Articles written by Cally Worden

Are Pound Shops Keeping The Highstreet Alive

Are Pound Shops Keeping The Highstreet Alive

Pound shops have been a feature of our High Street for many years now, but in the wake of the financial crisis it seemed as if they were cropping up everywhere. Most towns and cities now have several value stores of one form or another, and they appear to be doing a roaring trade. We

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Are Contactless Payments Safe?

Are Contactless Payments Safe?

What could be safer than something you don’t touch, right? Hmm, well in the pre-digital era that may have held true, but with the emergence of contactless payments how much do you really know about who is ‘touching’ which bits of your financial data when you wave your card at that little machine? With contactless

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Dry Shampoo - A Parents Secret Weapon

Dry Shampoo – A Parents Secret Weapon

Any parent who has wrestled with a small child over hair-washing would give a lot for a simple hair cleaning solution that doesn’t involve water. Some kids simply don’t like it and boy, do they make their feelings known! It’s never a nice feeling to put your child through a regular routine that so obviously

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The Effects Of Praising Children

The Effects Of Praising Children

For years now, parenting experts in the West have been encouraging us to offer praise to our kids in an effort to help build their self-esteem, confidence and motivation. This approach differs wildly from that in places like China, where praise is rarely dished out for fear that it will create arrogant, egotistical children. So

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Benefit Sanctions And How To Deal With Them

Benefit Sanctions And How To Deal With Them

Certain benefits come with strings attached. There may be particular things that you have to do in order to remain eligible to receive them, such as attending interviews, or applying for jobs. And if you fail to meet these obligations then the government has the right to temporarily stop or reduce the amount of benefit

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Consumer Rights - Am I Entitled To A Refund Or Exchange

Consumer Rights – Am I Entitled To A Refund Or Exchange

Imagine buying something you’ve had your heart set on for a while, something you’ve saved hard for. Feels good, right? But when you get home and open it up you find it’s faulty in some way. Disappointed, you return to the shop for a refund or perhaps and exchange, but your complaint falls on deaf

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