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Paddy Maddison

Paddy Maddison

Paddy Maddison is a freelance lifestyle writer with a decade’s experience covering topics around fitness, outdoor pursuits, men’s style and consumer goods. He has been a freelance gear tester for The Independent for the last five years, where he has reviewed everything from high-performance road bikes to running shoes. He’s also a regular contributor to a number of specialist magazines where he writes monthly features on trends in fitness, tech and fashion. His work has appeared in publications including Esquire, Men’s Health, GQ, Cyclist, Stuff magazine and Oracle Time.

Recent articles by Paddy Maddison

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Liquid allowance in hand luggage: How much can you take?

Prevent the confiscation of your favourite cologne or expensive booze by following these simple rules

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Why does my bed creak when I move?

Get your sleep back on track with these tips for dealing with nuisance nighttime noises

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How much caffeine is in coffee?
Coffee machines

A cup of coffee can help to get you off to a flying start in the morning, but how much caffeine are you actually consuming?

Here's how to get rid of bed bugs

Don’t let the bed bugs bite – find out about these creepy pests and how to drive them from your home

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The top 10 luxury watch brands in 2024
Wearable technology

Take the plunge and invest in the timepiece of your dreams from one of the leading names in the industry

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What wash setting should I use for towels and sheets?
Washing machines

Cotton sheets and towels usually require a fairly aggressive wash cycle, but just how hot can you go?

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The best mattresses for hip pain in 2024

Improve comfort and relieve pain with our pick of the top mattresses for support and comfort

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How to roll clothes for packing

Struggling to shut your suitcase? Max out your packing efficiency by rolling your clothes. Here’s how

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Are electric toothbrushes waterproof?
Dental care

Discover if your electric toothbrush is safe to use in the shower and our pick of the best cheap, eco-friendly and travel options

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How to pack luggage

Forever struggling to close your suitcase? Here’s how to streamline your packing and make baggage-allowance anxiety a thing of the past