Found 10 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for December 2018.
Looking at You (all articles) December 2018How to survive Christmas When people want your money for their charity Learn a poem by heart this Christmas – and stay sharp Don’t cook and sleep at the same time Shared meals are more fun Taking yourself on holiday Beware of selfies The loneliness of our young people Yo-yo dieting is ‘worse for your... (1691 words)
How to survive ChristmasRemember the reason for the season. It’s Jesus’ birthday, not yours! Plan ahead. How much can you realistically afford? Don’t just head for the shops with your credit card. Don’t do the last-minute buying frenzy. Shop early, when you can think clearly. Christmas is an expensive time of year for everyone. With some close friends... (241 words)
When people want your money for their charityI had a bit of a Scrooge moment recently. There was a man outside my usual supermarket collecting money for the local children’s hospital. He was a bit scruffy and was holding a bucket which had some writing on I could not see clearly. Do not get me wrong, charities depend on people being generous... (428 words)
Learn a poem by heart this Christmas – and stay sharpSo here is a challenge for you: learn a poem, by heart, by Christmas. That is the challenge that Gyles Brandreth, actor and broadcaster has set his grandchildren this year. Memorising poetry is good for everyone. Brandreth cites scientific research to say that memorising poetry can help keep your brain fit and well. The Duchess... (99 words)
Don’t cook and sleep at the same timeThis is frightening: one in seven university students has fallen asleep with food cooking on a stove, thereby risking a potentially bad fire. Between 2012 – 2017, 911 accidental electrical fires took place in English halls of residence. These figures, provided by the charity Electrical Safety First, help to highlight some of the dangerous quirks... (94 words)
Shared meals are more funOne in five people over the age of 70 in the UK eat all of their main meals alone. This can have a detrimental effect on their health, as they tend to skip meals, or eat erratically. The survey was carried out by the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS), one of Britain’s largest volunteering charities. Now... (123 words)
Taking yourself on holidayAfter Christmas, when you begin to think about the New Year, who are you planning to go on holiday with in 2019? It seems that more of us are opting for solo holidays, in order to get away from everyone. In the past seven years, the proportion of people going on holiday on their own... (129 words)
Beware of selfiesIf you are taking pictures of yourself while out and about this Christmas season, please be careful where you take them. Bizarrely, more than 250 people have died that way in the past eight years. Most selfie-related deaths were of young men, aged on average about 23. Now the US National Library of Medicine is... (86 words)
The loneliness of our young peopleWith Christmas coming, and with it the annual ‘celebration’ of family happiness and parties and get-togethers, many of our young people will be feeling even more lonely than ever. And that is very lonely indeed. A recent survey has found that 16 to 24-year-olds experience loneliness more often than any other age group. Two in... (152 words)
Yo-yo dieting is ‘worse for your health than being fat’What are you doing at present? Losing weight to be ready for Christmas celebrations, or planning that diet for early New Year? Either way, bear in mind that crash diets are NOT a good idea. And now a recent study has found that heart attacks and strokes are more common among people who shed and... (99 words)
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