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Found 11 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for September 2020.
Looking at You (all articles) for September 2020Getting back to work? Has lockdown damaged your eyesight? Ditch the commute? ‘I do like to be beside the seaside!’ Your face mask and your dog What to eat when you drive Mental health and Covid-19 Music and memory Where can I live with my dog? (and cat!) Dogs mean better-behaved children ** Editor: David... (1945 words)
Getting back to work?When he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. (Matthew 20:2) For many of us it is time to get back to the workplace, as restrictions are easing. But can we be forced to go back to the workplace if we are concerned about how safe... (337 words)
Has lockdown damaged your eyesight?Are you suffering from ‘coronavision’? It is perfectly possible. Lockdown led to many of us staring at our television or computer screens for long periods of time. And that could have strained our eyes, warns the College of Optometrists. By this summer one in five adults in Britain had reported a deterioration in their eyesight.... (161 words)
Ditch the commute?We may prefer to continue working at home, rather than spend hours commuting each day. A recent poll has found that a high proportion of workers, who are new to working at home, now want to carry on post-Covid, either entirely at home, or at least with fewer than five days in the office each... (86 words)
‘I do like to be beside the seaside!’For centuries, many doctors have sent patients to the seaside to recuperate, believing that a bit of seaside air was good for them. Now the government agrees: a day by the coast does indeed have a therapeutic effect on you. A recent study by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has found that... (149 words)
Your face mask and your dogFace masks have been a big adjustment for all of us, but dogs especially may be struggling, warns the animal charity, Dogs Trust. Dogs use our facial expressions to tell how we are feeling, so if they suddenly encounter people whose faces are covered, they could become confused, stressed, and even feel threatened. Their confusion... (217 words)
What to eat when you driveHere is a way of staying awake at the wheel on those long motorway drives: avoid heavy foods such as hamburgers, chips and cakes. They only encourage drowsiness, which accounts for 23 per cent of fatal car crashes, according to France’s motorway companies. Instead, choose a meal high in water content, with some bitterness and... (117 words)
Mental health and Covid-19It is important to be as kind and patient as possible with other people this autumn. Covid-19 has turned many millions of lives upside-down, and the resulting distress, anxiety, fear, grief and economic meltdown means that now widespread mental illness is inevitable. So says the new president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Adrian... (151 words)
Music and memoryHave you ever heard a certain song or tune that immediately takes you back to your youth? It can be a very poignant moment. When researchers at the University of Westminster examined the choices of 80 different guests on the BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, they found that most guests had chosen music which... (123 words)
Where can I live with my dog? (and cat!)The numbers of people looking for pet-friendly homes to rent has risen by 140 per cent in some areas since March. It all started with lockdown, when many of us decided to get a dog or a cat. The Kennel Club said breeders have seen a 180 per cent rise in the number of people... (177 words)
Dogs can mean better-behaved childrenIs your child naughty? Consider getting a dog. A recent study has found that children who grow up with a dog are far more likely to be willing to share and help others. Researchers at the University of Western Australia in Perth have found that young children who live with a dog and who frequently... (150 words)
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