It shouldn’t have taken a TV show to push plastic waste and broader sustainability issues up the public agenda towards the close of 2017. But the blistering admonishment issued by the redoubtable Sir David Attenborough in Blue Planet II has done just that. Bollywood actors are picking up rubbish on Indian beaches and the people
We spoke to our friends at Save The Student, a website committed to giving students the lowdown on money matters of all shapes and sizes. What is Save the Student? Save the Student is the UK’s largest student money site – it’s all about making, saving and managing cash at university and beyond. We’re talking:
Toymaker Power Up seems to have brushed off any taunts of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ on their way to revolutionising the paper glider – a toy whose wide-scale manufacturing was first recorded in Japan in 500BCE. According to creator Shai Goitein: “The PowerUp Dart converts your pastime homemade paper airplane into an
It would be tempting to attribute the income of some of our top lenders to luck or, perhaps, a touch of the supernatural. But us lamas have been closely studying their rulebook and seeing exactly what it is that they’re doing, and have pulled out a few key lessons which we could all learn from.
This week, Sam, Head of Lender Success here at Fat Lama, had the pleasure of catching up with Eleanor. Eleanor is a Fat Lama user who, as of this week, has generated a record amount of income on the platform without actually renting anything. ‘You what?’ Fair question. Eleanor has been inviting her contacts –
It just keeps coming! This week, a throwback to 80s filmmaking, a palm-sized drone with a 50kph propulsion and a serious inflatable. Human Table Football For football fans, a year is a long time to wait for the World Cup. If you’re already counting down the days until Gareth Southgate’s first eleven boards a plane
Funerals aren’t cheap. In Japan in particular, the average cost of a funeral is over £20,000, according to a 2008 Consumer Association report, with human priests costing around £1700. Enter Pepper, SoftBank’s humanoid robot, who is now donning robes and offering to perform the ceremony for a small fraction of the price at £350. Robot
The UK’s lorry drivers have this week found themselves a subject of much sympathy. On Thursday, the government announcement of £8.1m in funding for semi-automated truck trials in an attempt to reduce congestion and benefit the environment. The state’s endorsement of self-driving lorries – which will travel on British motorways from next year – has
We want to make sure that those with unused or underused items have the best possible chance of helping a lama in need and putting their stuff to work.
This week, we’ve got your back regardless of whether you’re organising a big night in or a big night out. Festoon Lights Those lamas amongst you who are of a certain age will be well aware: it’s wedding season. Well, the next time you get married, you may want to consider these straight-outta-Pinterest festoon lights,