Wake up and smell….your greens?

We’re used to getting some of our five a day in a drinkable form with raw juices and smoothies, but what about in your coffee? The concept of broccoli coffee has gone viral in recent weeks and it all began in the science lab. Australia’s national science agency the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation...

Fessing up

We all have those moments when we need to confess something. Something we’ve broken, something we’ve forgotten or something we may have even bent the truth about. Being honest isn’t always easy, but you nearly always feel better afterwards. And, in some cases, the person we need to fess up to is ourselves by tackling...

Stay cool

We tend to associate our woollies with wintertime and a need to wrap up warm, whereas in fact, wool is equally effective at keeping us cool. Unlike the non-breathable synthetic materials used to make memory foam mattresses that can trap heat, wool is a hygroscopic fibre that reacts to changes in body temperature. This means...

Big night

However much we look forward to a big night out, it can sometimes fail to compare to a really great night in - or perhaps much-needed big night in. We always making plans and putting dates in our diary at the bequest of other people and yet, some of the time, when those dates and...

#whatsinmywash

Environmental charity Hubbub recently launched the #whatsinmywash campaign that’s seeking to raise awareness of microfibres that are released into our waterways when we wash our clothes.  Also featured on and supported by the Campaign for Wool, Hubbub’s #whatsinmywash campaign brings with it some thought-provoking research. While as many as 71% of us are aware of the damaging...

If these walls could talk

The moments we spend in bed are some of the most intimate moments of our day. We’re not talking about the intimacy we share with our partners - although those moments obviously happen too - we’re talking about the very private and personal space of the time we spend in bed alone that comprise our...

A stitch in time

On the 13th June 2018, as well as being a Wednesday, it will also be National Sewing Day. An awareness day that may not fall onto the average person’s radar, few things are held in greater esteem at Millbrook Beds than the heritage and craftsmanship of sewing. Our handmade beds and mattresses wouldn’t have the...

Befuddled

Some of us find numbers easy, others can more easily become befuddled in the face of keeping a track of them. Conversely, even some of the best mathematicians can have a struggle with arithmetic - so it turns out that even having a head for numbers doesn’t always mean you’re good at actually adding them...

The business of being glad

Ever feel like positivity is in short supply? Here are some quick questions to get you thinking... How many minutes of the day do you spend feeling fortunate for the possessions you have, as opposed to lusting after objects of your desire? How often do you think about what’s great about your workplace or colleagues,...

Good listeners

Those lovely people at The Sleep Council (sleepcouncil.org.uk) are good listeners. They asked more than 2,000 people which sounds helped them to de-stress and get to sleep. And then, having listened to their answers, they used the top scoring sounds to develop a series of ‘nod casts’.  Among the top answers of the sounds that...
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