Weekly Round-Up #281: Budgets, Trends & Podcasts

Weekly Round-Up #281: Budgets, Trends & Podcasts


In this week’s round-up we take a look at a great budgeting system that will help you save money and still allow you to have some fun and we take a look at some trends for 2021 – fitness, beauty and remote working and, as it’s super popular right now we ask “Should you start a podcast?”

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Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you have had a fun, safe and productive week.

In this week’s round-up we take a look at a great budgeting system that will help you save money and still allow you to have some fun and we take a look at some trends for 2021 – fitness, beauty and remote working and, as it’s super popular right now we ask “Should you start a podcast?”

A Guide To The 50/30/20 Budget – Wealth Rocket

When you’re engrossed in the process of budgeting, the last thing that you want to do is think about even more numbers. After all, there is nothing like a day of crunching digits to make our heads dizzy.

However, no matter where you are in your financial journey, it’s important that you know about the 50/30/20 rule. Although it has gained popularity in recent years, there are still many misconceptions floating around about this popular financial ethos.

In this article, Wealth Rocket realistically look at this buzzworthy concept and discover the origin of the 50/30/20 rule, how to use it, and the pros and cons of applying this philosophy to your finances.

Weekly Round-Up #138: Bullet Journalling, What Sort Of Procrastinator Are You And How Much Is Your Lunch Costing?
This week we take a look at a few bullet journal basics in preparation for my "Ultimate Guide To Bullet Journaling" coming out soon, there are some small changes you can make if you want to be successful and there's a great flowchart to tell you what type of procrastinator...

Fitness Trends: Achieving Fitness Goals In 2021 Vs 2020 – RunRepeat

The pandemic has forced drastic changes upon the fitness industry, producing a sizable shift in how people approach exercise and staying fit.

In order to learn about what the newest trends in fitness were for 2021, we surveyed 4,538 active adults from 122 countries (active adults are respondents who reported being active at the start of 2020). These respondents shared what they believe was the best way to stay fit in 2021, in comparison to the start of 2020, before the pandemic.

In this report, RunRepeat breaks down the change in trends from 2020 to 2021, showing the differences demographically and in comparison to the two cohort studies of 1,990 gym members and 2,712 runners they published previously.

Classpass Wellness & Fitness Trends: What To Expect In 2021 – The Warm Up

The ClassPass Fitness Trends and Wellness Predictions are here! We’ve looked at data and insights from 30,000 boutique studios, gyms, spas and wellness partners across 30 countries to share how ClassPassers spent their time this year. They focus on the impact of the pandemic on fitness, wellness and beauty, the trends that have emerged post-lockdown and where these industries are headed in 2021.

Global Glow Up Trends – The Body Shop

Just as with fashion, trends in the beauty industry alter each year. What was once the hottest craze in hairstyles ten years ago, may now just cause a giggle when looking at old photographs. During 2020, tutorials and beauty tips flooded Instagram and TikTok with a fresh batch of trends and styles.

While some beauty fads may fade to a memory, others live to stand the test of time; but what are the biggest beauty trends right now in the UK and how do these compare globally? To find out, The Body Shop analysed online search data across 64 countries to highlight the world’s biggest beauty trends today.

The 4 Stages Of Sleep – Non-Rem & Rem Sleep Cycles – Tucked

Sleep is far more complex than you think, and while getting enough sleep is important, getting enough of the right kind of sleep is equally so. In order to do so, you need to educate yourself on the sleep cycles and what their purpose is. There are two types of sleep: NREM and REM. The latter is a stage on its own, where the former has three stages in the category.You enter a new cycle every 90 minutes on average, but for some people, it may be closer to every 2 hours. This equals 4–5 full cycles throughout your slumber. In this article, Tucked looks at the 4 stages of sleep, and how your sleep cycles change as you grow older.

22 Easy Indoor Vine Plants And Climbers To Grow – Happy DIY Home

Indoor vine plants can trail and climb to create eye-catching elements in your home. Trailing houseplants are very popular because they allow you to introduce a nice green element into your home. It gives your space a green, live backdrop, and they can help improve your indoor air quality. Under the correct conditions, indoor vine plants are very easy to grow and keep thriving for years to come.

The Nation’s Most Annoying Bathroom Habits Revealed – Mira Showers

It is arguably the most used room in the house and certainly one of the most frequently argued about, so it’s natural the UK has pet peeves about bathroom behaviour. But what exactly are Brits bemoaning when it comes to bad bathroom etiquette? Mira Showers surveyed over 2,000 people in the UK to uncover the UK’s biggest bathroom pet peeves.

The Future Of Blockchain Technology Is Already Here – Data Entry Outsourced

Blockchain technology is the driving force behind fancy new currencies like Bitcoin, which has turned into a worldwide phenomenon. This revolutionary blockchain finance market technology has taken the world by storm and hasn’t just stopped at just this one industry. There’s a wide range of ways that businesses are using blockchain technology to revolutionize their approach to certain processes. so, what is the future of blockchain? Read This article from Data Entry Outsourced to find out.”

Virtual Learning Resource Hub – RingCentral UK

Virtual learning has long been a useful way for people to access education or training from any location. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the global online education market was predicted to be worth $350 billion by 2025. There’s recently been a significant rise in virtual learning in schools as COVID-19 restrictions forced children to stay at home.

Although schools will eventually return to physical learning, many higher education organisations and businesses have realised the benefits of virtual learning. Access to unlimited educational resources offers a flexible, convenient, and cost-effective way to study. With this in mind, RingCentral looks at the different types of virtual learning and what they entail.

Should I Start A Podcast? – Be Your Maverick

Over 62 million people listen to podcasts weekly, and it can seem daunting to approach that audience. Have you asked yourself, “Should I start a podcast?” Honestly, no one can tell you the answer for sure. In this article, Be Your Maverick breaks down the process into manageable steps and explains what you need to do. Before sitting down and hitting record for the first time, you can set yourself up for success with a few actionable tips.

Meditative Foraging Offers So Much More Than A Basket Of Food – Outdoor Happens

Meditative foraging is all about reversing that conditioning, and opening not only our eyes but all of our senses back up to the paradise of nature that we had thought we had lost.

Some imagine paradise being a place we might go to when we die, or a transcendent space occasionally met through “spiritual practices.”

But for one who knows nature, paradise is a place we can step out into every time we leave our busy minds behind and simply behold the world as it really is.

46+ Fascinating Remote Working Statistics 2021 Including Covid-19 Stats – Web Hosting Professor

2020 surprised us with a global pandemic which meant that more people than ever before are having to embrace remote working. Organizations are finding ways to offer remote working options to their employees, and employees are learning a new way of life. Many people are now discovering the benefits of working remotely, all around the world. Workers are able to see more of their families, live wherever they want, and offer companies a more diverse range of employees. In fact, self-employment is on the rise due to the Coronavirus outbreak, meaning more people are working from home, figuring out ways to find new clients to sustain their new lifestyle.

In this article, Web Hosting Professional highlights some interesting and important statistics for remote working in 2020. These should give you a good idea as to how remote working works, the benefits it offers, and why so many people are taking advantage of remote working opportunities.

Best Low Cost Online Business Ideas – Online Store

If 2020 hasn’t been your best year financially, just know that you aren’t alone. Countless people are looking for ways to earn a little extra income, particularly while we are all stuck inside at home. Whether it is because you lost your job, your hours were cut, or you need something to do, it doesn’t matter. The drive is the same.

Digital or online businesses are great second jobs or side hustles because they offer the flexibility of “work when you can” and still retain the viability of a lucrative endeavor. What does that mean? It means you can still make money with little to no startup funds and minimal time invested. In this article, Online Store looks at the types of online business you can think about starting giving you some great pointers on what to look out for.

Weekly Round-Up #146: Goal Setting, Insomnia, Night Owls And Afternoon Routines
This week we look at the importance of goal setting and whether you're setting the right types of goals, how Insomnia may not just affect you while you're trying to get to sleep but may strike during the day as well, how your night-owl tendencies may be genetic and why...

Asbestos Exposure In Homes: What You Need To Know – Karste & von Oiste

Asbestos is a deadly particle that can be found in many older homes, affecting new home buyers, the elderly, and construction workers alike. This infographic visually shows where in the home you can most expect asbestos exposure, and other critical information to know. This one can save lives!

Have A Great Week

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Until next time, Stay Productive!

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Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running FlippingHeck.com, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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