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Technology and its effect on relationships. Are we losing the ability to effectively communicate with words?

When was the last time you received a letter in the post that wasn’t a bill or an official document? Can you even remember the last time you sat down and hand-wrote a letter to a friend or family member?

The chances are the majority of people would answer no; letter writing is becoming a thing of the past, something we relate to our Grandparents during wartime, or something we’d only consider doing once a year, during the Christmas card season.

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Seven reasons why you should write more letters

When was the last time you received a handwritten letter in the post?

Compared to the dozens of electronic messages most of us send out every day, very rarely you’ll get a letter drop onto your doormat – aside from the mundane bills, bank statements and junk mail. And let’s be honest, who gets excited about opening those?

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How GPS devices use postcodes to find your destination

As technology develops and we become more reliant on machines and screens to provide us with the information we need, good old-fashioned maps are becoming obsolete in everyday use. If you don’t own a Sat Nav, chances are you have at least a basic form of GPS on your phone or tablet.

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Is the UK running out of phone numbers?

This summer, telecoms watchdog, Ofcom announced that the UK is running out of telephone numbers and revealed that five different areas in the country will see new dialling codes added by October 2014.

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White Pages postcode quiz

White Pages can help you find someone’s full address with access to over 200 million records on the Telephone Directory and the Electoral Roll. White Pages directories carry a wealth of information – but how much do you know about UK postcodes? Have a go at this postcode quiz to find out. Answers at the bottom of the page.

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