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Ep 8. Laura Whitmore and her tie-dye obsession

Ep. 8

In this week's episode, we talk to entrepreneur Bianca Miller, sleep expert Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan, and Laura Whitmore shares her obsession with tie-dye. We'll be discussing the future of office-life, how to get that elusive good night's sleep, whilst Lisa and Alix explore how their friendship has developed over a 10 year span...

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Section one: Working From Home

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OpenLearn from the Open University -

Masterclass -

Art Splash London -

Bianca Miller -

LinkedIn Employment Clinic with Anna Whitehouse and Bianca Miller -

Self Made Business Mastermind Programme -

LinkedIn Learning - visit the LinkedIn blog for more information on the free learning pathways currently available

Two suggested streams - Marketing for small businesses; Sales secrets for small businesses.

We Are The City Webinar Series -

Love it or Leave It Life -

Section three: Work Friendship

Stylist Digital Edition -


Section four: Laura Whitmore

Castaway podcast -

Section five: Eating, shopping, doing

Ice lolly recipe -

Frose recipe -

Cold Brew Tea -

Ciate nail stickers -

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