Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for December 2019.
Looking at You (all articles) for December 2019Scrooge Owning a dog is good for your heart Shake hands Generous Popular toys for Christmas? Those newsletters inside their Christmas card…</strong Who might be disappointed by your Christmas gift? Will you say ‘thanks’ for your Christmas presents? ** Editor: David Pickup, a solicitor, considers closing the office for Christmas… Scrooge It is Christmas... (1356 words)
ScroogeIt is Christmas Eve and you are looking forward to having a well-earned break. It is a good opportunity to catch up on reading your parish magazine, and to go to church. Your boss, Ebenezer, told you a week ago that the office would be closed over Christmas as there was no-one for him to... (371 words)
Owning a dog is good for your heartThinking of getting your family a dog this Christmas? On the plus side, here is an interesting statistic: dog owners have a 24 per cent reduced risk of all-cause mortality and are 65 per cent less likely to die after a heart attack. Such were the recent findings of researchers at the American Heart Association. ... (123 words)
Shake handsIf you are attending various Christmas social events this month, consider this: when you shake hands with someone, how long should you hold on for? It seems that the ideal time is no more than three seconds. Recent research at the University of Dundee found that shaking someone’s hand in a ‘prolonged manner’ (longer than... (79 words)
GenerousChristmas is a time for giving, and we do it well. The British have been ranked among the most generous nations in the world, after a recent study found that six out of ten of us have helped a stranger in the past month. The research, which surveyed 1.3 million people in 128 countries over... (185 words)
Popular toys for Christmas?According to the toy shop Hamleys, board games are going to be popular this Christmas – but not as you knew them. Instead, the ‘smart’ version of Pictionary has been called one of the ‘must-have’ toys this Christmas. It is just one of many classic board games which have been given a digital makeover, including... (119 words)
Those newsletters inside their Christmas card…Brace yourself – this is the month when many of your distant friends and relatives will be sending you their Christmas card with the Christmas Newsletter tucked inside. You will read all about Grannie’s arthritis and treatment, how Rupert’s progress on the violin is amazing, how their summer holiday cruise of the Med was stupendous,... (161 words)
Who may be most happy by your Christmas gift?If anyone is not going to like your present, it will probably be a millennial (aged 25 – 34 years). Last year some 37 per cent of millennials unwrapped presents which they found deeply disappointing, according to recent research by Which? You will do better with someone from ‘Generation X’ (aged 18 to 24 years). ... (112 words)
Will you get a ‘thanks’ for your Christmas presents?After Christmas, what? Just blank silence? Or a ‘thank-you’ note for that gift? A survey by the insurers Ecclesiastical has found that 60 per cent of 25-to-34-year-olds said they would NOT write a thank-you note because they found writing uncomfortable, or were embarrassed by their handwriting, spelling or grammar, or just did not know what... (115 words)
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