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Found 13 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for August 2021.
Looking at You (all) for August 2021Justice Want a coffee? If you go down to the sea today, beware! Donatella Versace Sourdough and your toaster The scammers will come after you Men, keep your shirts on! Fewer wasps Why used-car dealers are smiling this summer Is it windy? Forget the barbecue A hidden danger of junk food Your dog’s DNA could... (1821 words)
JusticeFrom Isaiah 42: ‘Here is my servant, whom I uphold…A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.’ I often... (353 words)
Want a coffee?Drinking three cups of coffee a day is good for you. A recent study has found that it can cut your chance of dying from chronic liver disease by up to half. On average, coffee drinkers seem to have a 21 per cent reduced risk of developing chronic liver disease, and a 49 per cent... (151 words)
If you go down to the sea today, beware!The popular summer pastime of paddling our feet along the shoreline has become risky, due to a rise in venomous stinging fish along the British coast. The weever fish may be only six inches long, but the venomous spines along its dorsal fin can inject fast-acting poison into your foot if you step on it,... (139 words)
Donatella VersaceDonatella Versace was once famous for being “the human avatar” for the megabrand her brother Gianni created. But nowadays she has some words of wisdom for women who feel they must ‘keep up’. “I’ve realised that wanting to be perfect is like an illness. So now I say to myself, ‘well done’, even when I... (84 words)
Sourdough and your toasterIf you like sourdough bread, you’ll know already that it is not easy to squeeze a slice of it into your toaster. Artisan bread is big, and sadly, the rise in popularity of these loaves has left the standard British toaster struggling to keep up. That leaves sourdough toast afficionados with one end of their... (151 words)
The scammers will come after youDo you have a new phone and new number? Be prepared: it is likely that scammers will still be texting you within just two weeks. A Which? survey has found that of new numbers that have not been shared with anyone, still half of them receive at least one scam text message within the first... (135 words)
Men, keep your shirts on!When the sun comes out, men should be careful: the rates of skin cancer among men have increased by almost 50 per cent in a decade. That is the recent warning from Cancer Research UK. It points out that while UK rates for melanoma among women have risen by 30 per cent over 10 years,... (95 words)
Fewer waspsNoticed how peaceful your garden is this summer? Noticed that you have been able to hold summer barbecues and picnics in relative peace? That is because the very cold and wet Spring was disastrous for our wasp population. But while we may enjoy their absence, scientists at University College London have pointed out that wasps... (76 words)
Why used-car dealers are smiling this summerThe prices of second-hand cars are soaring, at ‘unprecedented’ rates. In the past few months, the cost of a second-hand car has risen by an average of 13.5 per cent, increasing the typical value of a three-year old vehicle by £1,700. The reason? It seems that so many of us have been unable to go... (132 words)
Is it windy? Forget the barbecueWe should beware of using our firepits and barbecues when it is windy, an insurer has warned. Home insurance claims for domestic fire incidents increased by 38 per cent over the past year, according to figures from Aviva. As a number of these fires were started by barbecues, Aviva is urging people to ‘rethink’ their... (113 words)
A hidden danger of junk foodNow here is something you may not have considered: if your diet includes high levels of junk food and unhealthy snacks, you could be more likely to have a car crash. It is thought that junk food diets and unhealthy snacking contribute to high levels of fatigue, which in turn lead to dangerous driving habits.... (89 words)
Your dog’s DNA could rescue him (or her)Dog lovers will find this good news: canine DNA is to be collected by a police force to help stolen animals be reunited with their owners. The scheme by Gloucestershire Police is thought to be a world first. It will involve owners using a kit to take a swab from their dog’s mouth. The sample... (173 words)
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