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Why Do Some Running Shoes Cost So Much More Than Others?

Here’s why some running shoes cost £80 and others cost £180.

In the grand scheme of things, that £165 shoe purchase doesn’t carry the same sting as the £7,500 bike. But shoes last months, not years, so those dollars add up. And unlike upgrading to a lighter wheelset or an aero frame, the exact benefit of primo kicks can be a bit more intangible.

On the track, lightweight shoes have been shown to have slight performance benefits. Jack Daniels, a former Nike researcher who now runs the RUN S.M.A.R.T. Project, writes that in his research, losing one ounce translated to about .83 seconds of savings per mile. But the research was

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Why London’s Restaurants Are Failing

UK restaurant closures increased by 20 percent last year. We spoke to some of the owners forced to close their businesses.

The first thing Dominik Prosser tells me about his failed restaurant is that he and the other four partners are still on good terms. The second is that this is pretty unusual.

“We’re still all friends, which is nice and quite rare,” he says.

Bad Sports was a bar and taqueria on Hackney Road, a busy stretch of East London that’s home to a small but growing number of nicely upholstered pubs and restaurants serving interesting small plates. Conceived by Prosser and fellow partner David Herod over drinks one

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Are Ipads still worth it in 2019?

It’s been 9 years since Steve jobs initially unveiled the first Ipad to the world. A device that people were calling the next step in our evolution and something that will change the way we consume news and media. When it first launched Apple stocks fell sharply, a lot of people were unsure what to make of this new product and were referring to it as an elarged iphone.

Ipad sales were exceptionally low on the year of its initial release, not even reaching 3.5million. Without the ability to play flash media, which at the time was how most web content was displayed, and instead opting to

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Car Insurance Increases For Victims

Even though you might have been in a car accident that absolutely wasn’t your fault, it is still highly likely that your car insurance can go up. It is a foregone conclusion that if you crash your car or cause an accident, your car insurance will go up. However, most people would not expect their insurance to rise if they were the victim involved in an accident, that wasn’t your fault. A recent consumer survey however has concluded that this is indeed correct in many cases. So, if another driver hits your car, your insurance could rise too. This

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Nursing School Accreditation is Mandatory

Regulations and national guidelines vary from country to country, but one thing that is mandatory when practicing nursing is to have some sort of training that is accredited with nursing school. This means courses with nursing school accreditation are required by those in healthcare environments undertaking nursing duties. A course in nursing or related healthcare topics is not enough to qualify a person to work within a health care environment, unless it has been accredited with an established nursing school.

Depending on the institution and the role of the candidate, various qualifications and experience will be required in order

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Fashion Trends over the years.

Fashion trends change so fast that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. But did you know that looking at old fashion trends can tell you a little bit of history from that time? Seeing what people wore can help you imagine what a place was like 30, 40 or even 100 years ago. Here’s how fashion has changed in the past century:


The 1920s were an exciting time in the United States and around the world. World War I was over, people had jobs and money, and women’s rights were changing. In 1919 in the US, women got the right to

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TOP furniture TRENDS FOR 2019


The trends for darker kitchen cabinetry and Scandi noir help to explain the fact that searches for black and navy blue kitchens are up 93% in past six months, with matt and powdery finishes. One of the strongest style trends that has come through in modern kitchen design is the colour blue, and this can be traced from classic Shaker-style kitchens right through to chic and minimal modern spaces. Whether it’s on walls, floors, cabinetry or splashbacks, blue has replaced grey as the go-to on-trend colour – and it is particularly navy blue kitchens that are turning heads

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Trump’s New Deal For Student Loans

Student Loans in the US have had much revising of late, and President Donald Trump’s administration has put into place a contract that will add to the changes, with a direct effect on borrowers. This new contract will mean that four private companies now handle federal student loans, that have still to be paid back. This amounts to billions of dollars, and so is no small plan. This is said to streamline to entire process of collecting repayments of the outstanding student loans, and increase efficiency both on the collection and customer service end of the job.

Under President

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The Best Online Education Programs in the US

In early 2017, 1,300 online degree programs were looked at by US News, in the effort to rank them, and distinguish the best offerings. They looked at online only programs (not courses that required some campus attendance), and both profit and non-profit offerings. Online education by a reputable university is something that is now seen as credible education. Anyone interested in going the route of online programs in the US should take a look at how the universities have been ranked, for specific subjects and qualifications. Obviously nursing programs and business programs are very specialist and different establishments specialise

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Why Consolidate Direct Student Loans?

In the US, there is an option to consolidate direct student loans in order to manage the loan repayments better. This is something that can be done at no extra cost to the borrower, however there are certain aspects to be aware of, as with any loan consolidation. Here we discuss a bit about why you should consolidate direct student loans, as well as the pitfalls to watch out for.

The number one reason for consolidating student loans is so that the borrower can keep on top of their payment in a more simple way, knowing where they are

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