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Friday, 5 February 2021

From a hungry Alaskan bear catching lunch to a pair of owls sharing a tender moment, world's largest photography competition CEWE showcases the beauty of nature

  • These are stunning photos taken by photographer that celebrate the best images of animals and nature 
  • Images have been submitted as entries to Animals and Nature categories of this year's CEWE Photo Award
  • Clare Moreton, photo expert at CEWE UK, said: 'As we find ourselves living quieter lives during lockdown, many people have been taking great comfort in animals and the natural world'TikTok users have been sharing their simple yet ingenious hacks to make life easier and speed up mundane everyday chores.

    The viral trend was started by Kelly, who goes by the username @thelifebath on the social media platform, as she urged people from around the world to share hacks that have become a 'standard practice' in their lives.

    One savvy mother revealed her foolproof way to get a 'peaceful child-free hour' amid the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, which involved sneaking away from home to do the 'food shop' she'd already pre-ordered.Elsewhere, one woman revealed that people have been tying their dressing gowns wrong their entire lives and risk 'exposing themselves' to the postman.

    Other ingenious TikTokers revealed the correct way to put a box of drink cans in the fridge.

    SAVVY MOTHER'S METHOD OF ENSURING A CHILD-FREE HOUR DURING LOCKDOWNMother-of-four Kirsty Foley has revealed that she enjoys a child-free hour by telling her partner she's doing the food shop, despite pre-ordering online, and buying snacks and coffee instead

    Mother-of-four Kirsty Foley has revealed that she enjoys a child-free hour by telling her partner she's doing the food shop, despite pre-ordering online, and buying snacks and coffee instead

    Mother-of-four Kirsty Foley, from Wirral, has given a helping hand to other parents struggling with their children being at home amid the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown.

    The student midwife could be seen enjoying a tasty doughnut in her car as she explained how she makes sure she gets a 'peaceful' child-free hour each week.

    She said that she tells her partner that she is off to do the food shop before sneakily heading off to get coffee and snacks. Kirsty went on to explain that she then picks up the food shopping, which she had already pre-ordered to save her actually having to go into the store.

    The savvy mother said she then has an entire hour that she can sit back and enjoy her tasty treats before returning home with the shopping for her family.

    She added in a follow-up video that her husband is actually aware and on-board with her genius plan, meaning she isn't even lying to her other-half.

    WOMAN REVEALS THE CORRECT WAY TO TIE A DRESSING GOWNA woman called Jessie, with the username @jessiewiththegoodhair, revealed that people have been fastening up dressing gowns wrong their entire lives

    A woman called Jessie, with the username @jessiewiththegoodhair, revealed that people have been fastening up dressing gowns wrong their entire lives

    Elsewhere, a British woman called Jessie, with the username @jessiewiththegoodhair, revealed that people have been wearing dressing gowns wrong.

    The nurse explained that she is constantly trying to stop her dressing gown coming undone and fears of 'exposing' herself to the postman due to the irritating issue.

    Jessie revealed that instead of looping the belt all the way around the gown, people should instead only tie it through the first two loops.

    She then pulled the belt back around her front and tied it in a knot, showing off how much tighter and secure her robe was with her simple yet clever method.

    WOMAN REVEALS CLEVER WAY TO PREVENT IRRITATING LIGHT GAPS IN METAL VENETIAN BLINDS

    One American woman, who posts under the username @trailerpark.riot, took to TikTok to share her irritation at the light shining through her blinds, no matter which way she shut them
    The woman revealed that she flips every other slat in her blinds and leaves one the correct way around, creating a wall of blinds rather than a gapped look

    One American woman, who posts under the username @trailerpark.riot, revealed that she flips every other slat in her blinds, creating a wall of blinds rather than a gapped look

    One American woman, who posts under the username @trailerpark.riot, took to TikTok to share her irritation at the light shining through her blinds, no matter which way she shut them.

    She quipped that people could still see inside her home at night, so she discovered the ingenious way of making sure she had total privacy in her home.

    The woman revealed that she flips every other slat in her blinds and leaves one the correct way around, creating a wall of blinds rather than a gapped look.

    She explained that her simple method was also ideal for people who like a dark bedroom, but struggle to achieve it with their metal venetian blinds. 

    TIKTOK USER REVEALS CLEVER HACK TO QUICKLY UNLOAD CANS INTO THE FRIDGE IN ONE SWIFT MOVEMENTOne woman, from Arizona, showed off her speedy way to put a giant box of cans into the fridge without having to tip them over or juggle them all in one hand

    One woman, from Arizona, showed off her speedy way to put a giant box of cans into the fridge without having to tip them over or juggle them all in one hand

    Everyone has been through the struggle of buying a huge box of cans, and then taking each drink out one by one to put them in the fridge.

    But one woman, from Arizona, showed off her speedy way to unload the beverages into the fridge without having to tip them over or juggle them all in one hand.

    The amateur meteorologist, who goes by the TikTok username @linneahhhh, opened the cardboard box fully at one end and partially opened the other side of the item.

    She then settled half of the product in the fridge, so it was sitting on a shelf, and pushed all the cans out of the back of the box with her hand.

    Her clever hack had users completely gobsmacked, as many had been letting the entire box take up space in their fridges for years. 

    THE UNEXPECTED USE FOR POPSOCKETS: CREATE VIBRANT WALL HANGERS ON A BUDGET WITH THE PHONE ACCESSORIES 

    A man called Cam revealed that he uses PopSockets, which are removable grips for smartphones, as colourful and budget wall hangers

    A man called Cam revealed that he uses PopSockets, which are removable grips for smartphones, as colourful and budget wall hangers

    Another handy home hack saw one man called Cam showing others his way of making budget wall hangers to stop him losing his essential items.

    Cam revealed that he cleverly uses PopSockets, which are removable grips for smartphones, as colourful wall hangers.

    He simply attached the sticky side of the phone accessory to his wall and used the PopSocket as a peg, hanging his face masks from them.

    Cam also showed off his foolproof way of ensuring you never lose your earphones again, simply hanging them over one PopSocket for a neat and efficient storage method.  

    WOMAN SHARES SIMPLE TIP TO MAKE SURE YOUR FOOD STAYS FRESH IN A CAN ONCE IT'S OPENED

    Woman shares simple hack to close and preserve tin of tomatoes
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    Yvie Alexandra took to TikTok to share her handy hack to make sure your cans stay fresh once you have opened them
    Yvie used the Nescafe airtight lid instead of the metal top of the can and proved her method could be used on any can - including soups, beans, coconut milk and much more

    Yvie Alexandra took to TikTok to share her handy hack to make sure your cans stay fresh once you have opened them - using a Nescafe lid to reseal themWhile cooking, everyone has experienced the nightmare of only using half of a can and then having to try to reseal it.

    But Yvie Alexandra took to TikTok to share her handy hack to make sure your cans stay fresh once you have opened them.

    She revealed that instead of putting a half-opened can in the fridge, she cleverly reseals them using something unexpected - the lid of a Nescafe jar. 

    Yvie used the Nescafe airtight lid instead of the metal top of the can and proved her method could be used on any can - including soups, beans, coconut milk and much more.

    MOTHER REVEALS HACK TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CLEANING SUPPLIES HOOKED TO THE BACK OF YOUR BABY'S HIGH CHAIR@theartofmothering

    ##stitch with @thelifebath Seriously though, all high chairs need a hook! Genius. ##momhack ##WhatILearned ##lifehacks

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    Melissa showed off her budget way of attaching a hook to the back of a high chair, ensuring cleaning supplies are always within reach while your infant is eating
    The mother-of-four, from Indianapolis, Indiana, stuck a command hook on the back of her baby's high chair to hang her child's bibs from

    Melissa showed off her budget way of attaching a hook to the back of a high chair, ensuring cleaning supplies are always within reach while your infant is eating

    One multitasking mother has revealed an essential hack for all busy parents, showing them how to make the most of their space while looking after an infant.

    Melissa showed off her budget way of attaching a hook to the back of a high chair, ensuring cleaning supplies are always within reach while your child is eating.

    The mother-of-four, from Indianapolis, Indiana, stuck a command hook on the back of her baby's high chair to hang her little one's bibs from.

    She then punched a small hole in her baby wipes and attached a binding ring to them, so she was also able to hang the essential product on the high chair.

    Melissa insisted that all high chairs should already have hooks attached to the back of them as she revealed her time and space-saving technique for busy parents.

    WOMAN SHOWS SIMPLE WAY TO GET EVERY DROP OF SAUCE FROM A SACHET

    Mom shares great 'life hack' to get sauce out of a sachet
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    A mother called Kristen, who goes by the username @youradhdmom, has revealed her mess-free way of opening a sachet of sauce while cooking
    She easily pulled the entire sachet back out between the pan and the firmly placed lid, fully emptying the contents of the packet directly into her saucepan - without making any unnecessary mess

    A mother called Kristen, who goes by the username @youradhdmom, revealed her mess-free way of opening a sachet of sauce while cooking - using a pan lid to squeeze the sauce out

    Amateur cooks can say goodbye to the days of desperately trying to open a sachet of sauce before inevitably getting it all over their hands.  

    A mother called Kristen, who goes by the username @youradhdmom, has revealed her mess-free way of opening a sachet of sauce while cooking.

    Demonstrating her technique while making macaroni and cheese, she ripped open the sachet of cheese sauce all the way along the top, rather than making a small hole to pour from.

    Kristen then surprisingly put her sachet into her pan and put a lid over the top, leaving only the end of the packet poking out.

    She easily pulled the entire sachet back out between the pan and the firmly placed lid, fully emptying the contents of the packet directly into her saucepan - without making any unnecessary mess.

    Her technique left other TikTokers amazed, with many saying that they couldn't believe they had never thought of doing it before.





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