Can you imagine a world without coffee? I know, it’s too hard to imagine. But that’s where we could be heading as the world’s biggest coffee producer, Brazil, is enduring its worst drought in decades.
Usually at this time of year the fragile arabica coffee plants, found in the Brazilian mountains, mature with blossoming white plants and cherry-like pods containing coffee beans. But the drought has in fact destroyed crop yields causing coffee prices to soar higher than 50%, and that’s just so far.
The devastating drought has almost brought Brazil to a standstill, forcing more than 140 cities to ration water. Brazilian media reported that some unfortunate districts are getting water on Continue Reading Story >>>
In America, last year, pet owners spent over $61 billion on their pets; nearly double the amount that was spent around the world on cinema tickets. In the UK, pet owners spent over £15 billion on pampering their pets; more than what we spend on nights out on the town, collectively. These new figures show that we spend more money on making our pets happy, then we do on making ourselves happy. How and why?
The Real Cost of a Pet
According to research by pet insurance companies, it costs the average Brit £17,000 to look after a cat or dog in its lifetime, not including the initial cost of your new puppy or kitten. Numbers are put together using the average cost of pet food, cat litter or pup Continue Reading Story >>>
In order to keep motorists buying their vehicles, car manufacturers are often coming up with all sorts of weird and wonderful technology ideas which they believe will help us enhance our driving experience on Britain’s roads.
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For example, there are cars that feature adaptive lights when turn on when you go around a corner, as well as those which make use of regenerative braking technology which basically uses your car’s braking system to recharge the battery.
Some new cars even feature auto start-stop technology; this clever fuel efficiency technology turns your engine off when you are stationary for a minimum period of time and then automatically starts up again when y Continue Reading Story >>>
Did you know that millions of pounds are stolen at UK cashpoints every single year? £36.7 million to be exact. Nowadays, when you intend on using a cashpoint you need to remain vigilant at all times – scammers are bringing out clever, advanced new schemes every week to try to take your hard earned cash! Cashpoints are the easiest, most convenient way to draw out cash, so it would be silly to stop using them – simply be aware of how to stay safe at a cash point to avoid disaster:
What to Watch Out for at The Cashpoint
A skimmer attachment is something that a scammer will attach to a cashpoint, so that once you slide your card in the skimmer recor Continue Reading Story >>>
I don’t know about you, but I don’t particularly relish the idea of having to park my car. It seems whenever I try to park my car in the street, I never really correctly estimate how much space I have between the car in front and behind me, or I never turn my steering wheel to full lock at the ‘right’ moment.
Although there are training courses for teaching people how to parallel park, I’d personally feel a bit embarrassed about going on such a course. But for people like me who would rather not be taught how to park their car even though they’ve been driving for several years, technology might hide such embarrassing driving issues!
As with many other tech Continue Reading Story >>>