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New Year's resolutions.

WAKEY WAKEY Lumie Zest - PS150 from johnlewis.com GETTING that promised pre-office workout underway can be quite a chore on any morning - but especially so when the light is lacking. This clever clock can be set to gradually phase in a sunrise over 15 or 30 minutes, helping you start the day in a slightly more energetic and enthusiastic manner.

Use your lamp for some mid-day light therapy too, it''s scientifically proven to get you in a better mood and make you more alert.

FAMILY FOCUS Logitech TV Cam HD PS163.04 from pixmania.com IF keeping in touch with your nearest and dearest - with more than an occasional and impersonal Facebook post or email message - is one of your aims for the coming year, this gadget is the one for you.

Plug it into your telly and then use Skype on smart sets to beam yourselves all over the globe, or just around the corner, and have a proper, live chat.

It is very good to talk.

RAINY DAY Kitty coin bank PS14.99 from firebox.com PUTTING a few quid aside every now and then can add up to something substantial. This is an amusing way of storing any spare shrapneyou place your money on the tray and the cute cat paw pops out and scrapes it in.

GET SORTED Google Nexus 7 32GB, PS239.99 from currys.co.uk THERE''S no better way to get organised in 2014 than loading up this very latest tablet with its selection of diary, reminder and to-do list apps.

In reality, you''ll ignore the life-planning and get sucked into shouting at the screen when you fail to progress to the next level of Angry Birds - but the thought is there.

SCOOT YOUR COMMUTE A5 Luxe Scooter PS89.99 from iwantoneofthose.com THIS will offer you double the resolution benefit of saving some cash on your commute and raising your fitness levels at the same time.

Designed with the adult rider in mind, it supports weights up to 100kg and, with its larger wheels and aircraft grade aluminium chassis, can accelerate to fairly decent speeds. It also folds away easily should you decide to jump on the train or bus after all.

FACE LIFT Slendertone Face - PS199.99 from boots.com IF you want to face the new year looking nice and sleek, Slendertone has this clever gadget which you place on your head, then sit back and enjoy an invigorating session of muscle stimulation.

Promising to leave your skin toned and taut, the machine is non-invasive and promises rejuvenation of the face in six to 12 weeks.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 27, 2013
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