Feeling tired and grumpy? You could be dehydrated

  If you feel like a headache coming, don’t reach for that painkiller yet. You may just need a drink of water. A new study conducted by the University of Connecticut with 25 women found that dehydration cause headache, loss of concentration and mood alteration. Researchers also observed that participants of the study who were…

Are women better leaders during tough economic climate?

Are we really better leaders during economic recessions or is this just another sexist bias in the battle of the sexes? According to a recent study, us women make better leaders during recessions because we are more prudent, cautious and less adventurous compare to our male counterparts who are more adventurous, more carefree. Personally, I…

Stop Worries from Destroying Your Life

My life seems to be a constant worry. Not that there’s something tangible to worry about, but I guess I was just born to be a worrier. If things aren’t going well, I worry, which is probably fair enough. But if things are going swimmingly well, I worry that it won’t last. If there’s nothing…

Tapsilog: Tasty Breakfast with Less than 500 Calories

I love my food and I can’t survive the day without cooked breakfast. So, nearly every day, my children and I have cooked breakfast while my husband enjoys his bowl of Muesli. One of our family’s favourite breakfasts is “Tapsilog”, a popular dish in the Philippines. It’s easy to prepare, it’s tasty and the good…

Knaresborough in Winter

Knaresborough is located just at the outskirts of Harrogate. It’s a beautiful market town that’s steep with history. It even has its own saint, St Robert. At the heart of the town is the ruins of Knaresborough Castle. The castle was once a stronghold of medieval kings and a favourite of King John. From the…

The Best Way to Fry an Egg Sunny Side Up

As I have just started my recipe page, I thought I’ll start by posting some basic cooking techniques that I’ve learned along the way. I am not professionally trained in the art of cooking. So, you will not learn from me the best way to present food. I started learning to cook when I was…

How to Make Ends Meet: Clever Budgeting

Well, the economic situation is dire at the moment. Prices are going up, pay rises are frozen, interest rates on credit cards are high and consequently our buying power is eroding. But, there’s no point complaining about it. Like previous economic depressions before this, it will be over soon. In the meantime, we need to…

The Best Way to Cook Hard Boiled Egg (Really?)

Is there really a best way to cook a hard-boiled egg? I’ve asked this questions many times because, hard-boiled egg is boiled hard. Surely, you can’t over cook it. You can leave it for a long time boiling and it will not turn harder than it is, nor will it turn tender. But, apparently there…

Failure Is Never Final

During one of my dark moments (I used to have many), I read something that made me sit up and crawl out of the dark and damp hole I dug myself into. It was one of the self-help books I enjoyed reading. The author wrote: Failure is never final. It gave me a flickering light…