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  1. Does soap need to be antibacterial to kill a virus?

    Does soap need to be antibacterial to kill a virus?

    Never before has humble hand washing emerged as such a hero. It’s our first line of defence in our battle against coronaviruses like COVID-19. And unlike masks, eye shields or vaccines, soap is something that’s accessible and affordable for most of us.
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  2. 10 Tips To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

    10 Tips To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

    Is your home ready for winter? Now’s an excellent time to think about making sure your family’s home is as snug and warm as possible. Making your energy budget work harder means making your home as energy efficient as possible. All of these energy saving ideas are relatively low cost and quick fixes, and some are as simple as flicking a switch.
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  3. The Mindfulness of Craftivism

    The Mindfulness of Craftivism

    Maintaining the balance of creating and consuming is something that I know is beneficial to my mental wellbeing, but it’s not so easy to put into practice. In the last few weeks I’ve noticed that my consumption has drastically outweighed my output.
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  4. How To Grow Strawberries

    How To Grow Strawberries

    There’s nothing that says Summer better than Strawberries and the middle of Winter is the time to plant them! If you don’t have any growing at your place, they’re just coming into the shops now (mid-June). If you’ve been growing new plants from the runners of old ones, they will have been ready for a month or so by now and you can actually start planting these homegrown plants from mid-May onwards.
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  5. Discover the Power of Breathing

    Discover the Power of Breathing

    We inhale; we exhale. Most of the time this process happens completely unconsciously, we’re unaware of the magic that is happening as we breathe. In the video below I’ll show you a breath-work technique to help you harness the power of your breath.
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  6. Motivation for getting active

    Motivation for getting active

    When talking with my clients I often hear them say they wish they had more will power or if only they could commit to a plan then they would be fine. My answer to them is always the same – it’s not your fault and it’s not will power that will get you across the finish line.

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  7. Caring for your Winter Woollens

    Caring for your Winter Woollens

    Wearing Winter woollies creates a cosy, hygge feeling of softness, comfort, and warmth. Caring for them correctly will multiply this feeling by helping you get even more wear out of each piece.
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  8. Mindful Eating

    Mindful Eating

    In today's face-paced, food-abundant and tech-savvy environment, eating with intent is a practice many of us have become out of touch with.
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  9. Beyond Plastic Free July

    Beyond Plastic Free July

    Here at The New Joneses, we have never successfully eliminated ‘all the plastic.’ So don’t stress if you can’t go completely plastic-free either. This Plastic Free July, how about starting by eliminating single use plastics? Then, over time, you can work on avoiding others wherever you can. We’re super aware that Covid-19 is making it a little more challenging, but do your best, and remember, every bit counts.
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  10. 4 Tips For Settling a Baby

    4 Tips For Settling a Baby

    When baby is unhappy or distressed, we want to leap into action to try and soothe away whatever is bothering them. Many times, a baby cries when they are hungry, tired or their nappy needs a change. Other times, they may simply be looking for some snuggle time with you.
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