Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: DeMilked
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    Website of the day: DeMilked

    By 5 February 2014

    Meet demilked.com, one of our favourite new sites for keeping up to speed with all things creative. They describe themselves as a “design milking machine”, which conjures up some weird mental images for us (hipster cows?), but once you’ve had a...

  • Website of the day: Valentine's Day by Swatch
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    Website of the day: Valentine's Day by Swatch

    By 4 February 2014

    What are you doing for your true love on St Valentine’s Day this year? A romantic candlelit meal? A handsome bunch of flowers delivered to their place of work? A timeless, stylish keepsake? How about a ¢2,000 romantic break courtesy of Swatch?  At...

  • Website of the day: The Good Men Project
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    Website of the day: The Good Men Project

    By 3 February 2014

    Men aren’t very good with compliments. Receiving them, that is. Debatable as to whether we’re any good at giving them either But, deep down, we all love them, although we tend to try to shrug them off in an “ah shucks” show of machismo and self-deprecating...

  • Website of the day: Avoid Online Scams
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    Website of the day: Avoid Online Scams

    By 31 January 2014

    We’re of the opinion that there aren’t enough sites like avoidonlinescams.net. We wish we could say that the internet is only ever a wonderful place and living a happy, healthy online existence is really easy. But that’s simply not the case. The...

  • Website of the day: Go Euro
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    Website of the day: Go Euro

    By 30 January 2014

    You know us by now. We like anything that makes life a little bit easier, especially when it comes to the good bits like going on holiday. Long-time readers might remember that many moons ago we featured seat61.com, a really handy site that helps you...

  • Website of the day: Pick A
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    Website of the day: Pick A

    By 29 January 2014

    Hands up those of you who are thinking about their retirement. Hmm. Probably not too many of you, right? But perhaps you should be. We don’t want to come over all sensible and parental, but planning for your future has never been more important. The...

  • Website of the day: Downworthy
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    Website of the day: Downworthy

    By 28 January 2014

    We’ve all done it. Sprinkled a few choice, fanciful words where a few slightly more mundane ones will do. And when I say “we”, I mean we journos. We’ve all beefed up a headline a bit to make sure the story gets a few more hits. It’s what a headline...

  • Website of the day: NewOnNetflixUK
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    Website of the day: NewOnNetflixUK

    By 27 January 2014

    We saw something funny the other day: somebody had redone a load of corporate logos with more “honest” strap lines. Adobe Acrobat’s was “Would you like to update?” That made us chuckle. Google had “Just try using another search engine.”...

  • Website of the day: Slightly Viral
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    Website of the day: Slightly Viral

    By 24 January 2014

    If an essential part of your typical Friday in the office is an expectation to receive a few frivolous links or fresh viral clips in your social media feeds or inbox, then we have just the ticket for you. Most of us have a few friends who manage to unearth...

  • Website of the day: Lovespace
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    Website of the day: Lovespace

    By 23 January 2014

    In this busy, overcrowded world we live in, it’s never been more true to say that space is at a premium. Unless you’re lucky enough to live in your dream house in the country with all the room you could ever want, you’ll be familiar with the feeling...

  • Website of the day: Replace Your Plates
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    Website of the day: Replace Your Plates

    By 22 January 2014

    There are moments in life when your blood runs cold. When the boss says something like , "So, whose idea was this…?" or when you present your debit card in front of a queue of impatient shoppers and it gets declined. Awful. But there’s one that can...

  • Website of the day: Pitch Up - Tour De France
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    Website of the day: Pitch Up - Tour De France

    By 21 January 2014

    One of the biggest and most compelling sporting spectacles is set to hit these shores again this year, when the Tour De France holds its opening stages in Yorkshire, Cambridge and London. Three stages in all, and if 2007 - the first time Le Tour came...

  • Website of the day: Glazed and Confused
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    Website of the day: Glazed and Confused

    By 20 January 2014

    January is really starting to drag now, isn’t it? What is this now, the fifth Monday of the month? The sixth? Feels like it, that’s for sure. It’s not helped by all these people detoxing everywhere. Take it easy, people. You’ve given up boozing...

  • Website of the day: Name My Daughter
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    Website of the day: Name My Daughter

    By 17 January 2014

    We know it's Friday, and we hate to throw something your way that might add to your workload, but we have a challenge for you. Don't worry, it's not an onerous task. Far from it. This is perfect for a Friday, because it's creative, entertaining and really...

  • Website of the day: Jeu Hollande
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    Website of the day: Jeu Hollande

    By 16 January 2014

    It’s been a bit of a mixed week for Francois Hollande, the French President. He’s been caught, in what’s becoming almost a tradition for French politicians, playing away from home. The First Lady ended up in rehab after it emerged that the President...

  • Website of the day: Hive
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    Website of the day: Hive

    By 15 January 2014

    If you’re looking to save some money on your energy bills, it’s probably a bit too late to worry about switching now. Most of the providers have raised their prices and domestic bills are higher than ever. (Tragically this means that there are now...

  • Website of the day: Retired Greyhounds Trust
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    Website of the day: Retired Greyhounds Trust

    By 14 January 2014

    Tragically, now is about the time when animal rescue centres start to see a steady influx of unwanted pets. The novelty of the cute little puppy on Christmas Day has worn off, and that fluffy littel kitten just doesn’t seem to get the idea of a litter...

  • Website of the day: Houzz
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    Website of the day: Houzz

    By 13 January 2014

    Putting a roof over your own head is probably one of the most satisfying feelings you can have in life. It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving into your first student digs, your first rented flat or even the first property you buy, the pride you...

  • Website of the day: Cards Made Easy
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    Website of the day: Cards Made Easy

    By 10 January 2014

    We’ve made it, people. The end of the first week back for many and it’s been a long one, hasn’t it? And how did you fair on “Massive Monday”? Apparently, the first day of this week is the day when more applications for divorce and new jobs go...

  • Website of the day: Hue Animation
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    Website of the day: Hue Animation

    By 9 January 2014

    Everybody loves cartoons. Whether it’s classics like Tom & Jerry and Popeye or the state-of-the-art CGI epics like Toy Story, Tangled or Frozen, everybody loves them. Animation is a medium that captures the imagination like no other, and now with hueanimation.com,...

  • Website of the day: Free Stuff Finder
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    Website of the day: Free Stuff Finder

    By 8 January 2014

    Over the years we’ve dedicated quite a few of these here column inches to sites that will save you money. We’ve featured cashback sites aplenty and we’re always on the lookout for sites with great discounts and unbeatable offers. But you can’t...

  • Website of the day: Bank Fashion
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    Website of the day: Bank Fashion

    By 7 January 2014

    It’s Men’s Fashion Week in London. Cue lots of news reports featuring baggy silk pantaloons, off-the-shoulder Lycra leotards and see-through shirts with frilly cuffs. Just your average bloke’s wardrobe, really. But this is a good week to be thinking...

  • Website of the day: Watch Mojo
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    Website of the day: Watch Mojo

    By 6 January 2014

    Online video was once a niche. Then it became a thriving world. These days, it’s a universe that’s expanding faster than even a supercomputer can calculate as millions of people upload their own content and share other people’s on a second-by-second...

  • Website of the day: Zombie Evacuation
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    Website of the day: Zombie Evacuation

    By 3 January 2014

    Another day into the new year and we’ve got another idea for a slightly different way to keep fit. And this one really appeals to us. Research suggests that one way to push the body to its limits is to scare the living daylights out of it. Fear makes...

  • Website of the day: Top CashBack
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    Website of the day: Top CashBack

    By 2 January 2014

    For many people, today’s the day that reality really bites. You might not be back in the office or classroom yet, but the hangover is probably clearing, the cards are starting to fall off the mantelpiece with annoying regularity and the tree is looking...