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Found 13 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for February 2021.
Looking at You (all articles) for February 2021Taking a mature look at Valentine’s Day Do me a favour? What happened to your New Year’s resolution? What we want during the pandemic Beware hand sanitiser! Pandemic dreams Want to feel better? Cuddle your pet National Nestbox Week – time to help your garden birds Rising demand for leggings Let your teenager sleep Restaurants... (1921 words)
Taking a mature look at Valentine’s DayYou do not see many Zimmer frames, wheelchairs or hearing aids on Valentine’s Day cards. They mostly seem to be full of young love, hearts and roses. Young love is wonderful and beautiful, full of optimism, and plans and hopes for the future. But love in later life is precious too. It is a love... (479 words)
Do me a favour?I just had an email from a clergyman, saying, “Hi” and asking me to do him “a favor”. I replied to say yes, of course. I then began to wonder why he had not said what sort of favour it was, and why he was asking me. I decided to telephone him and find why... (309 words)
What happened to your New Year’s resolution?If you are already struggling to keep it, here is something that might help you. Psychologists advise that it is useless to say you are going to quit anything. Instead, make your resolution to change into something positive. For example, instead of “I will give up sweets,” say “I will eat fruit twice a day.”... (115 words)
What we want during the pandemicWhat have men and women been thinking about during the pandemic? According to recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), men have been preoccupied with takeaway food and pints, while women have been keeping in touch with their friends. In a study on the social impact of coronavirus, the ONS found that women... (101 words)
Beware hand sanitiser!Don’t let vulnerable members of your family accidentally poison themselves with hand sanitiser. It can kill them. Poisonings from swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitiser have more than doubled in the past year, to nearly 400. Doctors from the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine at the University of Oxford urge that more needs to be done to... (72 words)
Pandemic dreamsThe pandemic is affecting our dreams. More people are reporting nightmares which relate to ‘contamination’ and ‘cleanness’. A recent study has found that the more anxious a person is in their waking life, the more vivid will be their dream images. The findings, published in the journal PLUS One, explain that “Pandemic dreams show a... (75 words)
Want to feel better? Cuddle your petIf you think you feel better after cuddling your dog or cat, there is a good reason: you really do feel better. After only three minutes of cuddling your pet, your levels of oxytocin, the ‘love’ hormone, increase, according to a recent study from Australia’s Monash University. And just five minutes of cuddling will also... (152 words)
National Nestbox Week – time to help your garden birdsOur birds are short of nesting holes, and no wonder: gardens, parks and woodland are much neater than they used to be, and modern homes offer few crannies for nest building. National Nestbox Week, which is celebrated from 14th February each year, aims to encourage us to put up more nestboxes, and to consider planting... (106 words)
Rising demand for leggingsThe popularity of leggings soared last year. They became the must-have fashion garment to see out Covid-19. John Lewis reported sales of leggings and loungewear had increased by 1,303 per cent. Sweaty Betty was selling a pair of Power Leggings (£75) every 90 seconds. Julia Straus, CEO of the brand, explained: “Good quality leggings transform... (103 words)
Let your teenager sleepIt may help them do better at school. According to a recent study, teenagers should be allowed to sleep in longer in the mornings, as this could help them to be healthier and perform better. A study, published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, suggested that some secondary pupils just have a... (81 words)
Restaurants in the pandemicBeware of people talking near you in a restaurant. This is the recent advice from some South Korean researchers, who claim that people can be infected with Covid-19 while still more than 20 feet away. They also warn against all loud talking or shouting in public. The researchers have urged restaurants to consider installing dividing... (102 words)
Mountains make you feel betterThe natural environment can make a real impact on your mood. Mountains can leave you feeling more optimistic, while the ocean can help boost your inspiration. A recent study at Goldsmiths University of London found that water is most effective at increasing positive emotions, such as happiness and inspiration. Woodlands can help you forget your... (65 words)
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