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Dream Job Alert! We are looking for a gaming bean bag tester

Got a new console for Christmas and want to spend a whole day playing guilt free? Well we are giving you the chance to do just that!

We are looking for the ultimate gamer to test our range of gaming bean bags to make sure they are up to the task of supporting long sessions of play.

12 January 2022

The Shocking Truth About Video Game Streaming

Since the launch of the website Twitch in 2011, streaming and the viewing of streams has risen to dizzying heights of popularity.

Every week MILLIONS of people from all over the world either upload their streams, live stream or watch the streams from their favourite gamers. Some - Ninja for example - have managed to make a very lucrative living off becoming a professional streamer. But at what cost?

8 September 2021

How to make the cosiest kids' reading corner

Creating a reading corner for your kid’s room encourages them to get lost in literature and doubles up as the ideal relaxation area. A lot goes into a great reading nook – from getting the right lighting to achieving the ultimate levels of comfort, there’s plenty to think about.

We’ve got you covered with this guide to making the cosiest kids’ reading corner, jam-packed with top tips from the experts in designing for young ones. Along the way, we’ll be looking into practical pointers for an easy environment to read in as well as ways to put together a cool space that your children will love.

19 August 2021

How to create a sensory bedroom for young and SEN children

Your child’s senses are constantly stimulated by flashing lights, loud sounds and other forms of continuous chaos. And while many children can cope quite well with all this input, others struggle to keep some peace of mind in a world filled with sensory stimulation.

Luckily, more people are starting to realise the importance of sensory awareness and how some simple changes in your home can have a big impact on your child’s wellbeing. And no room is as important as their own private territory: the bedroom.

8 July 2021

Artists Who Have Ditched A Music Group For Solo Success

It goes without saying that music has helped to get us through lockdown - whether it’s motivation for yet another home workout or filling the silence as we lounge around on the sofa or bean bag. But the music industry hasn’t been short of its own drama...

We’ve taken a look at 50 solo artists who left their former music groups for individual fame. Find out who made it to the top here.

26 March 2021

Children’s Lockdown Drawing Habits Revealed

From building snowmen to helping solve tricky maths problems, many parents have been kept busy while homeschooling since the turn of the year.

We’ve teamed up with a contemporary artist to help parents who are teaching their children how to draw. Find out his top tips here

17 February 2021

The World’s Most Relaxing Songs

We know just how important it is to relax, it’s why we make the greatest bean bags to kick back and chill on. But, with that in mind and after what has likely been one of the most stressful years on record for most of us, we wanted to help those out who are looking to just relax and switch off over Christmas!

So, we have put our heads together, crunched the numbers and have found the formula for the world’s most relaxing song...

9 December 2020

What Does COVID-19 Look Like In A Kids Mind

2020 has been a horrible year for most of us and no one really knows when things will go back to normal and it’s likely we will be living alongside COVID-19 for a long time. Adults are exposed to the science and can understand what the virus is, what it looks like and how it works.

We asked kids to draw COVID-19 to see what it looked like in their minds to help parents explain more about the virus. Find out what we got back here.

20 November 2020

The Nation's Favourite TV Presenters Making Thousands on Instagram - Here's Who Earns the Most

With the nation being at home and lazing on beanbags more than ever before due to the coronavirus, the battle among TV channels to secure huge audience ratings has never been more fierce.

With morning TV in the spotlight more than ever, we’ve analysed which presenters from TV can command the biggest fee on Instagram.

24 August 2020

The Big Brother Stars Making Thousands

From Nikki Grahame’s iconic ‘who is she?!’ rant to Alison Hammond breaking a table, there have been plenty of iconic moments in the Big Brother house across the last two decades.

To mark Big Brother turning 20 we've conducted research to find the contestants which can still command the biggest fee on Instagram! Find out who here.

14 July 2020