Found 12 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for November 2021.
Looking at You (all articles) for November 2021Good to slow down in rain Dogs and people Is it hard to park your car in the garage? Contactless payment limit goes up Do you prefer using cash? Good news for coffee lovers Are any of your friends ‘flakes’? Determined to help Boys unhappy about their looks What is outside your front door? Why... (1348 words)
Good to slow down in rainA cut to the speed limit on motorways in wet weather would be backed by the majority of UK motorists. Such is the finding of a recent poll by the RAC, following a rise in serious accidents. Almost three-quarters of us would be in favour of following the French method of lowering the speed limit... (127 words)
Dogs and peopleDogs really are in tune with human emotions like no other species, and they are born with this ability. Such is the finding of a recent study at Duke University in North Carolina, which compared the interaction of wolf cubs with humans, and of puppies with humans. In test after test the puppies came top... (110 words)
Is it hard to park your car in the garage?It is not your fault: the bestselling modern cars have become bigger by about up to a third. A comparison of the most popular models sold in 1965 and 2020 had found that most popular modern models have expanded from 59 inches (1.5m) in width to 71 inches (1.8m) in width. Their length has gone... (92 words)
Contactless payment limit goes upThe contactless payment limit has just more than doubled. It now stands at £100. And while this will be more convenient to many of us, it is also “a thief’s dream.” So say the critics. As one financial expert from fund shop AJ Bell, points out: “By spending £100 a pop without having to put... (118 words)
Do you prefer using cash?Access to cash is still an ‘essential piece of infrastructure’ for elderly people. Cutting them off from cash and banking services is tantamount to excluding them from society. So warns Age UK, which has been pointing to recent figures from the Financial Conduct Authority that show that about 2.4million people aged 65 and over still... (123 words)
Good news for coffee loversIf you drink a cup of coffee a day, you could reduce your risk of having a stroke by a fifth. A recent study, by researchers at Semmelweis University in Budapest, found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee (from half a cup to three cups a day) are 21 per cent less... (94 words)
Are any of your friends ‘flakes’?If so, you will know the scenario: they happily agree a plan with you to do something, and then at the last minute, they cancel and don’t show. As one sufferer of flaky friends put it: “Flakes are on a rise of epidemic proportions. People are becoming less reliable… the younger the generation, the worse... (121 words)
Determined to helpHalf of people in the UK who are aged over 50 have cut down on the amount of meat and dairy that they eat. They want to help the environment and to reduce their carbon footprint. A recent survey by the charity Rest Less, which offers advice to older people, found that many older people... (104 words)
Boys unhappy about their looksBoys have become as unhappy about their looks as girls over the past decade. So warns the Children’s Society, which has found a “deeply distressing” downward trend in the wellbeing of children, as it carried out its 10thannual review of data collected as part of the Office for National Statistics’ Understanding Society survey. The charity... (84 words)
What is outside your front door?Our traditional front gardens are disappearing at a phenomenal rate, as more and more of us turn our green space into a driveway for car parking. More than one in 10 (12 per cent) of people in the UK have now converted either some of or all their front garden into a parking spot, according... (95 words)
Why you should never play fetch with sticksDogs and sticks do not mix, and now vets have issued a warning about the possible dangers. Following two incidents where dogs chasing sticks impaled themselves and nearly died, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) warns that getting your dog to run with a stick can be life-threatening, and as it can lodge down their throat... (157 words)
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