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Let’s Talk Cotton

If you want to know everything there is to know about cotton, be prepared to spend a lot of time – weeks, at least – studying up on the subject. Cotton is the most important of the vegetable fibers found on planet Earth. Cotton fibers are harvested from the cotton plant. But the cellulose fibers are not the only part of the plant that is useful. If you want to know just about everything there is to know about cotton, from the physiology to the statistical data of cotton production, check out Read more [...]
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5 Reasons You Should Use Psychometric Testing When Hiring

There has been a lot of talk in the human resources industry lately about the importance of hiring somebody who is the right ‘cultural fit’ for your organisation, rather than somebody who necessarily ticks off every skill or experience on your candidate wish list. The traditional hiring model of collecting resumes, interviewing and reference checking doesn’t always work to effectively identify if you are placing the right person in the right job. Recruitment industry leaders like Chandler Read more [...]
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Bank Holiday Ideas for the Family

We all know that every weekend should be three days long so it makes sense to make the most of Bank Holiday weekends when they come along. The next one we get to enjoy is the weekend of Saturday 29th August. This is also the point after which summer inevitably starts to turn to autumn which gives you added incentive to make the most of the three days with your family. Whether you want to treat them to a lovely break, enjoy yourselves around the house and save money or try something completely new, Read more [...]
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Experience The Culture of Summer in Austria

Most people might consider a visit to Austria more of a winter months vacation, but you shouldn’t overlook the array of activities that are opened to travelers in the summer months.  There’s far more to do in the Alps than skiing and other snow sports.  There are lakes scattered throughout the mountains that host a beautiful swimming experience.  There are endless trails for mountain bikers and hiking.  Austria also hosts several music festivals during the summer months.  Summer tourism Read more [...]
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How it Works: Renewable Energy Sources Explained

Estimates vary as to when fossil fuels will run out, but whether that happens decades or centuries from now, the fact remains that one day, the supply will no longer exist. It is for that reason that renewable energy is so vital. What are some of the main types of renewable energy, how do they work, and how are they making a difference in the world today? Solar Energy Image via Flickr by gr33n3gg According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, “All the energy stored in Earth's reserves Read more [...]
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How it Works: Renewable Energy Sources Explained

Estimates vary as to when fossil fuels will run out, but whether that happens decades or centuries from now, the fact remains that one day, the supply will no longer exist. It is for that reason that renewable energy is so vital. What are some of the main types of renewable energy, how do they work, and how are they making a difference in the world today? Solar Energy Image via Flickr by gr33n3gg According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, “All the energy stored in Earth's reserves Read more [...]
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Don’t let Amazon’s decision leave your business up the creek without a paddle

Navigating international tax regimes is a tricky business at the best of times but any company involved in web-based trade overseas could well find their corporate tax affairs getting considerably more complicated. This following a major decision by global behemoth, Amazon, to change its policy with regard to international tax by recognising every sale as taking place in the country where the sale originates i.e. where the customer is. International tax experts at leading accountants, Baker Tilly, Read more [...]
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The Benefits of Mind maps when Essay Writing

‘Mind maps’ are a common method of organising thoughts in a visual way. Many students are familiar with the term and use this type of diagram to put thoughts down onto a page and revise more successfully. It starts with a central theme, in the middle of the page, and branches out to include different ideas and connective thoughts. The concept can be used for almost anything, from revising a science subject, to learning a new language. Mind maps are used at primary school level and have been Read more [...]
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The Ways in Which Your Travel Experiences Can Genuinely Improve the World

You might hear people say that travelling the planet is one of the very best things you can do. However, do you realise just how much you could improve the world by choosing the right travel experience? Which one of the following ways of improving the world most fits in with your travel goals and personality? Carry Out Voluntary Work If you check out the list of current types of voluntary work available you are likely to be surprised by the extensive number of opportunities around the globe. You Read more [...]