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Today, we'd like to share eight ace ideas to help children and teenagers take a break from their screens. Many family homes are now doubling up as school classrooms. The remote lockdown learning added to gaming and social media use means many young people spend up to 80-90 per cent of their waking time looking at computer screens.

While educationally it’s essential, it’s also important they have some ways to ditch the digital and do something different that doesn’t involve screen time.

 

Here we look at the reasons why people struggle to sell their homes and what can be done about it. Monday was officially the most depressing day of the year, as if we needed reminding. Scientists claim it’s the perfect storm for a downer. Money is tight, resolutions have fallen by the wayside, and the weather is rubbish. Add to that the lockdown and you have a recipe for doom and gloom. And if you have a home that won’t sell, you can feel down in the dumps.

 But at Cook Residential, we believe it shouldn’t be that way.....So, we’ve come up with three ways you can beat the home selling blues.

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In this two-minute read, we share three short stories to make you smile. We may be in the middle of a winter lockdown, but there are still plenty of reasons to be cheerful. Here are a few upbeat stories from around the world to lift your mood.


Animal adoptions on track

A campaign to promote animal adoptions has been a hit with Moscow commuters. Thirteen of the city's animal shelters joined forces to turn a standard Metro train into the Tails and Paws train.

The Tails and Paws' interior is plastered with photographs of cats and dogs living in animal shelters in the city. Next to each image is a QR code that people can scan to read a profile of the animal and decide if they want to adopt it. In just one week, 22 animals featured in the Tails and Paws train found forever homes. Pawsome.

The Prime Minister announced at 8pm this evening people in England will be going back into lockdown tomorrow following a surge in Coronavirus cases.

The tighter restrictions include schools shutting until the February half-term for most pupils. People must now work from home if they can, and only essential shops can remain open.

Which leads us to how these new measures will affect people wanting and needing to move home.

According to the Government’s latest advice issued on its website, people CAN still move home as long as they follow the guidelines in place.

The section which addresses the property market states.

Moving home

You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.

New Year, New Hope …….. New Home?

A 90-second speed read to share some resolution ideas to bring some hope in 2021.

99.9 per cent of us cannot wait to see the back of 2020.

And what better time to draw a line under this ‘unprecedented’ year than the opportunity to welcome in a new year. And one which brings new hope.

Below are 10 of the most common resolutions people have made over the past five years, according to polling website You.Gov.

- Exercise more.

- Eat more healthily.

- Lose weight.

- Budget finances better.

- Learn something new.

- Spend more time with friends and family. (Fingers crossed).

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