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Found 15 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for November 2020.
Looking at You (all articles) for November 2020Before you take your bucket out to do a street collection… Zoom Zoom Zoom! Does marriage make you happy? Social lifeline to older people In praise of peanut butter Women like hugs Diamonds are for lockdown… Spare a thought for your furry friend Nurture your friendships Cost of plastic bags to increase Lower your hostility... (1963 words)
Before you take your bucket out to do a street collection…Now about the collection for the Lord’s people: do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. (1... (333 words)
Zoom Zoom Zoom!The pandemic is leaving a “lasting digital legacy”, and changing the UK’s internet habits and behaviour “indelibly”. So says a recent Ofcom study. Since March we have broken the four-hour barrier, which means that, on average, we spend more than a quarter of our waking hours each day online. That is up from an average... (175 words)
Does marriage make you happy?It may. But then again, it may not. Research spanning 40 years has found that being married does not necessarily make people significantly happier than if they were divorced or single. Psychologists at Michigan State University found that, while married people showed a slight increase in happiness, the difference was still less than one percentage... (135 words)
Social lifeline to older peopleIt is not a surprise that older people are demonstrably happier when they can stay in touch with friends and family. Now recent research by University College London (UCL) has found that people over 50 who use the internet for communicating with loved ones, have better mental health. But they tend to feel worse when... (86 words)
In praise of peanut butterOne quirky change of life under Coivd-19 is that for some reason, we are eating more peanut butter. According to a recent report in The Grocer, sales of the stuff rose by 35.5 per cent in the Spring. Peanut butter producer Kirstie Hawkins (Whole Earth brand) is delighted. “Peanut butter offers an easy way to... (83 words)
Women like hugsWomen are more genetically predisposed to giving you a hug than a man is. According to a recent study at Arizona University, about 45 per cent of a woman’s desire for affection is hereditary, while the remaining 55 per cent is due to environmental factors. In comparison, men’s ‘skin hunger’ is due to entirely environmental... (106 words)
Diamonds are for lockdown…Here’s an unexpected outcome of Covid-19: it has inspired more of us to get engaged. Engagement rings sales have risen this year, in some firms by up to 73 per cent, a survey of various jewellery firms has discovered. When, at the beginning of lockdown, Dr Jenny Harries, the deputy chief medical officer, suggested that... (135 words)
Spare a thought for your furry friendMany dogs have struggled to adjust to the changes that Covid-19 has brought to their owners this year, according to the Dogs Trust. For one thing, coronavirus has meant greatly reduced walkies for many dogs, more people around the house all day, less quiet for rest, and little or no contact with other dogs. No... (75 words)
Nurture your friendshipsLockdown has damaged our social life, so badly that many of our friendships may not be the same for up to a year after lockdown. And although Zoom is ‘extremely good’ at slowing down the rate of a friendship’s decay, ‘nothing on earth is going to stop a relationship quietly sliding away, if you don’t... (86 words)
Cost of plastic bags to increaseHang on to your plastic bags – the single-use ones are going to double in cost from 5p to 10p in all the shops from April 2021. The Government has said the measure is to further reduce the UK’s plastic consumption. George Eustice, the Environment Secretary, said: “We have all seen the devastating impact plastic... (132 words)
Lower your hostilityKeep calm, and keep kind, if you want to live longer. It seems that being sarcastic and irritable only makes heart attack victims more likely to die from a second coronary. A recent study in the US on the personality traits of patients who had had heart attacks found that hostile personality traits (sarcasm, cynicism,... (99 words)
How is your Christmas shopping going?It seems that many of us started as early as September this year, aiming to spread our costs during the financial stress of the pandemic. As for amounts we intend to spend? According to research carried out by American Express, more than 25 per cent of us will spend less than we did last year,... (107 words)
Where do you store your various food items?Where do you put your parsnips and eggs, and what about the potatoes and onions? The correct answers, according to new government guidelines, are that the first two below in your fridge and the second two belong in your cupboard. More guidance on storing food safely can now be found on Wrap, the Government’s food... (117 words)
Beware a diet of takeaways – and eating after 6pmDon’t live on processed food if you want to stay looking young. It seems that a high intake of unhealthy ready meals and other convenience food will age the cells in your body and increase the risk of a host of diseases. Such poor food can also lead to depression, high blood pressure, and even... (129 words)
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