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Oil Theft: Statistics Show Rural Homes are Targets for Thieves

According to Which? approximately 1.1 million households in the UK aren't connected to the National Gas Grid and, instead, rely on heating oil stored in a tank to heat their homes. But this reliance on oil comes at a cost, as rural homes can become a target for thieves, who look to steal fuel - which can be worth thousands of pounds.

Oil Theft: Statistics Show Rural Homes are Targets for Thieves

According to Which? approximately 1.1 million households in the UK aren't connected to the National Gas Grid and, instead, rely on heating oil stored in a tank to heat their homes. But this reliance on oil comes at a cost, as rural homes can become a target for thieves, who look to steal fuel - which can be worth thousands of pounds.

How to Manage Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Now that most of us are going back to work after COVID-19 lockdown restrictions being partially lifted our dogs are finally being left alone after many months of their owners being in the house. Some dogs may finally enjoy having some peace and quiet for themselves, but some may struggle adjusting to being alone and could develop separation anxiety.

Stately Sustainability: Which Royals are Going Green?

Sustainability has never been so urgent. Brands, celebrities, and the general public are all beginning to turn towards sustainable options, championing everything from eco-friendly fashion to conscious travel brands. The royal family is no exception to this movement, and many of Britain's royals have been seen to make big steps towards a greener way of living.

How 2020 Has Changed Leadership

Leadership has been tested over the past year, with many business leaders taking on the ultimate challenge of completely changing the way in which we work in the face of adversity. It has been necessary for leaders to motivate their employees from afar, usually online as their employees moved to working from home where possible, and to juggle keeping their businesses running while supporting their team in one of the most difficult times they have ever faced.

Which Marketing Campaigns Did We Love During Lockdown?

Nothing catches the eye quite like a good marketing campaign, especially during difficult times like a lockdown. Washington Direct Mail has looked at which marketing campaigns the public loved during 2020 and ranked them in popularity. This was measured by looking at a mix of social interactions and brand mentions. In this article, we will show you some of the campaigns that the nation enjoyed and engaged with during the initial lockdown period.

REVEALED: 5 Daily Habits to Become Successful in 2021

Former US Navy Seal William H. McRaven's book is aptly named Make Your Bed. As well as earning a place as #1 bestseller, it is also thought as one of the greatest self-help guides out there. Making your bed might seem silly you might think that nobody will see it, it's a waste of time, or you'll only be sleeping in it again anyway. But that is a negative outlook, others looking to improve their life might say "absolutely".

How is Increased Screen Time Affecting Our Health?

Whether it be increased Microsoft Teams' meeting, a spike in family Zoom quizzes, or simply just more time spent glued to our mobile phone screens out of boredom, there is no denying that the collective screen time of the nation has grown drastically over the course of the past year.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Modern Retailers

There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the landscape of the retail sector. Social distancing regulations and civil anxiety surrounding the virus mean that physical stores do not offer the same browsing experience as we would usually expect. Meanwhile, a growing reliance on online shopping has been boosted by instructions to remain at home as much as possible.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Modern Retailers

There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the landscape of the retail sector. Social distancing regulations and civil anxiety surrounding the virus mean that physical stores do not offer the same browsing experience as we would usually expect. Meanwhile, a growing reliance on online shopping has been boosted by instructions to remain at home as much as possible.

Has Veganuary Convinced You to Make a Major Lifestyle Change For 2021?

As we approach the end of Veganuary, you may be reviewing how much you've missed your Sunday morning bacon and eggs or, Friday night cheese board. Maybe you haven't missed meat and cheese as much as you thought and are gearing up to embark on a plant-based diet for the rest of 2021. You may have noted changes in your energy levels, skin and hair too. Whether it has been a good or bad experience for you personally, well done for seeing the challenge through.

Has Veganuary Convinced You to Make a Major Lifestyle Change For 2021?

As we approach the end of Veganuary, you may be reviewing how much you've missed your Sunday morning bacon and eggs or, Friday night cheese board. Maybe you haven't missed meat and cheese as much as you thought and are gearing up to embark on a plant-based diet for the rest of 2021. You may have noted changes in your energy levels, skin and hair too. Whether it has been a good or bad experience for you personally, well done for seeing the challenge through.

Could the UK Alone Plant Enough Trees to Save the Amazon?

According to world tracker The World Counts, we have 79 years until the rainforests end, assuming current trends continue. Indeed, the Amazon rainforest in particular has had more than its fair share of crises in the last decade, and you may be surprised to hear that the current Covid-19 outbreak has even wrought havoc on the planet's lungs.

Could the UK Alone Plant Enough Trees to Save the Amazon?

According to world tracker The World Counts, we have 79 years until the rainforests end, assuming current trends continue. Indeed, the Amazon rainforest in particular has had more than its fair share of crises in the last decade, and you may be surprised to hear that the current Covid-19 outbreak has even wrought havoc on the planet's lungs.

REVEALED: Data Suggests That Pallet Furniture Is the New Must-Have for Brits

Finding the right furniture and home décor that satisfies the renovation you had in mind requires a lot of time, energy, and creativity. Regardless of whether it is fashion or homeware, trends come and go, so finding furniture that withstands the test of time is no easy task. For those in need of some home renovation ideas, you can find inspiration wherever you look - even in pallets.

Skin Is In: The World's Top 5 TikTok Skinfluencers

Those of us with an interest in beauty will have noticed the seismic shift from makeup to skincare this year. Things have changed drastically even beyond the rules of lockdown and social isolation, with trends around beauty being one major industry that has evolved a great deal in a short period of time. Skincare has skyrocketed in popularity, with record-breaking sales meaning it has overtaken makeup as the highest-earning beauty category.

Looking into the Promising Future of Electric Vehicles

Although we all expected it, it didn't make the news any less shocking. On 18th November, Boris Johnson announced that the sale of petrol or diesel cars and vans would be prohibited in the UK from 2030. The Prime Minister has labelled his ten-point action plan, which includes investment in sustainable energy and bettered public transport, a 'green industrial revolution'.

Industries Revolutionised by Smart Technologies

When we think about rapid developments in terms of wireless technology, we often automatically assume it's in regard to telecommunications. However, with so many alternative industries taking advantage of the offerings that wireless technology and connectivity provides, this couldn't be further from the truth.