Entries by Jenna Owen

Fears That The ‘Vaccine Effect’ Will Keep Infection Rates High

The global rollout of vaccine programs is widely accepted as the most promising armory in the fight against COVID-19. However, experts fear that the ‘vaccine effect’ could lead to worryingly high and persistent infection rates which could potentially outweigh the positive effects achieved by mass vaccination.

China and The UK’s Opposing Views on Vaccinating Their Population

As new and more infectious variants of COVID-19 are identified across the world, it has become clear that 2021 will continue to be hampered by the devastating impacts of the virus. The approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccines has meant that plans to implement mass vaccinations globally are now underway.

Fears Over Rising Mental Health Cases Due To New 2021 Lockdown in UK

The emergence of two new variants of COVID-19 which are thought to be up to 70% more infectious have resulted in new lockdowns being imposed in countries across the globe. In the UK, a new national ‘level 5’ lockdown has been implemented due to fears that hospitals were just three weeks away from being totally overwhelmed.

House Searches Up By 30% Year on Year in January

Despite a rocky start to the year, the property market appears to be putting its best foot forward as it experiences a surge in interest for new properties during the month of January. According to UK property website Rightmove, it has had its busiest ever start to the year, with site visits up by an impressive 30%

Decluttering Your Home Could Help You Sell It Quicker

The new year is often a time for undertaking a good old fashioned declutter. From sorting out the old toys to reorganizing your living room and sifting through a mountain of clothes for donation to charity, there is something cathartic about getting rid of the old and making way for the new.

Has COVID-19 Changed Our Perspective on New Year’s Resolutions?

January is typically a time of new beginnings, taking stock of what has been already achieved and setting plans for the future. The ironic thing is that most of us know that we aren’t going to keep the resolutions that we set, particularly if they relate to our creature comforts such as losing weight, saving money, cutting down on drinking or joining the gym.

5 Predictions For The Use of Empty Department Stores in 2021

Following the recent announcements that major department stores in both the U.K. and the US have buckled under the pressure of a difficult trading year, many questions are being raised about what will happen to these spacious buildings.

Survey Reveals Almost 1 in 2 Employees Can’t ‘Switch Off’ From Work

As we enter the final phase of the Christmas Day countdown, many will be looking forward to spending time with their family, albeit on a much smaller scale than in previous years. But with so many people now working from home, how easy will it be to truly ‘switch off’ this Christmas?