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Technology means screens have become an integral part of our lives. How many hours each day do you look at a screen?

According to a report from Uswitch, UK adults spend half of every day in front of a screen. From working at a computer to browsing the internet on your phone or watching TV, screens play a role in how we work, relax, and communicate. Despite this, taking regular breaks from screens is important.

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20th March 2022 marks the United Nation’s (UN) International Day of Happiness. After two years of challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, looking after your wellbeing has never been more important.

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World Book Day is often associated with book fairs and children getting dressed up as their favourite literary characters. This year, on 3rd March, World Book Day celebrates its 25th anniversary and, even as an adult, it’s a great opportunity to delve into children’s literature.

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After more than a decade of low interest rates, the Bank of England (BoE) has suggested that it will continue to gradually increase its base rate. With savers suffering from low returns, is that good news?

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While investment decisions should be based on facts, many investors find their decisions are sometimes influenced by emotions. Whether you’re excited about an investment opportunity, or worried about market volatility, keeping emotions in check can help you make better investment decisions.

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When thinking about how parents will split their assets between children, it’s often assumed wealth will be evenly distributed. However, a survey suggests that, for a variety of reasons, a significant proportion of inheritances may not be.

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2022 brought us a more volatile start to the year than we would have liked as the US Federal Reserve’s rhetoric indicated that they would not be deterred in raising interest rates, despite the ongoing Omicron variant threat.

The proportion of the global population that has some degree of immunity to COVID-19 has risen impressively quickly, though many in less developed parts of the world are yet to receive a vaccination.  The potentially most important point is that the link between infections and hospitalisations has weakened and this could be key to us seeing the beginning of an end to the pandemic.

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As the world reopens to travellers, now is the perfect time to think about which sights are at the top of your bucket list. From natural wonders to feats of human engineering, the world is filled with awe-inspiring sights that promise to take your breath away. As you make plans for 2022, setting out some stunning places you want to see with your own eyes can help you choose the right destination for you.

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When you put on music, you may choose tunes that suit your mood. But have you ever considered how the music you choose can impact how you’re feeling too? Research suggests music can have a much greater impact on mental wellbeing than you have considered before.

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It’s the season for giving. If you’re buying Christmas presents for children this year, there are huge piles of toys to wade your way through. Whether you’re purchasing for your own children or not, it can be difficult to know what they really want, and which gifts will get used. If you need some inspiration, here are 10 of the toys that are set to appear on letters to Santa this year.

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