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Found 10 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for June 2022.
Looking at You (all articles) for June 2022Ice cream van chimes The new marriage laws Fathers come in five different types The power of earphones Pet sitters wanted! What 6000 steps a day can do for you Are you a Velcro person or a Teflon person? Is your house welcoming to swifts? Some tricks to save energy How to discourage mosquitoes **... (1889 words)
Ice cream van chimesWhen the doors to the street are closed and … when people rise up at the sound… Ecclesiastes 12:4 We are not afraid to tackle big issues here! Imagine you are at home and are just about to sit down and read your church magazine. You are then interrupted by the shrill chimes of an... (387 words)
Fathers come in five different typesThis month brings Father’s Day. The Office for National Statistics tells us that of the UK’s 68 million people in 2021, 49% are men (33 million). It also tells us that there were 35 million married couples with children in 2021 and nine million cohabiting couples with children. That all adds up to many millions of... (317 words)
The power of earphonesYou are more likely to engage with a podcast if you listen to it through your earphones, rather than a speaker. You feel closer to what you hear, and are therefore more likely to change your views and behaviour. Those are the findings of recent research at the University of California, San Diego. As one... (98 words)
Pet sitters wanted!Pet sitters are in high demand these days, as millions of people have returned to work, and must leave their cats and dogs during each day. According to the British Pet Food Manufacturers Association, one in ten households welcomed a new pet during the first seven months of lockdown. According to Adzuna, a job search... (71 words)
What 6000 steps a day can do for youA recent study has found that doing 6000 steps a day can reduce your risk of an early death, if you are aged over 60. People under the age of 60 should aim for between 8000 and 10,000 steps a day. However, taking more than 8000 steps a day has no particular benefit, and the... (132 words)
Are you a Velcro person or a Teflon person?How much daily stress do you allow to stick to you? When it comes to coping with stress, David Almeida, a professor of human development at Pennsylvania State University, says that people can be divided into two categories. ‘Velcro’ people allow the stressful moment to stay with them, leaving them irritable and frustrated. ‘Teflon’ people... (122 words)
Is your house welcoming to swifts?These boomerang-shaped little birds have recently been added to the list of endangered birds because they have a severe housing crisis: modern homes do not have nooks and crannies for them to nest in. Swifts are in serious decline: they have faced a 58 per cent drop in their numbers since 1995. Because modern homes... (87 words)
Some simple tricks to save energyThe on-going rise in energy costs is eye-watering. Here are some well-proven ways to save money: Always turn off the lights when you leave a room. Forget about maintaining an ‘ambience’ in your home. Turn down your thermostat by at least a degree. Or two. Or three? Get some LED bulbs – they are six... (333 words)
How to discourage mosquitoesSummer brings mosquitoes. We avoid them by using sprays, zappers or citronella candles. But now scientists may have found another way to discourage these blood-sucking pests. A recent study in Nature Communication suggests that we might also consider not wearing red clothes. It seems that mosquitoes see only certain wavelengths of light, and therefore only... (131 words)
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