenance


It is easy to state that your HVAC unit is one of the most expensive purchases of all time. It helps in making your place way more comfortable than usual and will give you total control of the room temperature, as per your choice. Therefore, it is vital that you get the cooling and heating products serviced regularly for letting it run for a lifetime efficiency. The reliable teams are able to offer you with ducted heating service when let to deal with the cleaning and maintaining of the ducted heater. They are going to add your service to the automated platform, where you are about to receive a timely reminder of your next ducted heating cleaning and maintaining service.

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5 Smart Ways to Grow Your Online Business in 2018


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Online business is the fastest growing network in all over the world and this business requires some tactics and tricks rather than physical customers. All of us are looking at how we can expand our online business with better revenue and profit.

Today, we will look at the 5 Smart Ways to Grow Your Online Business in 2018. If you have just started your online business then this is the right article to read which can help you in growing your business.

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