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Are e-readers making books obsolete

Are E-Readers Making Books Obsolete? Here’s Why Not

At Loose Ends we love to read. We get out and about so much that e-readers are a real blessing for us, helping pass the time on trains, planes and buses, and while waiting. So the question of whether e-readers are making books obsolete is one that’s close to our hearts. Cards on the table; even…

Go to the cinema with Loose Ends

Go to the Cinema with Loose Ends

Forget Netflix, folks: if you really want to make the most of your movie-watching time, go to the cinema with Loose Ends. We love films as much as it’s possible to love them, and we’re dedicated to helping you find and enjoy the best of global cinema. Autumn and winter are the perfect time for…

Your technology social life

Welcome to Your Technology Social Life

What do we mean by your technology social life? Well, it’s your social life, but made better by technology. Modern technology is often blamed for social isolation, but we say it ain’t necessarily so. At Loose Ends we think technology can add a social dimension to all kinds of activities which were traditionally carried out…

The Benefits of Location Independence: Portrait of a Digital Nomad

Nearly two decades into the twenty-first century, increasing numbers of workers are reaping the benefits of location independence. Widespread wireless technology has made it possible for the chronically itchy of foot to ditch the traditional career path and become location rebels, working from almost any destination on the planet. London-based writer Lynn Reynolds tracked down…

Can’t afford to fly business class

4 Things to Try When You Can’t Afford to Fly Business Class

So you can’t afford to fly business class, huh? We feel your pain. Flat beds, extra leg room and ‘bottomless glass’ champagne are all meant to get you to your destination in extra-fine fettle and ready to work (although we’re not so convinced about the work-enhancing properties of champagne). But with business class fares costing…

Survival Suggestions for PhD Students

4 Sanity and Survival Suggestions for PhD Students

Looking for survival suggestions for PhD students? We’ve got you covered. As any academic will tell you (usually with a wry laugh and a grimace), doing a PhD isn’t at all like doing an undergraduate degree. Yes, you’re officially a student, but you’re a student who must function without the reassuring framework of the taught…

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