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Month: February 2018

Outdoor Climbing and Bouldering Near London

There is a type of rock climbing called bouldering, this is low level rock climbing where you will never be more than 1 or 2 meters from the ground. The challenge of roped rock climbing is still present as you can pick easy boulders to climb or try extremely hard boulders that could take years of dedicated training and practice to reach the top. Very little equipment is needed for bouldering, all you really need is a pair of trainers and a partner to stand behind you in case you fall off. This is called 'spotting' and is a vital part of bouldering. The 'spotter' should stand behind the climber and make sure the climber lands on their feet if they fall. Unlike roped climbing the climber will always hit the floor if they slip and the spotter should make sure that this impact is as soft as possible. Reaching the sandstone outcrop is very easy, you can simple catch a train to Eridge train station from London Bridge or drive to Tunbridge Wells on the A21 then head to Crowborough on the A26. The two main sandstone cliffs are called Bowles rocks and Harrisons rocks. Bowles is sign posted from the A26 (type in TN3 9LW into your sat nav). Harrisons and Bowles can be reached from Eridge station by walking in less than 20 mins (type in...

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How to Invest in Real Estate

Investing in real estate can be a tricky business. How do you know which property is likely to give you the returns you want? How will you know which property will be a bad return or a good return on your investment. There are certain property rules you should be aware of before looking at property investments Never buy the most expensive house in the street. Often when you look at a house for sale, you will visit the site and do a property inspection. To evaluate the property, you should calculate the land price on which the house the built. The land price is important because every other house in the street will have approximately the same size block of land. Given that every block of land is approximately the same, then the quality of the building on that land is the only variable factor in price. The most expensive house in the street will be the one with the most quality features. It will not be able to be improved much above what it already has. However, other houses in that street can be improved. They may need renovation or maybe a good overhaul of their design. Calculate this into the price of your expected return. The most expensive house in the street can almost be never improved on. Houses Depreciate, Land Value Appreciates. When you buy...

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Why You Should Answer These Five Questions Before Making Hotel Reservations

Traveling is one of the great ways we’ve learned to treat ourselves. Still, even though we look forward to the getting away, it’s the whole “knowing where I’ll stay” part that really can be a pain, and this of course means making hotel reservations. Booking a hotel room is one of the hardest things in the world to do simply because if you’re not used to doing it, you’re really crossing your fingers and hoping for the best. Games of chance are fun once in a while but not when it comes to where you’ll be spending your time away from home. The crazy thing is that there are a number of folks out there who might find it weird that making hotel reservations would be such an arduous task. After all, when it comes right down to it, technology has made it to where you can book your getaway lodging with apps on your phone. The customer, it seems, has the upper-hand on the whole process, right? Well, if you’re not a regular traveler, you’re basing your choice of hotel on reviews. You can exhaust your choices of review websites, with each one giving you something a little different. Moreover, take the time to look over reviews sometime, and you might find some of the most trivial reasons for poor reviews. If you’re trying to book a hotel...

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Designed for a Purpose

Purpose creates the existence of everything which we see. The things which are seen existing are in existence because of its purpose. Purpose must be fulfilled and so things are built to exist as a means through which purpose is fulfilled, that without purpose nothing will exist. Everything built was made with the purpose in mind which means that purpose makes the things which we see possible. This is quite a compelling understanding because with this understand we can fully be aware of the reason why things are made differently, why a shoe does not look like an airplane because of their difference in purpose which created the obtrusive difference in the invention. PURPOSE OF HUMANS Watching lives being lived without discovering purpose is one of the most disturbing views to watch. We live a confused life when we refuse to discover our purpose, denying ourselves the opportunity to live the life that is full of everything that is for us only. We exist to serve a purpose, it is in the serving of the purpose that we really are living and so to be unaware of purpose is to exist without living. Anything that lives outside of its purpose becomes useless to itself and others, like a shoe, if it goes outside of its purpose, it becomes useless, useless because its potential is not been used and it...

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IB Physics – 7 Ways to Get a 7

IB Physics, especially at the Higher Level, is one of the most difficult subjects in the IB Diploma. Nonetheless, it is still very possible to attain a 7. In fact, according to the IB Statistical Report in November 2009, 31% of Standard Level Candidates and 20% of Higher Level Candidates received a 7. This means that on average, in a class of 20 HL students, 4 will get a 7. So how do you get into that top 20%? To find out, I’ve asked many successful past IB Physics students regarding their techniques, as well as IB Physics teachers, one of whom used to mark IB Papers. Combining this with my own experiences, I’ve found 7 key things that successful students are doing in terms of learning the course and IB Revision. 1) Know Your IB Physics Syllabus One of the best aspects of IB Science subjects is the Syllabus. The Syllabus contains all the possible concepts that could possibly be examined. I know a teacher who actually writes IB Papers and he told me that every question that is written is closely checked according to the Syllabus and if it’s not relevant, it is removed. This means that if you can do every point in the Syllabus, then there is nothing that can surprise you in your final examination. So if you still have plenty of time before...

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