The Hottest British Summers on Record

The British are renowned for talking about the weather, and with 2018 hitting record temperatures, the heat certainly got conversations flowing. So, just how hot was last year, and how did the heatwave compare to previous UK highs? © vvvita / Adobe Stock   Summer 2018 at a glance...

The Coolest Caves in the World

Caves are cool – in every sense of the word. Not only are caves fascinating, but some caves have temperatures so chilling they could rival any fridge freezer. © Anna Om / Adobe Stock   The lure of caves Caves are so intriguing because they’re so unique, intricate and...

How Temperature can be a Real Mood Changer

Research has concluded that temperature can impact your mood. It’s common knowledge that the sun can lift our spirits, while the rain can dampen them but the influence of weather on the way we feel is actually more complex than this. © Antonioguillem / Adobe Stock   Influencing factors...

Workplace Air Conditioning

While there are many factors that can affect staff productivity, the environment that they work in is especially relevant. In particular, workplace temperature and humidity can greatly influence employee output. © Africa Studio / Adobe Stock   The importance of air conditioning Installing air conditioning makes sense from many...

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Canadian crooner Michael Bublé is one of the most popular singers of recent times, and with his penchant for Christmas tunes, he’s a notable feature on the airwaves as the festive season approaches. © Michael Tubi / Alamy Stock Photo   About Michael Bublé Born in British Columbia in 1975, Michael...

Life before Air Con

When the summer heat kicks in, air conditioning feels like a lifesaver. Ubiquitous in shops, offices, vehicles and increasingly in homes, most of us take air con for granted and can’t imagine life without it. Yet, as a fairly recent invention, people did survive without air con, although life...

Air Conditioning: Some Really Cool Facts!

Air conditioning was once a luxury enjoyed only by the privileged few, while the rest of us sweltered in the stifling heat of an office, factory or our own home in the summer months. It was invented by New York engineer Willis Carrier in 1902 and patented in 1906,...

Phil Collins: In the Air Tonight

British singer Phil Collins is a man of many talents: as well as being an international best-selling solo artist, the 67-year-old is also a renowned songwriter, record-producer, multi-instrumentalist and actor. The Chiswick-born star has been in the entertainment industry for an amazing 55 years, starting out as an actor...

Jurassic Park

The science-fiction adventure film Jurassic Park is only the 17th film in history to surpass $1 billion in ticket sales. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the 1993 blockbuster is set in a futuristic world where dinosaurs have been brought back to life through DNA. They reside on an island called...

Maximum Working Temperature: What You Need to Know

With the UK currently being gripped by a heatwave and the temperature reaching scorching levels, it can be too hot to handle for employees whose workplace has become overheated. Unusually-high temperatures can have a detrimental effect on our working life, causing various health problems if heat exhaustion occurs. However,...