Tech Gear

iBody Activity and Sleep Tracker Review
November 14, 2014 by Katy Whitton

UPDATE: March 2017 It appears that the iBody website is no longer working, as a result the iBody device and app won’t sync properly. I’ve removed the links to the product in this post as I now class it as non-functioning or maintained. I’ve left the links to the website and app as I’m hoping […] … Read Article »

Android & iOS

How To: Backup your Android device
November 10, 2014 by Katy Whitton

Firstly, let’s answer the question Why should I backup my Android device? Accidents happen. You may leave your phone in a cab, drop it down the toilet, have it stolen or (like me) decide to start tinkering with the operating system. Your phone carries as much (if not more) valuable data as your desktop and you […] … Read Article »


Review: MyFitnessPal
November 7, 2014 by Katy Whitton

We’re only a couple of months away from Christmas which is traditionally a time for over indulgence followed by a panicked decision to start afresh in the New Year. Because of this I thought I’d preemptively review a few health based gadgets and services to help you prepare for your get fit New Year’s resolutions. […] … Read Article »

Life Hacks

Take A Step Back
November 6, 2014 by Katy Whitton

It occurred to me while I was working on the rebuild and redesign of this website that quite often it’s all too easy for us to get bogged down in the minor details of a problem. In this corporate, results driven culture we’re quite often expected to been seen to be doing something, even if […] … Read Article »

Life Hacks

Brewing tea, ripe avocados, scarf tying and more!
October 20, 2014 by Katy Whitton

Over at Amazing Facts they have a great post detailing some incredibly important hacks that everyone should know. You can view infographics on: How to brew a cup of tea based on tea type (although I think a maximum of 3 minutes for black tea is waaay to short!) How to tie a scarf How […] … Read Article »

Site News

October 18, 2014 by Katy Whitton

Reports of this blog’s demise have been greatly exaggerated! I know I’ve fallen off the grid for the past few of years but there is a good reason for it – honest! So, a while back I had a few medical issues which lead to me leaving my job and taking some time off. After I recovered […] … Read Article »


Threat of redundancy forcing us into unpaid overtime
September 1, 2009 by Katy Whitton

The BBC is reporting that we’re up to our usual tricks again – working too many hours overtime and not getting paid for it. From the article: According to the TUC the average amount of unpaid overtime was more than seven hours a week, and workers were missing out on an average of £5,000 of […] … Read Article »

Productivity News

August 12, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Stephen Covey has launched a new community site, based around his “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” From the Stephen Covey Website: Stephen Covey has announced the official launch of, a first-of-its-kind social networking and online learning community that gives individuals an opportunity to learn first-hand as he personally teaches them the principles of […] … Read Article »


Multitasking revisited: How much time are we wasting?
August 12, 2008 by Katy Whitton

In an article published in the New York times in October (yes, I’m behind with my blogging, okay?!) entitled “Multitasking Can Make You Lose … Um … Focus” the author discusses something we’ve covered here at Flipping Heck before – how multitasking actually make you more unproductive. See my reviews of review of “The Myth […] … Read Article »


How to run an appraisal
August 12, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Well, New Year coming up so new start and all that eh? As we move into the new year, we’ll all start having to face the prospects of either giving a review or being on the receiving end of one. The following video I stumbled on whilst wandering through YouTube is an excellent example of […] … Read Article »