The Cotswolds is a sure bet for anyone looking to make a profit from a second home | Property | Life & Style

Well-placed for commuting to Oxford, Bristol, Birmingham – even London – it’s equally convenient for holiday lets because of its central position. Most of the Cotswolds is in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire but it also dips into Worcestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset making it an easy drive from Wales, the West Country, the Midlands and the South. “We’ve found that properties in the Cotswolds earn more on average than elsewhere in England,” says Peter Harrison, chief commercial officer of Sykes Holiday Cottages (sykescottages.co.uk). “A holiday home in this part of the country…

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Flight secrets: Cabin crew behind the scenes reveal dirtiest plane part | Travel News | Travel

A plane brings passengers closer together than any other mode of transport. Up in the air for hours on end, everything from airspace to arm space is shared with strangers. Particularly after a long-haul flight, the chances of catching a bug up in the air are increased. According to the World Health Organisation, you’re more susceptible to getting ill as the cabin air humidity is reduced to 20 per cent down from 30 per cent. Doing more than just drying out your skin, the cabin air quality makes it easier…

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13 Women-Run Beauty Brands You Need To Know About

In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to show a little love to some women in the beauty industry who are killing it with their unique approaches to beauty.  There’s Kjaer Weis, a new favorite of ours that emphasizes sustainability with its makeup casing refill system and its use of natural, organic ingredients. Then there’s cult-favorite Glossier, which has grown into an “it” brand for the social media generation in under five years. And, of course, there’s Fenty Beauty, Rihanna’s beauty line that promotes individuality, diversity and inclusivity.  And…

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Buy-to-let: Tax crackdown doesn’t make it impossible to turn property into pension | Personal Finance | Finance

This is a blow for many who were looking for a secure income stream in retirement to counter rock- bottom savings rates and volatile stock markets. However, experts say it is too early to give up on buy-to-let altogether, as lenders cut mortgage rates to attract new business, while the recent dip in house prices may also throw up affordable opportunities. BUY BUY BUY Buy-to-let once looked like the investment of the millennium, with hundreds of thousands rushing to become landlords to benefit from rental income and capital growth from…

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Neymar: PSG star torn between Barcelona and Real Madrid transfers ahead of World Cup | Football | Sport

Neymar could join Barcelona or Real Madrid in the summer with his long-term future at PSG far from certain. The 26-year-old moved to Paris back in August, turning his back on Barcelona with relations between all parties now at an all-time low. However, recent reports have claimed the Brazilian is eying a sensational move back to the Nou Camp. Real Madrid are also sniffing about with Los Blancos earmarking Neymar as a future replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. And Spanish website Don Balon claim Neymar is torn between the two clubs.…

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Instagram and Snapchat Stories just dropped GIF Stickers via GIPHY app | Tech | Life & Style

Unable to add a GIF to your Instagram or Snapchat Story? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The hugely-popular social networks have temporarily dropped support for GIPHY’s moving GIF Stickers. The decision was made after users noticed a racist GIF as an option to add to their social media images. Snapchat first confirmed the decision to pull support for GIPHY. In a statement issued to TechCrunch, the social network said: “As soon as we were made aware, we removed the GIF and have disabled GIPHY until we can be sure that…

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