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    How the success of Liver King was propelled by male-led, “grindset” podcasts

    Reading about the Liver King story now, his downfall almost seems like it was always inevitable - a muscle-bound, shouty man who claimed to have achieved his bodybuilder physique only by ingesting liver and bull testicles and nothing else. Really? The answer is yes, people really believed this. But why wouldn't they? After all, some of the biggest podcasts in the world got Liver King on to tell his "inspirational" story, with very little pushback on his outlandish claims. For example, the very cool (we mean very cool) 'No Jumper' podcast got Liver King on to talk about his fitness journey, which was as embarrassing as it sounds. There was…

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    XLS Medical Review

    We've been writing a lot about weight loss supplements recently, and so far we have not been impressed by what these companies offer. XLS Medical are one of the most popular weight loss supplement companies in the UK and offer a range of sachet drinks, meal replacements and tablets. You're most likely to encounter XLS Medical on Amazon, Boots, Superdrug and Tesco - or via several online outlets. So, we've done a fair bit of research into the products to understand how good they are, and whether they actually work.   Who is XLS Medical? To know more about the company, you need to know about a company called Perrigo.…

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    A List of Edinburgh Rugby Teams & How To Join Them

    This blog uses a lot of writers from all over the place, and one of our close friends moved to Edinburgh this month to start a master's course at University in Scotland. They asked me (who lives about 30 miles from Edinburgh) if I knew of any local Edinburgh Rugby Clubs that they could join (or at least what I recommended). I didn't have an answer, and a quick Google search didn't us help either. We even tried on the Scottish Rugby Website, which didn't seem to work. So, I've done some research and I am writing this post to help anybody in the same situation. What Edinburgh Rugby Club…

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    Best Places to Visit in Africa

    Africa is a huge continent - and it is almost always overlooked as somewhere to travel to. Most people head there for their gap year with a tour company or never leave the hotel compound. This is sad because many countries in Africa are home to some of the most enriching life experiences and most interesting history in the world. We in the west just don't know it yet. After travelling for years to Africa, I thought I would write down a few of the best places to visit. It is better you get advice from somebody who has travelled there, right? So, let me walk through the best places…

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    Books Like Verity by Colleen Hoover

    Colleen Hoover is churning out some absolutely fantastic books, and she keeps on giving. Her 2021 novel 'Verity' is one of her finest works and is subject to huge praise wherever you look. If you're here then you'll be looking for books like Verity, and will need to skip over the short synopsis. If you haven't read it, then read on. The novel follows an author on the brink of financial ruin (a very common trope) and accepts a to work for Jeremy Crawford, the husband of Verity Crawford who is herself a successful author. They hire Lowen to complete the remainder of Verity's best selling novel series that she…

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    Books Like Where the Crawdads Sing (That are Free)

    Imagine that a retired zoologist wrote her first novel and become a best seller? And the book has a strange name like Where the Crawdads Sing. Well, that is what happened to Delia Owens. The story is set in 1950's North Carolina and follows Kya, a 6-year old who's family abandons her. She fends for herself and becomes known as 'The Marsh Girl' - a lonesome stranger who has managed to conquer a solitary way of life, and womanhood. The novel jumps to the 1960's when a body of a young man is found, and Kya is the main suspect by way of finger-pointing from the local people. The novel…

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    Adventurous Books Like Percy Jackson

    The Percy Jackson Saga by Rick Riordan has been purchased over 180 million times since the first book publication in 2005. It makes the 5 supplementary books (also available as graphic novels) one of the best-selling book series ever written. I'm expecting that if you are reading this post, then you've already read the book - but for those who haven't: the book (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) is the first novel series of the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles. Percy is a young demigod who fights to prevent the Titans from destroying the world. It is the mount Olympus of adventure novels - the peak of the mountain of other books…

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    Romantic Books Like ‘It Ends With Us’ that will break your heart

    If you've just finished reading It Ends With Us, then your heart will be breaking and burning for more nerve twisting, beautifully written books that keep you asking 'will they ever get together!?' Colleen Hoover's It Ends with Us is a multi-award winning, highly acclaimed masterpiece, so it has been very difficult to find anything that may come up to standard. We've searched long and hard through our library and researched a lot of new books to write this post. So, here are some books like It Ends With Us that you should think about reading. One Day - David Nicholls I remember reading this one summer, on a couch…

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    Is the KFC vegan burger actually healthy? (it’s complicated)

    Published by Finn Hayden Veganuary was huge this year, and lots of fast food chains decided to include a vegan option on their menu. This included McDonald's, Burger King, and KFC. We tried all of these vegan options over the course of several months, and we definitely found that KFC vegan burger to be the best of the bunch. Not only did it taste good, but we also love that they use Quorn because as regular readers of our blog will know, we're massive fans of Quorn. But there's one question that still lingers in the back of our minds every time we bite into one of these KFC vegan…

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    How to stop worrying about asbestos – a simple guide

    Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibre that until the late 90s, was widely used in the construction of houses here in the UK. Before people understood the dangers of asbestos, the substance was widely used as insulation in flooring and roofing, and was sometimes even sprayed onto walls for insulation purposes too. We now understand that asbestos is a dangerous substance that we shouldn't keep in our homes, and many homeowners have taken action to remove the substance from their roofs and floors. But the idea of having presence of this substance asbestos in your home can cause a lot of worries, and even if you've had it removed professionally,…