Published on March 8 2014

Toning shoes have had a bit of a rough time of it over the last eighteen months or so. However, they're still around, and plenty of people (mostly women) are quite happy to give them a try. At the end of the day, even if they don't tone you up as much...

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Written by Jim

Published on March 8 2014

Choosing a gift for a whisky lover isn't exactly the hardest task - just get them a nice single malt. however, if you're looking for something a little different, then there are plenty of alternatives to a drop of the hard stuff. Whisky decanters are...

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Published on March 8 2014

Halogen ovens are great. They cook at close to microwave speeds - a lot faster than a traditional oven - but they are more versatile than a microwave. You can cook anything in a halogen oven that you would in a normal oven, but faster. Roast meat joints,...

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Published on March 8 2014

Mini fridges can be very handy. They're obviously a good idea for small kitchens - student dorms, starter flats, workplace kitchens etc. Some of them are so small that they can fit right on top of your desk - so you'll always have a nice cold drink when...

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Published on February 25 2014

Scotland gave the world whisky and golf, which is, when you think about it, quite a good contribution for such a small nation. Golf is estimated to have been "invented" sometime around the 14th or 15th century. The earliest written record is an act of...

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Published on February 25 2014

When my kids were babies, between 15 and 20 years ago, we went through a fair number of baby monitors. The trouble was, you never really knew until you got them home and tried them out, if they were going to work well or not. They were prone to interference...

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Published on February 25 2014

My wife is a big fan of FitFlops. I got her her first pair as a Christmas gift about three years ago and she absolutely loved them. Back then, they were still being marketed as toning shoes, but that wasn't the main attraction for her. She really liked...

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Published on February 25 2014

Why I Like E-Readers So Much I'm a big fan of e-readers. It's understandable since I do read a lot. I know that a lot of keen readers have resisted digital e-readers, but I'm not one of them. I got my first Kindle shipped from the USA to the UK before...

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