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The Easy Way to Childproof Your Home

The arrival of a baby is a wonderful moment for any parent, but it also means you need to start thinking about childproofing your home because prevention is always better than dealing with the repercussions of an accident.

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The Top Ten Short Breaks In The UK

Taking a short break during the summer months or at the weekends gives people the opportunity to re-charge their batteries and have some fun. Now is the ideal time to start planning your trip. Here are top ten short break ideas in the UK so that you can make the most of your time.

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Commercial Catering Equipment for your Hotel

With the current high awareness of the challenges facing our planet’s survival, most newly-planned hotel kitchens will be or should be designed to achieve optimal energy efficiency.

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Understanding A Sole Trader's Operating Costs

Starting a business is challenging. Even if you have the resources to get your venture off the ground and enough connections in the business to get the ball rolling, you still need to be aware of the expenses that the business will generate and the best way to manage your operating costs.

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The Lowdown on Fossil Fuels

The use of fossil fuels has been the subject of intense debate and discussion in recent years. They have long been the primary supply of energy to industries, homes and transport. However, despite their importance, many people do not know what fossil fuels are and why they became such a vital source of energy.

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Top 5 Tips for Growing Better Crops This Summer

Whether you have a small vegetable plot in one corner of your garden or a large allotment, there is little more satisfying than growing and eating your own fruit and vegetables from seeds. Here are my top five tips for making the most of your vegetable plot:

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When to Upgrade and When to Repair

When one of your appliances breaks down, it can be difficult to know whether you should get it repaired or simply replace it. Repair is usually the cheaper option, but there are additional benefits to replacing your old appliances with new models.

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How Stainless Steel Is Made & Manufactured

Stainless steel is a form of steel with greatly increased anti-corrosion properties compared to normal, or carbon, steel. This highly sought-after chemical property is due to the inclusion of chromium during the production of carbon steel.

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Natural Disasters and Energy Prices

Supply and demand are the two primary factors that determine the prices of most products and services. With prices of energy (electricity, oil and natural gas), however, there are some other factors that come into play as well.

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Choosing the Wedding Photography That's Perfect for Your Big Day

The images of a couple’s wedding are, along with their memories, the most lasting memento of the happiest day of their lives. But like the reception band that hits the wrong note or the meal that doesn’t live up to expectations, so the photographs can sometimes fail to capture the special event.

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Have You Considered Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring?

According to the definition, hardwoods come from broad-leaved trees, and softwoods from conifers. As the name suggests, hardwoods tend to harder than softwoods, but there is a massive variation in both groups.

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How To Put Love Into Pictures

A wedding day is composed of torn out pages of moments, characters and moods. When the book isn't bound artfully, all those treasures are lost or connected in nonsensical ways.

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The Benefits of using Stainless Steel

What is this type of metal? - It is an alloy of low carbon steel and chromium: it is the chromium content which provides the metal with its anti-corrosion and ‘stainless’ qualities

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Short Break Ideas in Norfolk

Norfolk is one of those rare destinations that have something to offer everyone. It has long been a haven for artists with its miles of dune-backed sandy beaches and the relatively flat landscape which allows the sky to dominate the view.

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Hardwood Flooring Vs Carpets

With what at times appears to be an ever increasing number of home ‘style’ programmes on TV, perhaps it is not surprising that people are becoming more and more conscious of the variety of interior decorations that are possible. One big question for many is what type of flooring to have in their home.

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