How to avoid being a victim of catfishing

I thought I would do a post on how to avoid being a victim of Catfishing after watching the amazing new show on Channel 4 called ‘The Circle’

If you have not seen it briefly it is a new social media reality TV show where a group of 8 contestants are living in a block of flats and the only access they have to the other people is by a social media group called ‘The Circle’

They create social media profiles but some are creating false profiles in order to appear (so they think) more popular!

There is one contestant who is male but has the profile of his girlfriend so everyone assumes he is she. Another guy is gay but is pretending to be straight. In fact both of these had a ‘virtual’ date with each other which was interesting!
How to avoid being a victim of catfishing
So far the guy who is pretending to be his girlfriend is in fact the most popular
But in ‘real life’ this can also happen on-line and below are some guidelines so you can be aware

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You are sweet enough – tips on how to cut down on sugar during the day

 A recent survey shows that in the UK we have around 700g of sugar a week which is around 140 teaspoons per person. You may say ‘well I only have 1 teaspoon of sugar in my tea/coffee a day’ but remember you are sweet enough – and below are some tips on how to cut down on sugar during the day
Yet sugar comes in many different forms – Below are some examples of sugar by another name

  • Sucrose
  • Glucose
  • Fructose
  • Fruit Juice
  • Corn Syrup
  • Honey
  • Molassas

Any added sugars (and this includes table sugar, honey and syrups) should be limited to around 30g a day and this is for anyone over the age of 11.

There are natural occurring sugar in most fruit, veg and diary. These are far more healthy and full of vital vitamins and nutrients we all need. Also they have fiber and protein which can help slow down the digestion and give you a more steady stream of energy release.

Naturally occurring sugars in things like fruits, vegetables and dairy are much more nutritious than added sugars, because they come with important vitamins and nutrients, as well as fiber and protein that slow their digestion and make them a more steady source of energy.

So below are some tips on how to reduce sugar in your diet with your daily meals

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Are you addicted to your mobile phone?

Mobile phones are a necessary evil. It seems we cannot live without them. Gone are the days when we simply used our phone for making and receiving calls.

You only have to look at your daily commute to see how many people are on their phone. It is getting to be a bigger addiction than alcohol or gambling.

So how can you stop looking at your mobile phone constantly.Are you addicted to your mobile phone

On average we look at our mobile phone 35 times a day – how many times do you check your phone and how can you break the habit. Below are a few simple tips that could help you break the addiction.

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Natural remedies to get rid of ants

Do you want to know natural remedies to get rid of ants? With the amazing weather we are currently having it also means that we are faced with the annual ant invasion.

I had an ant problem last week inside and outside my home but did not want to use any harsh chemicals around my home so I found a few ‘household’ natural cures WHICH WORKED!!

Below are details of not only the ones I used but other household items you can use to banish the ants.

Natural remedies to get rid of ants


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How to get rid of mice – 4 helpful tips

How to get rid of mice 4 helpful tips

Do you think you have mice in your house?

How to get rid of mice - 4 helpful tips

Have you heard strange scratching noises coming from inside your wall. Have you seen small droppings that look like small seeds on your floor. Did you think you saw ‘something’ running across the floor? If the answer to any of these is Yes then sadly you have an uninvited guest or guests in your home.  So below are some helpful tips on how to get rid of your mice.

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Dreams and their meanings

Dreams and their meanings is something we all talk about. How often do you speak to your family and friends about that crazy dream you had last night?

Did you have a good nights sleep last night. Or did you have a really strange dream and wonder what the meaning was?

Dreams can at times seem very real and convey numerous emotions.

Each night we dream on average 5 times and generally occur during Rapid Eye Movement while our brain is very active. Our dreams last between 5 and 20 minutes and most of us forget our dreams when we wake up.

Below are some common dreams and their meanings

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How to deal with wrongly addressed post which has been sent to you

How to deal with wrongly addressed post which has been sent to you.

Do you get a lot of post and often leave it on the table to look at later. You may not be aware that some of it is not for you.

How often have you had a letter of package delivered to you that has been sent in error?

How to deal with wrongly addressed post

Receiving posts for someone else can be annoying but it could also mean that this is the start of an identity theft.

Of course the postman could have simply posted the mail to your letter box incorrectly so what should you do if this happens? Below are some important tips on how to deal with wrongly addressed post which has been sent to you.

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Safety tips for a BBQ

Safety tips for a BBQ

It is that time of year again when we all want to have an outdoor BBQ.

Next weekend is a double whammy as we have  the Royal Wedding and also we have the FA Cup final on the same day. So a good reason to celebrate

No doubt many of you will be arranging a BBQ for family and friends and below are some tips to make sure the BBQ is safe and everyone has a great time


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