Clearing Brain Fog with Bingo

A casual game of online bingo could help relieve office tedium

Boredom can be such a sneaky character; it tends to creep up at the most unexpected times throughout the day. Furthermore, boredom has found a new friend called “brain fog”, which can be likened to a cloud that lessens the ability to think and focus clearly. The lethal combination of boredom and brain fog results in a lack of mental clarity and forgetfulness – it’s almost like winning the bingo jackpot of severely diminished office productivity.

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It seems like corporate office employees are more familiar with this feeling than anybody else, possibly due to the sedentary nature of their job. Indeed, employers have started to realize the positive effects of taking short breaks during work by setting up game rooms for their workers. These game rooms are usually stocked with a foosball, ping pong, or pool table; and in some cases, arcade games and console gaming options in the form of an Xbox, PS3 or Wii are also included.

All of those diversions are great in their own way, but there is another fun game that has the potential to be a cornerstone of the modern workplace game room: online bingo. It is a more colorful and faster-paced version of the old-school, land-based game usually played in local community halls. Although it has yet to enjoy the same popularity as a foosball table or an Xbox, online bingo has one thing that separates it from the rest of the pack – the chance to win considerable amounts of money. CheekyBingo has daily, weekly, and monthly guaranteed jackpots, where players can win as much as £2,500 or $4,000 US from as little as five pence.

Clearly, online bingo presents a very exciting proposition for corporate office workers across the globe. Not only is it a fresh new way of clearing brain fog and boredom – which naturally leads to significantly improved office productivity – it’s also a lively game in its own right. All those opportunities to win significant chunks of cash aren’t too bad, either.

How technology is improving your health


After spending years research and practice the question is still there on the self : how technology is improving our health? No doubt the new robotic surgeries have revolutionized the meaning of surgical procedures but when we ask a common person about it will he be able to give his views with same aspect as a medical person can do?

With the period of time, new medical developments and techniques have been developed that has promised to give a better hold on health care. The aim of medical sector is to provide the society everything that it can to improve their health and mental status.. From treating cancer and delivering babies to dealing with heart attacks, doctors have developed technology and improved techniques to make things easier for them.

Technology aims to make the health opportunities digital so it is making the numerous apps do that mobile devices gets a great way to integrate and streamline all aspects of the medical process for enhanced care which can even let a common person to keep himself healthy at regular normal basis..

At regular levels health and fitness apps  have opened up a whole chapter in the field of medicine. Pretty much everything you do that involves fitness can be enhanced by an app.  there are BP apps, ovarian cycle app, ecg apps, all in all all the good thing right in your phone to make you visit doctor less and of course gadgets like blood glucose checker that again works for you like a mini clinic at home.

The point is with changing time and developing technology , it has become easier for a common man to get the best of his health and that also right within his reach.



5 Things You Should Never Do at the Scene of a Crime

crime scenePeople who have never been to a real crime scene or who do not visit them frequently may not be knowledgeable about the proper way to behave at one. Crime scene etiquette is rarely discussed at dinner parties.

The following is a list of things you should NOT do at a crime scene.

1. Practice your art by drawing a whole family of chalk figures. The original one is not lonely. He doesn’t need friends. And if investigators have already chalked out the scene, definitely do not remove any of them.

2. Make a mess. The crime scene may already look like a mess and you might think that a little extra won’t hurt anyone, except it actually might impede the police investigation. Let the police do their job and wait for the crime scene cleaning experts to do their thing after.

3. Scream “It was me!”. Confessing to a crime you actually did commit will save everyone lots of time and money and they will appreciate that. Confessing to a crime you did not commit can increase your chances of getting booked for a different crime, such as obstructing official police business.

4. Hide the gun and say “Scavenger hunt!” While scavenger hunts are loads of fun for picnics and proposals, the police officers will not be in the mood for fun and games. In fact, they may suggest that something—or someone—other than the murder weapon should get lost.

5. Grab a snack from the fridge. Even if it is blatantly obvious that the murder weapon was something like a gun or knife, you can never be sure that “poison pie” wasn’t the back-up plan.

While this will get you off to a great start in your quest for crime scene etiquette knowledge, it is certainly not exhaustive. If you are wondering whether a certain behaviour is acceptable or not, your best bet is to simply stay out of the way and let the professionals do their job.

For The Love of Cars!

Worldwide there are many companies which deal in creating new and innovative cars but only few companies have maintained their reputation in the market as the most esteemed ones. Their productions have high-tech engines, topped by lavishly designed stunning body. If you are really crazy about cars and planning to buy a new one, I am here to help you. For your ease, I have compiled the five cars with the most amazing combination of an automated engine and a dazzling look.



This latest BMW has a quite smart and stunning look like saloon. It’s an excellent undersized car. It has an automatic start and stop function.  It has efficient dynamics which reduce power consumption and increase performance as well as pleasure.



Up till now, Honda has offered several distinctive car body styles and versions of Accord but this latest one is just stupendous. The exterior design and impression of Accord Sedan is sleek, extravagant and decisive. The bold headlights and outstanding bumpers complete the look.




Corolla has always been the best selling name plate in the world. Toyota has earned a good deal of capital with this product. The drive is incredibly comfortable and luxurious. It gives exceptional performance with low fuel consumption.



The forthcoming Audi A8 has very precise and systematic light-weight construction combined with utter comfort. This luxurious saloon has a range of cosmetic and engine upgrades. Well, the sales begin from January 2014, so start saving from now only!



Civic has absolutely stunning and eye-catching look. The sweep drive is perfect for a family trip.

4 Ignored Symptoms of debilitating Health


Not a single luxury is a luxury if you do not maintain good health. Whoever said it, said it right; indeed Health Is Wealth. Many a times, we fail to notice very obvious symptoms of diminishing well being; these symptoms come into our knowledge only when a serious disease has implanted its seed in our body.


Liver diseases, diseases of general weakness, malnutrition all start with anemia. Anemia is defined as deficiency of iron, therefore hemoglobin, in the body. How can you check if you are anemic? Anemia is indicated by paleness of face, white periphery of eyes become yellowish, nail beds become pale, delayed or reduced menstruation in females, hair fall and easy tiredness. What to do for anemia? Consult a physician for iron supplements.

Continuous Headache

Most common and neglected form of pain is headache. Long standing headache has always been dangerous in the medical science. Headache along with dizziness requires immediate medical consultation. The complications include: Sinusitis, Head trauma, Brain Tumor.

Mental Irritability

Mental irritability, forgetfulness and clumsiness, particularly in adults of age 45+ are alarming. With advancing age, the chances of mental degenerating diseases increase, therefore, keep in touch with your physician if you even slightly feel that you might have become irritable or ill-tempered with age.

Lack of appetite

Lack of appetite or anorexia is very common in adolescents and teenagers. Sometimes, it is associated with puberty and subsides with time. In other instances, anorexia may be an early symptom of a digestive tract disease; in these cases it is almost always associated with diarrhea and vomiting.


Diabetic? Yet Craving for More Sweet?


Craving is this intense desire to really want to eat something. For some people it may be as weird as ice-cream sprinkled with cheese, for others as simple as bread, fruits, chocolate, potato chips, or a burger. Well, normal people crave only when their blood sugar goes down i.e. in hypoglycemic state but diabetics can still crave with normal blood sugar. The reason behind this is the insufficient production of insulin or insulin resistance. Insulin is required by cells for uptake of glucose, therefore, despite plenty of glucose in the body, when there is insulin underproduction or resistance the cells starve, this is when craving for sugars occur.

Some logical reasons why a diabetic feels so feeble and vulnerable in front of his cravings:


HYPOGLYCEMIA: Their sugars level goes down because of therapeutic reasons or because of long fasting.


HABITUATION: Diabetics are used to sweet-eating, they cannot avoid


CHROMIUM DEFICIENCY:  Chromium is vital to absorb and utilize insulin. When someone is deficient in chromium, craving for sweet begins. Unfortunately, as one eats foods with high glycolic index, the glucose further strips the body of chromium, setting up a vicious cycle.


CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY: In type 2 diabetes, deficiency of essential nutrients especially calcium and magnesium make the body starved and craving occur.


There are certain remedies to cope craving:

  • Go for proteineous diet instead of sugary
  • Try to distract yourself.
  • Replace sweets and sugars with fruits
  • Chew sugar free gum.
  • Control your emotions and temptations.


Abandoning the habit of craving is a long journey, not a one day procedure. Self-control, it requires. Sometimes you may even feel bad about it but still you have to do this at all costs.



Rape is synonymous to sexual harassment or sexual assault in which culprit bestows a brusque, callous attitude towards the victim. Highlighting the plague of rape in America as a whole, we may cite the accurate potency of the practice, anyhow. Rape is however a saddening truth for the victim as after being assaulted, there are victimized feelings of shame and negligence. The victim may have utmost feelings contrary to that of complacency and may desire to be hanged or buried under such a place where he or she may be alone with the penny of her/his chaste thoughts.


In the States, it has been reported that rape is on the rise and with sudden results, it has been comparatively beaten the statistics of smoking.

As smoking, drugs and alcohol are some of the imposed curses in which sex and hearty intimate behaviours may be eagerly curtailed by the offenders themselves, there are many places of the world including America which holds the top most position of ruining its teenagers due to explicit content. Such obscene content shown on media or on the internet is the result of early puberty and the bleak hormonal rise driving the current youth to an intimate paradise within themselves.
According to the blunt statistics covering

the internet, there have been reported that there were approximately 90,000 rape cases in America alone in the year of 2008. Such negligence if pursued would trouble the natives themselves. However, Americans are also not safe in other parts of the world as recent reports (2013) have been indicative of the fact that American females have been raped continually in southern parts of India, as keenly viral in many papers.

Starbucks Raises Prices Despite Lower Costs for Beans



New York – Starbucks spokesperson Lisa Passe announced earlier this month that an average price hike of 1% will be implemented for almost all of the cafe’s 11,000 branches in the US. This announcement came at a time when prices for coffee beans have gone down thus lower production costs for the coffee company.

“Less than a third of beverages will see a small increase in most stores,” said Lisa Passe. While the increase is not likely to affect medium and large sized beverages including Starbucks’ signature Frappucinos, a hike of less than 10 cents should be expected in small-sized drinks. The new prices will vary per region and will affect each drink differently.

When asked why Starbucks has decided to hike up on their prices despite lower costs for coffee beans, their answer was simple. The prices for beans may have gone down but the other costs such as rent, electricity, sugar, milk, and so on remain stagnant. While the company has and will definitely benefit from lower coffee bean prices, this cost is only accounts for less than 10% of the total expenses related to running a store.

The 1% price increase will be the first that Starbucks goers will see in 2 years. Some Starbucks customers have expressed their displeasure about the news but Starbucks remains confident that their sales will continue to hold steadily, if not towards an upward trend.

The price hike is set to take effect on Tuesday in various Starbucks outlets in the United States.

Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2013

While the ever-increasing price of petrol and diesel has caused UK motorists to have to tighten their belts in recent years, the good news is that rising fuel prices has forced many car manufacturers to think more economically with their designs.

The result is that the most fuel-efficient cars ever designed are available on the market today and they can achieve a truly astonishing mpg (miles per gallon) rate. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new runaround or need a car hire option that gives plenty of mileage out of a full tank, consider some of the most economic sets of wheels that are available to you.

5: Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi

Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi

Combined fuel consumption: 88.3mpg
CO2 emissions: 85g/km
Fuel type: Diesel

Running at an incredible rate of 88.3 mpg the Kia Rio 1.1 is one of the cleanest and most fuel-efficient non-electric cars on sale today. Standing head and shoulders above the likes of the VW Polo and Ford Fiesta, the Rio has its new 1.1-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel engine to thank for its fuel-efficiency, along with a host of fuel-saving measures and aerodynamic tweaks.

4: Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi Blue

Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi Blue

Combined fuel consumption: 88.3mpg
CO2 emissions: 84g/km
Fuel type: Diesel

Its 74bhp 1.1-litre three-cylinder turbo-diesel emits only 84g/km of CO2 and its combined fuel consumption measures up to that of the Kia Rio 1.1, making the Hyundai i20 1.1 Blue a fearsome competitor on the road.

In spite of its diesel engine, you won’t hear the turbo, giving you a smooth, comfortable and very fuel-efficient ride.

3: Renault Clio dCi 90 Eco

Renault Clio dCi 90 Eco

Combined fuel consumption: 88.3mpg
CO2 emissions: 83g/km
Fuel type: Diesel

For French style and élan married to solid fuel-efficiency and reliability, the Clio dCi 90 Eco is a sure bet. Once you’re settled into a steady pace, the engine emits little sound or vibration at all while offering a smooth, refined ride to boot.

2: Toyota Prius Plug-in

Toyota Prius Plug-in

Combined fuel consumption: 135mpg
CO2 emissions: 49g/km
Fuel type: Petrol/electric hybrid

Clean, smooth and massively fuel-efficient, the Toyota Prius is everything you would hope for from a hybrid. Although it packs a pretty steep price tag (starting around £28,000) its phenomenal fuel economy of 135mpg means you’ll be making significant savings on petrol.

Coupled with huge storage space, smooth handling and added tech for your convenience, the Prius is a middle-England driver’s dream.

1: Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Combined fuel consumption: 155mpg
CO2 emissions: 48g/km
Fuel type: Diesel/electric hybrid

Though many might baulk at its £40,000+ price tag, the Volvo V60 plug-in Hybrid is the king of fuel-efficiency so far for 2013 with a frankly unbelievable 155mpg combined fuel consumption rate.

With the electric motor at the rear and the familiar 2.4-litre, 215bhp D5 diesel in the front, the V60 is all-wheel drive on demand and handles like the sweetest of dreams. Depending on driving conditions it can switch between power sources in a way that is barely noticeable but makes for an incredible fuel-efficiency rate.

Go with the Group

Leo Bear hires a people carrier and heads to Hampshire for a luxurious spa day with the girls

My gang was a mix of exhausted young mothers and burnt-out execs desperate to fling off their Manolos and walk barefoot in the grass. Lucky for us, the sun was shining and the lawns were neatly mown at our venue of choice, the Lime Wood Hotel in Hampshire.

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Originally a medieval hunting lodge, the Duke of Clarence reclaimed Lime Wood’s main building in the 1740s. Several extravagant makeovers later, and under the watchful eye of Bamford and Co, the stately pile now has a gentrified yet romantic air with beautifully designed interiors and a world-renowned spa called Herb House.

Our plan was to kick back at the spa, have a long lunch and catch up on all our girl talk –these days we don’t get together nearly as much as we used to. But first, we had to get there.

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Our means of transport was a Mercedes Viano people carrier rented through Europcar. To make the most of our day trip, we opted for the company’s Prestige car hire service which includes vehicle delivery and pick-up – all the more time for packing and primping – and I was impressed by how punctual it was. The chap from Europcar was on my doorstep, suited and booted, dangling a set of Mercedes keys, on the dot of 8.45am.

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Upon first inspection, my new set of wheels conjured the words ‘Hummer’ and ‘LA homie’. It was massive, black and gleaming to the point of near blindness in the early morning sunshine. Certainly my Fulham neighbours were intrigued.

As my hubby climbed on his bicycle to head off to work he commented (jealously): “It’s just a glorified van”, and while this may partly be true – the Viano is based on the Mercedes-Benz Vito, a commercial panel van – it also boasts beautiful interiors and drives incredibly smoothly. The only criticism I can make is that the engine is a tad noisy, but on the whole, I cannot think of a better car for a group getaway.

Arm rests, drinks holders and the built-in sat-nav system were all put to use during the two-hour journey, not that I could hear the instructions over the squawks coming from my excited passengers. At one point one of them actually buzzed down the window and shouted: “We’re going to Lime Wood, b**ches” to no one in particular.

So far, so Paris Hilton.

But it’s true to say, we did feel like kings of the road in our elevated seats bombing down the M3 – and had masses of room to stretch out.

Pulling up at Lime Wood, where everything from the décor to the farm-bought produce, is tasteful, considered and sedate, we certainly turned a few heads: a gaggle of blonde city girls in our giant Mercedes… But we soon settled in and once the toweling dressing gowns were on, we blended in seamlessly with the horsey Home Counties brigade.

The Herb House spa turned out to be everything we’d dreamed of: a quintessentially English retreat with all the usual facilities of a spa including saunas, steam rooms and a hydrotherapy pool, as well as a 14-metre ozone-treated lap pool, a large outdoor deck and workout studio for classes.

I’d booked a Bamford Rose Relaxing Upper Body and Facial Massage (60mins, £90) to help unlock some of the built-up tension in my back (two kids under the age of five takes its toll) and it didn’t disappoint. The treatment began with a back exfoliation with bergamot, chamomile and patchouli oil followed by a deep-tissue upper back and shoulder massage. It ended with a gentle face and head massage, which very nearly sent me to the land of nod.

While I was having all my kinks and knots pummeled out of me on a heated bed, my friends relaxed in the dappled shade of ancient olive trees reading magazines and took turns doing lengths in the pool.

We regrouped for lunch at the spa’s organic restaurant, Raw & Cured. It was something of an eye opener for us carb-lovers with dishes including nori wraps stuffed with parsnip and pinenuts and chocolate mousse made from avocado and cocoa. Who knew healthy grazing could be so fun? Several courses, all artistically presented, were washed down with carafes of ‘swamp juice’ (leaves, apple, carrot and fennel) – which tastes a lot better than it sounds.

To help us digest, we took a gentle stroll around the gardens of Lime Wood (in our towelling bath robes and flip-flops) only to discover a secret back gate leading into the dense forest beyond; something to remember for next time…

Then before hitting the road, we piled into the spa’s bubbling hydrotherapy pool and giggled as the jets of water tickled our bodies all over. With beautiful steaming forest views, and our bodies and minds refreshed, we savoured our precious last moments together, before returning to our demanding city lives in, of course, our fabulous chariot for the day.

The Newbie’s Guide to Buying a Motorbike

If you’re ready to start riding, getting a motorbike is much like getting a car, but there are a few things you should take into account that has to do with safety, and you should obviously take them seriously.

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The Paperwork and Your Safety

The first step is to get a provisional license and take CBT (compulsory basic training), which you can do at one of many licensed a href=””>training centres around the country. All the elements of the course, including riding safety theory and time on the road, can be completed in about 8 hours overall but will likely take several days.

Finishing the course comes with a certificate of completion. With the certificate and the provisional license, you can purchase or hire a learner motorcycle up to 125cc with a maximum output of 14.6bhp. You’ll need to insure it, after which you can ride it with L plates. You have two years to take and pass the theory and practice tests in order to get your full motorbike license, with which you can buy whatever kind of bike you desire. But take the time to ride your learner, to get comfortable on the roads and understand the type of riding you want to do – which will determine the kind of motorbike you ultimately purchase.

The Bike

Determine the type of riding you want to do. Diehard riders often end up owning more than one type of bike. If you plan to use it for commuting, consider a traditional bike, which lets you ride in a more relaxed posture than a sport bike, but not as relaxed as a cruiser. If you want to use it for long-haul trips, look at the touring bikes, they are much more comfortable.

New bikes start much cheaper than new cars, and the purchase is much similar. But you should consider purchasing a used bike – you find lots of them on Motorbikes are much easier to maintain than cars, and working on at least some aspects yourself will give you a better understanding of the bike and make you into a better rider. Furthermore, if this is your first bike, you may realise that the type you thought was perfect for you is not in fact what is practicable or enjoyable. Finally – and you will hear this enough during your training – every bike eventually ends up falling down. Every one. So there’s no reason to ruin an expensive new toy while you’re learning.

Finally, don’t forget protective gear. In addition to the helmet, you should get a jacket, gloves, boots and a rain suit. This is not a good area for savings – get the best you can afford, because that piece of leather and/or metal will be the only thing between a moving you and the asphalt if you do go down.

Help improve employee morale and office productivity with a foosball table

Obviously everyone has heard of “all work and no play makes Jack a dull dude” and while that has been around for a while (in various different phrases that carry the same meaning, of course) modern studies and scientific research and surveys are now backing up the fact.

In a world where we are increasingly becoming mechanical and running to beat the clock on a constant basis, offices and corporate firms have realized that they need to provide their employees with much needed breaks that not only give them rest, but also refresh them by taking them into an alternate world. The solution to this has come in the form of game rooms at work.

Having a game room is becoming more and more accepted across both Europe and the US with companies seeing the value of the investment. While initially it was thought that game rooms would distract from the work environment, studies have now proven conclusively that they actually improve office and employee morale, help push productivity up by keeping workforce fresher and rejuvenated and most importantly help in building team spirit to a very large extent.

The advent of game rooms that are full of Foosball and pool tables, arcade games and even the latest in gaming in the form of Xbox or PS3 has meant that the minor differences between employees are ironed out as they come closer in the fun-filled atmosphere. 80 percent of those surveyed have said their concentration and interest in work improved after a short gaming break and some even stay back late to have some fun with work buddies.

From law firms to software giants and from automotive ships to even convents, game rooms are now becoming a wonderful addition to office layout. And if you are planning on getting one yourself, then think of one that incorporates a big screen with a gaming console, some popular titles, a few old arcade stalls and maybe a pool table and some foosball fun from the likes of Liberty Games. The best way to improve employee morale, really!