Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you have had a fun and productive week.
This week we take a look at how often you should wash your bedsheets (and what happens when you don’t), how you can start a mental health journal and some of the misconceptions that still surround online learning.
How Often Should I Wash My Sheets? The Science Behind Dead Skin Cells, Microbes And Fungi – inews.co.uk
Changing your bed is one of those chores that you probably leave as long as possible – I know I do, and in my defence when I usually decide to change my bedding I have to fight with a cat who won’t get off the bed.
But how often should you be changing your sheets, and what happens when you don’t? Well it can cause a whole host of health problems you may not have even thought about.
How To Start & Keep A Mental Health Journal – Tips For Students – PsychologyWriting.com
Journaling is a great way to get all of those thoughts that are rattling around your head under control. It allows you to focus and keep track of how you’re feeling, what’s bothering you so you can notice patterns and can help you focus more.
While This article from PsychologyWriting is aimed at students, the information it contains can be applied to anyone in any situation so if you’re looking for tips on why you should be journaling and how to get started then this guide is for you.
How To Bullet Journal: The Ultimate Guide To Getting StartedYou may have heard of the organisational technique called "Bullet Journaling" as a way to get your to-dos, calendars and someday/maybe lists under controls. If you'd like to start bullet journaling but don't know where to begin then this guide covers all the basics
Misconceptions And Myths About Online Learning – IvyPanda
It used to be that if you were taking an online course – perhaps something to improve your career prospects or attending an online university – they were almost sneered at.
Seen as a lesser choice than their traditional in-person counterparts, since the pandemic which forced a switch to online learning for the majority of students we’ve seen a change in attitudes towards being educated in this manner.
But their are still some misconceptions around learning online so the team at IvyPanda takes a look at them and breaks them down for you.
The State of Productivity – BOSTONtec
Have you ever wondered about productivity stats? Unless you’re a bit of a productivity nerd like me, probably not but this BOSTONtec article has some interesting statistics. For example, the most productive industry will probably surprise you – I know I didn’t think it would be this sector so you learn something every day!
Home Repair Grants: Here;s How The Government Pays For Some Home Improvement Projects – Hire A Helper
If you’re in the US then there are several Federal and State grants you might be eligible for if your home is in need of improvement.
Finding the grants that you can take out can be a bit confusing so Hire A Helper has put together a handy guide of a variety of grants that might be available in your area which should help you get started.
Fashion-Forward Towns & Cities: Where In The UK Is The Most Fashionable? – wynsors hub
When it comes to fashion your thoughts probably turn to Milan or Paris but the UK? Not so much.
However, if you take a closer look the UK has some surprising hidden fashion gems. From museums to boutiques there’s plenty for a fashion aficionado to do in the UK and wynsors hub has put together 10 of the best places for you to get your fashion fix.
What Is Accounts Payable? – Finance Strategists
If you’re running a small business then accounting can be a bit of a confusing minefield. There are so many terms that you need to know and it can be difficult to understand what they mean and how they fit in with how you run your business.
Finance Strategists have written a great resource on what accounts payable is, how it works and how you can use accounts payable as a metric to measure the success of a business or department.
Nostalgic Bakes: Which cakes do we love the most in Britain? – Dr. Oetker
I am not a big fan of eating cake but I do enjoy making them. There’s just something about the aroma of a cake in the oven and licking the mixture off a spoon that takes me back to my childhood.
So what cake makes us most nostalgic? I have to admit I was surprised at number 9 on the list and if you want to know what that is you’ll need to take a look at the Dr. Oetker and let me know in the comments if you agree with me or not!
Effective Video Marketing: The Stats And Trends You Need To Know In 2023 – CellPhoneDeal
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words but as this is 2023 I think the saying needs to be updated to be “video” instead of picture.
From TikTok to Reels and YouTube shorts to long-form video and lives we consume a huge amount of video content every day and you’ll need to add video to your marketing strategy in order to get your message out to existing customer and reach new ones.
Not convinced? CellPhoneDeal has some extremely interesting facts and stats about how we consume video content and the trends that are taking place in the video marketing space.
How To Choose The Right Type Of Developer For Your Next Project – developersforhire
If you’re a small business looking to build an app to help your customers make purchases more efficiently, update your website or create apps to help your staff manage inventory then choosing a developer can be a bit of a daunting task.
Quite often it’s tempting to go with the cheapest option but even then there are specific things you need to look for. developersforhire have put together a great resource that explains what different types of developers are available (not all developers can do all jobs), the basics of languages and frameworks and things you’ll need to ask.
Have A Great Week
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Until next time, Stay Productive!