When it comes to rental nightmares, I thought I’d seen it all. I’ve been the victim of a holding deposit scam, lived in a dilapidated garret, with a filthy shared bathroom, above a pub. I’ve been electrocuted, thrown across the room by an unearthed hob as I was making pasta in a place I rented above a betting shop. I’ve paid my rent, monthly in cash, to dodgy letting agents and taken threatening calls from angry landlords. My personal low came with a leak that went on for 10 months. I didn’t think Chinese water torture sounded all that bad, until I experienced it myself. The drip, drip, drip from our bedroom ceiling, along with the resultant damp and peeling, mouldy wallpaper, proved an ideal breeding ground for moths, which feasted hungrily on everything from carpets to my mother’s wedding dress. And it continued to rain on us, despite repeated calls to our landlord, begging for help. But none of this comes close to what I see when I visit Georges … [Read more...] about Generation rent v the landlords: ‘They can’t evict millions of us’
Saved wifi password android without root
I have no idea what facial rolling with gemstones does. I understand that it is popular with lifestyle bloggers and various Kardashian satellites and, if it is good enough for them, you may as well punch yourself on the nose for the good it will do you. But while jade, rose quartz and amethyst are on trend, the practice is thought to be an ancient one, with roots in Chinese alternative medicine. (That doesn’t mean it is good. Live bee acupuncture has been around a while, too.) Anyway, the thinking is that semi-precious stones have specific qualities. The roller I am testing, the £26 Jade Facial Roller, is made of aventurine jade, a type of green quartz that Herbivore Botanicals claims will reduce the appearance of puffiness and improve the skin’s elasticity. It also “brings peace and harmony”, which is a hell of a remit. It is like learning that porridge is a good source of fibre, but also stops war. The rolling action purportedly conditions the skin, … [Read more...] about Herbivore Jade Facial Roller – can it improve my skin and bring me peace and harmony?
A drastic reduction in emissions is needed to avert catastrophic global warming. And it's needed fast, say climate scientists. Global greenhouse gas emissions must fall by 7.6 per cent each year over the next decade to limit rising temperatures to the 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) threshold outlined in the Paris Agreement, a UN Environment Program report warns. Read more: CO2 emissions gap: UN report warns of 'collective failure to act' Reducing emissions must be a global effort. But some nations emit far more CO2 than others. From industry to infrastructure, resources to development, and population to politics, there are different reasons for these countries' high carbon emissions. But why is it so hard to cut back on carbon and make progress on climate protection? Germany: Cars and coal A decade ago, Germany's plan to move to renewable energy positioned the country as a pioneer in the fight against climate change. But its climate protection … [Read more...] about High emission countries: Why are they lagging on climate protection?
A WOMAN has revealed how she achieved perfect curls in just ten minutes by using a pair of £8 tongs from Primark. Taking to the Facebook group Extreme Couponing & Bargains UK, run by money-saving mum Holly Smith, the beauty fan shared snaps of her hair before and after using the skinny curlers. The before shot shows her sleek long brunette tresses without a kink in them, but after just ten minutes of using the bargain ceramic tongs her hair is curly from root to tip. Captioning her snaps, she wrote: “Love straight hair but fancied a change… before and after. “Took about 10/15 mins, and my hair is pretty thick.” Her post has since amassed almost 4,000 likes as well as hundreds of comments from fellow members eager to try the product.“Love this! Want your hair” commented one, while another added “Omg your hair looks amazing.” Meanwhile others were quick to share their own reviews of the tongs. One wrote: “I have these as well … [Read more...] about Woman gets perfect curls using £8 tongs from Primark and it only took her 10 minutes