Found 12 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for October 2018.
Looking at You (all articles) for October 2018National Grandparents Day – 7th October Now it is GOOD to pet your scared dog Take hoarding seriously Too tired to feel sociable? Danger ahead for our children Numbers of bags plummet Is it Joe or Jo? Amy or Aimee? Quilty pleasures What is happening to our attention span? Are you a club-sandwich pensioner? Why... (2116 words)
National Grandparents Day – 7th OctoberParents may have to wait a few years to become grandparents, but it is definitely worth it. Spending time with your grandchildren nourishes both your body and soul: the physical energy you use to keep with them keeps you healthy, and your emotional bonds with them will reinforce your own emotional well-being. Grandparents can do... (227 words)
Now it is GOOD to pet your scared dogAs all dog owners know, this is the month that many fireworks begin. What do you do if your dog begins to panic? Well you should pet and comfort your dog, according to the latest advice from the Dogs Trust. Help it to feel secure and reassure it when it turns to you. For years... (172 words)
Take hoarding seriouslyHow much stuff do you have? Do you find it really hard to throw things away? You are not alone! But the problem is so serious for some people that hoarding has now been classified as a medical disorder. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says this could benefit thousands of people, because they will finally... (244 words)
Too tired to feel sociable?When you are over-tired, do you feel like having people around? Most likely not. And that is a big problem. For what doctors are calling the loneliness epidemic in the UK may well be fuelled by so many people’s trouble with getting enough sleep. A recent study at the University of California has found that... (171 words)
Danger ahead for our childrenNext time you are at the school gate, have a look at the children coming out. How many are overweight? Recent data from Public Health England (PHE) has found that one in ten children are classed as obese when they start primary school, and one in five of them is obese by the time they... (104 words)
Numbers of bags plummetCongratulations! You are using many fewer plastic bags. On average, you now use about 19 a year – as opposed to 140 a year. The number of disposable carrier bags issued by the seven biggest supermarket chains has declined by 86 per cent since the charge was introduced in 2015, according to statistics from the... (95 words)
Is it Joe or Jo? Amy or Aimee?How do you spell popular names for boys and girls? This argument has rumbled on for years. Now a recent YouGov poll has asked the public, and some results point to a swing back to preferring more traditional spellings. Joe 87 per cent; Jo 4 per cent John 79pc; Jon 9pc Mark 78pc; Marc 9pc... (105 words)
Quilty pleasuresQuilting is making a big comeback, attracting people from all walks of life. As one quilter explains: ‘In a fast-paced world where we live attached to screen, it’s refreshing to step away and focus on something like quilting. It takes precision and focus, which can sometimes be just what’s needed to take yourself away from... (161 words)
What is happening to our attention span?Social media and video games are harming our young people’s minds. They are being so bombarded with instant gratification that, like young children, they need to have ‘something every moment to distract them.’ So says Baroness Greenfield, a senior research fellow at Oxford University. She refers to studies at Harvard and Princeton which found that... (183 words)
Are you a club-sandwich pensioner?We all know about the sandwich generation – those of us who are caught in between trying to support our children in buying a home, and also in supporting our parents who need social care. But now there is a new generation – the club-sandwichers. They are those of us whose money is now going... (172 words)
Why women start businessesMany women start businesses in order to help society in some way, rather than to simply make money. According to recent research, 66 per cent of women said they had started a business to contribute to society, compared with just 39 per cent of men. The study led by Aston University in Birmingham found that:... (92 words)
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