Chris Silb

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Working as a freelancer is a great option for many people, particularly those in the creative industries. From writers to artists to graphic designers and more – being a freelancer is a great avenue to allow you artistic freedom and to let yourself take on the projects that you are passionate about

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As you age, it is only natural that your health and wellbeing may become more fragile. However, there are steps that you can take as you age to ensure that your health, both physical and mental, stays in the best condition it can as you grow older.

We have had a difficult couple of months living our lives in lockdown. Fortunately, it seems like we are almost on the verge of things returning back to normal, with some restrictions being tentatively eased by the government.

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Being a driver is a big responsibility for many reasons. Not only are you responsible for your own safe driving on the road, but also the safety of others and the proper maintenance of your car.

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2020 has been a strange year for everyone. It was from the very beginning of the year, in January, that concern was raised about a novel coronavirus outbreak and potential spread across the globe

5 Things Worth Investing In To Live Your Best Life

Everyone wants to live their best life, don’t they? Well, in order to achieve the best, there are a few ways that you should consider investing in yourself and your life. It is also important to remember that you can invest in yourself in a number of ways that aren’t monetary, such as time, effort, and commitment.

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Buying your first home is a big step for anyone, and it is important that when you are taking those steps to buy that you are getting the best possible home for your first home. So, here are some things to remember about buying your first home.

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It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the knock-on effect of the Covid-19 crisis came as a surprise to all of us. The last few months have seen governments, businesses, and individuals make really difficult decisions to help themselves overcome this outbreak.

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When you are self-employed, you are working for yourself and only responsible for your work. However, are prepared for what that entails if your business takes off and your need to employ staff?

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Your health is one of the most important things you need to take care of for a healthy and happy life. There are various ways that you can take care of your health to ensure that it is in top condition, so, here are some of the most helpful.

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Finances are one of the most important things to get a handle on, and yet some people still don’t have proper control over their money. So, here are four ways you can actively manage your money.

 

Three people sitting on a a bench. Two are elderly men and one is a woman. The middle man is holding a stress ball while the woman has her hand on his wrist.

Ageing is a daunting process for most people, albeit some more than others. However, as we age, it is important that we are taking proper care of ourselves so that we can keep living a happy and healthy life as we age.

Safety Hazards You Might Not Be Aware Of

Working as a tradesman comes with a large catalogue of risks, regardless of what your specialism might be. Throughout any apprenticeship or college qualification, you might have worked on; you will have been trained on the common and avoidable accidents that come with working in a specific environment.

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Over the last few years, Aberdeen has been the perfect spot for tourists, offering up a great mix of history, culture, nightlife, and fantastic food. Scotland is famous for its castles, bucolic countryside, mountains and wildlife – and you’ll find no better example of these than in Aberdeenshire

Moving Out: What You Need to Organise for Your New Home

Moving out is exciting – finally having your own home comes with independence but also a lot you need to organise. Transporting your furniture to the flat, buying new goods, and potentially renovating bits and pieces here and there can be quite time-consuming.

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In the UK Winter officially lasts from the 22nd of December 2019 to the 20th of March 2020, however, if you live in the UK, then you will know that winter tends to feel like it lasts much longer than that. We can be experiencing winter weather anywhere from October through to April or May.

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The beauty industry is wildly competitive, and many challenge themselves with the task of setting up a business and becoming self-employed.

Enjoying a Festive Trip to Cambridge this Winter

While a lot of people can’t wait for Christmas, it is common for many of us to dread the holiday season. It’s easy to see why as once you combine the expense of organising gifts and meals with the need to see relatives and the expectation that you “must have a good time”, there are a lot of different stress factors at play.

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Reaching out for help may sound like the simplest thing in the world, but, when you are struggling with your mental health, reaching out might seem impossible. Luckily, there are options available to help make reaching out feel less daunting for everyone, no matter the struggles they face.

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Congratulations! You and your partner have decided to take the next step – you want to get married! While celebrating your engagement was quick to organise, you might have trouble knowing where to start with your wedding.

A woman is sitting on the couch looking at something a silver laptop and holding a bank card in her right hand.

There are several types of bank account in the UK, and with so many choices, it can be hard to know which type of account suits your needs the most. But worry not, this guide is going to help you understand the different types of bank account and their advantages and disadvantages.

Taking Steps to Start a Business

With more people deciding that they want to pack in their full-time job and start their own business, it should come as no surprise to learn that there is a broad range of online resources out there to help you on the road to becoming your boss.

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It’s only a few short weeks until Halloween 2019 which means it’s time to get prepared for the spooky festivities. Most people love Halloween, and that means there are a few keys things to get sorted. So, we’ve pulled together our guide to preparing for Halloween 2019.

 

Aberdeen, Guide to Aberdeen

The city of Aberdeen and the stunning Royal Balmoral Estate are all well-known parts of Aberdeenshire, but this bucolic part of the UK has so much more to offer. Whether you’re looking for beautiful gardens to explore or old historic castles, Aberdeenshire has something to offer everyone.