Weekly Roundup – Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Best of the Web Here are this week’s handpicked selections…

Tips and tricks to help you get to sleep in the heat

It’s hotter than a chilli pepper bathing in a volcano outside. Hoorah! On the flip side it can be devilishly hard to get to sleep at night if you’re not used to such balmy temperatures. Here are some top tips from Independent readers to help you catch your Zzzzs in a heatwave. 

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How to digitise your vinyl collection (Mac only)

Want to digitise your vinyl collection so that you can listen to music on the go without lugging a great big turntable around with you? Having digital copies of your music protects you in case of damage or theft and lets you play it on virtually any modern device including PCs and smartphones. Here’s an article for Mac users showing you how to digitise your vinyl collection using a free app.

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5 tips to help you negotiate a new job salary

So it’s looking like you’ve sealed the deal on that new job – but how can you keep a cool head during the interviews so that you get the best possible pay? Here are some simple tips to help you stay in the driving seat when it comes to salary negotiations.

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How to avoid getting ripped off on pet insurance

According to Saga insurance, pet owners are 3 times more likely to make a claim on their pet insurance than their car insurance… yet just 1 in 3 of us are likely to take out a policy. Here are some tips from the Telegraph to help you select the best insurance for your pet, without getting ripped off.

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How to get rid of Gmail’s new tabs feature

Gmail recently decided to rejig their messaging system to thwart and confuse us help simplify our lives. While some people will love the changes others will long for the old system they were used to. Here’s a simple guide from Gizmodo showing you how to do just that.

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Andy Murray squeezing toothpaste

Pretty self explanatory blog this one. See Wimbledon’s finest furiously squeezing toothpaste packets in all manner of tense scenarios.

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Infographic: The World’s loudest noises

Infographic displaying the world as noise. Find out which noises will leave you with lasting hearing damage… and even kill you with a sonic ‘brain rupture’.


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